EDYTA
KOZAK
EDYTA
KOZAK

Dancer, choreographer, curator and organizer of many events in the area of ​​dance art and the performing arts. She graduated from Ballet School and the Academy of Music (now the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music) in Warsaw. She was a soloist dancer in the Ballet of the Grand Theatre in Warsaw (now the Polish National Ballet) and the Stadttheater in Bern. In the early 90s she was the co-creator of NEI, one of the first independent dance groups in Poland. In the late 90s she has left the choreographic works, devoting herself to the creation of original program of the Body/Mind International Festival of Contemporary Dance (now Body/Mind International Festival) and projects stimulating the development of dance in Poland, which she still does. She came back to the artistic creation in 2001, forming the Made Inc. group together with multimedia artist, Mirek Kowalczyk, in 2007 she created the installation Dancing for You For One Minute, which was the first part of the triptych – along with the show Dancing For You Longer Than One Minute and the feature film Dancing For You directed by Roland Rowiński. In 2011, she realized together with Rowiński Folk? And I Do Not Agree.  The last show of Kozak “My own interview®Fanny Panda” was created in 2013 with inspiration of Jerome Bel.

For ten years (1995-2005) Kozak served as president of the Association of Independent Dancers. In 2007, Kozak has created the Body/Mind Foundation, which in addition to international events produces, presents and implements projects promoting Polish and local dance stage (including: Warsaw Dance Stage, Night of the Dance, Go! Go! Dance!). She has been a curator of important artistic events, including such as: +++ dance (Pluses of the dance) – impresario program of the National Theatre in Warsaw (2004-2006); the first Polish Dance Platform “taniec.pl” (2003) and cooperative projects of Polish artists with artists from Germany, France, Serbia, Switzerland, Iceland.

 

She was one of the coordinators of the Dance Congress in Warsaw (2011), as well as the final member of the jury of the contest Young Dancer of the Year 2015. She is a partner and expert in international MLM: Open Latitude and Advancing Performing Arts Project. She has received numerous awards and scholarships, including Award of the Minister of Culture for the promotion of the art of dance.

Phot. Marta Ankiersztejn