Teatr Dada von Bzdülöw

THE DADA VON BZDÜLÖW THEATRE
The theatre was founded in the year 1993 by Leszek Bzdyl and Katarzyna Chmielewska. The two artists form the core of a team comprising independent artist dancers, who meet in various configurations to realize a certain artistic project. The dancers and choreographers who co-operated with the Dada Theatre in recent years include, among others, Anna Steller, Filip Szatarski, Julia Mach, Ula Zerek (Wróbel) Rafał Dziemidok, Patrycja Kujawska, Aurora Lubos, Magdalena Reiter as well as Bethany Formika (co-operation on the preparation of the new performance called “FaktorT” (Factor T). The performances of the Dada von Bzdülöw theatre have their origins in the theatre tradition, but the basic language they use is movement, which combines elements of classical ballet, pantomime and various forms of modern dance. During the fourteen years of their activity, the group completed more than thirty performances, which were successfully presented both on Polish and on international stages. It is possible to observe the artistic evolution of the group, which initially created performances closely related to literature, then moved to performances balancing between emotions and stories from literary works, finally reaching the stage of complete autonomy from works of arts, which now only serve as impulses for stage creations.
Dada von Bzdülöw often conducts its projects in co-operation with culture centres and associations such as e.g. the Baltic Culture Centre in Gdańsk, the Free Zone in Warsaw, FREE.C, the Gombrowicz Municipal Theatre in Gdynia, the Municipal Culture Association in Gdańks, and the Żak club, where the theatre resides since the year 2000. In 2002, on the initiative of the artists, the Gdańsk Dance corporation festival was started in the Żak club.
PREMIERES OF THE DADA VON BZDÜLÖW THEATRE PERFORMANCES

THE YEAR 1993
“Ptaki podobno jak ludzie” (Birds are Supposedly Similar to People) – 16th January, the “Pałac Młodzieży community centre in Gdańsk;
“Dziewczyny, lalki i nic” (Girls, Dolls and Nothing) – 4th June, The Kameralny Theatre in Sopot;
“Peep Show” – 14th August, Wannsee Forum in Berlin

THE YEAR 1994
“W cieniu rozkwitających dziewcząt” (In the Shadow of Blooming Girls) – 10th June,the Kameralny Theatre in Sopot;
“Zagłada ludu czyli moja wątroba jest bez sensu” (The Extermination of Masses, or my Liver does not Make Sense) – 10th December, the ŻAK club in Gdańsk;

THE YEAR 1995
“Szczątki szczątków miłości” (Remains of the Remains of Love) – 17th September, the Municipal Theatre in Gdynia;

THE YEAR 1996
“Wyrywacz serc czyli balia hańby” (The Heart-Wrencher, or a Bathtub of Shame” – 16th March, The Staromiejski Town Hall in Gdańsk;
“Nie było, nie będzie, czyli nie ma” (There wasn’t, there will not be, so there isn’t) –13th July, the Musical Theatre in Gdynia;
“Człowiek, który kłamał, na przykład Heiner Müller” (The Man who Lied, for Example Heiner Müller)– 29th July, the Wannsee Forum in Berlin;

THE YEAR 1997
“Tędy proszę państwa albo róbcie co chcecie” (This Way, Ladies and Gentlemen, or Do Whatever You Like) – 28th July, the Wannsee Forum w Berlinie

THE YEAR 1998
“Sonata” – 10th January, the Municipal Theatre in Gdynia;
“Ojciec” (The Father) – 10th January, the Municipal Theatre in Gdynia;
“Pawana na cześć miłości” (A Pavana for Love) – 10th January, the Municipal Theatre in Gdynia;
„Łapiti Kontra reszta świata” (Łapiti Versus the Rest of the World) – 31th December, the Municipal Theatre in Gdynia;

1999
“Komedia w dawnym stylu albowiem nic się nie z-DaDa-rza” (A Comedy in Old Style, because Nothing Even Happens) –19th February, the Municipal Theatre in Gdynia;
“Apartament no 7” (Suite No 7) – 14th October, the MU theatre in Budapest;

2000
“Uff…!!!” – 2nd February, the Wybrzeże Theatre in Gdańsk;
“Si” – 8th December, the Laboratorium in Warsaw

2001
“Pokój do Wynajęcia” (A Room for Rent) – 14th January, the Wybrzeże Theatre in Gdańsk;
“Dialogus in conventione” – 4th July, the Mały Theatre in Warsaw;
“Drop Dead Gorgeous” – 5th October, the Arfnolfini in Bristol;
“So beautiful” – 26th November, the ŻAK club in Gdańsk;
“W błogosławionym nawiasie” (In Blessed Brackets) – 26th November, the ŻAK club in Gdańsk;

2002
“Magnolia” – 28th August, the ŻAK club in Gdańsk,

2003
“Strategia” (The Strategy) – 11th January, the ŻAK club in Gdańsk,

2004
“Kilka Błyskotliwych Spostrzeżeń ( á la Gombrowicz )” (A Few Brilliant Remarks – á la Gombrowicz)

2005
“Bonsai” – 20th January, the ŻAK club in Gdańsk,
“Zwłoki” (The Corpse) – 21st January, the ŻAK club in Gdańsk,
“Juicy Flesh” – 10th April, the ŻAK club in Gdańsk,

2006
“Eden” – 15th March, the ŻAK club in Gdańsk,

2007/ 2008
“Karnacja” (The Complexion) –
“Faktor T” (Factor T) –

2008
Opus pessimum or never tell me that you love me, office clerk

Barricade of love

2009

Caffe latte 17 birthday of dada von bzdulow

Czerwona trawa

2010 Le Sacre

2011 Invisible Duets

2012 Dada Celebration