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As part of The Year of Gods 2018, the Polish Dance Theatre will present the premiere of Polka directed by Igor Gorzkowski and choreographed by Iwona Pasińska and company dancers (Saturday, 3 February, 8 pm, Zamek Culture Centre in Poznań (ul.

Św. Marcin 80/82). Polka is the second piece developed by Gorzkowski in collaboration with the director of the Polish Dance Theatre, following the 2017 piece The Harvest, which inaugurated The Year of Sorcerers, the first of the thematic seasons at the Polish Dance Theatre.


About the piece:

On the seventh day Our Lord, creator of all things, rested from all his work. And it occurred that Our Lord dozed off, and as he slept, a melody sneaked into his head through his ear and refused to leave until Our Lord has named it. And the  Lord said, ?Let there be a Polka.? And there was a Polka. (excerpt from Polka by Igor  Gorzkowski)


Polka is a fast dance.

Polka is a music form in an uneven metre. Polka is a woman.

?Polka? is a collage, whose narrative structure is delineated by the axis of a woman?s life, from birth till death.

7 women, 7 cardinal sins, 7 days of the week.

What is Polka like?

What does she do?

What doesn?t she do?

What does she have for breakfast?

What didn?t she manage to do?

What does she dream of?

What does she pray for?

To whom, or to what?

Is she passionate?

What is she waiting for?


Direction, dramaturgy: Igor Gorzkowski

Music: Zbigniew Kozub

Stage design: Andrzej Grabowski

Costume designer: Krystian Szymczak

Choreography: Iwona Pasińska and the artist-dancers of the Polish Dance Theatre

Starring: Urszula Bernat-Jałocha, Julia Hałka, Paulina Jaksim, Jerzy Kaźmierczak, Zbigniew Kocięba, Katarzyna Kulmińska, Paweł Malicki, Marcin Motyl, Michał Przybyła, Adrian Radwański, Katarzyna Rzetelska, Sandra Szatan, Dominik Więcek, Emily Wong

assistant costume designer: Adriana Cygankiewicz

production: Polish Dance Theatre

graphic design: Piotr Zdanowicz

lighting: Przemysław Gapczyński

sound engineer: Zuzanna Majewska

stage technicians: Grzegorz Potocki, Andrzej Przybyszewski

Tickets for the premiere performance: PLN 50 (full-price), PLN 25 (reduced) are available at the Zamek Culture Centre box office and online at the Zamek Culture Centre website  and


The premiere of Polka is organised as part of The Year of Gods 2018 at the Polish Dance Theatre. The idea of the programme focuses on divine issues, figures, and symbols, in which the divinity of phenomena/figures is understood as custom or acclamation, social recognition or self-recognition. The Year of Gods 2018 is another instalment in the current programme (2016-2020) of the Polish Dance Theatre, whose slogan ?Polski/wielko-polski? aims to glorify Polish art.



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