Anna Nowicka and Katarzyna Sitarz at the Movement Research Festival
Monday, December 11, 2017, 8:00 PM
55 Washington Square S, New York, NY
Anna Nowicka and Katarzyna Sitarz are part of GPS/Global Practice Sharing in partnership with Art Stations Foundation (Poznan), Institute of Music and Dance (Warsaw) and the Polish Cultural Institute New York (NYC). During their visit to New York they will participate in workshops and perform at the Movement Research Festival Fall 2017 (27 November – 3 December). On December 11, Nowicka and Sitarz will have a presentation of their work at the historic Judson Memorial Church.
GPS/Global Practice Sharing provides a platform for the international exchange of ideas, processes and reflective practices surrounding dance- and movement-based forms between the US and independent performing arts communities internationally. GPS posits that dialogue across differences necessarily catalyzes the generation of new knowledge and creative innovation. By investing in the mobility of artists, curators and cultural workers, GPS advances cross cultural understanding and the development of the contemporary arts field at large. Officially established in 2016, GPS consists of an informal network of partners currently supporting exchange projects in Eastern and Central Europe.
Anna Nowicka is a choreographer and performer. She holds an MA in psychology from Warsaw University, an MA in Choreography at the HfS Ernst-Busch/HZT in Berlin, and is a graduate of the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance. She focuses on questions of attention, embodied imagination and creativity, and the potential of sensed images to expand the body into the flowing state of continuous becoming. Since 2011 Anna’s research has been recognized: she was rewarded the DAAD Prize, followed by a choreographic scholarship from the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes and Tanzstipendium from the city of Berlin. Her performance “fire is raging in your hair” won the 100GRAD Festival in HAU, Berlin, and her solo the truth is just a plain picture. said bob. was selected for the Polish Dance Platform. Since 2010, her individual choreographic practice is connected with the Art Stations Foundation by Grazyna Kulczyk in Poznan. Currently, Anna is a PhD candidate in the Acting Department of the Polish Film School in Lodz, and is a practitioner of Saphire (R) at Dr. Catherine Shainbergs School of Images. She is also expanding her research through intense dreamwork with Bonnie Buckner. She divides her life between Berlin and Poland.
Katarzyna Sitarz a is a freelance dancer, performer, choreographer, voice and movement researcher and world traveler. She plumbs the secrets of traditional singing, Slavic white voice in particular, which she also explores in her performative activities. The essence of presence and collectivism is the subject of her intense preoccupation. In 2016 Katarzyna was an artist-in-residence at Old Brewery New Dance in Poznan where she created her newest solo, Per-sona. She regularly performs and teaches in Europe, with guest performances in Brazil, Argentina, the United States, Canada and Malaysia. After being nominated for The Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, she had the pleasure of working with Trisha Brown. As a Tanja Liedtke Fellow she conducted her artistic research home project in Australia. She has participated in the OMI International Dance Collective in Ghent, NY, and received grants from the Ministries of Culture in the Netherlands and Poland, as well as danceWEB 2010 in Vienna. Sitarz has received awards at 11th International Solo Dance Theater Festival in Stuttgart and 8th Solo International Festival in Budapest. She studied Slavic Philology at Wroclaw University, Dance and Choreography at Rotterdam Dance Academy and Experimental Physical Performance at SMASH Berlin.