Magdalena Jędra

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

A dancer, choreographer, and performer. She started her dancing career at the Gdańsk Dance Theatre (GTT) of Melissa Monteros and Wojciech Mochniej (1997–1999). In 2005 Magdalena teamed up with Anna Steller and musicians Grzegorz Welizarowicz and Zbigniew Bieńkowski. Their first joint project was titled Good Girl Killer, and gave its name to the collective. Magdalena’s works have a strong affinity to performance art and the site-specific approach. She considers improvisation to be the foundation of the creative process: working on a piece is, according to her, an act of subjecting oneself to the process. In her artistic practice she likes to bring together different styles and means of expressions characteristic for so-called “pop culture” and “high culture”. She has received an award of the mayor of Gdańsk for young artists for Good Girl Killer (2006) and a scholarship of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland, among others. She has taken part in the choreographic exchange programme between Poland and Philadelphia, USA, run by the Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk in Poznań, Institute of Music and Dance in Warsaw, Polish Institute in New York, and Dance/USA Philadelphia (2012). Magdalena runs contemporary dance and improvisation classes.

List of works: Teletransis (2002), Konstrukcja symboliczna (2003), Teoria hałasu (2004), Good Girl Killer (collaboration with Good Girl Killer, 2005), Junkie (2006), Action (collaboration with Good Girl Killer, 2008), Parallel (2009), Girls in Red Shoes (collaboration with Anna Steller, 2010), Konfetti (2010), Le sni (collaboration with Anna Steller, 2010), Have a Nice Hell (collaboration with Anna Steller, 2010), Lotta and Gula (collaboration with Anna Steller, 2011), Le Pas Jaques (2011), Gloria! (collaboration with Anita Wach, Magdalena Tuka, Anna Steller, 2013), Ruch myśli. Rekonstrukcja (2013), Europa. Śledztwo (collaboration with Iza Szostak and Weronika Pelczyńska, 2014).

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