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For 12 hours, the Nowy Theatre stage will open to everyone. Artists will dance alongside spectators. Go! Go! Dance! is an artistic project organized as part of the Body/Mind Contemporary Dance Festival. The festival program includes 9 performances, including two premieres, and a series of meetings with artists.


The atypical dance marathon will take place at night, between 8 and 9 October. For 12 hours, the Nowy Theatre stage will open its doors to everyone, becoming a platform shared by artists and spectators alike. The invited choreographers and dance teachers will share their skills, practice and techniques with all interested parties. Admission fee: PLN 5.


? On the night between Friday and Saturday, this will be the most energetic stage in Warsaw. Go! Go! Dance! is open to everyone who wishes to test any dance techniques and improvise. The night-long dance will conclude with a shared breakfast. This is a spectacular idea to conclude the Body/Mind festival, says Edyta Kozak, founder and director of the Body/Mind Festival.


The festival audiences will also have a chance to use its media library (open on 5-8 October). It will feature over 250 books, dance magazines and programs of international festivals, as well as a collection of 500 DVDs and archival VHS tapes with footage from the previous editions of the festival and other projects implemented by the foundation.

? The media library is the second atypical project of ours, and a real treat to all contemporary dance lovers. Such an extensive portion of knowledge is rarely available in one place. I hope it will encourage visitors to engage in individual research, adds Kozak.  

The media library will be based at the Nowy Theatre throughout the entire festival (opening hours: 3 pm ? 10 pm).

The accompanying events will include three performance: This is a Gala and Corporation, Incorporated (both belonging to Martin Schick?s  Low Budget Series), and Martyna Miller?s Ideal People. Admission to each of these performances is free. All of them will be staged at the Nowy Theatre in Warsaw.


9 performances, including 2 premieres


Body/Mind is one of the most important Polish dance festivals. A platform for the independent and dynamically developing art of dance, it attracts the most intriguing artists from Poland and abroad. This year will see its 15th edition. The program includes two important premieres. 


? Each year, we present various forms of contemporary dance and the latest trends in choreography. This year?s main theme is the frantic rush of the modern world. This theme is directly addressed in ?Sideways Rain?, a Polish premiere of Guilherme Botelho?s work featuring dancers from Switzerland and Poland [implemented in collaboration with the Institute of Music and Dance as part of the ?Choreographic Commissions 2016? program]. The piece will open the festival, with fifteen dancers in constant motion for an hour. Each engaged in their individual pursuit, the dancers move past one another but never meet, says Kozak.  


Another key event will be the premiere of Kaya Kołodziejczyk?s Audition V-2016. The piece is unique for several reasons. An adaptation of Andrzej Krzanowski?s avant-garde piece from the 1970, never stage so far, the work has been transposed into the 21st century technological circumstances, resulting in an operatic spectacle which employs elements of visual arts, music (whistles, ocarinas or sirens) and interactive animations reacting to sound and motion.


? The piece will be a unique experience for the audience, since it engages all senses. The premiere of ?Audition V-2016? is a magnet to everyone interested in contemporary art, not just dance aficionados and experts. ?Audition V-2016? exemplifies the fluidity of mutual transfer between various arts today, a process which we also highlight in our festival, adds Kozak.   


Tickets for three stages

The program of the 15th edition of the Body/Mind Festival includes a total of nine shows, as well as meetings with artists. The festival opens on 30 September in Warsaw. Performances will be presented in three venues: the Studio Theatre, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, and the Nowy Theatre.


Tickets for festival performances are already available online  and at all retail outlets of Eventim (including Empik, Media Markt and Saturn stores). Tickets can also be purchased at the Nowy Theatre and Studio Theatre. One hour before each show, tickets will be available at the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle.


The Festival was established in 1995. Since 2001, it has been known as the Body/Mind Festival. The previous 14 editions featured presentations of 280 shows in 29 venues across Warsaw, with a total attendance of over 20,000.

Co-organized by the Nowy Theatre in Warsaw.


Media patrons: Aktivist,, Didaskalia,, LAVIE,  Radio Dla Ciebie,,,  TVP Kultura.


Body/Mind Festival

The Body/Mind International Contemporary Dance Festival has been held annually since 1995, when its first edition was organized by Edyta Kozak and Jarosław Żwirblis. Originally known as ?Małe Formy Teatru Tańca? and the first event of its kind in Poland, the festival was renamed to Body/Mind, presenting dance as a thought-provoking field which integrates the matter (body) with ideas (mind), offering new possibilities to present latest art projects. Since 2009, the festival has been held annually, with each edition heralded by a new leitmotif. The festival presents the oeuvre of groundbreaking artists of each generation, including many eminent international artists, for whom the festival frequently serves as the venue of Polish premieres of their work.


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