Choreograf
Maciej Kuźmiński, Fabula rasa, premiere: 20.11.2019

Choreographer

Choreographer, performer, educator, producer. Artistic director of Maciej Kuźmiński Company. Founder and director of the Polish Dance Network. His works have been presented over 140 times in 20 countries. The multi-award winning artist has claimed among others the prestigious Audience Award at the Polish Dance Platform 2014, or 2nd Prize and Special Prize at the International Choreographic Competition in Hannover 2018. Maciej Kuźmiński graduated with Distinction from MA Choreography studies and BA Dance Theatre studies from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. Pedagogue at Codarts, Trinity Laban, University of Calgary, Belgrade Dance Institute, Dance Departament in Bytom. 

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prof. ZBIGNIEW KOZUB, composer

POLKA (premiere: 3 Feb '18). FABULA RASA (premiere: 20.11.2019)

Associated with the Academy of Music in Poznań and the Poznań University of Arts. In 1992-1999, he acted as the president of the Poznań branch of the Polish Composers' Union and the Director of the “Poznańska Wiosna Muzyczna” festival. A winner of nine prizes in composer competitions and the special prize of the Festival of Feature and Television Films for Children and Youth in Poznań (1992) for the music to "The Little Prince” film directed by Waldemar Śmigasiewicz. Awarded with the Silver Cross of Merits 2014 and the "Zasłużony dla Kultury Polskiej" award (2015). The most important works from recent years include: "Altum silentium for violin and tape" (2007) or "Wyspiański's pageant for orchestra (2007)".

Paweł Murlik
Paweł Murlik - FABULA RASA (premiere 20.11.2019)

Director of light

He deals with the arrangement of light in theatres paces. For several years he was also associated with the Silesian Dance Theatre. During festivals he cooperated with Cullberg Ballet (Sweden), Joe Alter (USA), Uri Ivgi (Israel), Johan Greben (Netherlands), Brian Michaels (Great Britain), ErikKoung (Macau), Kuik Swee Boon (Singapore),Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company(Israel), Jean-Guillaume Weis (Luxembourg). Paweł Murlik was responsible for directing light, working for such artists as: Magdalena Piekorz, Jacek Łumiński, Anna Piotrowska, Kaya Kołodziejczyk, Maciej Kuźmiński, Jerzy Stuhr, Jan Peszek, Jakub Lewandowski. 

andrzej
ANDRZEJ GRABOWSKI, set designer

POLKA (premiere: 3 Feb '18)

Theater and advertising photographer, portraitist. He has been photographing body expression, moving bodies and dance for almost thirty years. Among the theaters he collaborated with, one can mention the Polish Dance Theater, Teatr Wielki of Stanisław Moniuszko, Teatr Nowy and Teatr Polski in Poznań. He is the author of theater scenography to the following performances: “Trop. Dance as art”, “Saligia”, “7 grzechów miejskich/7 city sins”, “ReMIX/Drzewiecki/Ostatnia niedziela/Last Sunday”, “Cyrkostrada” or “Upadłe anioły/Fallen Angels”, to name just a few. He worked as a photographer for the largest advertising agencies, including Saatchi & Saatchi, McCannEricson, Lintas. His advertising photos were used in Nivea, Lidl, Hochland, North Fish, BZ WBK, Intermarche or Philips campaigns.

Julia Hałka
Julia Hałka

Artist/dancer

A graduate of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, the Scottish School of Contemporary Dance, and the Secondary Ballet School of Roman Turczynowicz in Warsaw.  Before she started working at the Polish Dance Theater, she had worked at Opera na Zamku in Szczecin and at the Grand Theater in Poznań. She collaborated with people such as Janis Claxton, Thomas Small, and Victoria Fox. She participated in a co-production with the German collective Bodytalk, co-creating the “Jewrope” performance.  She participated in the “Skutki niezamierzone/Unintended Effects” choreographic project by Sjoerd Vreugdenhil.

Paulina Jaksim
Paulina Jaksim

Artist/Dancer

A graduate of the contemporary dance department at the Codarts University of Arts in Rotterdam. A student of the Warsaw Ballet School and the choreography and dance theory department at the University of Music in Warsaw. In the 2015/2016 season, she acted as an artistic director of the Teatr Tańca Caro. The author of "eXordial", "Sailor" and "Mrowisko/Anthill” performances.

Jerzy Kaźmierczak
Jerzy Kaźmierczak

Artist/Dancer

A graduate of the Secondary Ballet School of Felix Parnell in Lodz. Currently, he is studying ballet pedagogy at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. In 2012-2014, he was associated with the Kielce Dance Theater, where he participated in the premiere of "The Rite of Spring" with the choreography by Angelin Preljocaj, and appeared in "Traviata" during The Masada Opera Festival in Israel. He joined the Polish Dance Theater team in 2014. He constantly improves his skills by taking part in numerous workshops in Poland and abroad, e.g. "Atomos Professional Lab".

Katarzyna Kulmińska
Katarzyna Kulmińska

Artist/Dancer

A graduate of the Poznań Secondary Ballet School. She co-created choreography, dance, costumes and scenography for the "eXordial" performance. She appeared in the modern version of "The Nutcracker" in New York. She participated in the innovative "Lightskin" project, combining site-specific installations, performance, dance theater and electronic music concert. Visualizations with her participation could be seen at Audioriver, Kazantip 2012 festivals or "Czwórka na wizji” organized by the 4th Channel of the Polish Radio. In 2016, she collaborated with Jan Komasa and Mikołaj Mikołajczyk on the "Xenophony” project during the Malta Festival.

Paweł Malicki
Paweł Malicki

Artist/Dancer

Dancer, teacher, choreographer. A graduate of the Ballet School in Poznań, the Culture Animators Development School in Kalisz, the faculty of pedagogy and the department of Dance and Choreography at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music. A teacher at the Ballet School and the Academy of Physical Education in Poznań. In 2004-2006, he was a dancer of the Alter Witold Jurewicz Dance Theater. The author of the choreography for the following performances: „46”, „Kilka kroków (d)o miłości”, „Mat”, ”secondhand”, „The Unknown-Niewiadoma”, „Kroniki czasu przyszłego” and the “Hello, Stranger!", “Hello, My Friend!" and "Hello. And Goodbye" trilogy.

Marcin Motyl
MARCIN MOTYL, artist, dancer

INITIATION (premiere: 7 Dec '17)

A graduate of the Secondary Ballet School in Warsaw. In 2011, he started working at the Polish Dance Theater in Poznań, where he had the opportunity to collaborate with such choreographers as: Jo Strømgren, Ohad Naharin, Ewa Wycichowska, Urszula Bernat-Jałocha and others. He keeps on gaining experience by taking part in numerous workshops organized both in Poland and abroad with such pedagogists as: Franck Chartier, Henrik Kaalund, Yi-Chun Liu, Stian Danielsen, Anna Nowak, Shi Pratt, Sjoerda Vreugdenhila, Noa Paran and others. His greatest choreographic achievement is the “Plan” performance (2016).

Adrian
Adrian Radwański

Artist/Dancer

A graduate of OSB in Poznań, as well as a student of Ballet Pedagogy at the FCUM in Warsaw; two-time finalist of the Ballet Competition in Gdańsk, winner of the special prize "Scenic personality" awarded by Ewa Wycichowska; a finalist of national eliminations to Eurovision for Young Dancers in 2013; a laureate of the special "+ - award" in the choreography competition "Szoloduo Budapest 2013" (along with Joanna Polowczyk). From June 2014 to November 2016, he was a full-time member of the Polish Dance Theater. In December 2016, he started working as a soloist at the Staatstheater Braunschweig Tanztheater, where he appeared in two premieres: "Dein herz ist meine heimat" and "Nice to meet you?". Since August 2017, he has again been associated with the Polish Dance Theater.

Katarzyna Rzetelska
Katarzyna Rzetelska

Artist/Dancer

A graduate of the Łódź Ballet School. After graduating, she worked at the Musical Theater in Łódź, then she signed a contract in Japan where she danced in the style of modern jazz and broadway jazz. Upon her comeback, she danced on the stages of Western Europe in a musical repertoire. She perfected her executive and pedagogical skills during internships and workshops in contemporary dance and modern jazz techniques. In 2005, she became a permanent member of the Polish Dance Theater. She was in the group of dancers collaborating with William Petit in the “Trans Danse Europe” project.

Sandra Szatan
Sandra Szatan

Artist/Dancer

She studied at the Krakow Ballet School and the Conservatory of Dance in Krakow. In 2011, she graduated from the Secondary Ballet School in Warsaw, then she took up the third year of studies at the International School of Contemporary Dance IWANSON in Munich. She participated in several independent projects, such as "Letters of George Sand" choreographed by Michail Zubkov, "Woven from dreams" and "Feelings" by Kinga Szablowska and "Homo Religiosus" by Karol Miękina. For three seasons, she performed in the "Przemiany/Transformations” play at Teatr Groteska in Krakow choreographed by Caroline Finn-Fisher.

Emily Wong
Emily Wong

Artist/Dancer

Born in London, brought up in Poznan. She joined the Polish Dance Theater team in 2015. A graduate of the Secondary Ballet School of Olga Sławska-Lipczyńska in Poznań.  After finishing school, she went to the Jose Limón Dance Foundation in New York to continue her education with Alan Danielson, Jim May and Roxane D'Orleans Juste. During her studies in New York, she collaborated with such bands as Sublime Dance Company, Albano Ballet Company and Tina Croll + Company, with which she appeared as part of the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival's Inside/Out Performance Series.

tomasz bazan
TOMASZ BAZAN, choreographer

FOREFATHERS EVE_COPY.DOC (premiere: 25 May '17)

 

A dancer, director and choreographer; creator and curator of nine editions of the MAAT FESTIVAL international festival of experimental dance and movement. He studied with many excellent dancers and masters of martial arts in Poland and abroad. Since 2012, he has belonged to the group of closest associates of Krzysztof Garbaczewski. He joined the cast of “Życie seksualne dzikich/Sexual Life of the Wild" at Nowy Teatr in Warsaw. He danced on the stage of the La MaMa Theater in New York. A scholarship holder of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland (2012, 2015).

Magdalena Banachowicz
MAGDALENA BANACHOWICZ, make-up artist

BITTERSWEET (premiere: 27 May '17)

Charytoniuk
JULITA CHARYTONIUK, voice educator, singer

BITTERSWEET (premiere: 27 May '17)

aleksandra dziurosz
ALEKSANDRA DZIUROSZ, choreographer, director

LET THE LIVING BURY THE DEAD (premiere 26 May '17)

 

A dancer, choreographer, contemporary dance, stage movement and improvisation teacher, deputy director of the Institute of Music and Dance, associate professor of the UMFC in Warsaw, originator of the Warsaw Dance Theater, director of Warsaw Dance Days, an artistic director of the Chopin University Dance Company. As a dancer, dance teacher and choreographer, she performed, among others, in: Japan, Spain, Puerto Rico, Switzerland, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Crete, Lithuania, Ukraine, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Poland. She created choreographies and scenic movement, among others, for: Polish Dance Theater-Poznań Ballet, Kielce Dance Theater, Prague Chamber Ballet (CZ), United Movement (CH)