CLEVER TEAM: Radek Hewelt, Filip Szatarski

9 Nov | 11am – 1pm | SK Centrum Kultury

Radek Hewelt is a dancer and choreographer. He started to dance in 1992, joining Dada von Bzdülöw Theatre. Having graduated from the Pedagogical University of Bydgoszcz, he studied dance and choreography at the Performing Arts Research and Training Studios (P. A .R.T.S.) in Brussels. In his work he juggles aesthetically different artistic forms: dance pieces, theatre plays, performance, opera, musical concerts, and multimedia installations. He has collaborated with a range of artists, including Leszek Bzdyl, Katarzyna Chmielewska, Conny Jansen, Cristian Duarte, Sara Gebran and Carmen Mehnert, Elio Gervasi, Sebastian Prantl, Cezary Tomaszewski, Matsune and Subal, Editta Braun, Rebecca Murgi, Nature Theatre of Oklahoma, united sorry (Robert Stein, Frans Poelstra), Anne Juren, Pieter Ampe, Andrea Bold, Ewa Bankowska, Cooperativa Performativa, Magdalena Chowaniec, Anat Steinberg, Oleg Soulimenko, Christine Gaigg, the Loose Collective. He has also been involved in projects by visual artists, e.g. Thierry de Mey (Ma mere l’oye) and Katarzyna Kozyra (Lou Salomé). He was a member of the Vienna-based art collective Pathosbüro. Since 1999 Radek has been developing his individual projects. Zoom In, 21 minutes, Close-up (shown at the Polish Dance Platform 2008), Tonights Tune, Slow Cowboy, or 12 Songs have been presented across Europe: at ImPulsTanz (Vienna), Dancas na Cidade (Lisboa), Festival d’Automne (Paris), or Springdance (Utrecht). In 2012, together with Filip Szatarski, Radek launched Clever Theam. Their first production, Clever Project has been shown at the Gdańsk Dance Festival and WUK in Vienna. In March 2013 Radek completed the solo Substitute show (premiered at imagetanz in Vienna).

Filip Szatarski is a Gdańsk-based artist researching the areas of dance and theatre with the connection to music and visual arts. He has been collaborating with Dada von Bzdülöw Theatre since 1994. Working as an independent choreographer, dancer, and dramaturge he has created 15 performances, cooperating with artists from across the world. For the past 18 years he has worked with a range of dance theatres, such as Tanz Hotel Wien, Tanz Atelier Wien, Smafu Compagnie, Osez Project Canada, FeinSinn Company Wien, Blue Elephant Company Düsseldorf. Moreover, he devises choreographies for dramatic theatres in Poland and abroad (over 40 productions). He is eager to work with musicians as vocalist. He authored a paratheatrical piece titled Jakub together with the Mordy ensemble. Working with the German group Nanoschlaf, Filip has been doing research on the combination of dance improvisation and contemporary improvised music. In 2005–2011 he was the artistic director of three large-scale international youth projects: Nietolerancja, Ideale Stadt, and Traffic. In 2011, together with Radek Hewelt, he launched a long-running initiative aimed at bringing an end to the crisis in the world of art, called Clever Project. In 2013 Filip directed Off-Age, featuring 20 women aged over 60 (in association with the Gdańsk-based University of the Third Age). He runs workshops on body and space awareness for professional actors. He also teaches improvisation and contact improvisation. He works with children, young people, and the elderly. He has been awarded scholarships by the Japanese government, authorities of the Pomorze province, the mayor of Gdańsk (trice), and the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of Poland (a grant for improvisation research). His latest collaboration with Radek Hewelt, INSTANT OPERA. Adult Crying Inventory, debuted in October 2014 in Vienna.

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