Dominik
Dominik Kupka - artist dancer
Artist Dancer

A graduate of the State Post-Secondary Study of Culture Animators in Kalisz, where he studied dance. A participant of many workshops, festivals and dance projects. In 2017, he collaborated with Adam Fołtarz at the "Eroticon" exhibition, where he acted as a co-creator of the movement etude “Chce(nie)/Want(ing)”. He was trained, among others, by dancers such as: Julia Spiesser, Enza Bracciale, Fabrizzio Prolli, Anna Wytych-Wierzgacz, Andrea Atilla Feliece, Aneta Zwierzyńska, Witold Jurewicz, Monika Bral, Ekaterina Kvyatkoskaya, Jacek Owczarek, Alassane Wat, Anna Krysiak.

Marta
Marta Ziółek

"Poison" (premiera 25.02.2020 in Poznań)

Choreographer, a graduate of the Faculty of Choreography at the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam. The author of such performances as “Zrób siebie”/”Do yourself” ”PIXO”, “TO”, ”Pamela”. She cooperates with theatre and film directors; she has cooperated with Gosia Wdowik, Krzysztof Garbaczewski and Lena Frankiewicz. She also worked with Krzysztof Skonieczny on the series “Ślepnąc od świateł”/” Blinding from the lights” and choreographed for Netflix for the series “Altered Carbon”. She is working in Warsaw on new projects “ONE WOMAN SHOW” at CSW Ujazdowski Castle and "Venus with a stick" at Warsaw's Teatr Studio.

iwo vedral
IWO VEDRAL, director

NO MORE TEARS (premiere: 16-17 Jun '18)

A graduate of the Drama Department of the PWST in Krakow. He debuted with the"Puzzle” play by Szymon Wróblewski at the Stary Teatr in Krakow. Among others, he completed: „Amok, moja dziecinada/Amok” by Thomas Freyer in Teatr Nowy in Krakow, “Podróż poślubną/Honeymoon” by Władimir Sorokin in Teatr im. Norwida in Jelenia Góra, „Solness” by Henry Ibsen in Teatr Wybrzeże in Gdańsk, „Śmierć komiwojażera/Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller in Teatr Dramatyczny in Białystok. For the "Ulica/Street” play inspired by the novel by Daniel Odiji in Teatr Nowy in Słupsk, he was awarded the Special Award of the Marshal of the Pomeranian Voivodeship (2016). He is a double scholarship holder of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

Rolf Baumgart
Rolf Baumgart - director, playwright, composer

"Solidaritot I Solidar-Noc", premiere:12/12/2018 (Münster), 18/12/2018(Warsaw), 20/12/2018(Poznań)

Director, composer, musician, author of operatic librettos, co-founder – along with Yoshiko Waki ​​– of the bodytalk ensemble in Münster. He collaborated with the Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden or Akademie der Künste Berlin. He co-creates performances with Kain Karawahn, presented at the Festival Neue Musik Rümlingen in Switzerland, Steirischer Herbst in Graz in Austria and the Performance Arts Festival in Cleveland (USA). He has received many awards, including: Kölner Tanztheater-Preis, Bewegungskunst-Preis Leipzig as well as  Bremer Autoren- und Produzentenpreis. 

Anka Herbut
Anka Herbut

"Poison" (premiere 25.02.2020 in Poznań)

A playwright active in the areas of dance and theatre, author of texts for the stage, researcher, curator. She deals with the dramaturgy of movement, poetry, language performatics and relations between art and politics. She has cooperated with Agnieszka Kryst, Ramona Nagabczyńska, Renata Piotrowska, Paweł Sakowicz, Ula Siecle, Krzysztof Skonieczny, Iza Szostak, Łukasz Twarkowski, Marta Ziółek. Winner of Grażyna Kulczyk's research scholarship in contemporary choreography (2019), within the framework of which she carries out the Ruchy oporu / Resistance Movement project. He cooperates with the culture magazine “Dwutygodnik”.

Marcin Liber
MARCIN LIBER, director

WEDDING.AFTERPARTY (premiere: 13-14 Oct '17)

Director, stage designer and screenwriter, one of the founders of the independent Usta Usta theater in Poznan. He directed performances in: Teatr Polski in Wrocław, Teatr Polski in Bydgoszcz, Teatr Dramatyczny in Warsaw and Teatr Stary in Krakow. The winner of the award at the Nationwide Competition for the Display of Polish Contemporary Performance for the staging concept of the "III Furie” play at Teatr im. Modrzejewskiej in Legnica, Golden Mask for the best presentation of the 2012/13 season for the performance of “Antigone” with Teatr Nowy in Łódź, the Main Prize for the performance and the award for directing the “Na Boga!” play during the 13th Contemporary Drama Festival "Reality presented". 

Yoshiko Waki
Yoshiko Waki - choreographer, director

"Solidaritot I Solidar- Noc" - premiere 12/12/ 2018 (Münster), 18/12/2018 (Warszawa), 20/12(Poznań)

Co-founder – along with Rolf Baumgart – of the bodytalk ensemble in Münster. She obtained her diploma at the Dance and Dance Pedagogy Department at the State Conservatory of Music and Dance in Heidelberg-Mannheim, Germany. She has danced and choreographed around the world, from Hamburg to Hong Kong. She has performed at the City Contemporary Dance Company in Hong Kong and at Volksbühne in Berlin, in the team of Johann Kresnik. She has collaborated with the Opera in Bonn and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

Lubomir Grzelak
Lubomir Grzelak

"Poison" (premiera 25.02.2020 in Poznań)

A sound artist, music producer, DJ, composer of film and theatre music and music publisher.

Mirek Kaczmarek
MIREK KACZMAREK, costume designer, set designer

WEDDING.AFTERPARTY (premiere: 13-14 Oct '17)

An award-winning Polish theater set designer and light director. Since his debut in 2001, he has created set designs, costumes and multimedia settings for about 100 performances. He carried out theater projects, including those made with Jan Klata, Maja Kleczewska, Barbara Wysocka, Wiktor Rubin, Jarosław Tumidajski, Krystyna Meissner and Piotr Kruszczyński. His works have been shown at many exhibitions in Poland and abroad, including Szczecin, Wrocław, Bonn, Stuttgart and Berlin. In 2007, he was the author of the Polish pavilion’s project during the 11th Prague Quadrienniale of Scenography and Theater Architecture. In 2012, he was nominated for Polityka's Passports in the field of "Theater".

Evelyn
Evelyn Blue

Artist - Dancer

Graduate from London Studio Centre with a BA in Theatre Dance. From there she joined the Cinevox Junior Company in Switzerland where she took part in creations by  Fèlix Dumèril, Olaf Schmitt and Nicole Morel, among others. She choreographed her own solo “Left alone with the moon” at the 2016 TanzArt Ostwest festival in Giessen. In 2016 she was the assistant to the rehearsal director for Nanine Linning’s new creation “Dusk” for Theater Heidelberg. Shortly after she joined Kayzer Ballet and choreographed “Contratiempo”(2018). Her two other choreographies to date are “Two Ships” and “Annette” (which won an award) both performed by dancers of the Cinevox Junior Company.

Rafał Dominik
Rafał Dominik

"Poison" (premiere 25.02.2020 in Poznań)

A graduate of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, he graduated from Leon Tarasewicz's studio in 2009. He creates sculptures, drawings, digital paintings, collages, video films, and animated films. He exhibited in the most important Polish institutions that deal with contemporary art. As a lover of pop culture, Rafał Dominik sees art and fine arts as an important element of social life. In many of his works, he is involved in bringing it into wider circulation. 

Magdalena Zaniewska
MAGDALENA ZANIEWSKA, playwright

WEDDING.AFTERPARTY (premiere: 13-14 Oct '17)

The author of essays and short stories published, among others, in the “Odra” magazine. A co-author and playwright of the following plays: "Elvis" (Teatr Nowy in Poznań) and "Hollywood" (Teatr WARSawy) in Warsaw) directed by Michał Siegoczyński and the author and playwright of the "Kalina" monodram (Teatr Nowy Poznań) directed by Agata Biziuk.

Zbigniew Kocięba
Zbigniew Kocięba

artysta-tancerz

A graduate of the General Ballet School of Janina Jarzynówna - Sobczak in Gdańsk. He is the third prize winner in the XVIII national ballet competition in the contemporary dance category in Gdańsk. He took part in the International Contemporary Dance Workshops in poznań, Caching Project run by Maria Kong Dancers Company and GaGa workshops conducted by Yoshifumi Inao from Batsheva Dance Company.

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.

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).