Kielce Dance Theatre

Polish Dance Network founding partner

Kielce Dance Theatre was found in 1995 by Elżbieta Pańtak and Grzegorz Pańtak, and since then it has been run by them. Thanks to their efforts the theatre was established as the city artistic institution in 2004. The idea of the theatre founders is to create a team with a repertoire based on jazz and contemporary dance styles, produced in the forms of chamber spectacles as well as performances with participation of a symphony orchestra and a choir. The theatre co-operated in co-productions with: the Wrocław Opera, Niederbayern Theatre in Germany, the Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv, C/U Festival in Warsaw, Alias Cie in Switzerland, the Świętokrzyska Philharmonic, Bartok Festival in Miskolc, Hungary.

  • In cooperation with television stations a number of productions
    were created:a dance-music TV film “Seven Gates of Jerusalem”, music by K. Pęderecki choreography - Elżbieta Pańtak, Grzegorz Pańtak, which was nominated to International Emmy® Award in USA, 2009.
  • in 2013 Kielce Dance Theatre produced the Polish world premiere of “The Rite of Spring”, music by I. Stravinsky,  choreography – A. Preljocaj – broadcast in TVP2
  • on the occasion of Chopin Year, Kielce Dance Theatre in co-operation with TVP2 organized and produced a spectacle “Chopin4”, music arrangement – W. Pawlik,  choreography – Elżbieta Pantak, Grzegorz Pańtak, Sławomir Woźniak, broadcast in 2010.

Kielce Dance Theatre artistic team has twenty-five people; the theatre invite reputable both Polish and foreign choreographers to work with them. Together they create an interesting and pronounced face of the Polish stage dance.