photo Aleksander Joachimiak

photo Aleksander Joachimiak © Teatr Rozbark

Monika Witkowska

assistant choreographer, dancer, performer
Fabula Rasa | Plateau | I fought Piranhas | Archipelago | event horizon

Graduated from E. J. Dalcroze Eurhythmics Section of National Secondary Music School in Czestochowa and Dance Theatre Department in Bytom AST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Krakow. In 2015 she held scholarships at Dance Department of Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, Germany and at Dance Theatre Department of Kibuttzim College of Education in Tel Aviv, Israel. Co-creator and member of Vagabond Physical Collective – informal artistic collective created by graduates of the Dance Theatre Department in Bytom.

Co-creator of performances: „Lorem Ipsum” (dir. Paweł Urbanowicz, chor. Vagabond Physical Collective), „Sticky Fingers Club” (chor. with Daniela Komedera-Miskiewicz, Dominika Wiak and Dominik Wiecek) and „Funeral concerto for six dancers” (concept with Omar Karabulut, chor. Vagabond Physical Collecive). She collaborated, among others with: Jacek Łumiński (Poland), Maciej Kuźmiński, Colleen Thomas (USA), Henrik Kaalund (Germany), Brian Michaels (UK), Paul Bargetto (USA), Jerzy Stuhr (Poland), Wojciech Mochniej (Canada), Sylwia Hefczynska-Lewandowska (Poland), Anna Piotrowska (Poland). With various performances she performed in USA, Israel, Germany, Belgium, Belarus, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Ukraine, Slovakia and Poland. Winner of the main prize Best Short Dance Piece at 10. International Competition of Young Dance Performers OPUS 1 in Slovenia with her own solo „Fur Roman”. Finalist at 32. International Competition for Choreographers in Hannover (with Production Award) and Solo Dance Contest at Gdansk Dance Festival performed solo “I fought piranhas” choreographed by Maciej Kuźmiński. Currently working as dancer and creator at Art Spaces in Katowice.