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Choreographic Territories ? Eastern Partnership is a programme presenting contemporary dance and choreographies by some of the best Polish artists, educators and theorists of dance affiliated with the Polish Dance Platform (PDP) 2014. It includes dance presentations, workshops, meetings and debates held in four countries participating in the Eastern Partnership (EP): Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia and Azerbaijan.


The project, realised in cooperation with experienced local cultural institutions, is a continuation of collaboration initiated at PDP 2014 in Lublin. It aims at building a platform for exchange of experiences and dialogue between the dance scenes in Poland and in selected EP countries. The program?s mission is to reclaim Central and Eastern European contemporary dance and to reintroduce it into the historic discourse and contemporary art environment. We believe that building a common dance scene across borders should not be restricted to following the well-worn trail of international trends; it should also empower local histories and give support to the countries struggling with political and financial issues.



Choreographic Territories presentations cover a large portion of the Polish Dance Platform 2014 programme and include some of the most interesting Polish contemporary dance productions in recent years, selected by experienced curators and jury members. In 2016, they will be shown to foreign audiences, who will have a chance to get better acquainted with a broad spectrum of genres, aesthetics and generations of Polish dance.



Artists participating in the Choreographic Territories are experienced instructors of dance techniques and movement composition. Their workshops, addressed to local dancers, choreographers and dance teachers, are the most efficient way for direct transfer of knowledge, experience and techniques developed by

Polish contemporary dance.


Meetings with artists, symposiums, discussions

Meetings with artists, discussions between artists, and presentations of artistic achievements and knowledge in the political and historical context ? all of these will provide a wider perspective and new insights into the dance shows. A series of discussions and symposiums dedicated to the local context of contemporary dance, involving dance researchers, journalists and theoreticians, will seek answers to questions regarding the process of building cultural identity through dance, the attitudes toward national and folk dance traditions, the common heritage and the different paths of development of contemporary dance scenes in Central and Eastern Europe. The project will also present the vast experience of Polish institutions and programs supporting dance, like the Institute of Music and Dance, the Centre for Culture in Lublin, the Art Stations Foundation or the East European Performing Arts Platform, with focus on the processes of creating new organisation models and a system of support for artists and dance event organisers.


The project?s second stage will be held in the Ukraine. See detailed programme below.


Stage 2 ? Ukraine




March 19, 2016 (Saturday)
7 pm, the Kiev Academic Molodiy (Youth) Theatre, Prorizna St. 17, Main Stage
Stalking Paradise, Lublin Dance Theatre

8 pm, the Kiev Academic Molodiy (Youth) Theatre, Prorizna St. 17, Small Stage
For living in, Hygin Delimat


March 20, 2016 (Sunday)
5 pm, Les’ Kurbas State Centre for Theatre Arts, Wolodymirska St. 23-W in Kiev
AKTY, Aurora Lubos

7 pm, the Kiev Academic Molodiy (Youth) Theatre, Prorizna St. 17, Main Stage
Room 40, Maciej Kuźmiński


March 21, 2016 (Monday)
8 pm, the Kiev Academic Molodiy (Youth) Theatre, Prorizna St. 17, Main Stage
Insight, Janusz Orlik

April 22, 2016 (Friaday)
8 pm, Les’ Kurbas State Centre for Theatre Arts, Wolodymirska St. 23-W in Kiev
Niżyński. The Rite of Dreams, Sławek Krawczyński / Tomasz Wygoda / Anna Godowska


Additional events

Contemporary Dance Workshops (19-20 March, Totem art-space Studio in Kiev, Dehtiarivska St. 8?)

Instructors: Daniela Komędera, Janusz Orlik, Hygin Delimat, Aurora Lubos


Discussion Panel (21 March, 10 am ? 2 pm, Les’ Kurbas State Centre for Theatre Arts in Kiev, Wolodymirska St. 23-W)

Ukrainian participants: Oleksandr Chepalov, Marina Lymar, Oleksandr Manshylin, Mariana Matveichuk, Anton Ovchinnikov,Viktor Ruban, Olena Shabalyna, Larisa Venediktova.

Polish panelists: Jadwiga Majewska, Joanna Szymajda, Julia Hoczyk, Grzegorz Kondrasiuk.


Meeting is organised as part of ?Choreographic Territories ? Eastern Partnership? Symposium.


Terytoria choreografii - Partnerstwo Wschodnie (miniaturka)


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