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Today sees the launch of the third edition of Stage for Dance. The programme, run by the Institute of Music and Dance, facilitates the planning of dance shows’ presentations in the long-term, which in turn helps independent dancing groups and individual artists build their repertoire. The programme aims to provide wide audiences with a regular access to scheduled dance events, with special emphasis on areas abundant with dancing groups but lacking a stage for regular performances or where no artistic activity in the sphere of dancing is carried out. The programme’s long-term goal is also to help raise the professional qualifications of performing artists by supporting regular showcases of their skill.

The programme provides funding for projects to be held between 1 March and 30 November 2013. The first to perform will be the Polish Dance Theatre with their Find a Place to Dance shows. On Friday, 1 March, the cultural centre in Września will host the Polish Dance Theatre’s Trzy siostry – wyobrażenie [Three Sisters – Imagination], choreographed by Andrzej Adamczak, and Balladyna, choreographed by Karina Adamczak-Kasprzak and Agata Ambrozińska-Rachuta. On Friday, 8 March, the Polish Dance Theatre will show Desert, choreographed by Paulina Wycichowska, at the Zbigniew Herbert Regional Cultural Centre in Kołobrzeg.

Also as part of Stage for Dance, in March audiences will have a chance to enjoy three Polish shows of the series Performans jako paradygmat sztuki [Peformance as Art’s Paradigm], to be presented in the provisional headquarters of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (the former furniture pavilion Emilia). These will include Teraz jest czas[Now Is the Time] by Mikołaj Mikołajczyk, prepared with the participation of older-aged residents of Zakrzewo, as part of the project Wielkopolska: rewolucje[Wielkoposka: Revolutions] (8-9 March), a solo performance by Maria Stokłosatitled Intercontinental(16 March) and Akumulacja© Trisha Brown[Accumulation© Trisha Brown] by Ramona Nagabczyńska (23 March).

Other Stage for Dance projects to follow are Niedziele dla tańca [Sundays for Dance] by the Cracovia Danza Court Ballet, Zdarzenia [Happenings] and Re:akcje [Re:actions] by Pracownia Fizyczna,Przygoda z tańcem / Ngoma – tańczący słoń: taneczny spektakl ineraktywny dla dzieci [A Dancing Adventure / Ngoma, The Dancing Elephant: an interactive dance show for children], as well as Trójmiejski Punkt Taneczny [Trójmiasto Dance Point].

For more information on the third edition of Stage for Dance, including descriptions of projects and shows, plus a calendar of events, please visit:

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