Milena Czarnik

A choreographer who first gathered experience in amateur theatres, including e.g. the 39 Theatre in Gdańsk. In the years 1993 – 2000, she was an actress and a dancer in the Gdańsk-based Dada von Bzdülöw Theatre, where she acted in a number of performances, including “Ptaki podobno jak ludzie” (Birds are Supposedly Similar to People) (1993), “Dziewczyny, lalki i nic” (Girls, Dolls and Nothing) (1993), “W cieniu rozkwitających dziewcząt” (In the Shadow of Blooming Girls) (1994), “Wyrywacz serc, czyli balia hańby” (The Heart-Wrencher, or a Washtub of Shame) (1996), “Człowiek, który kłamał, na przykład Heiner Müller” (The Man who Lied, for example Heiner Müller) (1996), “Pawana na cześć miłości” (Pavane for Love) (1998) or “Komedia w dawnym stylu albowiem nic się nie z-DaDa-rza” (Comedy in Old Style, because Nothing Ever Happens) (1999). She took part in numerous workshops and festivals, both abroad (Austria, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Great Britain, Denmark) and in Poland (Warsaw, Gdańsk, Bytom, Kalisz, Poznań, Łódź, Kraków, Kłodzko).
In the years 1997 -2003, she co-operated with the Witold Gombrowicz Municipal Theatre in Gdynia, where she acted in the ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ by William Shakespeare, directed by Julia Wernio, 1997, “Antygona Sofoklesa” (Sophocles’ Antigone)  directed by Mirosław Kocur, 1999, “Karierze Artura Ui” (The Career of Arthur Ui) by Bertolt Brecht, directed by Wojciech Adamczyk, 2001 and “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare, directed by J. Wernio, 2002.
She also acted in the Gdynia-based Teatr Patrz Mi Na Usta (Read My Lips Theatre) in  “Cafe Domino zaprasza” (Welcome to Cafe Domino), directed by Krzysztof Leon Dziemaszkiewicz (2004).
Currently, as an independent dancer and choreographer, she conducts her own theatre and open-air theatre projects, including e.g. “Nietota”, in co-operation with actors from the Dada von Bzdülöw Theatre, Okazjonalny Theatre in Sopot and musicians, 2000, “Niejaki Piórko” (A Certain Mr Feather) – a trio with Bożena Zezula i Tomasz Lipski, 2000), “Kąpielica” a duet with Filip Szatarski, 2001, as well as “O!” (Oh) – a duet with Anna Steller, 2003.
As a choreographer, she takes part in the production of videoclips (including Blenders, Crew, IRA), and fashion shows (e.g. Michał Starost).
Since the year 2005, she has been working as a choreographer in drama theatres. She has prepared choreography in dramatic theatres, for example choreography for „Dziady. Ekshumacja” (Dziady. Exhumation), by Paweł Demirski in the Polish Theatre in Wrocław (directed by Monika Strzępka, 2007), for the political performance “Był sobie POLAK, POLAK, POLAK i diabeł…” (There was once a Pole, Pole, Pole and a devil) by P. Demirski in the J. Szaniawski Drama Theatre in Wałbrzych (directed by M. Strzępka, 2007), for “Śmierć Podatnika” (Death of a Taxpayer) by P. Demirski the Polish Theatre in Wrocław (directed by M. Strzępka, 2007), as well as for the play “Diamenty to węgiel który wziął się do roboty” (Diamonds are Coal which Got to Work) in the Jerzy Szaniawski Dramatic Theatre in Wałbrzych (directed by M. Strzępka). Currently, she is working on choreography in the Jan Kochanowski Theatre in Opole.