and the Polish Cultural Institute in New York
CEC Artslink's Performing Arts & Literature Residency
at Dance New Amsterdam
Thursday, October 15, 2009 - Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Dance New Amsterdam
280 Broadway, 2nd Fl. (entrance on Chambers), New York, NY Tel: 212.625.8369
Dominika Knapik is a dancer and choreographer from Krakow with training in theater and an interest in multimedia technologies. Her performance group, Harakiri Farmers, won first prize in the 2007 New Situations competition at the Malta International Theatre Festival in Poznan for its project Keret - a movement-based theatrical performance inspired by the short stories of Israeli writer Edgar Keret. Her production, Beat Hotel, inspired by the life and work of Allen Ginsberg, fuses experimental theater and contemporary dance, and premiered in April 2009. Knapik has taken part in many dance workshops in Poland and abroad (Belgium, Austria, Great Britain). She is currently working on We Are Oh So Lucky, a project that combines contemporary dance and video. Teachers from whom she has learned different dancing techniques include: Paul Clayden, Raymond Hilbert, Jacek Luminski, Kissima, Phil LaDuca, Loise Klixbull, Stephen Fant, Martin Kilvady, Leszek Bzdyl, Inaki Azpillaga, Palle Dyrvall, Meg Stuart, Damien Jalet, Erna Omarsdottir, Richard Alston, Rasmus Olme, Inaki Azpillaga, Frey Faust, Bruno Caverna, and Nigel Charnock.
During her CEC ArtsLink residency at Dance New Amsterdam, Knapik will explore techniques for improving body awareness, such as contact improvisation, body-mind centering, and Feldenkrais, and will learn creative management and fundraising strategies for her organization. She will also take part in choreographer Zvi Gotheiner's classes and his company's rehearsals.
Dance New Amsterdam (DNA), which is celebrating its 25th year, is Lower Manhattan's newly renovated state-of-the-art international center for professional contemporary performance, education, and artist development. Its mission is to provide a dynamic environment that presents and coordinates the highest-quality modern and contemporary dance performances, education, creation opportunities, and artist services through a multi-faceted, comprehensive and integrated approach.
In an ongoing collaboration, the residencies of CEC ArtsLink fellows from Poland are co-sponsored by the Polish Cultural Institute in New York.
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Dominika Knapik's Resume