Dance project entitled Un-becoming , choreographed by Maciej Kuźmiński will premier on the 18th of April at the “Vuk” Cultural Centre. Curtains up at 20.00.
Who am I?
Through the development of technologies and socio-cultural transformations, we have come to live in completely different times, from those in which we were raised in. The growing nostalgia for the old, orderly world gives us the feeling that we have been orphaned by the world of our fathers and grandfathers. The ever-increasing pace of life and mobility requires us to play, re-enact various social roles, which led to the phenomena of “performance of self”, the ability to combine features and behaviors in sub-identities. Gilles Deleuze even claimed that “identity does not exist” because it was replaced by differences and similarities depending on context and perspective.
Un-becoming represents the inner journey, the process of assuming and the process of stripping oneself from the normative layers of socially constructed identity.
Maciej Kuźmiński ( born 1985 ) – choreographer, performer, educator, producer. Artistic director of Maciej Kuźmiński
Company. Founder and director of the Polish Dance Network.
English Dance Tabs magazine wrote on Room 40 by Maciej Kuźmiński as ‘perfectly bridging concept and beauty’, a
remark that well describes the style of the choreographer. His works, formally daring with grounded, dynamic movement,
revolve around existential and philosophy concepts. The artist is also interested in social takes on feminism.
Since 2014 Kuźmiński’s works have been presented over 130 times in England, Germany, Israel, Canada, Brasil, Austria,
Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Serbia, Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia, Georgia, Italy, Hungary
and Poland. The multi-award winning artist has claimed among others the prestigious Audience Award at the Polish
Dance Platform 2014 for “Room 40”, 2nd Prize and Scapino Ballet Prize at the international choreographic competition in
Hannover 2016, as well as 1st Prize, Critics Prize and Special Prize at the Festival of Choreographic Miniatures in Serbia
2017 for “Dominique”. His work “Repetition” represented Poland at the official programme of International Tanzmesse
NRW 2016. Most recently recipient of Regensrburg Tanz Production Prize for solo “I fought Piranhas” at the
International Choreographic Competition in Hannover 2018.
Author of Degree choreographies for Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance in London, IUI – Belgrade Dance
Institute, Serbia and Belarussian State University of Culture and Art in Minsk.
As a pedagogue taught for multiple higher education conservatoires including:
Codarts – Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Rotterdam, Netherlands, University of Calgary, Canada, IUI – Belgrade Dance
Institute, Serbia, Dance Theatre Departament in Bytom of the National Theatre Academy in Cracow, Poland, Trinity
Laban for Music and Dance in London, England, for companies Polish Dance Theatre Poznań, Scapino Ballet Rotterdam,
Regensburg Tanz, Germany, Bitef Dance Theatre Belgrade and in multiple festivals in Europe.
Maciej Kuźmiński graduated with Distinction from MA Choreography studies and 1st Degree BA Dance Theatre studies
at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.