Paulina Święcańska
Paulina Święcańska

A graduate of State Music School of the I and II degree in rhythmics faculty. She finished B.A. degree in Culture and Sport Animation at University of Zielona Góra. She is an educator and instructor of contemporary dance recognized by National Centre of Culture. Furthermore, She is an alumnus of SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw: M.A. in Cultural Studies. Additionally she is a graduate of R. Laban’s Kinetography course in Choreology Institute in Poznań. What is more, she graduated in Cultural Management faculty at University of Warsaw and in theatre production at University of Łódź.

She gathered much of her experience on international festivals and coachings all around Europe but also in Israel, Brasil, India, Russia, Turkey, Australia, Indonesia, USA and Japan. As a choreographer she has already created 18 choreographies including: ‘Variations on the theme of food’, ‘Hybrid’, ‘Butterflies 2046’, ‘Perfect match’, ‘Surrogates’, ‘ENEMY’ which were shown on Polish and international festivals such as ‘Solo Duo’ in Budapest, ‘Kalejdoskop’ in Białystok, ‘Ciało/Umysł’ and ‘Zawirowania’ in Warsaw.

Finally, she is very engaged in Warsaw City animation (it’s space as well as it’s inhabitants) through lively and immediate art on Warsaw Festival of Independent art Re:wizje 2008-2012 http://www.rewizjewarszawa.pl where she has worked as a dance curator. She was one of the organizers of  Warsaw Dance Platform 2014-2016  http://www.warszawskaplatformatanca.pl and she organized the Polish First Contact Improvisation Festival Warsaw Flow in years 2010-2016 www.polandcontactfestival.com.

Currently she takes part in creating Artistic Foundation PERFORM  www.perform.org.pl, through which she produces artistic, social and educational projects in collaboration with artists of different fields and directions. In her professional work she uses techniques such as: contact improvisation, authentic movement, improvisation, bodywork, animal flow, space composition, physical theatre, ecstatic dance.