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Zdjęcie: Izabela Orzełowska

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Izabela Orzełowska is a dancer, choreographer, pedagogue. She was born and raised in Siedlce, where she began her dance education at the Caro Dance School directed by her mother Iwona Orzełowska. From an early age, together with the Caro Dance Company, she represented Poland at numerous dance festivals, competitions and contests in Poland and abroad.

 

In 2014, she graduated from CODARTS University of the Arts in Rotterdam, with a specialisation in Performing. In 20132016, she worked at Konzert Theater Bern in Switzerland, where she collaborated with choreographers including Koen Augustijnen, Lisi Estaras and Felix Landerer, among others.

 

Since 2016, she has been working with the Pink Mama Theatre (Switzerland) led by Dominik Krawiecki and Sławek Bendrat, with whom she creates original and daring artistic creations. Her collaboration with Pink Mama Theatre has awakened a great urge to explore and understand performing arts, which resulted in her commencement of MA studies at the Hochschule der Künste Bern | HKB in Berlin at the Expanded Theatre Department.

 

Her professional interests focus on the practice and theory of interdisciplinary theatre. Within her technical skills and art practice, she consciously develops her acting and vocal talents. While working on a particular role, she also uses such artistic tools and 

 

In addition to her work with Pink Mama Theatre, over the past years, she has participated in numerous independent art projects in Ghent, Bern and Berlin, among others. 

 

For Izabela, the year 2020, despite many difficulties caused by the pandemic, was also quite rich in interesting artistic projects including a project with the collective United Limbs (WIN.DOWS_38), or the opportunity to create a solo work as part of her MA programme at HKB Bern. Both of these projects allowed her to explore and expand specific forms, ways and practices of creative work beyond existing conventions and the limitations set by particular genres of art.

 

Izabela regularly teaches contemporary and jazz dance in Poland, Switzerland, South Korea, Germany and Norway. She is also a licensed yoga teacher (200 hours YTT Yoga Teacher Training). During her classes and/or workshops she draws inspiration from her diverse experience in dance, yoga and other art forms. She uses contemporary dance, hip-hop and jazz techniques to create a physical basis for further creative exploration based on improvisation and the process of creating and performing choreographic phrases.

 

She is interested in the capacity and versatility of different art forms. She enjoys challenging and questioning the boundaries found within what she considers the physical, mental and spiritual self. She is interested in bringing both the performer and the viewer into the other place.

 

 

Izabela Orzełowska „Manifasting Manifesto”. Fot. Ben Zurbrigger
Izabela Orzełowska „Manifasting Manifesto”. Fot. Ben Zurbrigger
Izabela Orzełowska w projekcie „wwww_what we weally want” Philipa Neubergera. Fot. Rob Lewis
Izabela Orzełowska w projekcie „wwww_what we weally want” Philipa Neubergera. Fot. Rob Lewis
Izabela Orzełowska w spektaklu „Shaved Town” Pink Mama Theatre. Fot. Łukasz Szrek
Izabela Orzełowska w spektaklu „Shaved Town” Pink Mama Theatre. Fot. Łukasz Szrek
Izabela Orzełowska w spektaklu „Shaved Town” Pink Mama Theatre. Fot. Łukasz Szrek
Izabela Orzełowska (na dole) w spektaklu „Jungle” Pink Mama Theatre, Fot. Krzysztof Kadis
Izabela Orzełowska w spektaklu „Jungle” Pink Mama Theatre, Fot. Krzysztof Kadis
Izabela Orzełowska (druga od lewej) w spektaklu „Olimpiada”. Fot. Ewa Podding
Izabela Orzełowska w spektaklu „Olimpiada”. Fot. Ewa Podding
Fot. Zuzanna Gąsiorowska
Fot. Zuzanna Gąsiorowska
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