Iza Szostak

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

A dancer and choreographer. She graduated from the Roman Turczynowicz Ballet School in Warsaw (2003) and the Codarts Rotterdam Dance Academy (2008). Currently, she studies ethnology and anthropology at the University of Warsaw. She has won scholarships from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland, Dutch Corrie Hartong Fonds, SPAZIO, Alternative Dance Academy, and Solo Project of the Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk. Moreover, Iza has interned at Jan Fabre’s company, Troubleyn. She has collaborated with Michael Schumacher, Amy Raymond, Anna Holter, Taldans, Wojtek Ziemilski, Marysia Stokłosa, Edyta Kozak, and Kaya Kołodziejczyk. Pieces that she created or co-created have been shown in the Nether- lands, Turkey, Germany, Portugal, China, and Poland. Her works include: Karmi-go, Feedback (2010), From culture to nature (Solo Project, 2011), The glass jar next to the glass jar (Body/Mind Foundation, 2012), RE//MIX Merce Cunningham (Komuna//Warszawa, 2012), Body. Child. Object. (Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk, 2013), Europa. Śledztwo (Komuna//Warszawa, 2014). Iza collaborates with visual artist and experimental musician Kuba Słomkowski. She is a member of Centrum w Ruchu. For a few years now, the artist has been fascinated with working with people who are not professional dancers. She refers in her work to Authentic Movement, Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) and elements of Forsythe’s improvisation. She finds great pleasure in teaching dance and movement composition, enjoys singing (yet thinks she can’t do it), and improvises on stage and in life. She dreams of skiing in the Alps and a journey to Greenland and New Zealand.

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