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.
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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.