Rafał Urbacki
Rafał Urbacki

1984-2019

Director, critical choreographer, social debater, movement anthropologist, retired performer. Studied drama direction at the Ludwik Solski State Theatre School in Kraków, Theatre Theory at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Culture Studies at the Silesian University in Katowice. Debuted as a dancer in a wheelchair at the “Kierunek” Integrative Dance Theatre. After years spent in a wheelchair since recently he has been capable of moving on his own owing to the development of his own movement methodology. A student of Iwona Olszowska. His artistic interests cover the issue of perception of people with alternative motoric and/or sensory skills in culture, the archeology of the worker’s body, movement habitus of non-heteronormative persons. Choreographer and movement designer in over 50 film and stage productions. Two-time recipient of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage.

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