Katarzyna Chmielewska

A dancer and a creator of theatre choreography. In 1993, together with Leszek Bzdyl, she was involved in the Dada von Bzdülöw theatre. In the years 1984-1993, she was the student of the National Ballet School in Gdańsk, from which she graduated with a classical dancer degree. At the age of eighteen, Ms Chmielewska read the biography of […]czytaj więcej

Teatr Dada von Bzdülöw

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.

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