Saturday, July 27, 2013

Sth about us

Gaja Karolczak

Currently working as freelancing researcher/ writer in the field of dance being supported by Institute of Music and Dance (Poland) and Flemish government.  She is unfolding her project on phantom sensations in frames of a.pass Brussels and VARP -pa. Her interests circulate around interdisciplinary ventures involving dance /movement  and cognitive neuroscience reflected speculatively and work of experimental dancers like Deborah Hay or Lisa Nelson. She have completed MSc  in  Performative Creativity (University of Malta  UAM, Poznań) and MA in Art History. Wrote On Mirror Neurons  and Kinesthetic Empathy (“Didaskalia” nr 112, 2012) and soon her article On reception of dance improvisation will be published in a book following the exhibition  on dance improvisation at the Museum of Contemporary Art Łódź.

Martyna Lorenc
a person curious to work multidisciplinary. Interested in cognition, creation, expression, the topic of mindfulness, somatic and therapeutic techniques, applied both for dance as well as for well-being. Got a master's degree in cognitive science at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland writing on direct action-perception interactions. Has studied contemporary dance and pedagogy at Anton Bruckner University in Linz, Austria. Currently engaged in several companies and projects, e.g. C.O.V. Company Off Verticality Rose Breuss (upcoming project in collaboration with violinist Ernst Kovacic), Editta Braun Company ("planet Luvos"), as well as in own choreographic tries ("Alien drive" a solo in collaboration with music composer Lorenzo Romano). Loves to work with live music and video. 

Marysia Zimpel,
 studied  Dance, Choreography and Context” at HTZ, at Universitat der Kunste in Berlin. At the University of Poznan, Poland, at the Department of Cultural Studies, she defended her master thesis: “Dance practice   mobile space of creating of the self ”. She is an author of several solo works,and one duet with a poet Eric Green Working like a dog, she also performs for others, as well as works in collaboration. In years  2010-2012  she was part of the Vienna  based performance collective   “Gods Entertainment”, which gave her a unique experience. In cooperation with Anna Czaban curated an event of choreographic performances Serendypia, which took place in City Gallery Arsenał, ’10,’11 in Poznań, PL. In May 2012 was invited by Kattrin Deufert and Thomas Plischke for their project “(En)tropical Institute”, Berlin/UferStudios. As a danced she worked with Isabelle Schad in choreographies “Music” and “Experience#1”. Recently was invited by Alexandra Borys to the project Unisono which was premiered  on 22.06.2013 in Komuna Warszawa, PL. 

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