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This weekend, the 8th Gdańsk Dance Festival will feature three Polish premieres at the Żak Club. On Friday 3 June at 7 pm, Joanna Nadrowska, Barbara Pędzich, Grażyna Słaboń and Dorota Zielińska from the Sopot Dance Theatre will present their performance Bright, or Dark. The performance describes human life as a constant tension between light and darkness, or a struggle between the urges of life and destruction. On the same night, at 8.30 pm, Wiola Fiuk, Patryk Gacki and Michał Łabuś will perform Refugees. Testigo documentary. The new performance by DzikiStyl Company touches upon an issue which has been stirring a lot of emotions in Europe in the last months: the fate of the refugees who flee their countries because of war or repressions, and travel thousands of kilometres in search of a better life.


On Saturday 4 June at 7 pm, the club will host the premiere of Renata Piotrowska-Auffret?s performance Common, with amazing air-filled installations dominating in the Suwnicowa Hall:

The audience may, above all, expect wonderful impressions, not only visual but also kinetic-sensory?, says Renata Piotrowska-Auffret. ?Though it might sound a bit abstract, we try to work with the air. We build a kind of a modern ritual, during which the air is not only a theme of the piece, but also an object of manipulation and exploration. We do it by working with the breath on the one hand and with the actual air around us on the other.


More about the performances:

Joanna Nadrowska, Barbara Pędzich, Grażyna Słaboń, Dorota Zielińska: Bright, or Dark

Łabuś/Fiuk/Gacki ? DzikiStyl Company: Uchodźcy (Refugees)/Testigo Documentary

Renata Piotrowska-Auffret: Common


The Gdańsk Dance Festival is organized by the Żak Club. The event is co-financed by the City of Gdańsk and the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. The Gdańsk Water and Wastewater Infrastructure (GIWK) is the festival?s patron.




regular PLN 25, students, children and senior citizens PLN 15, Solo Dance Contest competition presentations PLN 8

card holders: Karta do Kultury PLN 20, Karta Dużej Rodziny PLN 8, Karta Tancerza PLN 3


One-day passes (3, 4, 6 and 7 June)

 regular PLN 40, students, children and senior citizens PLN 20

card holders: Karta do Kultury PLN 30


Workshop passes

regular PLN 60, Karta Tancerza card holders PLN 20, family pass (parent + 2 children) 70 PLN, family pass (parent + 1 child) PLN 50


To be eligible for discounts, students, senior citizens and card holders are requested to produce a valid ID / card upon ticket purchase (1 ticket per 1 ID / card).


Tickets and passes (on sale as of 9 May 2016) and reservations are handled by the Żak Club box office, Monday-Friday 3?9 pm, Saturday?Sunday 4?9 pm.



tel. 58 344 05 73 or 58 345 15 90 ext. 117 (in box office working hours)

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