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Małgorzata Dzierżoń
Choreographer, dance teacher and producer
Jadwiga Majewska
Critic, researcher theoretician, curator, editor, lecturer, and translator.

Małgorzata Dzierżoń

Choreographer, dance teacher and producer

She has performed with, among others, Rambert, Gothenburg Ballet and Royal Danish Ballet and made guest appearances with Wayne McGregor and the Ballet Boyz. She has danced full length classical productions as well as neo-classical and contemporary works by Balanchine, Neumeier, Béjart, Forsythe, Cunningham, Tankard, Duato, Bruce and Wheeldon, receiving nominations for the Spotlight and Outstanding Female Dancer Award in the UK National Critics’ Circle Awards.

She has taught at the Royal Academy of Dance and, as a guest lecturer, at the Royal Ballet School and Central School of Ballet in London. She was an artist-in-residence at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2020. She worked for many years as the artistic director and producer at Fertile Ground and New Movement Collective. As a choreographer she was commissioned by dance companies, schools and galleries including Rambert, Sopot Dance Theatre, Hong Kong APA, Ballet Central, Serpentine Gallery and English National Ballet (Dance Journeys) among others.

She joined Wrocław Opera as a Ballet Director in August 2022.

http://www.malgorzatadzierzon.com

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Jadwiga Majewska

Critic, researcher theoretician, curator, editor, lecturer, and translator.

She graduated in religious studies from Jagiellonian University.

She is writing about dance, theatre, and art. She has published, inter alia, in the “Teatr” monthly, “Didaskalia”, Znak” „Res Publica Nowa” „dwutygodnik.pl”.

She is the author and the editor of numerous book publications on dance, theatre, and performative arts in both Polish and English language.

Majewska was a member of the editorial board of Słownik tańca XX i XXI wieku (Dictionary of Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Dance) and author of many dictionary entries.

She has led artistic, research and educational projects as a curator in Poland and abroad.

Majewska has served on the juries of Polish and international dance and performance competitions and platforms and is an expert of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. A member of the first Program Council of the Institute of Music and Dance (2010-2013), author and curator of MAKT (Mobile Academy of Dance Criticism),

She initiated and directed the International Steps Contemporary Dance Festival in Krakow (2013-2018), and together with Mikołaj Mikołajczyk the Studio Dance Stage at the Studio Theatre in Warsaw.

She is a recipient of numerous prizes and scholarships. She is a member of the Dance Critics Association, Congress of Research in Dance, The International Dance Council CID, Polish Society for the Theatre Research, Polish Choreological Forum and was one of the founding members and firs president of the Forum of Dance Art Communities. In September 2022, she was named President of the Board of the European Network of Information Centres for Performing Arts (ENICPA).

In October 2019 she joined the Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute in Warsaw as head of the Research and Publishing Department. From February 2022 she has been the director’s plenipotentiary for publishing, foreign affairs, and the Spaces of Art program.