Durski, Kania, Stanek, Ustowska
Katarzyna Ustowska – graduated from the State Ballet School in Gdańsk (2008) before continuing her dance education at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Leeds, UK (BPA in Contemporary Dance, 2012) and the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst. Frankfurt am Main, Germany (MA in Contemporary Dance Education, 2017). Kasia works across the spectrum of contemporary dance, including performing and choreography, as well as dance education. Since 2013 she has been collaborating with the Dada von Bzdulow Theatre (Gdansk, Poland) and more recently, in 2018, with the Trans-Atlantyk Theatre. She co-founded the Polka dot Foundation, an organisation focussed on developing and promoting dance and choreography with artists and cultural institutions. She has worked with choreographers and theatre directors from a range of backgrounds including; Leszek Bzdyl, Paul Bargetto, Robero Olivan, Rafał Dziemidok, Ivgi&Greben, Lea Anderson and Jakub Truszkowski. In addition to regularly teaching professional dancers, actors and amateurs, Kasia is developing an educational dance program for children in a Montessori pedagogical setting.
Piotr Stanek – graduated from the The Ludwik Solski State Drama School in Cracow, Dance Theatre Department in Bytom. Since 2013 he has been collaborating with Dada von Bzdülöw Theater. Recently he has been working in several productions, among others with Jerzy Stuhr, Rafał Urbacki, Jens Van Daele, Jacek Łumiński, Kuba Kowalski, Remigiusz Brzyk, Paweł Miśkiewicz. He was awarded a “public favorite dancer” during “Eurovision Contest for Young Dancers 2013”, he took part in two editions of Deltebre Dansa festival…He divides his attention between collaborating with other artists as a performer, and creating his own choreographic works, such as: They robbed my bike (Klub Żak, Gdansk, residence / premiere 2014), EMERGENCY PLAN (Krakow Choreographic Center 2015), ONE (produced by Dada von Bzdülöw Theater, Theater Wybrzeże Gdańsk 2018) and others.
Katarzyna Kania – since 2013, she is working with different artistic constellations, finding herself between Poland and Germany, and positioning herself between performer and choreographer. Since 2016- she is part of Institute for Applied Theater Studies in Giessen (Choreography and Performance department). In 2014 she graduated from Master Program at Dance Theatre Department in Bytom (Poland) and since than explores imaginative and un- imaginative aspects and strategies of choreography and dance. In 2012 she co- created an international collective little:interfernece, with which she was performing in Germany, Russia, Hungary, Poland. In 2014 she started a long term collaboration with Piotr Stanek, and producing performances in the context of different institutions and festivals in Poland and abroad ( ŻAK in Gdańsk, Studio Theatre in Warsaw, KCC Cracow, CSK Lublin, Deltebre Dansa Festival, Dei Due Mondi (Spoleto), Flora Theatre Festival, Mousonturm in Frankfurt am Main).
Patryk Durski – graduate of the Academy of Theater Arts at the Department of Dance Theater in Bytom. Works as an independent artist. Recently, he has been collaborating with A. Kamińska, P. Degórski and A. Słyż (Movement Sonification Lab.) exploring technologically mediated dependence of motion and sound, in which technology plays the role of extending and expanding the possibilities of corporeal perception. He also co-creates the LineAct group, in which the vertical dance technique is used in addition to conventional performance measures and site specific methods. He collaborated with Burning Bridges company Jens van Daele. He also performs at the National Theater in Warsaw (“Burza” by Shakespeare, directed by P. Miśkiewicz, chor. D. Knapik) and at the J. Slowacki Theater in Krakow (“Kariera Arturo Ui” directed by R. Brzyk, chor. D. Knapik). In September 2018, in cooperation with the theater Dada von Bzdülöw he created “ONE” show, which is a collective work of K. Kania, K. Ustowska, P. Stanek and P. Durski.