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).

Michał Przybyła
Michał Przybyła

Artist/Dancer

A student of the Academy of Humanities and Economics in Łódź in the field of dance, majoring as a dancer-choreographer. He was a soloist at the Częstochowa Dance Theater, a dancer at the V6 Theater in Łódź, a choreographer of the Urban Movement group in Łódź. A qualified jazz dance instructor, a graduate of the "Dance Journey" program in Israel, a trainee at Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company in Israel, a participant in the 7th edition and a finalist of the 8th edition of the “You Can Dance” TV program. He learnt from many teachers and choreographers from all over Poland and around the world. The group of his mentors included: Thierry Verger, Luciano Di Natale, Julia Spiesser, Lukas McFarlane, NappyTabs, Diana Matos, Matthew Tseng.

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.

Dominik Więcek
Dominik Więcek

Artist/Dancer

Born in 1992. A graduate of the PWST Kraków, the Dance Theater Department, a scholarship holder of the Folkwang Universitat der Kunste in Essen. He performed, among others, in plays by Jerzy Stuhr, Radosław Rychcik, and danced in the choreographies by Jeans van Daele, Giorga Maddamma, Idan Cohen, Eryk Makohon, Sylwia Hefczyńska-Lewandowska and Jacek Łumiński. His "Złota Rybka/Golden Fish” solo performance was awarded during the SoloDuo International Dance Festival in Budapest and in the choreography competition 3 ... 2 ... 1 ... DANCE! His solo performance entitled “Dominique” (choreography by Maciej Kuźmiński) has been awarded many times.

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.

Marta
Marta Miranda da Costa Pinto
Intern

Of Portuguese origin, permanently residing in Basel. She received professional dance education at the Balletschule Theater Basel. In 2014, she began her BA studies at Codarts in Rotterdam, where she is taught by many world-renowned dancers and choreographers, and dances the choreographies of Martha Graham, Regina Van Berkel, Dario Tortorelli, Jiri Kylian, Adonis Foniadakis and Club Guy & Roni. In the last year of her studies, she decided to take an internship at the Polish Dance Theater.

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)

Igor Gorzkowski
IGOR GORZKOWSKI, director

THE HARVEST (premiere: 21 Jan '17) POLKA (premiere: 3 Feb '18)

 

A director and playwright, co-founder of Studio Teatralne Koło in Warsaw (since 1988) – an independent theater in which he has made most of his performances. He also directed in numerous institutional drama and opera theaters. Nominated two times for the prestigious Warsaw Feliks Theater Award for directing "Starucha/Biddy" (2011) and "Burza/Tempest" (2012). In 2013, he received the Grand Prix at the Two Theaters Festival for his debut radio play inspired by Mewa. Since 2011, he has acted as a deputy artistic director at Teatr Ochota. His original theater has a chamber form that assumes an almost intimate contact between the actor and the viewer. It is a minimalist theater, deprived of staging fireworks.

kaya kołodziejczyk
KAYA KOŁODZIEJCZYK, choreographer

BITTERSWEET (premiere: 27 May '17)

Adam Strug
ADAM STRUG, composer, singer

THE HARVEST (premiere: 21 Jan '17)

A singer and instrumentalist, songwriter, composer of theater and film music, screenwriter, ethnomusicologist. The originator of the Monodia Polska singing group, a practitioner of Polish songs transmitted in the oral tradition. He cooperates with the Polish Dance Theater in the “Żniwa/Harvest” play.

adamstrug.pl
monodiapolska.pl

tomasz szczepanek
TOMASZ SZCZEPANEK, director

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

 

A graduate of the Directing Department of the Theater Academy of Aleksander Zelwerowicz in Warsaw, currently a PhD student at the Department of Aesthetics at the Institute of Philosophy at the University of Warsaw. During his studies, he was an assistant to Agnieszka Glińska and Jerzy Jarocki. He worked as a Literary Consultant in Teatr Studio of Stanisław I. Witkiewicz in Warsaw. There he also staged a directing diploma based on the “Anarchist” by David Mamet in 2013. The author of dramatic texts, including “Warsaw Calling”, based on which he prepared a play in 2015 produced by Teatr Boto and Bemowskie Centrum Kultury.