Katarzyna Gardzina-Kubała - miniatura

Katarzyna Gardzina-Kubała

is a music and ballet critic. She holds a degree from the Faculty of Applied Linguistics and East Slavic Studies, University of Warsaw, and has completed a postgraduate journalism programme at the university (2002). She began her career in journalism in the culture section of the "Trybuna" daily, and was music critic for the "Życie Warszawy" daily for many years. She has collaborated with the majority of Polish music journals, along with periodicals published by Warsaw’s and Poznań’s opera theatres. She publishes in ballet programmes and local press, as well as acting as administrator of an internet discussion forum, balet.pl. In 2008 together with a group of dance critics she made an attempt to reactivate "Taniec" quarterly. She has prepared a series of 25 feature articles on dance history and theory that were published as part of the Taniec i balet (Dance and Ballet) collection by AGORA. She co-authored a series of children’s books, Bajki baletowe (Ballet Tales) and writes a ballet blog called Na czubkach palców (On toe points). In 2008-2010 she held the position of literary secretary of Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera. Since 2010 she has been a regular collaborator of the Institute of Music and Dance in Warsaw, preparing biographical notes and informational materials on the Polish ballet scene for the taniecPOLSKA.pl website.

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