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It's 24th of Februray 2023, a year since Russian invasion on Ukraine. To commermrate that we invite you to a premiere screening of Fragments of Resilience - a documentary by Ukrainian director Anna Semenova. The film reveals the creation process and people’s stories behind Every Minute Motherland — a dance performance of Maciej Kuzminski Company, made as a response to the war in Ukraine by the Polish-Ukrainian team.
Both the documentary and the dance work will be screened online on youtube.com/@maciejkuzminski1 for 2 days on 24th and 25th February.
As part of this screening our team helps the Charitable Foundation Concord 3000 to fundraise for internal Ukrainian refugees. Donate via link https://concord3000.com.ua/en#donation and supply forcibly displaced people with basic hygienic products and food packages.
The event horizon duo is already on tour in the Netherlands as part of the Codarts Talent on the Move program. The tour is a result of an award from the Rotterdam International Duet Choreography Competition. See you there!
Dynamic Phrasing is a method of movement and composition developed by Maciej Kuźmiński since 2009. Consisting of 5 pillars - the Loop, Movement Research, Phrases and Repertoire, Floor Work and Task Basket, it is the core of the choreographer's language of movement.
After more than a decade of teaching and developing DP techniques, Kuźmiński introduces two new teachers after a one-year teacher training course.
Meet Monika Witkowska and Paweł Urbanowicz - the new pedagogical talent behind Dynamic Phrasing. If you have a chance to work with them, be sure to take advantage of it.
All those who have taken part in the Dynamic Phrasing workshops in the last 2 years are invited to fill out a short online form. It will take you 5 minutes to share your opinion, but for us it is extremely valuable information on how to improve and develop the form for your benefit.
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A touching review of Every Minute Motherland has been published on a know German portal tanznetz.de by Torben Ibs.
It is an evening that leaves the emotions on the stage and invites the audience to watch this meditation on mourning. Everything remains incomprehensible and at the same time directly touching.
Helmut Jasny from Westfälische Nachrichten reviws Every Minute Motherland as
The piece, was as oppressive as it was fascinating. (...) Horrific in statement, frighteningly beautiful in artistic execution.
A detailed and in-depth review of Every Minute Motherland by Melanie Suchy appeared on Tanzweb.org
The choreography avoids clear descriptions and drama, but relies on the wisdom of sensitive and multifaceted dance, on the superbly attuned group and the audience's ability to observe and empathize with every minute.
A very sensible review by Justyna Stanisławska on Every Minute Motherland appeared on 20.09 on the country-wide portal taniecpolska.pl .
a multidimensional story about what the war does to the human body and human interior, but also how it affects space and time. […] the viewer takes a journey into the deepest recesses of his sensitivity.
Maciej Kuźmiński dedicates his new performance to the refugee movement. The minimalistic yet powerful dance piece under the title Every Minute Motherland was influenced by the war in Ukraine and developed by the Polish-Ukrainian team, including refugees, who shared their professional and first-hand war experience. The premiere will take place in Gdansk on August, 25 and in Lodz on August, 26, the online screenings are also planned.
A great review after the premiere of my body falls lighter at Staatstheater Kassel. In an article titled "The play of the time travelers" Kirsten Ammermüller in Hessisch Niedersächsische Allgemeine writes
Kuźmiński uses the most diverse elements of an organic movement language (...) A convincing complete work that appealed to the audience above all emotionally and challenged their senses (...) goes far beyond modern dance theater.
We are thrilled to announce the Premiere of the latest work of Maciej Kuźmiński with Staatstheater Kassel dance company and Orchestra - my body falls lighter. The tickets are on sale!
Read the latest from Maciej Kuźmiński - a new work for the Staatstheater Kassel, goodbye to the Polish Dance Network and a development of Dynamic Phrasing.
Newsletter available under this link
In 2017 Kuźmiński has initiated what is now one of the largest structures in the Polish contemporary dance world. Currently operating in 15 cities in 13 provinces, Polish Dance Network has provided nearly 150 presentations of performances by over 30 choreographers since 2018.
We are sharing the artists statement made on this occasion.
Maciej Kuźmiński became a guest choreographer for the CODARTS conservatory of contemporary dance in Rotterdam. Since last week, rehearsals for the duo program have been underway, which will enter the repertoire of the Codarts Talent On The Move graduation work evening.
Great news from Kraków! The duo event horizon performed by Monika Witkowska and Omar Karabulut received the 1st individual prize awarded by Iwona Olszowska in the choreographic competition 3… 2… 1… DANCE! Thank you to the Krakow Choreographic Center for inviting us to participate in this event. Congratulations to all other winners!
A great review of the first foreign performance of Plateau. Thomas Linden in Koelnische Rundschau writes
With epic breadth, but also with many great images, with a cleverly ironic text and a well-rehearsed ensemble that moves like an oiled machine, the spectator is offered a concentrated dose of dance theatre performance.
Maciej Kuźmiński's latest duo, "event horizon", received a production award from Codarts Rotterdam in the RIDCC competition.
We are happy to share a new showreel presenting Maciej Kuźmiński's works staged in Season 2020 / 2021.
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The short video presents works event horizon , i , Fabula Rasa and Plateau made for the Polish Dance Theatre, Rozbark Theatre and Šeiko Dance Company. More on these you can find on our Works tab.
On June, 24th, Maciej Kuźmiński's piece "event horizon" will be presented in the frame of prestigious Rotterdam International Duet Choreography Competition (RIDCC)
Maciej Kuźmińskiʼs latest work, the duo event horizon, qualified for the prestigious Rotterdam International Duet Choreography Competition (RIDCC).
At the invitation of PERA School of Performing Arts at Girne American University (GAU), Maciej Kuźmiński will lead 5-week workshops in Cyprus.
We are pleased to invite you to watch the trailer of "Event Horizon" - the latest duo choreographed by Maciej Kuźmiński.
"Art out of chaos" is a series of reports about choreography and contemporary dance, carried out by the Music and Dance Institute as a part of the Polish Dance Network.
Maciej Kuźmiński received another nomination for the prestigious award - together with Robert Bondara and Krystian Lupa, the choreographer was nominated for the most important theater award in Lithuania.
We invite you to an interview with Maciej Kuźmiński, Paul Bargetto and Ilona Binarsch, who talk about their joint performance "Plateau".
From Monday, 22nd of February, Maciej Kuźmiński will deliver a two-week intensive Masterclasses for second and third year students at ArtEZ University of Arts in the Netherlands. During the two-weeks workshops, Maciej Kuźmiński will introduce students to the secrets of his original method of creative work "Dynamic Phrasing"
We are proud to announce a new Dynamic Phrasing logo that was made by Małgorzata Drabina.
The new logo celebrates more than a decade of research into Maciej Kuźmiński's author technique that has been taught on invitation in conservatoires and companies around Europe.
Since 2012 Maciej Kuźmiński is creating his independent choreographic work on a project-basis. Maciej Kuźmiński Company toured with Room 40, Difference, Repetition, Archipelago, Dominique, I fought Piranhas and other works to 16 countries gicing more than a 100 performance.
We are thrilled to announce a new logo to honor the work we made and the ideas we believe in.
Design by Małgorzata Drabina.
From December 3rd, Maciej Kuźmiński will conduct workshops of his original Dynamic Phrasing method in Belgrade (Serbia).
The premiere of the live urban installation "transcience" choreographed by Maciej Kuźmiński in collaboration with the playwright Paul Bargetto had place in Vilnius. The installation accompanies the premiere of the show "i", which Maciej Kuźmiński prepared for the Šeiko Dance Company. The premiere of the installation took place on September 25, 2020 as part of the "Night of Culture" event in Vilnius.
On September 8th, the online premiere of the movie "METAMORPHINE", prepared by Maciej Kuźmiński with the students of Artez University of the Arts at the end of their academic year, took place. Due to the limitations of the pandemic, the film was made 100% remotely, and the choreographer and students never met live.
“Coronation” - a solo by Maciej Kuźmiński, performed by Tomasz Pomersbach, was selected for presentation as part of the Solo Dance Contest, which is part of the Gdańsk Dance Festival organized by the Klub ŻAK. The studio premiere of the performance will take place on September 2nd. This is another after "Dominique" and "I Thought Piranhas" Maciej Kuźmiński's solo in this competition.
Rehearsals for Maciej Kuźmiński's diploma film with first-year students of the ArtEZ in Arnhem in the Netherlands are underway. The work was originally intended to take the form of a theatrical performance, but due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the format was changed to film, and rehearsals and lessons are held remotely on the Zoom platform. The premiere is scheduled for the summer. The watchword is #Metamorphosis.
Maciej Kuźmiński and the dancer Tomek Pomersbach are working on a new solo "Coronation".
We sadly inform that due to the epidemic of Coronavirus Maciej Kuźmński's 1 month teaching for PERA School of Performing Arts - GAU in Cyprus is cancelled. We wish everyone good health. #stayhome #staysafe
The three women, like in fairy tales, resemble many, but destiny set their course in bitter asymmetry.
First review of Parting Ways was published in an on-line magazine f21.hu.
The retrospective work called MIRROR will be summing up the past 10 rich years of the Eva Duda's versatile work. Together with a new creation by Maciej Kuźmiński Parting Ways the evening will be presented on the prestigeous Budapest Dance Festival on March 9th.
In 2019 Maciej Kuźmiński's works were presented 20 times in 6 contries. We would like to say thank you to everyone involved.
A new website of Fabula Rasa is finished now. See the brilliant photos of Andrzej Grabowski and trailer by Paweł Szymkowiak under this link.
Maciej Kuźmiński succeeded in creating a successful – inspiring and exciting – spectacle by combining Edward Stachura’s prose, music and dance.
Read the full review by Piotr Dobrowolski about Kuźmiński's Fabula Rasa performed by the Polish Dance Theatre
Against the background of patriotically associated music we see a set of motion clichés, which can constitute a satirical image of modern society (not only Polish)
An in-depth review of Fabula Rasa by Polish Dance Theatre has appeared on Poznań cultural website.
I have not encountered such an excellent choreography for a long time
This spectacle is not to be watched. This spectacle is to be discovered.
November 20th at 20.00 in the Great Hall of the Zamek Culture Center in Poznań, we will see the latest work for the Polish Dance Theater - Fabula rasa choreographed by Maciej Kuźmiński. It will be a disturbing, hypnotic journey into the depths of human personality.
Those were full of beautiful people and dance four days at the Polish Dance Platform 2019 in Gdansk!
Plateau website is on-line now. Have a look at the great photos by Aleksander Joachimiak and trailers by Paweł Szymkowiak.
Maciej Kuźmiński was one of the mentors of the second edition of the Ways of Being workshops, organized by Movement Direction in Warsaw from July 12-15.
under constant stress in merciless competition until the world collapses
Michael Scheiner writes about Ampelmenschen for the Mittelbayerishe Zeitung.
Read the whole review of Tanz.Fabrik!Sieben evening under this link
a very intellectual although by no means pretentious, but rather amusingly ironic.
Stefan Rimek reviews Ampelmenshen, along with the whole Tanz.Fabrik!Sieben in Donau Post
Read the whole review here
We are announcing with pleasure that Maciej Kuźmiński has been invited to deliver 1-week Composition Masterclasses at the first Scapino Summer Intensive. The workshops will take place between 15-19 July. More info at
Save the Date to see the latest work by Maciej Kuźmiński for Regensburg Theatre in Germany, - Ampelmenschen. The premiere is on 7th July @ 19:30 as part of the Tanz.Fabrik!Sieben evening in Velodrome Theatre, Regensburg. More performances follow on 12th and 14th July.
The halfway point of this year's Polish Dance Network is behind us. Past achievements and plans for the future are summarized by the network manager, Maciej Kuźmiński in an interview with Joanna Sarnecka for the taniecPOLSKA portal.
Monika Żmijewska reviews Plateau in one of the best known Polish newspapers - Gazeta Wyborcza.
It perfectly accommodated Polish phobias, ills, myths, touched taboos, reaching for unobvious means of expression.
Rozbark Theater may not blaze the way in contemporary dance, but in combination with the words – it makes an amazing impression.
A new review by Jerzy Doroszkiewicz appeared after the Białystok performance that sparked controversy at the Kaleidoscope Festival. Read the whole review in Polish
Comic scenes and monologues that bring to mind the humor of Monty Python’s movies, amuse and worry at the same time
Joanna Sarnecka reviews Plateau for the main on-line dance editorial taniecpolska.pl [eng dancepoland.pl]
a cosmopolitan bigos, deconstructing national symbols, mocking lofty values and great ideals, and at the same time spiced with British humor. […] The performes have no easy task, but they cope well with the demanding scenario – both dance and acting wise.
Magdalena Mirkut-Majeranek reviews "Plateau" for the Theatre Daily. Read the whole review in Polish
A fusion of dance and theatre, an old buffalo in new ballet shoes, a wild boar with wings! It is the combined work of Maciej Kuźmiński and Paul Bargetto, an emigrant director from USA – a high wire balancing act of collaboration, with death defying leaps, will soon land in Rozbark Theatre Tickets on sale now!
Monika Witkowska from Poland danced to present the terrible political situation in her country, especially the attempt to tighten the abortion law, for which she received public applause.
Susanne Wolke in Donau Post
The solo piece "I fought Piranhas" by the Polish choreographer and company director Maciej Kuźmiński was read like a feminist statement, danced viciously and with defiant anger by Monika Witkowska.
Read whole review in German by Michael Scheiner from Mittelbayerishe Zeitung.
The award-winning solo performance for Monika Witkowska will be one of the program's points at the Charity Gala in German Regensburg.
Solo I fought Piranhas will be presented at the Studio Theater in Warsaw as part of the 30th Scene Dance Studio platform. Come see us @ the Studio Theater on 30 October.
More information about the event under this link (in Polish)
Witkowska performs dynamic choreography with technical precision, energy and commitment. The heroine's internal opposition to the situation is palpable, and the will to fight has authenticity, which makes the whole convincing.
Read the in-depth whole review in Polish by Weronika Łucyk
definitely the most interesting is the statement by Monika Witkowska, addressing an important topic (calling it "feminist" would be another condemnation to the sex ghetto, a universal problem), verbal message enriching with a strong, expressive, consciously non-defective movement.
Mirosław Baran after Gdańsk Dance Festival.
review link [in Polish]