DANCE:Polish Dance


Institute of Music and Dance
The Institute’s mission is to support the development of music and dance culture in Poland.

taniecPolska (pl)
The portal was created to fill gaps in information and promotion of  the art of dance in Poland (ballet, contemporary dance, folk dance, early dance, anthropology of dance). It consists mainly of interrelated databases which are regularly updated and extended. At this moment these are mainly contemporary dance and ballet, the others are being gradually extended.

The Polish Dance Platform
The Polish Dance Platform aims to seek out and promote the most interesting original dance productions made in Poland or by Polish choreographers.

Old Brewery New Dance
Old Brewery New Dance has since 2004 been proving to us that it is possible to create an interesting, non-commercial and experimental programme supporting contemporary dance at the very heart of commerce. It successfully promotes dance and supports the development of young Polish choreographers and dancers.

Body/Mind International Contemporary Dance Festival
Founding mother of the festival is Edyta Kozak, dancer, choreographer, animator and organizer of many events in the sphere of contemporary dance. Innovative programme of the Body/Mind Festival includes space for presentation of the most interesting trends of Polish and international dance and performing arts, brave tendencies in choreography, progressive ideas and new qualities.

Gdansk Dance Festival
Invites well known dancers, choreographers, artistic directors and researchers, highly engaged in the development of contemporary dance.

Bytom Dance and Movement Theatre Rozbark
The Dance and Movement Theatre Rozbark, opened in 2014, got a modern seat in the transformed interior of a pithead of an old mine. The goal is to create a vibrant dance town. Classes in dance techniques for adults and children are taking place here; Polish and international artists spend their residencies here; dance shows are created here.



Krakow: Terminus

The final destination of this travel conference – or shall we rather call it study tour, as suggested by Clement? – was the old Polish capital, Krakow. A place swarming with tourists, trams (some with messages from the Pope), cultural institutions and quickly gentrifying neighbourhoods. We kicked it off with a visit to Laznia Nova […] »

Katowice: an easy day at the Silesian Museum

On 12 June (Day 8) we left Czechia and moved to Poland, but we stayed in the same region: Silesia. The Silesian Museum, since its opening last year, is one of the most important cultural spaces in the Polish side of Silesia district, and (yet another) very interesting example of art places created in the former […] »

Frequently Travelled Trains and Hazy Memories of Ostrava

By the time we reached Ostrava, most of the conference staff was reasonably tired as these shots below will testify. In the city of Ostrava we visited quite a few theatres (Puppet Theatre, Petr Bezruč Theatre, Old Aréna Theatre and Cooltour) and had lunch in a modern shared office space, Impact Hub.  After some thought-provoking […] »

Baroque walks in Olomouc

After leaving Slovakia we arrived to the Czech Republic to the beautiful small town of Olomouc. After the visit to the town hall and the city theatre we were presented two independent theatre venues and finished the day with a short performance. »

The second day in Slovakia: Zilina

  The conference quickly moved on from Topolcany to another great city in Slovakia: Zilina. For Attila, who was biking again this did take some climbing too. Stanica Zilina-Zariecie was the theatre venue which hosted us for exciting presentations with a strong theoretical focus, a provocative dance performance and a discussion with artist Jaro Viňarský. »