Polish Dance Network
The Polish Dance Network (PST) supports and enables the exchange of Polish dance productions in the country as well providing a platform for artistic exchange. The network is a bottom-up initiative created by artists, dancers, choreographers, managers and directors of institutions that support contemporary dance. The PST was created in the spirit of exchange, respecting diverse artistic visions and aesthetics.
The primary goals of the Network are; to help bring Polish productions created by dance companies and independent artists in Poland to the stage; encourage and nurture exchange between centers with diverse artistic aesthetics; support the efficient use of financial aid provided for dance companies; and to assist dance companies, and independent artists, in creating plans for commercial exploitation of their work.
In 2019 the PST will be formed of: the Lublin Dance Theater, the Kielce Dance Theater, the ROZBARK Dance and Movement Theater, the Krakow Choreography Center, Stary Browar Nowy Taniec program, the Regional Center of Borderland Cultures, Centrum Sztuki Mościce, the Krotoszyński Cultural Center, the Suwałki Cultural Center, the Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Art Center of Dance in cooperation with the Mazovian Institute of Culture, and the Polish Polka dot Foundation. The main organizer of the PST is the Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw. The head and originator of the Network is Maciej Kuźmiński and the coordinator is Alicja Berejowska. It was started in 2017 and the Polka dot Foundation joined the network in 2018.
In 2019 Polka dot chose the performance "ONE", produced by the Dada von Bzdülöw Theater, Wybrzeże Theater and the City of Gdańsk, to be presented, through the PST, on five partner scenes in Poland: the Nowa Huta Cultural Center in Krakow, the Cultural Center in Lublin, Stary Browar Nowy Taniec program in Poznań, the Bytom Theater of Dance and Movement ROZBARK, and the Mazovian Institute of Culture in Warsaw.
Dada von Bzdülöw Theater
As part of the collaboration, the Polka Dot Foundation will also co-organize performances across northern Poland from: the Lublin Dance Theater, the Rozbark Theater, Janusz Orlik; Grupa Wokół Centrum, and the Living Space Theater.
Lublin Dance Theater
Performance "Stalking Paradise"
Janusz Orlik/Art Stations Foundation
Rozbark/Jakub Lewandowski Theater
Living Space Theater
Performance „Kaj dzias”
Wokół Centrum Group
Performance „Dobre wychowanie”
Polish Dance Network Calendar
Dates of show performances in Gdansk and Słupsk under the Polish Dance Network soon!