choreographic exhibition

Ula Sickle

Free Gestures

  • Liwia Bargieł
    • dancer, choreographer, graduate of Trinity Laban in London. She dances and creates interdisciplinary projects, such as her Glow performance developed for Modular Light Cloud project. Together with Marta Mielcarek, she co-created a performance entitled Starting position vertical, and with Lilianna Krych, she created an interpretation of Cornelius Cardews graphic score Treatise for choir, a dancer and a conductor for the Warsaw Autumn Festival ‘16. Director and choreographer of Illuminations and Witzelsucht spectacles. She creates choreography for theatre productions. Since 2012, she has been cooperating with the Aleksander Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw.

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  • Ewa Dziarnowska 
    • born in 1991. Graduate of Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance 20102014 and BA "Dance, Context, Choreography" at HZT Berlin 20142017, danceWEB scholarship recipient 2015, Tanzquartier Vienna scholarship recipient 20142015, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes scholarship recipient (since 2016), worked as a performer for Simone Forti (Dance Constructions 2014), Michikazu Matsune (Picnic with Old Masters 2013), Doris Uhlich (more than naked 2014, Boom Bodies 2016), Tino Sehgal (Kiss 2015), Mårten Spångberg (The Planet: First Location 2015), Julian Weber (All inclusive 2016), Alistair Watts (L Dance 2017), Lyllie Rouvière (Un peu de romantisme 2017). Own works include: form that accomodates mess (2017), carte rouge (2016), SALON (with Ivan Ekemark, 2016), all dogs must be muzzled (with Patrik Kelemen, 2015), immediate sketch (2014).

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  • Jan Lorys
    • was born in Cracow. In 2015, he graduated from the Dance Theatre in Bytom, a faculty of AST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Cracow. As a dancer, he cooperated with Rebbeca Lazier (There Might Be Others), Józef Fruck (Running Dogman), Radoslav Piovarci (MIMO project). In Poland, he has worked for Dance and Movement Theatre ROZBARK, Performing Arts Theatre in Cracow (also as a teacher), Ruchomy Kolektyw, and others. His last project was QUANDRY Product Of Progressive Un-Working. He has also worked as a warehouse and factory worker. He enjoys travelling. Apart from dancing, he likes eating ice cream.

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  • Joseph Funnell
    • (UK) born in 1991. Graduate of Oxford University, BA Art history (20092012), and the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, MA Curating (20122013). He first built curatorial experience at Tate Modern, London (2013), and Kohj International Artists Association, New Delhi (2014), before working as a writer and researcher of contemporary art in London and New York. Joseph has performed in Alex Baczynski-Jenkins Us Swerve at the Whitechapel Gallery, London (2015), the Swiss Institute, New York (2016), Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2017) and Les Urbaines, Lausanne (2017). Having performed at Kem, Warsaw, in Salto (2017), he is working on Kems upcoming programmes at the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, and the Ujazdowski Castle Center for Contemporary Art later this year.

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  • Wojciech Grudziński
    • graduated from Roman Turczynowicz Ballet High School in Warsaw and contemporary dance department CODARTS Rotterdam Dance Academy in the Netherlands. He is a recipient of a scholarship from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. Over the course of his dance education, he took part in performances choreographed by, among others, Itamar Serussi, Hans van Manen, Ed Wubbe, and Jiříi Kylián. He participated in projects with Jens van Daeles Burning Bridges (Netherlands) and CoisCéim Dance Theatre (Ireland), as well as cooperated with La Cambre/ Ecole nationale supérieure des arts visuels academy in Brussels. He creates and performs his own choreographies. He took part in Verborgen Stegen Schiedam festival with a project entitled Fresh Flesh, which has been staged in the Hague (Korzo Theater) and Rotterdam (De Gouvernestraat) in the Netherlands. In the years 2016-2017, he created two solo shows SLAVE4YOU dlaciebiedlarodziny and PAX.

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  • Karolina Kraczkowska
    • performer, dancer, graduate of the Institute of Applied Linguistics at the University of Warsaw and Dance in Performance programme in Laban Center in London. In the years 20042007, member of the Polish Dance Theatre.  Currently a member of Centre in Motion collective in Warsaw, working with a Warsaw circle of experimental choreographers: Magdalena Ptasznik, Alex Baczyński-Jenkins, Renata Piotrowska, Ramona Nagabczyńska, and Maria Stokłosa. A DanceWEB 2016 scholarship recipient. She participated in productions by, among others, Jasmin Vardimon, Fin Walker, Michael Keegan-Dolan, Kirstine Kyhl Andersen, Sally Marie, Christoph Winkler, Riccardo Buscarini, Leila Mcmillan, Janina Rajakangas, Ben Riepe, Marten Spangberg, and Tino Sehgal. In 2016, as a resident of Chez Bushwick in Brooklyn, she presented her solo in the Centre for Performance Research in New York. In 2017, she created installation/performance for Better Self (Lepsza Ja) exhibition in Zachęta.

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  • Sara Lâm
    • lives in Belgium. Eager to discover the many forms of theatre, she got in contact with De Warme Winkel, a groundbreaking theatre company in Amsterdam. With them she starred in the play Majakovski/Oktober, touring in Belgium and The Netherlands.  Then searching for a more interdisciplanary experience, where she could develop her dancing and performing skills, she was invited to work here, in Warsaw.

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  • Ania Nowak
    • is an artist working in the field of performing and visual arts. She currently researches love as a strategy of generating knowledge and explores the potential of ambiguity and in-between zones in processes of embodiment and meaning making. Her works have been presented at Sophiensaele and Akademie der Künste in Berlin, Nowy Teatr in Warsaw, Art Stations Foundation in Poznań and Arts Santa Mònica in Barcelona among others. She graduated from Dance/ Context/ Choreography at HZT Berlin. http://technologiesoflove.tumblr.com

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  • Aleksandra Osowicz
    • dancer, graduated in visual art and photography at the Fine Arts University of Wroclaw, Poland in 2010 and in 2012 she completed PEPCC Choreographic Creation, Dance Research and Training Programme in Forum Dança, Lisbon.DanceWEBer 2017. For many years, in parallel develops her interest in the field of visual arts, dance and curatorial work. She has worked as a performer with Rodrigo Garcia, Doris Ulrich, Ben Riepe, Anna Nowicka, Magdalena Ptasznik, Renata Piotrowska-Auffret. As a choreographer  she collaborated among others with Weronika Pelczyńska, Johannes Volkmann, Thomas Fourneau, Valentina Parlato, Emmi Venna, Oleg Makarov and Patrick KH. In 2012 co-founded international art collective THIS TAKES TIME. Same year  she joined the DEPARTS network. A photographer. Her photographic works have been presented in Poland and abroad, among others, at the Art in the City in Wroclaw, at the International Meeting of Dance Theatres in Lublin and the MD_S Gallery in Wrocław.

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  • Bożena Wydrowska
    • graduate of Photography Academy, currently she is a student at the Faculty of Media Art at Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Choreographer and performer. Her work deals mainly with cultural and social issues, using post-internet and queer aesthetics. In 2012, she began voguing. She designed vogue choreography for Warsaw Calling directed by T. Szczepanek, Iwona, księżniczka Burgunda dir. by G. Jaremko, film production Serce miłości directed by Ł. Ronduda, and twice for a fashion show D00M 3k Army of Lovers. She also performed in art galleries such as:  Różnia, Czułość and Henryk (Lava Festiwal) as well as took part in Visual SPA (Blue Tower in Warsaw), 9th edition of Grassomania festival, WGW 2017: Fashhhart by LETO. She is a representative of a New York based organisation Royal House of Milan, which has been working to mobilize the ballroom dancing community and promote voguing for the past 30 years. As Bożna Milan, she conducts workshops and participates in dancing competitions in Poland and abroad (Bulgaria, Germany, France, Czech Republic, and Slovakia). She is also the person behind Vogue Mini-Balls in Warsaw (Bal u Bożeny) an independent voguing event with audience participation. 

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