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.

tomasz rodowicz
TOMASZ RODOWICZ, director, choreographer

WSZYSCY JESTEŚMY BOGAMI (premiere:12 Sep '18)

 

Actor, director, musician, pedagogist. A graduate of the Faculty of Philosophy at the Academy of Catholic Theology in Warsaw. A co-founder of the first social therapy center in Poland for addicted teenagers in Warsaw. In 1974-76, he worked closely with Jerzy Grotowski’s Teatr Laboratorium. A co-founder of the “Gardzienice” Theater Practices Center and its member in 1977-2003. A co-founder of the CHOREA Theater Association and its leader since 2004. An artistic director of Fabryka Sztuki in Łódź since 2007. He cooperates with the Polish Dance Theater in creating a performance on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the Theater.

Kacper Bożek
Kacper Bożek

Artist Dancer

Graduate of the Academy of Humanities and Economics in Łódź in the field of dance, majoring as a dancer-choreographer. In 2017 he received an artistic scholarship from the Minister of Science and Higher Education. He was a dancer at the V6 Theater in Łódź, a contemporary dance instructor at the Urban Dance Zone dance school and a participant in the 8th and 9th editions of the “You Can Dance” TV programme. He participated in many independent dance and choreographic projects throughout Poland. He was trained, among others, by Minka-Marie Heiß, Chiara Fulgentini, David Zambrano, Anton Lachka, Kristina and Sade Alleyne, Francisco Cordova, Laura Aris. He is still actively involved in many workshop programs organized throughout Europe.

tomasz krzyżanowski
TOMASZ KRZYŻANOWSKI, composer

WSZYSCY JESTEŚMY BOGAMI (premiere:12 Sep '18)

 

Composer, arranger, musician, vocalist/singer. A composer of music for several dozen theatrical performances, concerts, films and other artistic projects. He plays percussion and keyboard instruments. For 14 years, he has been the musical director of the CHOREA Theater in Łódź, as well as the Choir of the CHOREA Theater (since 2011). A co-founder of the male choir carrying out music and performative ventures, including "Songs for the City" project. A leader and co-host of many theater and music workshops for actors, dancers and musicians, amateurs, children and young people. In his work he is inspired by music and rhythm from ancient Greece, the Balkans, music of the Middle East, North Africa and India

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.

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.

vova
Volodymyr Makovskyi

Artist - Dancer

A graduate of the School of Contemporary Choreography “Light” in Równe, Ukraine. He is finishing his studies at the Theater Academy of Aleksander Zelwerowicz in Warsaw at the acting department. He gained theatre experience at the Syrena Theatre in the play "Princess Ivonne" directed by Omar Sangare, starring Yvonne, in the Ochota Theater and Chorea Theater. He participated in international theater festivals organized in Mexico, Sibiu and Udine. A choreographer and author of the stage movement in the diploma “marat\sade” plays directed by Wawrzyniec Kostrzewski. He is an assistant at the Theater Academy under the supervision of Przemysław Wyszyński, Ph.D., in the field of stage fights.

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". 

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. 

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".

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.

 

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.

Anna Królica
Anna Królica - playwright

Wszyscy jesteśmy bogami/We are all gods, premiere 12/09/2018.

Curator, critic and dance historian. Her major curator projects include: "Maszyna choreograficzna/Choreographic machine" (2013-2016) at the Center for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor "Cricoteka" in Krakow, "Z perspektywy żaby/From a Frog's Perspective" (2015) and "Archiwum ciała/Body Archive" (2013) implemented at the "Zamek" Cultural Center in Poznań. Author of the "Solo Generation" interview series (Kraków, 2013), Sztuka do odkrycia/Art to discover. “Szkice o polskim tańcu/Sketches on Polish dance” (Tarnów, 2011), the first book about the modern history of contemporary dance in Poland. Curator and editor of the photo album entitled "Nienasycenie spojrzenia/The Insatiability of Look."

RSS B0YS
RSS B0YS, musicians

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

RRS B0YS ARE TWO AN0NYM0US MUSICIANS – TRAVELLERS – B0Y ONE AND B0Y TWO WHO, AS THE LEGEND SAYS, MET F0R THE FIRST TIME IN BENIN. APART FR0M MANY CLUB C0NCERTS, THEY PLAYED AT NUMER0US INTERNATI0NAL FESTIVALS, INCLUDING CTM/BERLIN, HOUSE/SHAPE/PRAHA, PRIMAVERA SOUND/BARCEL0NA. SELECTED ALB00MS: „W DNT BLV N HYP“ (2012), „TH T00TH 0F TH FTR“ (2013), „00 FLY“ (2014, 0NLINE 0NLY), „HDDN“ (D0UBLE ALBUM, 2015, RELEASED IN COLLABORATION WITH BDTA (RECOGNIZED BY THE QUIETUS MAGAZINE AS ONE OF 100 BEST ALBUMS OF 2015). THEY HAVE PLAYED LIVE CONCERTS SINCE AUGUST 2013, AND CONCERTS ARE THEIR MAIN SPECIALTY.

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.

Krystyna Lama Szydłowska fot. Jerzy Sadowski
KRYSTYNA LAMA SZYDŁOWSKA, choreographer

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

Performer/choreographer/dancer/animator of culture/dance pedagogist, graduate of WSUS in Poznań (composition and dance techniques), scholarship holder of the Alternative Dance Academy 2015 Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk, student at the Academy of Music in Łódź (major: choreography). She works on the borderline of disciplines, mainly in cooperation with Dawid Dąbrowski. Along with Zofia Tomczyk, she established the KINESTREFA Foundation to create in partnership and share their knowledge. In terms of private and professional life, she has always been connected with Poznań, where she creates a community centered around dance and performing arts. She seeks infinity in motion, but above all honest stage presence. She loves sugar. 

Victoria
Victoria Kennett - artist dancer

Artist - Dancer

Half French half English, Victoria entered the world of dance with cabaret and jazz techniques. After 3 years of professional training in contemporary dance, ballet and jazz, at the Choreographic Center James Carlès in Toulouse, France, she started working with the contemporary company La Colombe Enragée on a creation: "Éveil". She trained around Europe with different influences of contemporary dance.She joined the Modem intensive program with Compania Zappala Danza, in Catania, Sicilia and stayed there in the young company Colletivo Modem working on a creation "Intrecciato" choreographed by Milan Tomasik, and a repertoire piece "I am beautiful". Just after, she joined Polski Teatr Tanca in August 2018.

dawid dąbrowski
DAWID DĄBROWSKI, composer

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

He composed music for performances directed by Iwo Vedral: “Słodka Fibi/Sweet Fibi” (Teatr Niekonsekwentny in Szczecin), “Śmierć Pracownika/Death of an Employee”, “Ścielę wieczne łoże” (Teatr Polski in Poznan), “Śmierć Komiwojażera/Death of a Salesman” (Teatr im. Węgierki in Białystok) and “Wieczny Kwiecień/Eternal April” directed by Agnieszka Korytkowska-Mazur (Teatr Polski in Poznan), “Opowieści z niepamięci” directed by Duda Paiva (Teatr Animacji in Poznan). A co-organizer of the Gadafest festival. Currently, he deals with creating audiovisual projects: “resmover”, “Foton Bombers”, “NIE/WIEM”, “Eternit”, “Random Mode”. The last project, "Granica/Border", was created in cooperation with foundations from Ukraine (Artpole, Platforma TIO). It was staged in Mariupol, Kiev and Poznań this year.