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Kaya Kołodziejczyk

Kaya Kołodziejczyk is working in the fields of choreography, performance art and contemporary dance.  She creates performances based on cross-art ideas, incorporating an experimental approach to the body and its materiality, interactive animations based on responding to sound and movement, somatic techniques, film images, contemporary music and original movement scores. She has created numerous choreographies, including Gorycz (Bitterness) for the Polish Dance Theatre in Poznań, AUDITION V – opera in 22 scenes (2016), for the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, solo work SOL (2013), Aria di Prefiche (2013) to music by Witold Lutosławski for the Castle Opera in Szczecin. She has also collaborated with the European performing arts network APAP (Advancing Performing Arts Project).

She is also a performer, a contemporary dance and composition teacher and moreover she is involved in social projects for children and young people. She supports NGOs which fight for social equality regardless of age, race, origin, social status, health condition or gender identity. She is a member of the Cultural Commission at the Polish Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport, tasked with drafting a law on the status of the artist.

She is a graduate of the State Ballet School in Warsaw and Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts (HfMDK) in the field of dance pedagogy. She lives in Poland and Belgium.