Codes of cheerleading, known from athletic competitions, are used and subverted in this production to convey its own messages. Glamour, glitter and a mix of various slogans are elements of this joyful, ironic alternative to militant forms of protest.”

Artistic Direction, Choreography: Zufit Simo | Creation, Dance: Dorota Michalak, Erika Leo, Sunayana Shetty, Cary Shiu, Zufit Simon | Sound: Fredrik Olofsson | Lighting Design: JOM | Costume Design: Mirella Oestreicher | Outside Eye: Clarissa Rêgo | Management: Dietrich Oberländer | PR: Beate Zeller | Photo: Oliver Look | Thanks to Moritz Gagern | F unded by the Kulturreferat der LH München and Stiftung Niedersachsen | Supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK – STEPPING OUT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR & Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR | With the kind support of Uferstudios and DOCK 11, Berlin | Premiere: 18.11.2022 LOT-Theater Braunschweig
“A dance feast for public spaces, where people invite each other to dance together tangential encounters.”

since September 2021, in progress

“Under my Gaze is a quartet performed by three people and the Aerocene sculpture that gives a body to the unseen forces that surround us: connecting Earth-bound dancers to aerial and cosmic worlds in a transforming landscape of shadowy creatures and molten forms.”

Concept, Choreography, Performance: Renae Shadler | Performance: Mickey Mahar, Dorota Michalak | Composition: Samuel Hertz | Set design: Camille Lacadee | Costume design: Geraldine Arnold | Dramaturgy: Ally Bisshop, Maikon K | Production, Distribution: Dörte Wolter | Production assistant: Undine Sommers | Photo: Piotr Pietrus | Video: Camille Lacadee | Inspired by Susurrus group, 2017-2020: Samuel Hertz, Maria Nurmela, Kalle Ropponen, Renae Shadler | in collaboration with Aerocene Foundation | Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR | Premiere: 28.07.2022 St. Elisabeth Kirche Berlin

“The visitors drift from the live installation to the image space. Between body and imagination, a movement of coming together, parting and returning emerges.”

Space, choreography: Moritz Majce | Video: Sandra Man | Performance live installation: Ágnes Grélinger, Mikael Marklund, Florencia Martina, Dorota Michalak, Sarah Stanley | Video performance: Assi Pakkane | Body coaching: Sigal Zouk | Costume design: Nina Loxton | Production: Tiphaine Carrèr | Camera operators: Hana Khalil, Mariel Baqueir | Artistic technical support: Marc Lagie | Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds | With the kind support of Land Kärnten Kultur | In cooperation with Collmot Research | Premiere: 23.02.2022 Tanzfabrik Berlin

“HIGH TIDE questions high pressure, the processing of traumatic events and the possibility to greet rage with open arms. The beauty and strategy of letting things go, exquisitely reminding us that we are alive.”

Concept, Choreography, Performance: Pauline Payen | Performance: Dorota Michalak, Lyllie Rouvière | Sound Design: Charlie Aubry a.k.a Sacrifice Seul |  Sound operator, Drums: FiFi | Lighting Design: Hanna Kritten Tangsoo | Production: Apricot Production |  Photo: Alicja Hoppel | thanks to Flutgraben Performances Residencies and the kind support of Martine Bartholini | Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR | Premiere: 16.02.2022 Flutgraben Projektraum Berlin 
“Jest to lokalny projekt choreograficzno-muzyczny, w którym poprzez gest, ruch i dźwięk spróbujemy uchwycić relację między wodą, a człowiekiem oraz zagłębić się w naturę tego żywiołu. Spektakl powstał z myślą o poznańskich podwórkach i dziedzińcach. Do oglądania z okien, klatek schodowych, balkonów czy dachów!” 

Opieka artystyczna, Choreografia: Krystyna Lama Szydłowska | Performance i współtworzenie: Sonia Borkowicz, Patryk Gorzkiewicz, Dorota Michalak, Zofia Tomczyk | Muzyka: Piotr Delimata, Marta Cecylia Michalak | Obiekt scenograficzny: Tetiana Baran | Photo: Maciej Zakrzewski | Premiera: Malta Festival Poznań 2020
“What is it that you want to destroy? you could ask. And I could tell you a number of things. Some I take from my life, others I see in the world. But then, there is also a part that simply wants to break, for no specific reason. We are all Teeth and Claws is sensing into the tissues of desires for destruction.”

Concept, Artistic Direction: Magdalena Meindl | Performance, Choreography: Ivan Björn Ekemark, Magdalena Meindl, Dorota Michalak, Britta Wirthmüller | Dramaturgy: Lea Martini | Sound Design: Nikola Pieper | Costume, Stage, Video: Magdalena Meindl | Special thanks to: Grėtė Šmitaite | Funded by Berliner Senat für Kultur und Europa and supported by ada Studio | Premiere: 9-10.11.2019 Tanzfabrik Berlin
“A participatory dance performance exploring the relationship between water and mathematics. An attempt to transfer a rigid mathematical representation to an organically moving mass of bodies. Where do they merge and where do they collide with each other? Mathematics as multidimensional data projections and graph theory. Water as a recollection of the living body in immersion, drifting and sinking.”

Concept, Choreography: Alica Minar | Composition: Etienne Haan | Performers: Daniel Adams, Britt Davis, Michiyasu Furutani, Dorota Michalak, Cary Shiu, Lenka Vořechovská | Dramaturgical assistance: Pauline Payen | Concept assistance, Outside eye: Ana Edroso Stroebe | Costume design: Sabryna Nitihardjo | Light design: Kristina Schmidt | Photo:  Anna Benháková & Michal Hančovský | Premiere: 777 Festival Berlin 2019
“To say ‘I’ means turning the other into a foreign entity. Can intimacy embrace otherness to form a kind of common being? 10 years ago Jared Gradinger and Angela Schubot made their first duet ‘what they are instead of’. To celebrate its birthday, they want to expand this duet work by teaching it to a group of HZT-Students. ‘what they are instead of’  initiated their research on debordering the body through an un-conditional togetherness. They will experiment how this work can be explored on a multiplicitous scale, in an orchestral way; a multitude and polyphony of a radical dedication to the other through breath and body.”

Choreografie: Angela Schubot & Jared Gradinger | Research, perfomance: Nina Wesemann & Maud Buckenmeyer, Camille Käse & Dorotha Michalak, Jelena Alempijevic & Katrine Staub, Kiana Rezvani & Lara Anais Martinez Wiesselmann, Suvi Kemppainen & Jose-fine Mühle
“Higher focuses on the phenomena of appearing and disappearing. It questions if there would be an in-between space, where these two phenomena meet? And what could be a form and quality of this in-between space? Through a trio and by mediation of fluidity of bodies, the piece reflects a borderline of this interweave.”

Concept & Choreography: Forough Fami | Co-choreography, Text & Performance: Aabshaar Wakhloo, Dorota Michalak and Anna Fitoussi | Thanks to: Dr. Karin Schmidt-Feister, Sunayana Shetty, Hanna Kritten Tangsoo and Gabi Beier | Premiere: Ada Studio Berlin 2018
“The concept of ‘hygiene’ refers directly to habits of keeping our bodies and houses clean, installed in us from early childhood. Accepting the habit, we allow ourselves consciously to ‘not know’, and to recognize ourselves anew, again and again. Thus we discover our identity as a kind of mindfulness, an existential self-awareness, and a sense of belonging to the community.”

Choreography: Krystyna Lama Szydłowska | Performers: Dorota Michalak, Zofia Tomczyk, Krystyna Lama Szydłowska | Music: Dawid Dąbrowski | Costumes: Inga Olejniczak | Set design: Basia Bilon | Visuals: Michał Pełczyński | Consultant: Mariusz Bartosiak | Cooperation: Piotr Dąbrowski, Piotr Kluj, Piotr Sell, Ostap Manko | Light design: Krystyna Lama Szydłowska | Technical realization: Łukasz Kędzierski | Artistic coaching: Peter Pleyer | Production: Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk | Photo:  Jakub Wittchen | Premiere: Solo Projekt Plus Poznań 2018
“3×20 is a structured improvisation performance with active participation of the audience. It is an answer to a questions, how to invite the viewer into active action and how to create space for the audience to become more open to new experiences of transition from the observation zone to the participation zone.”

Concept: Aleksandra Bożek–Muszyńska, Zofia Tomczyk | Artists, who took part in the project so far: Marysia Stokłosa, Anna Piotrowska, Aga Nowacka (light), Ania Kamińska, Klaudia Korzeniowska, Grzegorz Kuciak, Michał Śniegu Strugarek, Krystyna Lama Szydłowska, Józef Buchnajzer (sound), Katarzyna Rona, Dorota Michalak, Agnieszka Janicka, Jakub Dykiert (sound), Natalia Oniśk, Katarzyna Stefanowicz, Iwo Borkowicz (sound) oraz Mufmi: Dorota Dunder, Ilona Przeciszewska-Zamojska, Agata Smolich, Aleksandra Wierzbicka | Photo: Maciej Zakrzewski | Premiere: Scena Robocza Poznań 2017

“It is a piece which takes the chaotic trajectories of objects through time-space and converts them into metaphorical movement and sound. Though not to be taken as a 1:1 conversion of physical properties, Phase Space uses the physical properties of friction, phase transition, and the transference of energy to communicate a complex interconnected network of relationships. A system maintains a steady state, as energy is added it begins to change slowly until it reaches a critical point where essential characteristics are radically shifted and the system transforms to something radically new.”

Co-creation & Performance: Inna Krasnoper, Jozefien Beckers, Frederike Doffin, Michael Tuttle, Dorota Michalak, Alice Bachy | Premiere: 24-25.03.2017 Acker Stadt Palast Berlin
“You're so JADED! it's just so many negative things have happened that it becomes difficult to stay positive about what once gave you hope and joy. Lay low, drop in and out or stay for the full-on cinematic unfolding. JADED is a 3 hour durational group show that explores the slow gesture in ruptured narrative and abstract forms. A group departure from the work of BOUNTY in collaboration with the students of HZT Berlin, performed at 48hr Neukölln and at Sophiensaele Berlin as part of AMAZONAS.”

Concept, Direction: Sheena McGrandles | Performance, Choreography: Irem Avci, Ewa Dziarnowska, Fjóla Gautadóttir, Cajsa Godée, Liina Mariudottir, Dorota Michalak, Vilja Mihalovsky, Hanna Kritten Tangsoo, Kiana Rezvani, Alistair Watts | Music: Thomas Proksch | Slow lighting: Annegret Schalke | With thanks to Agora MOVE and HZT Berlin | Supported by Frauenbeauftragten Darstellende Kunst der UdK
“Up Side Down is an interactive performance which proposes to our youngest audience an involving and interactive experience of contemporary dance and visual arts. It invites children into a shared adventure, which they can spectate, activate and influence. A perceptual and kinesthetic journey constituted of a variety of stimuli, engendering first hand, direct experience which heightens awareness of perception as embodied and interdependent with its surroundings. The performance setting affirms the minimalistic aesthetics, endorses imagination and values the simplicity and inspiration found in the every day objects and actions.”

Concept and choreography: Dalija Aćin Thelander (RS/SE) and Keren Levi (IL/NL) | Music:  Tian Rottveel (NL) | Polish production performed by: Dorota Michalak, Krystyna LAMA Szydłowska, Zofia Tomczyk  | Co-produced by: Arts Station Foundation by Grazyna Kulczyk (Poznan, Poland), Station Service for Contemporary Dance (Belgrade, Serbia), Little Theatre Dusko Radovic (Belgrade, Serbia), Weld (Stockholm, Sweden), De Stilte - Theatre for children (Breda, Holland) | Supported by: Arts Grants Sweden, Stockholm Stad, Ministry of Culture of Republic Serbi
“Interventions dans l'espace urbain.Nous cherchons la singularité de l’individu au sein d’une multitude de corps anonyme, comme absent en en-mêmes. A travers une narration urbaine, nous tentons d’alimenter une énergie créatrice et dense, qui circule et se développe chez les spectateurs. Aucune forme de production n’est à rendre ou même à espérer ce qui peut paraître paradoxale étant donné la représentation que nou proposons. Notre attention s’oriente vers le jeu, auquel le public prend part, et relève alors du champs de l’expérience.”

Research, Concept: Rose-marie Aubril & Christophe Bruger (Collectif Néphèsh) | Dance: Dorota Michalak, Naomi Gross, Rose-marie Aubril, Christophe Bruger | Music: Remi Savignat | Photo:  Claude Boisnard | Premiere: Ataki Przestrzeni Poznań 2015
“Isabelle Schad and Laurent Goldring address the topics of collectivity and resistance, investigating the possible relationships between freedom and form with a group of 16 dancers. Can the creation of an infinite, unified, monstrous body possibly become a site of resistance?”

Projektinitiierung, Konzept, Choreografie: Isabelle Schad | Konzept, Choreographie: Laurent Goldring | Co-Choreografie, Performance, Tanz: Juan Corres Benito, Sonia Borkowicz, Frederike Doffin, Josephine Findeisen, Jasmin Ihrac, Przemek Kaminski, Roni Katz, Mathis Kleinschnittger, Manuel Lindner, Jan Lorys, Dorota Michalak, Iza Szostak, Claudia Tomasi, Aya Toraiwa, Nir Vidan, Natalia Wilk | Sound: Damir Šimunović | Licht & Technik: Emma Juliard, Technik: Ivan Bartsch, Arnaud Lesage | PR & Social Media: Elena Basteri, Rike Nölting | Produktionsleitung: Heiko Schramm | Produktion: Isabelle Schad | Koproduktion: HAU Hebbel am Ufer | Gefördert aus Mitteln des Hauptstadtkulturfonds und Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa | In Kooperation mit: Goethe-Institut Warschau, Art Stations Foundation Poznan, HZT Berlin | Unterstützt durch: Wiesen55 e. V
photo: Jakub Wittchen / Studio Słodownia +3 2014

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