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Zdjęcie: Paweł Sakowicz

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Paweł Sakowicz is a choreographer and dancer. He graduated from the University of Warsaw with a degree in political studies and holds an MA in performance and choreography from the London Contemporary Dance School. He has collaborated with Ramona Nagabczyńska, Sjoerd Vreugdenhil, Mikołaj Mikołajczyk, Marta Ziółek, Iza Szostak, Alex Baczyński-Jenkins, Rebecca Lazier, Isabelle Schad, Aleksandra Jakubczak, Magda Szpecht, Peter Pleyer, and Joanna Leśnierowska. For the last few years, he has been working with artists and curators in Warsaw, London and Berlin.


In the summer of 2013, Paweł was a choreographic resident at Berlins Uferstudios, where he did research on the literary language of Thomas Bernhard. His solo Bernhard premiered at the Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute in Warsaw in June 2014. The piece was selected to be presented at the Polish Dance Platform 2014 in Lublin. In 2015, Sakowicz was an artist in residence at the Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk (as part of the Solo Project Plus 2015 of Old Brewery New Dance). In December 2015, he presented TOTAL, a piece that problematizes the issues of virtuosity and examines speculation as a potential choreographic tool.


Sakowiczs artistic development was supported by a scholarship awarded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland, a residency programme run by the Institute of Music and Dance in Warsaw, and by the Alternative Dance Academy of the Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk. He collaborated as a choreographer with the Bogusławski Theatre in Kalisz, Powszechny Theatre in Warsaw, the Jerzy Szaniawski Theatre in Wałbrzych, and Polski Theatre in Poznań. Paweł was the curator of the dance education program Poruszyciele#Wałbrzych, realised in cooperation with the Institute of Music and Dance under a programme Myśl w ruchu 2016 (Thought in Motion 2016) . He was awarded a distinction for the choreography of Schubert. A romantic arrangement for twelve performers and a string quartet directed by Magda Szpecht at the National Competition for the Polish Contemporary Play Staging (2015/2016 edition).



Aleksandra Hirszfeld, Marta Ziółek „MONadOLOGIa. Traktat o relacyjności”. Fot. Bartek Stawiarski.
Paweł Sakowicz w spektaklu „TOTAL”. Fot. Jakub Wittchen dla Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk.
Paweł Sakowicz w spektaklu „Balet koparyczny” Izy Szotak. Fot. Monika Stolarska/Festiwal Prapremier w Bydgoszczy.
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