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04.05.2015

Poznań/A Frog’s Perspective: Tatiana Kamieniecka’s piece and lecture by Joanna Szymajda

On 8 May the Zamek Culture Centre and curator Anna Królica present the penultimate events of the spring edition of the performance art programme A Frog's Perspective. At 7 pm Tatiana Kamieniecka will showcase her new piece Wieloryb (The Whale) at the Grand Hall (Sala Wielka). The inspiration behind this performance is the figure of yurodivy, a Russian version of the holy fool, epitomising an eccentric, a madman without status, family, money, position and... shame. Kamieniecka?s solo is a singular act of deconstruction of borderline corporeal experience and an attempt at approaching the hidden, unknown and intangible in human behaviour...

05.02.2018

Premiere of the edited collection Polish Dance Avant-garde Artists. Stories and Reconstructions

We are pleased to announce the premiere of the bilingual, Polish-English anthology Polish Dance Avant-garde Artists. Stories and Reconstructions edited by Joanna Szymajda. The publication is a joint release by the Institute of Music and Dance and the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.   2017 has been declared the Year of the Avant-garde, which prompts us to rethink the lives and roles of Polish women artists in the development and popularization of new currents of modern dance in the early 20th century. The publication aims to present and explore the biographies and the body of work of Polish and Polish-born dancers and choreographers...

30.08.2016

Düsseldorf: Institute of Music and Dance and Polish Dance at Internationale Tanzmesse NRW 2016

The International Tanzmesse NRW in Düsseldorf will be held from 31 August to 3 September 2016. Featuring dance professionals and enthusiasts from around the world, the event will include several hundred exhibitors, daily presentations of performances and films covering latest choreographic works and achievements. The Institute of Music and Dance will participate in the event for the third time as exhibitor, represented by Deputy Director Joanna Szymajda, Marta Michalak and Julia Hoczyk. Also representing Poland at the Düsseldorf fair will be the Bytom Dance and Movement Theatre ROZBARK and Maciej Kuźmiński.   As part of the fair, the Institute of...

U/LOI

U/LOI (Universal Law of Impermanence) was an independent group of collaborating artists, launched by dancer and choreographer Kaja Kołodziejczyk, which engaged in various artistic projects and improvisations in art galleries and post-industrial areas. The group worked with artists from various fields, including dance, visual arts and music. It dissolved in 2013; their last performance took place on 30 October 2013 as part of the Archive of the Body performance art programme at the ZAMEK Culture Centre in Poznań, Poland.   Members of U/LOI tried to focus the attention of their audiences on those elements of day-to-day reality which most often go...

01.12.2016

Łódź: International Research Conference How Does the Body Think Corporeal and Movement Based Practices of Modernism and Modernity

On 3-4 December 2016, Muzeum Sztuki ms? in Łódź (ul. Ogrodowa 19) will host the International Research Conference How Does the Body Think? Corporeal and Movement Based Practices of Modernism and Modernity, organised as an accompanying event to the Moved Bodies. Choreographies of Modernit exhibition presented at Muzeum Sztuki ms?. The Conference will discuss kinetic and kinaesthetic practices of Modernism and Modernity in art as well as in theory. Movement became the synonym of progress and accumulation characterizing many aspects of life in late 19th and 1st half 20th century. Our main area of interest includes dance and choreography seen...

17.03.2014

Polish dance to be presented in Romania: dance//pl Yesterday. Tomorrow. Today

At the end of March, the Polish Institute in Bucharest is holding a series of contemporary dance performances in association with the National Centre for Dance in Bucharest (CNDB) called dance//pl ? Yesterday. Tomorrow. Today (dans//pl ? Ieri. Mâine. Azi) and embracing five performances portraying today?s contemporary dance scene in Poland. The audience will be shown works by Mikołaj Mikołajczyk, Dada von Bzdülöw Theatre, Anna Godowska & Sławomir Krawczyński (performed by Tomasz Wygoda), Agata Maszkiewicz, and Agata Siniarska.     Equally important has been the re//mix series produced by Komuna//Warszawa, featuring young artists  entering into dialogue with their masters and...

28.10.2014

Polish Dance Platform 2014

On Tuesday, 28 October a press conference was held in Warsaw regarding the Polish Dance Platform 2014, and gathering:   Joanna Szymajda, Deputy Director, Institute of Music and Dance in Warsaw Ryszard Kalinowski, Anna Kalita, Centre for Culture in Lublin/Lublin Dance Theatre Jadwiga Majewska, Chair of the Artistic Commission, Polish Dance Platform 2014 Michał Karapuda, Director of the Culture Department, Lublin City Hall   The conference served to present the assumptions of the Polish Dance Platform 2014, discuss the importance of this year's edition for the development of dance in Poland and for enhancing international cooperation (especially in the region...

08.07.2015

Read essays by Polish experts on numeridanse.tv

You may now read essays written by Polish authors on numeridanse.tv (go to "Learn & Understand"). In his text Tomasz Nowak outlines the past and present of traditional dance in Poland, while Joanna Szymajda discusses selected pieces by contemporary choreographers (Philippe Decouflé, Robyn Orlin, Wim Vandekeybus) and works combining performance and visual arts (Vera Mantero, Jan Fabre) from the perspective of animal studies. Both are available in French and English, and illustrated with video extracts.   Read the texts in English: Traditional dance in Poland Animals in dance   Numeridanse.tv is the first free online dance video library. Administered by Lyon?s...

19.04.2018

Cracow: International conference Re-writing dance modernism call for papers

The Institute of Music and Dance and the Centre for Comparative Studies of Civilisations at the Jagiellonian University are pleased to announce the international conference ?Re-writing dance modernism?, which will be hosted by the Jagiellonian University on 21-22 September 2018. The opening point for this discussion is the First International Competition of Artistic Dance in Warsaw. More than a hundred dancers convened in 1933 for a dance festival and competition: roughly half came from Poland, while the remainder came from across Europe and as far afield as Egypt, India, and Indonesia. Taking Warsaw 1933 as a starting point, this conference looks at...

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