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.

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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. 

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.

 

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.

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.

Amy
Amy Basley

Artist - Dancer

Born in 1999 and raised in Perth, Western Australia. She studied ballet full time at Academie Etoile, a ballet school in Perth, in 2014. In 2015 she moved to Newcastle, Australia to study at the National College of Dance. She graduated the following year with a Diploma in Dance. She moved to Israel in 2017 and studied at the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Companys’ “Dance Journey” Program for 10 months. In her time in Israel she choreographed 2 pieces and took part in many creation processes by people from all around the world. Once she finished her time in Israel she joined Polish Dance Theatre in 2018.

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.

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Agnieszka Jachym

Artist Dancer

Dancer, choreographer, graduate from the Ballet Studio of Krakow Opera and the Ludomir Rozycki State Ballet School in Bytom. After obtaining the professional dancer diploma in 2012, she took part in projects of temporaere theater in Berlin and Dresden and in „No Sacre” by Ismael Ivo during ImpulsTanz. In the years 2014-2017, she danced in Tanzcompagnie Giessen. In 2018, her premiere of the dance theatre „Getto krakowskie"  took place in the Nowy Proxima Theatre. She danced in choreography „solar storm” by Johannes Wieland, as well as in the opera „Alcina” at the Staatsoper Hamburg.

At the end of the 2018/2019 season, she joined the Polish Dance Theater.

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. 

Daniel Michna
Daniel Michna

Artist Dancer

Dancer, dance instructor, certified choreography and dance techniques at the Academy of the Music in Łódź. He studied classical dance under the tutelage of many outstanding educators, including Wacław Niedźwiedź , Alina Towarnicka, Anna Rural. He took part in many workshops abroad: Gaga - Ohad Naharin  (Israel), Contact improvisation  - Scott Wells and Modern dance - Rosana Gamson (USA). In Poland, he trained under the guidance of many popular contemporary dance educators and choreographers, i.e. Jack Owczarek, Witold Jurewicz, Iwona Olszowska, Michał Ratajski and Maciej Kuźmiński. He performed on the stage of the Krakow Variété Theatre, V6 Theatre in Łódź, took part in the performances of the Alter Dance Theatre and Kijo Dance Theater.

 

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.

Patryk Jarczok
Patryk Jarczok
Artist Dancer

Qualified dancer, choreographer and teacher. A graduate of the WSUS dance faculty in Poznań and the Institute of Dance Arts at Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität Linz in Austria. Erasmus + scholarship  holder at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main at the dance department. In the years 2014-2016 associated with STW team Natalia Draganik - Franke. From 2018, he was associated with the Song of the Goat Theatre in Wrocław. From March 2019 an intern at Staatstheater Kassel - Johannes Wieland Company. He collaborated with other artists such as Cameron McMillan, David Zambrano, Wim Vandekeybus, Martin Durov & Laja Field and Maciej Kuźmiński.

From 2020, he has been associated with Polish Dance Theater.

 

 

Dyplomowany tancerz, choreograf i pedagog. Absolwent kierunku taniec WSUS w Poznaniu oraz Institute of Dance Arts na Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität Linz w Austrii. Stypendysta programu Erasmus+ w Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main na wydziale tańca. W latach 2014-2016 związany z zespołem STW Natalii Draganik-Franke. Od 2018 roku związany z Teatrem Pieśń Kozła we Wrocławiu. Od marca 2019 stażysta w Staatstheater Kassel - Johannes Wieland Company. Współpracował między innymi z takimi artystami jak Cameron McMillan, David Zambrano, Wim Vandekeybus, Martin Durov & Laja Field oraz Maciejem Kuźmińskim.

Od 2020 roku związany z Polskim Teatrem Tańca.

kozub
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)".

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. 

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.