Tuesday January 22nd, 2019 / Program 2019

4 choreographies – 1 evening – Inauguration of the Dance Art Center in Warsaw at the Mazovia Institute of Culture

On 7 February, at 7 pm, the first event featuring performances held by the Dance Art Center in Warsaw will be held. The DAC programme will be hosted in 2019 by the Mazovia Institute of Culture. The artistic part of the event will consists in four solo performances. We invite you to see two male and two female takes on contemporary dance presented during one exceptional night.



Takako Matsuda

15 min.

Choreography: Takako Matsuda


DEBRIS OF SHADOW/ Takako Matsuda

Debris of Shadow is a solo contemporary dance performance discussing the topic of human memories.
Memories are sleeping in you.
But one quiet night, they suddenly appear – full of colours, fragrances and shapes.
Talk to them. These are memories of you and your thousand-year-old ancestors.

The solo performance is part of the Debris Afloat”2018-2020” project held together with the Kinesis Dance Somateatro Dance Company and the Warsaw Dance Department.
The solo performance will be performed in Canada, Warsaw and Tokyo.



Contemporary dance performer, choreographer, performer. Born in Tokyo in 1978. Takako graduated from the New York University Tisch School of Art in 2001 with a major in Dance. Her dance career began when she joined the Yoshiko Chuma Dance Company in New York. During this time she also founded the performing group “Treaders in the Snow” with Mana Hashimoto, a blind dancer and musician from Japan. The group performed their work in New York, Europe and Japan at e.g. the Edinburg Art Festival, the Dublin International Dance Festival, PS122, Puffin Rooms. In 2008, Takako moved to Poland where she worked as a dancer and choreographer at the Polish Dance Theatre. Since then she has been performing at festivals across Poland such as the Zawirowania Dance Theatre Festival or the International Dance Festival in Bytom. She is a close collaborator of the Warsaw Dance Department as a dancer and dance instructor teaching the Limón technique paired with Butoh, Budoh and Asian methods of working with the body and movement.