Iwona Olszowska - miniatura

Iwona Olszowska

is a dancer and choreographer. She also teaches contemporary dance, body awareness, contact improvisation and improvisation as performance, and is a Somatic Movement Educator of Body Mind Centering®. She holds the post of artistic director of the Experimental Dance Studio EST affiliated with Hurtownia Ruchu (Movement Warehouse) in Kraków, Poland. She conducts instructor courses, extramural programmes at the Academy of Music in Łódź, dance workshops and contact improvisation festivals in Poland and abroad (Ukraine, England, Russia, Moldova, Germany, Italy). Before, for 8 years she had taught at the Academy for the Dramatic Arts in Kraków. She has learnt her dance skills at New York’s dance studios, the George Mason University in Washington, the University of Alabama and the University of Calgary, as well as workshops held by the Silesian Dance Theatre in Bytom and the Centre for Culture Promotion in Zielona Góra. She has taken part in a range of Polish projects, collaborating with Pracownia Fizyczna (The Physical Studio), Renata Piotrowska, Marta Pietruszka and Andrzej Sadowski, Marcin Janus, Magdalena Przybysz; but has also been involved in international undertakings, working e.g. with Liz Lerman and Michael Schumacher. She has also been creating her own stage pieces, improvisations, lecture performances, solo choreographies and choreographies for dance companies or dramatic theatres (including Narodowy Stary Teatr and Słowacki Theatre in Kraków). She has been awarded the Batory Foundation scholarship and the ArtsLink fellowship (residency in New York).

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