About

The Polish Dance Theatre was founded in 1973, it is professional and autonomic collective, it’s countenance evolved from the ballet-shaped spectacle forms to contemporary genres: dance theatre, characterized by crossing over genres, as well as technical and stylistic borders, liberating itself from traditional methods of expression, leaning toward interdisciplinarity, pursuing new theatre spaces and improvisation based process of creation.

The current repertoire of the Polish Dance Theatre consists of 18 stage works created by various choreographers, including Jo Strømgren, Yoshiko Waki, Iwona Pasińska, Jacek Przybyłowicz, Maciej Kużmiński and many others.

Since 2017 PDT has also produced 5 award-winning dance films, which up to date were presented at more than 300 film festivals all over the world. The latest, 6th short film production titled 'Beast' will be entering film festivals in 2023.

FILM PROJECTS

Herbarium

About

It is a fairy-tale episode, told with tenderness, gushing with the intense colours of flowers and élan vital. Choreography composed to a suite by Edward Grieg and presented by the artists-dancers of the Polish Dance Theatre takes the audience into the world of flora. It allows to explore a day in the life of a plant from the moment it blooms to the end, drowned in warm nostalgia. We invite you to immerse yourself in the beautiful world of flowers and leaves, in the greens, reds and purples transitioning to the greys and browns of the autumn. And all this told with movement to the rhythm of the dynamic sounds of the suite Peer Gynt op. 1 performed by Trondheim Symfoniorkester & Opera.

Specifications and credits

Duration: 13:23:00

Source Video/Audio: HD recording / Stereo

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Shooting Format: RED/digital

Recording Compression: H264/MP4

available movie formats: DCP / mov / MP4


script and direction: Iwona Pasińska 

scenic design and costumes: Andrzej Grabowski

score: Edward Grieg 

camerawork: Marek Grabowski

editing: Edyta Pietrowska

colour correction and post-production: Mirosław Feliks Mamczur

costume assistant: Adriana Cygankiewicz

set manager: Dariusz Szych 

set maintenance: Bartłomiej Baran, Adriana Cygankiewicz , Michał Drozda, Przemysław Gapczyński Zuzanna Majewska, Grzegorz Potocki

set organization: Robert Chodyła

project coordination: Alicja Hafke

cast: Evelyn Blue, Kacper Bożek, Julia Hałka, Paulina Jaksim, Patryk Jarczok, Jerzy Kaźmierczak, Zbigniew Kocięba, Katarzyna Kulmińska, Dominik Kupka, Daniel Michna, JinWoo Namkung, Pau Perez-Pique, Katarzyna Rzetelska, Sandra Szatan, Zofia Tomczyk, Emily Wong-Adryańczyk


The film uses excerpts from the suite Peer Gynt op. 1 by Edward Grieg performed by Trondheim Symfoniorkester & Opera  conducted by Han-Na Chang.

The Polish Dance Theatre would like to thank Trondheim Symfoniorkester & Opera for providing the recording and the permission to use the piece.

photo by: Andrzej Grabowski


production: Polish Dance Theatre, Institution of Culture of the Self-Government of the Wielkopolska Region

co-production: Adam Mickiewicz Institute / Culture.pl

copyrights: Polish Dance Thetare and Adam Mickiewicz Institute, 2021


Contact:

Regina Lissowska - Postaremczak

mobile: +48 505 672 331

e-mail:  renelisso@gmail.com


Manager: Alicja Hafke

mobile: +48 535 104 550

e-mail: a.hafke@ptt-poznan.pl

Official Selections & Awards

Awards:

International Choreographic Festival of Blois – Dance, Blois, France, June 10 - July 10, 2022 - Audience Award

RIFF - FESTIVAL – NORWAY, Eina, Norway, July 8-10, 2022 - 1st Jury Award. Short Film Winner: Art Piece 

Door Kinetic Arts Festival, Baileys Harbor, USA, September 19 – 24, 2022 - Best Dance Film Award

Imajitari - International Dance Film Festival, Jakarta, Indonesia, September 14, 2022 - Award Winner

XII Encuentro Para Cinéfagos (Festival de CineArte en la Frontera), San Cristóbal, Venezuela, October 7 – 9, 2022 - Award: Best Direction (MEJOR DIRECCIÓN DE ARTE) 

XII Encuentro Para Cinéfagos (Festival de CineArte en la Frontera), San Cristóbal, Venezuela, October 7 – 9, 2022 - Honorable Mention (Category: Best Dance FIlm)

Classical Arts Film Festival, Napa/California, USA, October 7 – 8, 2022 - Audience Choice Award

Portland Dance Film Fest, Portland, USA, September 30 – October 3, 2022 - Audience Award

IMMAGI]NA Film Festival, Pozzuoli, Italy, November 19-21, 2022 - Award Winner

Moving Body Festival: Critical Moves, Varna, Bulgaria, October 28 – November 5, 2022  - Audience Award

Beirut International Women Film Festival, Beirut, Lebanon, March 5-10, 2023 - Best Dance Film

PlatArtístic, Spring Dancefilm Fest, Barcelona, Spain, April 21 – 30, 2023 - Special Mention

FASS Forward - Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur, Saint-Sauveur, Canada, May 31, 2023 - Best Dance Film Short Award

ReelHeART International Film and Screenplay Festival, Toronto, Canada, July 3 – 9, 2023 - Award: Best Dance Film

Utah Dance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, USA, August 5 – 6, 2023 - Jury Award: Best of Production Design 

Art Film Awards, Skopje, Macedonia, September 24 – 25, 2023 - Award Winner

Exeter Dance International Film Festival, Exeter, UK, October 14 – 22, 2023 - Award Winner - Film of the Festival

Exeter Dance International Film Festival, Exeter, UK, October 14 – 22, 2023 - Award Winner - Best Concept

Exeter Dance International Film Festival, Exeter, UK, October 14 – 22, 2023 -  Award Winner - Choreography

Exeter Dance International Film Festival, Exeter, UK, October 14 – 22, 2023 - Best Costume: HONOURABLE MENTION

Exeter Dance International Film Festival, Exeter, UK, October 14 – 22, 2023 - General category: HONOURABLE MENTION


Nominations: 

Inspired Dance Film Festival, Queensland, Australia, October 19 – 22, 2022 - Finalist

Cannes Indie Shorts Awards, Cannes, France, February 11-15, 2023 - Semi-Finalist

ROLLOUT Dance Film Festival, Macau, China, 27.01.2023 - 12.02.2023 – Finalist

SHORT to the Point, Bucharest, Romania, April 15, 2023 - Nomination: Short Dance/Musical


Official selections and screenings:

Kino Tańca Online, Mazowiecki Instytut Kultury & Fundacja Artystyczna PERFORM, online, Poland, February 10-13, 2022 -  Screening

DANCINEMA, Vancouver, Canada & online, July 4, 2022 - Official Selection

Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York, UK, November 1-6, 2022 - Official Selection

Leeds International Film Festival, Leeds, UK, November 3-17, 2022 - Official Selection

Thessaloniki Cinedance International, Thessaloniki, Greece,  September 23 – 25, 2022 - Official Selection

Cuerpo Mediado Festival de Videodanza, Santa Fe, Argentina, October 15 – 30, 2022  - Official Selection

PÖFF Shorts (Black Nights Film Festival), Tallin, Estonia, November 15 – 23, 2022 - Official Selection

Dance On Screen FilmFestival, Graz, Austria, November 11 – 13, 2022 - Official Selection

13th ATHENS VIDEO DANCE PROJECT, Athens, Greece, December 12-13, 2022 - Official Selection

InShadow - Lisbon Screendance Festival, Lisbon, Portugal, November 15 – December 15, 2022 - Official Selection

ROLLOUT Dance Film Festival, Macau, China, December 2022 - February 2023  - Official Selection

AÚRA Performing Arts Festival, La Plata, Argentina, 13th November - Screening

Midwest RAD Fest, Kalamazoo, USA,  March 3-5, 2023 - Official Selection

ROLLOUT Dance Film Festival, Macau, China, 27.12.2022 - 08.01.2023 – Finalist

Kinetoscope: International Screendance Film Festival, Missoula, USA, February 11-12 2023 - Official Selection

Paris Play Film Festival, Paris, France, December 2022 - Official Selection

International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA), Montreal, Canada, March 14-26, 2023 - Official Selection

New Renaissance Film Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands, March 30th -April 2nd, 2023 - Official Selection

ADF's Movies By Movers, Durham, United States, April 15 – September 30, 2023 - Official Selection

Korean Film Festival Canada, Montreal, Canada, May 26 - 28th, 2023 - Screening

ScreenDance Festival, Stockholm, Sweden, April 22 – 30, 2023  – Official Selection

Dance Film Festival Prague, Prague, Czech Republic, May 11-13, 2023  - Official Selection

Flatpack Festival, Birmingham, UK, May 16 – 21, 2023 - Official Selection

CineVox Dance Film Festival, Portland, USA, May 11 – 13, 2023 - Official Selection

ViDEOSKiN III, Pokhara, Nepal, April 1 – 3, 2023 - Official Selection

Aaretaler Kurzfilmtage, Münsingen, Switzerland, November 17 – 19, 2023 - Official Selection

London International Screen Dance Festival, London, UK, October 13-14, 2023 - Official Selection

kNOwBOX dance Film Festival, Dallas, Texas & Seoul, Korea, October 5 – November 5, 2023 - Official Selection

Exeter Dance International Film Festival, Exeter, UK, October 14 – 22, 2023 - Official Selection

Frame x Frame Film Fest, Houston, USA, November 2 – 11, 2023 - Official Selection

Paris Art and Movie Award (PAMA), Paris, France, September 28, 2023 - Official Selection

F-O-R-M (Festival of Recorded Movement), Vancouver, Canada,  November 4-18, 2023 - Official Selection

Moovy TanzFilmFestival, Cologne, Germany, March 14 – 23, 2024 - Official Selection 

InShadow LisbonScreenDance Festival, Lisboa, Portugal, November 15 – December 15, 2024 - Screening

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Montreal, Canada - February 24th, 2024 - Screening

Alabama Dance Festival//Alabama Dance Council in Birmingham, AL USA January 20, 2024 - Screening

Le Sixièmagence/Dance Festival - Espace Magnan, Nice, France - Screening 

Historiae Vivae

About

Drawing from various forms of expression, from line drawing through collage, patchwork, and cartoons, "Historiae vivae" revives the unique atmosphere of silent cinema. It is permeated with the warmth exuded by body language, yet simultaneously surreal due to its black-and-white tonality—these are the "splinters of everyday life" that allow us to embark on a journey through time.

This journey takes us back to the origins of cinema, captivating us with the use of historical filmmaking methods, stylish frames, and the characteristic text boards seen in black-and-white films. Live music performed by a pianist adds another layer, reminiscent of the old cinema where live improvisation accompanied the displayed scenes.

"Historiae vivae" is also a journey into the second half of the 20th century, evident in the graceful references to fashion, social customs, and popular ballroom dances. The patina of the past, visible in both form and content, causes us to watch these "living stories" from a distance, as if in detachment. Yet, at the same time, we are aware that they could have occurred in the past, present, or future. We watch with attention, a desire to capture the quickly passing moment, with amusement at the comedic situations, and with tenderness for human quirks.

The essence of silent cinema lay in the use of gesture and facial expressions as means of expression. "Historiae vivae" draws from this source, narrating ordinary things in a light and playful manner, transforming them into something extraordinary through the magic of the silver screen.

Specifications and credits

Duration: 18:10:00

Prapremiere: November 28, 2023, InShadow Festival, Portugal

available movie formats: DCP / mov / MP4


Script and direction: Iwona Pasińska 

Music and Performance: Krzysztof Dys

Soundtrack Mastering: Michał Garstecki Free Fly Music

Cinematography: Marek Grabowski

Camera Assistant: Michał Leśniewski

Post-production/VFX/Color Correction: Felix Mirosław Mamczur

Set Design and Costumes: Andrzej Grabowski

Makeup: Adriana Cygankiewicz

Assistant Costume Designer: Olga Gąsior

Typography: Piotr Zdanowicz

Production Coordination: Małgorzata Mikołajczak

Technical Team: Dariusz Szych, Dominik Dudek, Krzysztof Ludwiczak, Zuzanna Majewska

Performed and Contributed by: 

Artists-Dancers from the Polish Dance Theatre: Evelyn Blue, Kacper Bożek, Momoko Den, Bartosz Dopytalski, Julia Hałka, Patryk Jarczok, Jerzy Kaźmierczak, Zbigniew Kocięba, Mateusz Krzysiak, Katarzyna Kulmińska, Dominik Kupka, Daniel Michna, Jinwoo Namkung, Katarzyna Rzetelska, Sandra Szatan, Zofia Tomczyk, Emily Wong-Adryańczyk

In the role of the tap dancer: Dominik Dudek and the tap dancer's assistant: Michał Beszczyński,

and the dog Spiner.

Production: Polish Dance Theatre 2023

Organizer: Polish Dance Theatre – Cultural Institution of the Local Government of the Wielkopolska Region


Contact:

Regina Lissowska - Postaremczak

mobile: +48 505 672 331

e-mail:  r.lissowska@ptt-poznan.pl

Official Selections & Awards

Official selections and screenings:

InShadow LisbonScreenDance Festival, Lisboa, Portugal, November 15 – December 15, 2024 - Screening

Historiae Vivae - Kino Tańca Online - Warsaw, Poland + online, January 18th -21st, 2024 - Screening

Beast

About

eeny meeny miny humpy

not your son nor your daughter

eeny meeny rumpy-pumpy

cling cling lamb for slaughter 


'Beast' is the latest film project of the Polish Dance Theatre.

Which species is the biggest predator?

Behind seven lakes, seven hills, seven forests, there is a seemingly idyllic land. And in it, as if by magic, an unexpected meeting happens not only once but three times. The first time, as if from a flying carpet, we see an animalistic figure in the thicket. The second time, we observe a frisky animal herd colliding with otherness. For the third time and final meeting, the moment when a man enters the ordered world of nature. How does the relationship between animals differ from the relationship between humans and animals? In which interdependence can you see innocence, carefreeness, and curiosity and in which bestiality, destruction, and the burden of domination? – this is asked by the creators of the sixth choreographic film project by the Polish Dance Theatre 

Specifications  & Credits

Duration: 00:09:30

Source Video/Audio: HD recording / Stereo

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Shooting Format: RED/digital

Recording Compression: H264/MP4


screenplay and direction: Iwona Pasińska

camera: Marek Grabowski, Felix Mirosław Mamczur 

Film Editor: Natalia Jacheć 

music composer: Michał Lorenc

music remix: Michał Blicharz - EHO 

set design &costumes: Andrzej Grabowski

characterization: Adriana Cygankiewicz  

lighting master: Artur Schubert

lighting and grip: Artur Schubert, Shapoval Yevhenii, Stern Pictures s.c. light&grip

postproduction/color correction: Mirosław Mamczur

production secretary: Małgorzata Andrzejewska

dancers of the Polish Dance Theater: Evelyn Blue, Momoko Den, Julia Hałka, Katarzyna Rzetelska, Sandra Szatan, Zofia Tomczyk, Emily Wong-Adryańczyk, Kacper Bożek, Bartosz Dopytalski, Patryk Jarczok, Jerzy Kaźmierczak, Zbigniew Kocięba ,  Mateusz Krzysiak, Dominik Kupka, Daniel Michna, JinWoo NamKung. Drivers: Artur Dolata, Andrzej Frankowski 

technical crew: Michał Beszczyński, Artur Dolata, Zuzanna Majewska 

project coordinator: Robert Chodyła 

production: Polish Dance Theatre 2022


Contact:

Regina Lissowska-Postaremczak

mobile: +48 505 672 331

e-mail:  renelisso@gmail.com

Official Selections & Awards

Awards: 

Dare to Dance in Public Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA, September 21 - October 21, 2023 - Official Honorable Mention

Mignolo International Screendance Festival, Metuchen, USA - September 22 – 23, 2023 - Finalist


Nominations:

Inspired Dance Film Festival, Moore Park, Australia, October 12 – 15, 2023 - Finalist

Flatlands Dance Film Festival, Urbana, USA, January 27, 2024 - Semi-Finalist


Official selections and screenings:

Choreoscope - The International Dance Film Festival of Barcelona, 2023 Barcelona, Spain (October 18-22) - Official Selection

Dance Camera North, Minneapolis, USA, May 20, 2023 - Official Selection 

DANCINEMA, Vancouver, Canada, April 4, 2023 - Official Selection

South London Screendance, London, England, June 2, 2023 - Official Selection

Manifest Dance-Film Festival, Pondicherry, India, July 28 – 30, 2023 - Official Selection

Portland Dance Film Fest, Portland, USA, October 19 – 22, 2023 - Official Selection 

Bucharest International Dance Film Festival, Bucharest, Romania, July 31, 2023 - Official Selection

International ScreenDance Festival, Iowa, USA, August 26 – 27, 2023 - Official Selection

Thessaloniki Cinedance International, Thessaloniki, Greece, September 22-24, 2023 - Official Selection

DANCE CAMERA ISTANBUL-Impro Dance Fest Edition - Istanbul, Turkey, September  22 – October 2, 2023 - Official Selection

Encuentro Para Cinéfagos (Festival de CineArte en la Frontera), San Cristóbal, Venezuela, October 5 – 7, 2023 - Official Selection

Exeter Dance International Film Festival, Exeter, UK, October 14 – 22, 2023 - Official Selection

Short Waves Festival, Poznań, Poland, November 14-19, 2023 - Official Selection

Los Angeles Dance Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA, November 4, 2023 - Official Selection

Cuadro por Danza Festival - dance film & dance photography, Caracas, Venezuela, September 9 – October 7, 2023 - Official Selection

14th ATHENS VIDEO DANCE PROJECT, Athens, Greece, December 18-19, 2023  - Official Selection

YoFiFest, The Yonkers Film Festival, Yonkers, USA, November 10 – 19, 2023  - Official Selection

Rethink Dance Festival, La Crosse, USA, October 14-15, 2023 - Official Selection

Kinetoscope: International Screendance Film Festival, Missoula, USA, January 20 – 21, 2024 - Official Selection

InShadow LisbonScreenDance Festival, Lisboa, Portugal, November 15 – December 15, 2024 - Screening

Beirut International Women Film Festival, Beirut, Lebanon, April 14 – 19, 2024 - Official Selection 

Greensboro Dance Film Festival, Greensboro, USA, February 23 – 24, 2024 - Official Selection 


Ta mara

About

Park Mużakowski / Muskauer Park, located on the Polish-German border, on the Lusatian Neisse river, has become the set for the fourth choreographic film project of the Polish Dance Theater. Distinct parts of the park, extending on two riverbanks, complement each other creating a compositional wholeness. Such a different character of the eastern and western sides of Muskau Park inspired and created a natural canvas for the film image TA MARA.  Saturated colours and lines of colours taken from the works of Tamara Łempicka create the compositions of respective scenes. The movement created by female dancers from the Polish Dance Theater team reflects the elegance, precision and figurality visible in Łempicka's paintings. You can also feel fire and tension in the choreography, which characterise the work of Tamara de Lempitky.

Tamara Łempicka claimed until the very end of her life that she "had tried everything". She saw openness to new experiences as an artist's duty. She enjoyed the beauty "be it a sensual female body or an angular male body". These are her pictures: non-obvious, beautiful, with clearly outlined lines, "angular", full of art deco atmosphere.

The park, whose founder was Prince Hermann von Pückler-Muskau, has been on the UNESCO List of World Cultural and Natural Heritage since 2004. The uniqueness of this area is still being discovered. We hope that the landscapes of the park captured in the film will become an inspiration to visit it, while the film image composed in the spirit of art deco and the dance of extraordinary women—artists of the Polish Dance Theater will cause a creative frenzy and the courage to go beyond what is conventional.


Specifications and credits

Duration: 10:06:00

Source Video/Audio: HD recording / Stereo

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Shooting Format: RED/digital

Recording Compression: H264/MP4

available movie formats: DCP / mov / MP4


script and direction: Iwona Pasińska

artists-dancers of the Polish Dance Theatre: Evelyn Blue, Agnieszka Jachym, Julia Hałka, Paulina Jaksim, Katarzyna Kulmińska, Katarzyna Rzetelska, Sandra Szatan, Emily Wong-Adryańczyk 

music: Andrzej Rohaczewski, Canzona a 4; Paweł Szymański, Partita III /part/

director of photography: Marek Grabowski

editing: Edyta Pietrowska

lighting director: Andrzej Grabowski

camera assistant: Michał Leśniewski

color correction and post-production: Mirosław Felix Mamczur

location selection and costume idea: Andrzej Grabowski

makeup and hairstyles: Adriana Cygankiewicz

costume making: Usługowy Zakład Krawiecki Elżbieta Sobańska

set staff: Piotr Grywaczewski, Daniel Wiśniewski

film equipement: 2K4K  film rental, Samo Pro Rental House 

set manager: Piotr Grywaczewski

collaboration on the part of the Muskauer Park in Łęknica: Janusz Pasturczak

production manager: Małgorzata Andrzejewska


Canzona a 4 performed by IL TEMPO, 2004 with the consent of DUX Lech Tołwiński Małgorzata Polańska Szostakowska Sp. J.

Partita III performed by Wielka Orkiestra Symfoniczna Polskiego Radia w Katowicach, 1994, Polskie Radio S.A., CD Accord, ACD38, 1997

The photographs were taken during the film choreographic project TA MARA in the Muskauer Park in Łęknica and Bad Muskau.

For making the project possible the Polish Dance Theatre would like to express gratitude to: the National Institute of Cultural Heritage

and the Fürst-Pückler-Park Bad Muskau Foundation.


Special thanks for help with the photo shots to: Barbara Iwlew ‒ Head of the Field Laboratory of the National Heritage Institute "Park Mużakowski" in Łęknica and Ewa Johny ‒ landscape architect and coordinator of Polish-German cooperation.


production: Polish Dance Theatre, Institution of Culture of the Self-Government of the Wielkopolska Region

co-production: Adam Mickiewicz Institute / Culture.pl

cooperation: Polish Institute in Düsseldorf 

copyrights: Polish Dance Thetare and Adam Mickiewicz Institute, 2020


Contact:

Regina Lissowska - Postaremczak

mobile: +48 505 672 331

e-mail:  renelisso@gmail.com


Manager: Alicja Hafke

mobile: +48 535 104 550

e-mail: a.hafke@ptt-poznan.pl

Official Selections & Awards

Awards:

Inspired Dance Film Festival 2021, Perth, Australia, November 13-14, 2021 - Honorable Mention

Art Film Awards, Skopje, Macedonia, December 2022 - Award Winner - Best Experimental Film

On Art – Poland, Warsaw, Poland, July 7 September 9,  2022 - 1st Award - Short Film 

International Fine Arts Film Festival, Holywood, USA + Online Event, November 1 + December 2023 - Honorable Mention


Nominations: 

ROLLOUT Dance Film Festival, Macau, China, 27.01.2023 - 12.02.2023 – Finalist

Play Short - International Film Awards, 2023 - Nomination: Best Dance Film 


Official selections and screenings:

FilmFest by Rogue Dancer, April 2021, online - Official Selection

Short Waves Festival 2021, Poznań, Poland June 14--20 - Official Selection

Granice Natury - Granice Kultury, Poznań, Poland, April 23-30, Online Festival - Screening

RIFF ​​(R.E.D. International Film Festival / dance-art-cinema) 2021, Eina, Norway, June 25-July 3 - Official Selection

Versatility Dance Festival, 2021, Boulder, Colorado, United States, August 14–15 - Official Selection

FIVideodanza (Mexico City Videodance Festival), 2021, Mexico  City, September 2-12 2021 - Official Selection

WildDogs International Screendance Festival 2021, Calgary, Canada, September 18-19 - Official Selection

Thessaloniki Cinedane International 2021, Thessaloniki, Greece, September 24–26  - Official Selection

Festival Internacional VideoDanzaBA 2021, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 15 - November 11, 2021 - Screening

InShadow - Lisbon Screendance Festival, Lisbon, Portugal, November 14 – December 17, 2022 - Official Selection

IMARP - Mostra Internacional de dança - Imagens em Movimento - Video dança - São Paulo, Brasil, December 13 – 18, 2021 - Official Selection

Cuerpo Mediado Festival de Videodanza, Santa Fe, Argentina - November 22-28, 2021 - Official Selection

12th ATHENS VIDEO DANCE PROJECT, Athens, Greece, December 17-19, 2021 - Offficial Selection

Midwest RAD Fest, Kalamazoo, USA, March 3-6, 2022 - Offficial Selection

Beirut International Women Film Festival, Beirut, Lebanon, March 6, 2022 - Official Selection

International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA), Montreal, Canada, March 15-27, 2022 - Official Selection

ScreenDance Festival, Stockholm, Sweden, April 24 – 29, 2022 - Official Selection 

Muestra Movimiento Audiovisual, Guadalajara, Mexico, April 4 – June 30, 2022 - Official Selection 

ReelHeART International Film and Screenplay Festival, Toronto, Canada, July 3 – 9, 2022 - Official Selection

On Art – Poland, Warsaw, Poland, July 7 September 9,  2022 - Official Selection 

NewGrounds Dance Film Collection, Tampa, USA, January 21-22, 2023 - Official Selection

Athens International Digital Film Festival AIDFF, Athens, Greece, December 8 – 14, 2022 - Official Selection

SHORT TO THE POINT (STTP) Bucharest, Romania - Nomination: Short Dance/Musical,  November 2022 - Official Selection

Moving Images videodance festival, Nicosia, Cyprus, November 19, 2023 - Official Selection

International Fine Arts Film Festival, Hollywood, USA, October 30 – November 30, 2023 - Official Selection

Dance on Screen, Graz, Austria, November 3-5, 2023 - Official Selection

InShadow LisbonScreenDance Festival, Lisboa, Portugal, November 15 – December 15, 2024 - Screening

RSI - Radiotelevizione Svizzera, 'Paganini'cultural program, January 14th, 2024 - TV Broadcast 

TOPORZEŁ

About

Beautiful mountain landscapes, from which the figures of dancers grow, rocks, bushes, the severity of nature and its strength, everything intertwines with each other, thus emphasizing the strong bonds between nature and man. This was the set of the latest film project of the Polish Dance Theatre entitled Toporzeł. The project was inspired by sculptures by Stanisław Szukalski. In the works of this artist, who causes strong emotions, the motif of the human body appears; one can see muscle tension, movement, gesture and expression. The sculpture is made of earth, of nature, of which man is a part – this was the interpretive code of the project. The Toporzeł project could not have been created anywhere else than in the Izerskie Mountains in the “Stanisław” quartz mine in Szklarska Poręba. The Karkonosze and Izerskie Mountains hide secrets, they are a place where magic mixes with reality, where the history of the legendary Mountain Spirit is still alive. The film and the accompanying album are further elements building the story of the Polish Dance Theatre. We hope that apart from the beauty and aesthetics of the presented shots, you will see the Spirit of Dance Theatre in these materials. 

Specifications  & Credits

Duration: 09:20:00

Source Video/Audio: HD recording / Stereo

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Shooting Format: RED/digital

Recording Compression: H264/MP4


script and direction: Iwona Pasińska

music: Henryk Mikołaj Górecki

director of photography: Marek Grabowski

editor: Edyta Pietrowska

costume designer assistant: Adriana Cygankiewicz

sound mix: Aleksandra Konik

location selection: Andrzej Grabowski

grip: Stern Pictures Sterzyński Sp. J., Artur Schubert, Marcin Drobniuch

color correction and post-production: Mirosław Felix Mamczur

artists-dancers of the Polish Dance Theatre: Kacper Bożek, Jerzy Kaźmierczak, Zbigniew Kocięba, Dominik Kupka, Paweł Malicki, Michał Przybyła, Adrian Radwański

production manager: Małgorzata Andrzejewska

set manager: Robert Chodyła 

set security & safety: Grupa Regionalna Górskiego Pogotowia Ratunkowego, Grupa Karkonoska 

catering: Hotel Biathlon Sport & Spa w Jakuszycach

The photographs were taken on the premises of the "Stanisław" Quartz Mine, owned by Zakład Wielobranżowy HEDAR Henryk Łożyński with its seat in Łaziska Górne, Hutnicza 3 street.

The producers would like to thank the Szklarska Poręba Forest Inspectorate for making the shooting of the film possible 

Appears courtesy of Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Limited.  

Symphony No. 4 (Tansman Episodes) 

Appears courtesy of Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Limited. 

 

production: Polish Dance Theatre, Institution of Culture of the Self-Government of the Wielkopolska Region / 2019


Contact:

Regina Lissowska - Postaremczak

mobile: +48 505 672 331

e-mail:  renelisso@gmail.com


Manager: Alicja Hafke

mobile: +48 535 104 550

e-mail: a.hafke@ptt-poznan.pl

Official Selections & Awards

Awards:

MOVING BODY Festival 2020, Varna, Bulgaria, November 5 - Encouragement Award (category: Experimental)

ROLLOUT Dance Film Festival, Macau, China, 28.12.2020 - 11.01.2021 – Special Mention

Utah Dance Film Festival,Orem, USA, 28.05.2021 -  Award / Best Short Film

Play Short - International Film Awards, May 30, 2021 - Dance Film / Honorable Mention

17th Annual ReelHeART International Film and Screenplay Festival, Toronto, Canada, July 5-11, 2021 - 2nd Award (category: Best Dance Film)

FASS Forward, Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur, Canada, July 29th 2021 - Award - Best International Dance Film Short

On Art Film Festival, Warsaw, Poland, 3rd July - 9th September 2021  - 1st Award / category: Short (pro&ind)

ZED Festival Internazionale Videodanza, Bologna, Italy, September 22nd-29th, 2021 - Best Choreography

Art Film Awards - Skopje, Macedonia, November 5, 2021 - Honorable Mention

Athens International Digital Film Festival AIDFF, Athens, Greece, December 9-15, 2021 - Honorary Distinction

SHORT TO THE POINT (STTP) Bucharest, Romania , April 11, 2022 - Award: Best Dance/Musical

Cuerpo Mediado Festival de Videodanza, Santa Fe, Argentina - November 22-28, 2021 - Honorable Mention


Nominations:

Inspired Dance Film Fest Australia, November 8 2020  - Finalist

European Film Festival (Mainstream & Underground), Moscow, Russia, October 2 2020 - Finalist 

ZIEL SPRING DANCE FILM FESTIVAL, Brooklyn/New York, USA, 26.03.2021 - Finalist

SounDance Film Festival, Barcelona, Spain, April 30, 2021 - Finalist 

MiraBanART Showcase Competition, London - Quarter-Finalist


Official selections and screenings:

Short Waves Festival 2020, Poznan, Poland (August 18-23) – Official Selection

Moovy Tanzfilmfestival 2020, Köln, Germany (July 24-26)  – Official Selection

ScreenDance Festival 2020, Stockholm, Sweden  – Official Selection

EnCore: Dance on Film 2020, Georgia, USA (May 22) – Official Selection

Festival Quartiers Danses 2020, Montreal, Canada (September 11-29) - Official Selection

RED INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2020, Eina, Norway, (July 3-10) - Official Selection

ADF's Movies By Movers 2020, Durkham, USA (June 6) - Official Selection

Choreoscope - The International Dance Film Festival of Barcelona, 2020 Barcelona, Spain (September 14) - Official Selection

Portland Dance Film Festival 2020, Portland, USA (October 1)  - Official Selection

Mexico City Videodance Festival 2020, Mexico City - Official Selection

Thessaloniki Cinedance International 2020, Greece, (September 26 to October 4) - Official Selection

LA Dance Shorts Film Festival 2020, Los Angeles, USA (October) - Official Selection

Kinetoscope: International Screendance Film Festival 2020, Missoula, USA (November 7, 2020) - Official Selection

Cinedanza Festival 2020, Modena, Italy  (October 23 - 25, 2020) - Official Selection

MOVING BODY Festival 2020, Varna, Bulgaria, November 5 - Official Selection

FilmFest by Rogue Dancer, November 2020 - Official Selection

InShadow – Lisbon Screendance Festival 12th Edition, Lisbon, Portugal,  20th of November to the 13th of December 2020 - Official Selection.

IMARP - Mostra Internacional de dança - Imagens em Movimento - Video dança 2020, São Paulo, Brasil, December 7 -12, 2020 - Official Selection

Midwest RAD Fest 2021, Kalamazoo, USA,  March 5, 2021 - Official Selection

Muestra Movimiento Audiovisual 2021, Guadalajara, Mexico, January 31st - February 8th  - Official Selection

DANCINEMA, Vancouver, Canada, 31.01.2021 - Official Selection

Kino Tańca Online, Poland, 25-28.03.2021 - Screening

Lago Film Fest 2021 / Moving Bodies Competition, Revine Lago, Italy, July 23 - 26  – Official Selection 

Dance Film Festival Prague, Prague, Czech Republic, June, 3-5, 2021 - Official Selection 

Austin Dance Festival presents DANCE ON FILM, Austin, USA, May 28 2021 - Official Selection 

Granice Natury - Granice Kultury, Poznań, Poland, April 23-30, Online Festival - Screening

DANCE ON SCREEN FESTIVAL 5th Edition, Graz, Austria, June 18-20, 2021 - Official Selection

Dance Camera North, Minneapolis, USA, June 19, 2021 - Official Selection

ScreenDance Festival by Art Spaces Dance, Katowice, Poland, July 7-9 -  Screening

TDP'21 International Dance Festival, Tipperary Dance Platform, Tipperary, Ireland, October 6th-16th 2021 -  Official Selection

Light Moves Festival of Screendance, Limeric, Ireland, September 23-26th 2021  -  Official Selection

Festival Internacional VideoDanzaBA 2021, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 15 - November 11, 2021 - Screening

Capitol Dance&Cinema Festival, Washington DC, United States, October 10-24th, 2021 - Official Selection

Moving Images Videodance Festival, Nicosia, Cypr 20-21.11.2021 - Official Selection 

Agite y Sirva Festival Itinerante de Videodanza, 11-15.10.2021 - Official Selection

Cuerpo Mediado Festival de Videodanza, Santa Fe, Argentina - November 22-28, 2021 - Official Selection

Dallas Dance Film Festival, Dallas, USA, November 18, 2021 - Official Selection 

Flatlands Dance Film Festival, Urbana, USA, January 22, 2022 - Official Selection

International Fine Arts Film Festival, Hollywood, USA, July 1 – August 1, 2022 - Official Selection

SHORT to the Point (STTP) Bucharest, Romania, June 13, 2022 - Official Selection 

Cinedans FEST, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 22 - 26 June 2022 - Official Selection

Aaretaler Kurzfilmtage 2022 Münsingen/Bern, Switzerland, November 4 – 6, 2022 - Official Selection 

kNOwBOX dance Film Festival, Dallas, USA /Seul, Korea & online, October 5 – 23, 2022 - Official Selection

Frame x Frame Film Fest, Houston, USA, November 3 - 12, 2022 - Official Selection

FIFTH WALL FEST,  Philippines, October 7-16 - Screening

dança em foco - Festival Internacional de Vídeo & Dança, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, November 7, 2022 - Official Selection

YoFiFest, The Yonkers Film Festival, Yonkers, New York, USA, December 2 – 11, 2022 - Official Selection

TANZAHOi International Festival for Dance, Hambirg, Germany, November 2-54, 2023 - Official Selection

Jumping Frames, Hong Kong, China, September 12-17, 2023 - Screenieng

InShadow LisbonScreenDance Festival, Lisboa, Portugal, November 15 – December 15, 2024 - Screening

RSI - Radiotelevizione Svizzera, 'Paganini'cultural program, January 14th, 2024 - TV Broadcast 


Brzemię / BORIA

About

The first and last scene of the short film "Bória" is filled by the painting of Zofia Stryjeńska entitled "Seasons. November - December (Pageant I - with a deer), growing out of the inspiration with the Polish and Hutsul folk culture. The dynamics of the bursting canvas, which is the quintessence of the decorative style in the painting of the Polish interwar period, prompts you to launch the action, wake up the flat composition, and introduce live movement. The director of the film, Iwona Pasińska, treated a painter’s approach, namely the procession of the characters glittering with all colours, as an impulse to compose the choreography and build subsequent scenes that make up the metaphor of life in the community, moving on the line of life, experiencing good and evil, happiness and pain, unchanging rhythm of the nature and change of fate. Two worlds – the one of the individual and the one of the community – are separated by an invisible border. Because the community under a fabulously colourful and ludic mask of customs, traditions and ritual hides a different face. It throws outside the margin, "bites" and rejects.

The visual layer of the 9-minute film is co-created with ornamental motifs drawn from Stryjeńska's painting. Fragmentary narration is built of the words of traditional songs in the arrangement and performance of the Malisz Band, which overlap with the language of contemporary dance. Interspecific combination of the dance film and painting makes the second-ever film production of the Polish Dance Theatre an interdisciplinary experiment from the borderland of arts.

Based on Zofia Stryjeńska's painting „Seasons. November-December” (Pageant I - with deer)

Specifications  & Credits

Duration: 09:24:00

Source Video/Audio: HD recording / Stereo

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Shooting Format: RED/digital

Recording Compression: H264/MP4


screenplay and direction: Iwona Pasińska 

photos: Marek Grabowski

editing: Edyta Pietrowska

music: „Ballada o sierotce” [A Ballad about the Orphan] - folk song, arranged and performed by „Malisz Mand” composed of Zuzanna Malisz, Jan Malisz, Kacper Malisz, „Huculska fantazja” [Hutsul Fantasy], composed and performed: Jan Malisz

set designs: Andrzej Grabowski

costumes designs: Zofia Grzybowska, Kuluza Studio, Andrzej Grabowski, Adriana Cygankiewicz, Ostrzyciele - Reclip Sp. z o. o. , Marcin Kołodziejczyk, Norbert Wojciechowski

grip: Stern Pictures s.c. light&grip , Artur Schubert , Mateusz Rybczyński , Marcin Śmigielski

color correction & post-production: Mirosław Mamczur

mastering the soundtrack: Michał Garstecki Free Flay Music

artists-dancers of Polish Dance Theatre: Evelyn Blue , Kacper Bożek, Julia Hałka, Paulina Jaksim, Jerzy Kaźmierczak , Victoria Kennett, Katarzyna Kulmińska, Dominik Kupka, Volodymyr Makovskyi, Michał Przybyła, Adrian Radwański, Katarzyna Rzetelska, Sandra Szatan, Dominik Więcek, Emily Wong 

guest artists: Amy Basley, Nordang Brage, Wiktoria Ślęzok, Damian Zatoński

technical staff: Przemysław Gapczyński, Zuzanna Majewska, Grzegorz Potocki, Andrzej Przybyszewski, Daniel Wiśniewski

production manager: Małgorzata Andrzejewska

production: Polski Teatr Tańca 2018


Contact:

Regina Lissowska- Postaremczak

mobile: +48 505 672 331

e-mail:  renelisso@gmail.com


Manager: Alicja Hafke

mobile: +48 535 104 550

e-mail: a.hafke@ptt-poznan.pl

Official Selections & Awards

Awards:


Nominations:

Official selections and screenings:

Press 

Auteur video-dance: expression without partner. About Initiation and Brzemie by Iwona Pasińska

Published on Feb 2, 2020 

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INItIATION

About

"Initation" is a musical and film experiment directed by Iwona Pasińska, with the hypnotising music of Jacek Sienkiewicz and the ascetic stage design of Andrzej Grabowski, in which each of the props is significant. The sophisticated visual form, saturated with a subtle play of artificial light and evening darkness, intertwines with the broadly understood physical expression of artists - dancers of the Polish Dance Theater. Each of the black and white frames that make up this short film is a separate, picturesque composition that could appear as an independent image or artistic photography. They are arranged in an oneiric story in which the viewer's perception is strongly influenced by the motion of the camera, in addition to the dancers` movement, which regularly returns to the same places. Looking into the depths of human habitats, toxic relationships and untamed fears, we see that the demons with which characters are struggling are often an exemplification of social problems that can be read on the front pages of newspapers. One of the characters learns about human traumas, experiencing scenes from life in the space of the imagination. What will end his "initiation" or attempt to enter into reality?

Specifications  & Credits

Duration: 18:00:00

Source Video/Audio: HD recording / Stereo

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Shooting Format: RED/digital

Recording Compression: H264/MP4


screenplay and direction: Iwona Pasińska

camera: Marek Grabowski

Film Editor: Edyta Pietrowska

music and sound: Jacek Sienkiewicz

stage designer: Andrzej Grabowski

costumes: Zofia Grzybowska, Urszula Szkudlarek, Kuluza Studio

lighting master: Artur Schubert

lighting and grip: Artur Schubert, Shapoval Yevhenii, Stern Pictures s.c. light&grip

color correction: Mirosław Mamczur

production secretary: Małgorzata Andrzejewska

dancers of the Polish Dance Theater: Urszula Bernat – Jałocha, Fabian Fejdasz, Julia Hałka, Paulina Jaksim, Jerzy Kaźmierczak, Zbigniew Kocięba, Katarzyna Kulmińska, Paweł Malicki, Marcin Motyl, Michał Przybyła, Adrian Radwański, Katarzyna Rzetelska, Sandra Szatan, Dominik Więcek, Emily Wong and (guest starring) Kacper Bożek, Marta da Pinto and Iga Włodarczyk

technical team: Przemysław Gapczyński, Grzegorz Okupniak, Grzegorz Potocki, Andrzej Przybyszewski

project coordinator: Ewelina Chatłas

production: Polish Dance Theatre 2017


Contact:

Regina Lissowska-Postaremczak

mobile: +48 505 672 331

e-mail:  renelisso@gmail.com


Manager: Alicja Hafke

mobile: +48 535 104 550

e-mail: a.hafke@ptt-poznan.pl

Official Selections & Awards

Awards:

Nominations:


Official selections and screenings:



Press 

Auteur video-dance: expression without partner. About Initiation and Brzemie by Iwona Pasińska

Published on Feb 2, 2020 

link to the article: click here

Women Cinemakers, Special Edition  

Published on Sep 21, 2018

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Live Performance Relay & Camera Re-work

the hat

"The Hat” Like sepia-toned, "old-fashioned" photographs, bathed in warm shades of brown, afterimages of past experiences mixed up by memory, which has its own subjective chronology, the choreographic images conjured up by Jo Strømgren from the magic hat remind us that memories, although fleeting and intangible, do not lose their realness.  

Echoes and mirages of events, shuffled by the passage of time, scraps of what has passed, a nostalgic look back and from a distance - the performance „The Hat" draws the viewer into a memory session that allows you to penetrate the hidden meanings of what is old, past, not fully conscious.  

Hazy images with slightly blurred contours show phantasms of performances, interpersonal situations, close-ups and distances, departures and returns, speak several languages of the world and a dozen or so languages that the bodies of the dancers of the Polish Dance Theater "speak".   

What else can you take out of a hat? What action will this (un)ordinary item trigger? 




Credits and Cast

Performance without age limit, suggested for audiences 14+

Premiere: September 12, 13, 15 and 16, 2023 at Polski Teatr Tańca

Duration: 60 min

Creators and implementers:

Choreography, set design, lighting direction, sound direction, text: Jo Strømgren  

Costumes: Bregje van Balen  

Assistant choreographer: Rebecca Hoback  

Artist-dancers: Evelyn Blue, Kacper Bożek, Momoko Den, Julia Halka, Patryk Jarczok, Jerzy Kazmierczak, Zbigniew Kocięba, Mateusz Krzysiak, Katarzyna Kulmińska, Dominik Kupka, Aleksandra Kuś, Daniel Michna, Jinwoo NamKung, Sandra Szatan, Zofia Tomczyk, Emily Wong-Adryańczyk 

Staff and preparation of the performance: Michal Beszczynski, Adrianna Cygankiewicz, Dominik Dudek, Przemyslaw Gapczynski, Krzysztof Ludwiczak, Zuzanna Majewska, Dariusz Szych 

Music: Mr. Enirbod, Abe Schwarz, Bergmund Waal Skaslien, Kevin Keller, Shimon Dzigan, Carlos Gardel, Maria Tanase, Vaska Ilieva, Jørgen Knudsen 

Production: Polish Dance Theatre - Polish Dance Theatre 

Co-produced by Jo Strømgren Kompani 

40

The show follows the life of one woman from the moment she was born in 1973 to her birth anniversary in 2013. These four decades reflect a time of doubts, hopes, struggles, choices and unforeseen events driven by heroic virtues - the lust for life and the will to survive. In wandering through a chaotic Europe, the show's heroine manages to find a compromise between her own ambitions and forced circumstances. The many layers of the performance portray not only the individual search of a specific person, but also become synonymous with a certain journey of the country and the Dance Theater company. Poland has undergone radical changes in the past 40 years, what are its prospects? The 40th anniversary of the Polish Dance Theater prompts the same questions. As a work of art, the show does not delve into facts and silhouettes. A fictional point of view, even from an outsider's perspective, might as well provide the distance necessary to communicate on a common level. After all, even the truth is never quite the truth, everything is a matter of details that one wants to emphasize, ignore or exaggerate.


Credits and Cast

CREATIVES

Direction, choreography, set design and lyrics: Jo Strømgren

Co-produced by Jo Strømgren Kompani

Light direction: Hans J. Skogen

Costumes: Bregje van Balen

Assistant costume designer: Adriana Cygankiewicz

Music: Jo Strømgren, Viljo Vesterinen, George Brassens, Frederic Chopin, Giacomo Puccini, Francisco Tarrega, Serge Gainsbourg, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Antonio Vivaldi, Norbert Gabla, Ronan Hardiman, Ich Troje, Astor Piazzolla, Alfredo Catalani, Eleni Karaindrou, Lars Årdal

Music arrangement: Krzysztof "Wiki" Novikov

Artists-dancers: Evelyn Blue, Kacper Bożek, Momoko Den, Bartosz Dopytalski, Julia Hałka, Paulina Jaksim, Patryk Jarczok, Jerzy Kaźmierczak, Zbigniew Kocięba, Mateusz Krzysiak, Katarzyna Kulmińska, Dominik Kupka, Daniel Michna, JinWoo NamKung, Katarzyna Rzetelska, Sandra Szatan, Zofia Tomczyk, Emily Wong-Adryańczyk.

Romeos & Julias unplagued. Traumstadt

It balances between the city of dreams and the city of traumas.

Polish Dance Theater and the bodytalk collective juxtapose ecstatic and liberating dance with the suffocating reality of pandemonium. Multiplying the title pair of characters, they simultaneously tell several love stories with the same tragic finale. Building an analogy between the scourge of the coronavirus and the epidemics of Renaissance times, they use a multi-sensory palette of means. Live music, voices ranging from whispering to shouting, carnivalesque costumes and movement exploding with youthful energy - create an expressive space for the most universal of human experiences - love and death. The Traumstadt of the title balances between a city of dreams and a city of traumas, where the eternal need for closeness collides with the compulsion of social distance, condemning loneliness and physical distance.

Gold Yorick for the best Polish staging of Shakespeare's dramas at the 26th Shakespeare Festival 2022.


Credits and Cast

Premiere: June 20 and 21, 2021 at Malta Festival Poznań

Duration: 60 minutes

CREATIVES

Co-production: Polish Dance Theatre and bodytalk

Concept and choreography: Yoshiko Waki

Assistant choreographer: Rene Haustein 

Dramaturgy: Rolf Baumgart 

Set and costume design: Nanako Oizumi 

Lights: Przemyslaw Gapczynski, Nanako Oizumi, Dariusz Szych

Live music: Damian Pielka 

Performance assistant: Marcus Bomski 

Costume Assistant: Adriana Cygankiewicz

Technical manager: Dariusz Szych

Artist-dancers: Evelyn Blue, Kacper Bożek, Julia Halka, Paulina Jaksim, Patryk Jarczok, Jerzy Kazmierczak, Zbigniew Kocięba, Katarzyna Kulmińska, Dominik Kupka, Daniel Michna, JinWoo NamKung, Katarzyna Rzetelska, Sandra Szatan, Emily Wong-Adryanczyk.

Songs used: Old Town Road (remix), A. Ross, T. Reznor, K. Roukema, M. L. Hill, B. R. Cyrus, J. Donald | Garbage, #1 Crush time, B. Vig, D. Erikson, S. Manson, S. Marker | Cut Chemist, The Garden, A. Powell, L. Macfadden, R. Gilbert, V. de Moraes | Amon Tobin, Stoney Street | Nine Inch Nails, Ghosts IV - 34, T. Reznor, M. Reznor, R. Atticus | Sergei Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet, Op.64 - Act 1, Balcony Scene, Romeo's Variation, Love Dance, The Cleveland Orchestra, L. Maazel




The promised land of promise

An epic tale of the cursing of Earth by the human species.

The play is a theatrical epic about the history of the world, read as an eternal story of exclusion. It intertwines two narratives - the memories of Earth being a victim of human violence with the story of the Homo Sapiens species, paving the way for domination. It portrays a people who, in the 200,000 years of their presence on the planet, have done absolutely wonderful and unimaginably evil things. The overwhelming number of worn-out cultural objects, depriving humanity of space (in life and on stage) suggests the decline of the Anthropocene and a possible ecological disaster. The play poses the questions, at what point are we? Do we still have time? Are we in the midst of the end of time?"




Credits and Cast

Spectacle with no age limit, suggested for audiences of 12+

Duration: 80 minutes

Premiere: April 29, 2019

Creators

Script and direction: Katarzyna Raduszynska

Assistant Director: Adrian Radwanski

Choreography: Artur Bienkowski

Assistant Choreographer: Paulina Jaksim

Scenography, video and costumes: Pawel Walicki

Music: Wojtek Zrałek-Kossakowski

Technical director: Dariusz Szych

Dancer-artists:Evelyn Blue, Kacper Bożek, Momoko Den, Bartosz Dopytalski, Julia Halka, Paulina Jaksim, Patryk Jarczok, Jerzy Kazmierczak, Zbigniew Kocięba, Mateusz Krzysiak, Katarzyna Kulmińska, Dominik Kupka, Aleksandra Kuś, Daniel Michna, JinWoo NamKung, Katarzyna Rzetelska, Sandra Szatan, Zofia Tomczyk, Emily Wong-Adryanczyk




45

"45" shows the story of young dancers, telling about - in a symbolic dimension - the subject of a collective, merged with teamwork, as well as a common, conscious decision to choose art as a way of life.The creators want to show the present being of the oldest dance theatre in Polan. The idea of "45" is to go beyond the traditional form of the choreographer's and composer's correlation. The travel appears as the theme of the performance -a journey as a sign of theater, as a search, as a choreographic composition and an interactive invitation for the viewer in the site specific space.The idea of the 45 is to go beyond the traditional form of the choreographer's and composer's correlation. Travel appears as the theme of the performance - a journey as a sign of the theater, its search, as a choreographic composition and an interactive invitation for the viewer in the site specific space.

Credits and Cast

Full performance recorded by TVP Kultura

Recording date: 17th December, 2020 at Centrum Kultury ZAMEK, Poznan (Poland)



CONTACT for license and full performance video distribution:

Trade & International Relations Department, Telewizja Polska S.A., Woronicza 17, 00-999 Warszawa, www.sales.tvp.pl

Head of International Sales: Aleksandra Kaźmieruk

e-mail: aleksandra.kazmieruk@tvp.pl

phone: +48 22 547 66 21

mobile: +48 605 605 403



CREDITS (video recording):

vision engineer: Józef Kowalewski

cooperation: Michał Patecki

music editor: Eliza Orzechowska

sound engineer: Michał Nowak

light: Zbigniew Feliksiak, Miłosz Tulewicz

film editing: Grzegorz Rybak

managing editors: Katarzyna Ryzel, Julia Starostecka

production: Dominik Zieliński, Szymon Matuszak

producer: Mirosław Łękowski


CREDITS (performance):

choreography: Jacek Przybyłowicz

music: Andrzej Konieczny, Kacper Krupa

lighting design: Carsten Wank

costumes: Joanna Klimas 

choreographer's assistant: Anna Krysiak

lighting: Przemysław Gapczyński

stage support: Zuzanna Majewska

sound support: Grzegorz Potocki, Daniel Wiśniewski

 

CAST:

Amy Basley, Evelyn Blue, Julia Hałka, Agnieszka Jachym, Paulina Jaksim, Katarzyna Kulmińska, Katarzyna Rzetelska, Sandra Szatan, Emily Wong-Adryanczyk, Kacper Bożek, Jerzy Kaźmierczak, Zbigniew Kocięba, Dominik Kupka, Paweł Malicki, Daniel Michna, Michał Przybyła, Adrian Radwański


On tour

Upcoming shows:

23rd Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival, Limassol, June, 2022 (postponed from June 2020)

The aim of the Festival is to present to the audience of Cyprus the trends, creations and currents of contemporary dance, while setting bridges with the world choreographic community. The dynamics and breadth of the Festival were awarded with EFFE Label 2017-2018, which is a very important international recognition. 

Past presentations:

Borderland of Dance Tour, Poland, 31st of January -  8th of February, 2020 - 5 shows in southeastern Poland

Thalia Hall - The State Philharmonics Sibiu , Romania, 1st of October, 2019

Cēsis Concert Hall, Latvia,  6th of October 2019

The Cēsis Concert Hall is also a popular venue for music and art festivals. Every summer, the building hosts events of the Cēsis Art Festival; the Kremerata Baltica Festival, founded by the world-famous violinist Gidon Kremer; the Cello Cēsis international cello festival; the summer festival of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra; a festival of rock movies and review performances of dramatic theatre productions. The concert hall has welcomed and co-hosted a number of international forums and conferences. The Cēsis Concert Hall is a place where the historical cultural heritage rubs shoulders with contemporary art, creative people and youthful and free spirit. We will be happy to welcome people from our home town and from the Vidzeme Region, as well as guests from every corner of Latvia and the world: everybody will find something to his or her taste here. 

Malta Festival, Poznan, Poland, 29th of June, 2019 (premiere of the performance)


About the performance director

JACEK PRZYBYŁOWICZ, director

45 (premiere: 26 Jun '19) 

Choreographer, deputy director of the Grand Theatre’s ballet in Poznań. He graduated from the State Ballet School and the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw – in pedagogy. In 1987–1991 he was a dancer in the Teatr Wielki in Warsaw. At that time he made his debut as a choreographer, creating Negotiations set to music by Alessandro Marcello. The piece was awarded the first prize for choreography and the prize for interpretation at the 2nd National Chorography Competition in Łódź. Negotiations were also presented in the Teatr Wielki in Warsaw and at the 6th Warsaw Ballet Days. 

In the recent years he created three ballets for the Polish National Opera in Warsaw: A few short sequences (Men’s dance) with a video presentation created by Katarzyna Kozyra, Alpha Kryonie Xe (2010) and 3rd Symphony Pieśń o nocy (the evening Szymanowski i taniec at the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera in Warsaw, 2006). In 2010 he created Sono nero for the dance gala organized by UNESCO in Rome. In 2012 he will create Six wings of angels at the Polish National Ballet directed by Krzysztof Pastor.

Together with the Polish Dance Theatre and the National Opera Ballet, he presented his choreographies at numerous dance festivals, including Bolzanodanza in Italy, Rencontres Choreographique de Cartage in Tunisia, Moscow Dance Festival in Russia, Drugije Tancy in Ukraine, European Dance Festival in Cyprus, Kassel Tanz Festival in Germany. Since 2008 he has produced performances with the groups from the Czech Republic and Spain. 

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THE HARVEST

The Harvest  refers to the rituals accompanying harvest and the cycle of husbandry, nature and human life, conceptualised ethnographically (inspired, among others, by Oskar Kolberg’s studies and Zofia Kossak’s Polish Year), as well as anthropologically and philosophically. The narrative axis of the show is delineated by the trope of the return of Odysseus, based on Homer’s classic epic and Stanisław Wyspiański’s “The Return of Odysseus”.The performers – dancers of the Polish Dance Theatre, and an actor – portray the protagonists exploring various variations of kinetic and verbal events. The physical and psychological intensity of their actions is accompanied by the ascetic visuals.The composition of Eugeniusz Rudnik, pioneer of Polish electronic music, was used in the performance. The vocal parts, based on traditional Polish music themes, has been contributed and performed by Adam Strug."The Harvest" premiere inaugurated a new artistic program of the Theatre in 2017 - "The Year of Sorcerers".

Credits and Cast

Full performance recorded by TVP Kultura

Recording date: 18th December, 2020 at Centrum Kultury ZAMEK, Poznan (Poland)



CONTACT for license and full performance video distribution:

Trade & International Relations Department, Telewizja Polska S.A., Woronicza 17, 00-999 Warszawa, www.sales.tvp.pl

Head of International Sales: Aleksandra Kaźmieruk

e-mail: aleksandra.kazmieruk@tvp.pl

phone: +48 22 547 66 21

mobile: +48 605 605 403



CREDITS (video recording):

vision engineer: Józef Kowalewski

cooperation: Michał Patecki

music editor: Eliza Orzechowska

sound engineer: Michał Nowak

light: Zbigniew Feliksiak, Miłosz Tulewicz

film editing: Grzegorz Rybak

managing editors: Katarzyna Ryzel, Julia Starostecka

production: Dominik Zieliński, Szymon Matuszak

producer: Mirosław Łękowski


CREDITS (performance):

dramaturgy and director: Igor Gorzkowski

music: Eugeniusz Rudnik and Adam Strug

choreography: Iwona Pasińska and Polish Dance Theatre artists

costumes: Adriana Cygankiewicz

lights: Przemysław Gapczyński, Mariusz Porada

sound project: Michał Garstecki (Free Flay Music)

assistant: Katarzyna Rzetelska

artists: 

Urszula Bernat-Jałocha, Fabian Fejdasz, Julia Hałka, Paulina Jaksim, Zbigniew Kocięba, Jerzy Kaźmierczak, Katarzyna Kulmińska, Kornelia Lech, Paweł Malicki, Marcin Motyl, Michał Przybyła, Katarzyna Rzetelska, Sandra Szatan, Dominik Więcek, Emily Wong - Adryańczyk and guest artist Maciej Cymorek


On tour

Past presentations:

27th Quinzena de Dança de Almada – International Dance Festival , Almada, 26th of September, 2019

Founded in 1992, the Quinzena de Dança de Almada – International Dance Festival is now a space for Dance presentation and promotion, offering its audiences a complex of events well representative of national and international Contemporary Dance. 

A4 Space for Contemporary Culture in Bratislava, 30th of October, 2018

A4 - Space for Contemporary Culture is multifunctional and non­commercial center in the centre of Bratislava, which is oriented to creation, presentation and education in actual forms of contemporary theater, dance, music, film, contemporary visual culture and new media art. Project A4 ­ space for contemporary culture is the completion of hard work of many civic & cultural organizations in creating centre that supports and presents actual art forms in the field of performing arts and new media art supporting live and innovative artistic creation. 

20th China Shanghai International Arts Festival (CSIAF),  21st and 22nd of October, 2018

CSIAF is one of the largest cultural events in the city of Shanghai, focused on cultural exchange with foreign countries and the presentation of art from around the world. The scale and prestige of the event is evidenced by the total number of spectators, in 2017 amounting to 4 million people, as well as the rank of artists who took part in previous editions, among whom we could see the Berlin Philharmonic and the theater director, Peter Brook. 

VEF Culture Palace, Riga, 14th of October, 2018  

VEF Culture Palace is one of the largest cultural institutions in Latvia. 48 artistic groups and study spaces found their place in this venue. There are international meetings, concerts, congresses and exhibitions, guest performances and performances by local theater groups. 

Polish Culture Center, Vilnus, 11th of October, 2018 

The Polish Culture Center is one of the largest Polish institutions in Lithuania aimed at organizing the cultural life of Poles. 

International Theater Forum TEART at the Central Officers House, Minsk, 8th-9th October, 2018

International Theatre Forum TEART is an opportunity to see the best theatre projects from all over the world. There are no incidental titles in the playbill of the Forum: all the performances represent recognized models of dramatic art awarded with different theatre prizes and making part of prestigious international festival programmes. 

Thalia Hall - The State Philharmonics Sibiu , Romania, 2nd of October, 2019

Malta Festival, Poznan, 19th of June, 2017



About the performance director

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.


Stage Performances

45

"45" shows the story of young dancers, telling about - in a symbolic dimension - the subject of a collective, merged with teamwork, as well as a common, conscious decision to choose art as a way of life.The creators want to show the present being of the oldest dance theatre in Polan. The idea of "45" is to go beyond the traditional form of the choreographer's and composer's correlation. The travel appears as the theme of the performance -a journey as a sign of theater, as a search, as a choreographic composition and an interactive invitation for the viewer in the site specific space.The idea of the 45 is to go beyond the traditional form of the choreographer's and composer's correlation. Travel appears as the theme of the performance - a journey as a sign of the theater, its search, as a choreographic composition and an interactive invitation for the viewer in the site specific space.

Technical specification

1. STAGE:

If stage is smaller a contact with the performance director is required.

2. Lighting:

3. Sound:

5. Dressing room:

Artistic team is men and female – 17 dancers;

Optimal solution: 4 rooms with mirrors, chairs and dressing tables; 

6. Working time:


Duration of the performance: 60 minutes


Contact:

Producer: Robert Chodyła

mobile: +48 797 636 996

e-mail:  r.chodyla@ptt-poznan.pl


Manager: Alicja Hafke

mobile: +48 535 104 550

e-mail: a.hafke@ptt-poznan.pl


Credits and Cast

premiere: 29nd June, 2019 at MP2 MTP, Malta Festival 2019

 

CREDITS:

choreography: Jacek Przybyłowicz

music: Andrzej Konieczny, Kacper Krupa

lighting design: Carsten Wank

costumes: Joanna Klimas 

choreographer's assistant: Anna Krysiak

lighting: Przemysław Gapczyński

stage support: Zuzanna Majewska

sound support: Grzegorz Potocki, Daniel Wiśniewski

 

CAST:

premiere cast: 

Amy Basley, Evelyn Blue, Julia Hałka, Agnieszka Sara Jachym, Paulina Jaksim, Katarzyna Kulmińska, Katarzyna Rzetelska, Sandra Szatan, Emily Wong, Kacper Bożek, Jerzy Kaźmierczak, Dominik Kupka, Gabriel Lawton, Paweł Malicki, Brage Nordang, Michał Przybyła, Adrian Radwański, Dominik Więcek, Patryk Zamojski 

current cast:

Amy Basley, Evelyn Blue, Julia Hałka, Agnieszka Jachym, Paulina Jaksim, Katarzyna Kulmińska, Katarzyna Rzetelska, Sandra Szatan, Emily Wong-Adryanczyk, Kacper Bożek, Jerzy Kaźmierczak, Zbigniew Kocięba, Dominik Kupka, Paweł Malicki, Daniel Michna, Michał Przybyła, Adrian Radwański


THE HARVEST

The Harvest  refers to the rituals accompanying harvest and the cycle of husbandry, nature and human life, conceptualised ethnographically (inspired, among others, by Oskar Kolberg’s studies and Zofia Kossak’s Polish Year), as well as anthropologically and philosophically. The narrative axis of the show is delineated by the trope of the return of Odysseus, based on Homer’s classic epic and Stanisław Wyspiański’s “The Return of Odysseus”.The performers – dancers of the Polish Dance Theatre, and an actor – portray the protagonists exploring various variations of kinetic and verbal events. The physical and psychological intensity of their actions is accompanied by the ascetic visuals.The composition of Eugeniusz Rudnik, pioneer of Polish electronic music, was used in the performance. The vocal parts, based on traditional Polish music themes, has been contributed and performed by Adam Strug."The Harvest" premiere inaugurated a new artistic program of the Theatre in 2017 - "The Year of Sorcerers".



Technical specification

1. STAGE:

stage: optimum 12m x 12m, minimum 12m x 10m height: minimum 6m 

side wings: black, five pieces per each side of the stage floor: black ballet floor (stage size) 

backdrop: black on the width of the stage – 1 piece 

Notice: We do not use an open fire or any pyrotechnical effects on the stage 

2. LIGHTING:

List of the lights and placement – according to the plan of lights. 

Number of dimmers (minimum): 48 pieces 2,5kW each; 

Sidelights tower 2m height – 10 pieces, 3 levels to fix lights. 

Floor stands for lights – 4 pieces, 1 floor level. 

3. SOUND:

Stage sound (12mx12m):

4 x 300W, two ways broadband monitors, two on each side, left and right. 

Audience sound:

In accordance to needs, for around 500 people is 1,5kW on each side (three way speakers set) plus effect speakers as a fulfillment. 

Mixing console: 2 microphone inputs, 3 stereo inputs or 6 line inputs, possibility of independent amplification level regulation (stage and audience). 

4. DRESSING ROOM: 


Duration of the performance: 65 minutes


Contact:

Producer: Robert Chodyła

mobile: +48 797 636 996

e-mail:  r.chodyla@ptt-poznan.pl


Manager: Alicja Hafke

mobile: +48 535 104 550

e-mail: a.hafke@ptt-poznan.pl


Credits and Cast

Premiere: 21st January 2017 in Poznan, Centrum Kultury Zamek, Poznan

dramaturgy and director: Igor Gorzkowski

music: Eugeniusz Rudnik and Adam Strug

choreography: Iwona Pasińska and Polish Dance Theatre artists

costumes: Adriana Cygankiewicz

lights: Przemysław Gapczyński, Mariusz Porada

sound project: Michał Garstecki (Free Flay Music)

assistant: Katarzyna Rzetelska

artists: 

Urszula Bernat-Jałocha, Fabian Fejdasz, Julia Hałka, Paulina Jaksim, Zbigniew Kocięba, Jerzy Kaźmierczak, Katarzyna Kulmińska, Kornelia Lech, Paweł Malicki, Marcin Motyl, Michał Przybyła, Katarzyna Rzetelska, Sandra Szatan, Dominik Więcek, Emily Wong - Adryańczyk and guest artist Maciej Cymorek


contact

Producer: Robert Chodyła

mobile: +48 797 636 996

e-mail:  r.chodyla@ptt-poznan.pl

About

It is a fairy-tale episode, told with tenderness, gushing with the intense colours of flowers and élan vital. Choreography composed to a suite by Edward Grieg and presented by the artists-dancers of the Polish Dance Theatre takes the audience into the world of flora. It allows to explore a day in the life of a plant from the moment it blooms to the end, drowned in warm nostalgia. We invite you to immerse yourself in the beautiful world of flowers and leaves, in the greens, reds and purples transitioning to the greys and browns of the autumn. And all this told with movement to the rhythm of the dynamic sounds of the suite Peer Gynt op. 1 performed by Trondheim Symfoniorkester & Opera.

About

It is a fairy-tale episode, told with tenderness, gushing with the intense colours of flowers and élan vital. Choreography composed to a suite by Edward Grieg and presented by the artists-dancers of the Polish Dance Theatre takes the audience into the world of flora. It allows to explore a day in the life of a plant from the moment it blooms to the end, drowned in warm nostalgia. We invite you to immerse yourself in the beautiful world of flowers and leaves, in the greens, reds and purples transitioning to the greys and browns of the autumn. And all this told with movement to the rhythm of the dynamic sounds of the suite Peer Gynt op. 1 performed by Trondheim Symfoniorkester & Opera.

Credits and Cast

Spectacle with no age limit, suggested for audiences of 12+


Duration: 80 minutes

Premiere: April 29, 2019


Creators

Script and direction: Katarzyna Raduszynska

Assistant Director: Adrian Radwanski

Choreography: Artur Bienkowski

Assistant Choreographer: Paulina Jaksim

Scenography, video and costumes: Pawel Walicki

Music: Wojtek Zrałek-Kossakowski

Technical director: Dariusz Szych

Dancer-artists:Evelyn Blue, Kacper Bożek, Momoko Den, Bartosz Dopytalski, Julia Halka, Paulina Jaksim, Patryk Jarczok, Jerzy Kazmierczak, Zbigniew Kocięba, Mateusz Krzysiak, Katarzyna Kulmińska, Dominik Kupka, Aleksandra Kuś, Daniel Michna, JinWoo NamKung, Katarzyna Rzetelska, Sandra Szatan, Zofia Tomczyk, Emily Wong-Adryanczyk

Credits and Cast

Premiere: June 20 and 21, 2021 at Malta Festival Poznań

Duration: 60 minutes

Creators

Coproduction:Polish Dance Theatre and bodytalk

Concept and choreography: Yoshiko Waki

Assistant Choreographer: Rene Haustein

Dramaturgy: Rolf Baumgart

Scenography and costumes: Nanako Oizumi

Lights: Przemyslaw Gapczynski, Nanako Oizumi, Dariusz Szych

Live music: Damian Pielka

Performance Assistant: Marcus Bomski

Costume assistant: Adriana Cygankiewicz

Technical manager: Dariusz Szych

Dancer-artists: Evelyn Blue, Kacper Bożek, Momoko Den, Bartosz Dopytalski, Julia Halka, Paulina Jaksim, Patryk Jarczok, Jerzy Kazmierczak, Zbigniew Kocięba, Mateusz Krzysiak, Katarzyna Kulmińska, Dominik Kupka, Daniel Michna, JinWoo NamKung, Katarzyna Rzetelska, Sandra Szatan, Zofia Tomczyk, Emily Wong-Adryanczyk