Festival Team

21st Ciało/Umysł - International Festival of the Art of Dance and Performance (2022)
21st Ciało/Umysł - International Festival of the Art of Dance and Performance (2022)
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Introduction

The C/U Team

It is important what we say here to better undestand our modus operandi. Our Team varies from year to year but ...

It is important what we say here to better undestand our modus operandi. Our Team varies from year to year but some of people are the core of it as the Artistic and Managing directors working for the Festival all year round. The rest is a bunch of freelancers. However many of them keep coming back in various roles. Our staff members come from different sectors but plenty of people that has been organizing C/U throughout the years are the artists or scholars themselves. We are also happy to realize that many colleagues have started their careers with us.

In the picture by Marta Ankiersztejn-Węgier – Team of 18th C/U (2019). Not surprisingy – some of the faces you might recognize below. Have a nice time reading about us 🙂

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Edyta Kozak

Artistic Director

Choreographer, dance curator, creator of the international “Body/Mind” festival; for over 25 years connected with the Warsaw dance scene; for ...

Choreographer, dance curator, creator of the international “Body/Mind” festival; for over 25 years connected with the Warsaw dance scene; for 10 years she was the head of the Association of Independent Dancers, as well as the creator and curator of the dance programme at the National Theatre “+++ of dance”. She is a former prima ballerina of Polish National Ballet at the Teatr Wielki in Warsaw and Stadttheatre Bern in Switzerland. She graduated from the State Ballet School and the Academy of Music in Warsaw. She carries out independent projects related to the art of dance. For 10 years, she has been the only Polish partner of Aerowaves, as well as the curator of the first international exchange projects between Polish dance artists and foreign ones, such as ‘Jagniatków. Move the Mount’ with the Goethe Institute, ‘co – OPERATION’ with the Swiss Cultural Foundation, ‘FOLK? a ja się (nie) zgadzam!’ with Iceland as part of the so-called Norwegian grants. She creates the original programme of the international Festival Ciało/Umysł and numerous projects promoting Polish dance. In 2003, she received an award from the Minister of Culture for promoting the art of dance. Since 2008, she has been a Polish expert and partner of the European networks: apap (advancing performing arts project) and Open Latitude, and as such, she co-creates the Polish and European dance scene. She is a member of the prestigious Chapter of the “Pearls of Dance” competition, which from 2019 will award prizes to artists of the art of dance.

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Anna Szaniawska

Managing Director

Since 2009, she has been associated with the Ciało/Umysł Foundation, managing complex projects, financial and administrative coordination, obtaining and accounting ...

Since 2009, she has been associated with the Ciało/Umysł Foundation, managing complex projects, financial and administrative coordination, obtaining and accounting for city, ministerial, European and Norwegian grants.

Graduate of Tourism and Hotel Management in Warsaw. She has several years of experience in managing, running and organising offices at various levels, which she gained while working for the Polish-American company Computron specialising in the implementation of financial and accounting systems for corporations (Polish State Railways, CitiBank Handlowy, SoftBank).

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Katarzyna Orzeszek-Koroblewska

Head of Promo

Vice President of C/U since the Foundation’s beginning (2008), previously a spectator and reviewer of the Festival. At C/U 2022 ...

Vice President of C/U since the Foundation’s beginning (2008), previously a spectator and reviewer of the Festival. At C/U 2022 she is continuing what she had started during Pandemic, i.e. trying her best from communication and promotion strategy to daily chores when something is on fire. A theatrologist by education. More than two decades as a copywriter in major international advertising agencies (McCann, Grey, Publicis, Dentsu), even longer here and there as a dubbing artist and translator

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Joanna Szymajda

Coordinator of the festival, editor of the festival newspaper, curator of the Scientific Conference

Assistant Professor at the Art Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences, dance researcher and cultural manager. She defended her ...

Assistant Professor at the Art Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences, dance researcher and cultural manager. She defended her doctoral thesis at the Université Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle and the University of Łódź. She holds a master’s degree in theatre studies and psychology from the University of Łódź and Université Lyon II. Vice-director of the Institute of Music and Dance from 2010-2017, ballet manager of the Wrocław Opera from 2018-2020, artistic coordinator of the Ciało/Umysł Festival 2007-2010 and again from 2021. She collaborates with the Theatre Academy in Warsaw and the University of Łódź. Author of the book ‘Aesthetics of Contemporary European Dance after 1990’ (Księgarnia Akademicka, 2013); editor of the ‘European Dance since 1989. Communitas and the Other’ (Routledge/IMiT 2014) and ‘Polish female artists of the dance avant-garde’ (IMiT/IAM 2017).

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Edyta Sudoł / Kulturalny PR

Media Relations

Cultural promotion specialist. She has been working with C/U for over a decade. This year she is focusing on working ...

Cultural promotion specialist. She has been working with C/U for over a decade. This year she is focusing on working with the media, but also supports the festival in other fields of promotion, such as coordination of print and video productions.

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Anna Cygankiewicz

Social Media, Audience Development, Accessibility Consultancy

Creative and communication specialist. Theatrologist, graduate of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, coordinator of the promotional campaign for the 4th ...

Creative and communication specialist. Theatrologist, graduate of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, coordinator of the promotional campaign for the 4th Warsaw Week of Culture Without Barriers, the Culture Without Barriers Festival (2019-2022) and the educational project Warsaw Academy of Accessibility. She specialises in designing communication strategies and digital campaigns for cultural institutions and events. She has worked with the Warszawa Centralna festival, the Krakow Theatre Reminiscences, the Szajna Multimedia Festival in Rzeszów, the Koło Theatre Studio Association, the Studio Theatre in Warsaw and the Copernicus Science Centre.

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Daniel Kotowski

Deaf Audience of 21.st C/U Ambassador

A visual artist and performer, deaf person. Graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Participant of the PhD ...

A visual artist and performer, deaf person. Graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Participant of the PhD School at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. He used to collaborate with Zacheta – National Gallery of Art and Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw as well as Arsenal Gallery in Bialystok. He will be a special guest of the Festival and his signed invitation for the Festival will be an integral part of the Festival trailers.

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Tomasz Opęchowski

Technical Director

He’s been working with C/U for a loooong time. He’ll hook up a cable here, crack a joke there to ...

He’s been working with C/U for a loooong time. He’ll hook up a cable here, crack a joke there to defuse a situation, and seriously speaking he ensures that the Festival can be seen and heard well, the special effects work, and the props don’t get lost before the performances.

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Katarzyna Hancke

Invitations
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Małgorzata Wilczyńska

Volunteer Coordinator
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Paulina Szczęsna

Production Manager of “World of Interiors”
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Olga Kozińska aka Ms Halinka

Production Manager of the events at Komuna Warszawa

Producer of cultural events. For several years she has been working with cultural institutions and independent curators and artists on ...

Producer of cultural events. For several years she has been working with cultural institutions and independent curators and artists on exhibitions and performances in Poland and abroad. Until 2019, she was connected with the Centre for Contemporary Art at Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw as an indispensable assistant of three successive directors and then as the head of the Project Coordination Department.

Currently a producer of performances and events at Komuna Warszawa Theatre.

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Bartek Woszczyński / B’cause Film Productions

Video

Bartek and his B’cause Productions are a complex film production house. They specialise in reportages of artistic events, music videos, ...

Bartek and his B’cause Productions are a complex film production house. They specialise in reportages of artistic events, music videos, art films, film productions of dance and theatre performances, livestreaming and commercials. Go HERE for more. He prepares trailers and Festival Footage for 21st C/U.

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@kuna.works

Graphic Design

Fresh graphic blood at C/U in the person and talent of Katarzyna Lubinska. She is the author of Festival’s Key ...

Fresh graphic blood at C/U in the person and talent of Katarzyna Lubinska. She is the author of Festival’s Key Visual and visual identity of this year’s edition.

She was supported by Zofka Kofta, responsible for the composition of the festival magazine.

In previous years, the visual identity for C/U was created by: until 2019, Lech Rowinski beton, who is also the author of the C/U logo; and in 2020-2021, Martyna Wędzicka-Obuchowicz wedzicka.com

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Sergiusz Łubiński

Compser of the 21. C/U jingle

Author of the jingles of the last three editions of C/U.

Explore his work:  YouTubesoundcloudinstagram

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Author of the jingles of the last three editions of C/U.

Explore his work:  YouTubesoundcloudinstagram

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Joanna Targoń

Proofreading
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Marek Mieleszko

Translations (English)
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Dorota Kwinta

Translations (Portuguese)
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Agnieszka Boniakowska / EXPERT Kancelaria Rachunkowo-Podatkowa

Accountancy
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Dagmara Gut, Agnieszka Kądziela-Piasecka

Legal Advisors