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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2004
  • Performer in Concert for High Heels, multimedia project by Zorka Wollny and Anna Szwajgier, Audio Art Festival, Krakow 2004
  • actress in Katatonia, independent movie directed by Jacek Naglowski; Grand Prix of the Independent Competition at the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia 2004; Grand Prix at the OFF CINEMA Festival in Poznan; presented  at film festivals in Cieszyn, Kazimierz Dolny and Chicago
2005
  • Performer in The Table Concert, music by Rolf Langebartels (Berlin), presented during the Audio Art Festival, Krakow
2006
  • Dancer and choreographer in Faut qu'ca bouge (Get it moving), presented in Brussels, Belgium as part of the international youth project, with Hoplaa dance collective
  • Performer in The Museum; music by Zorka Wollny, presented at the National Museum in Krakow, during the exhibition Fin de siecle
  • Director, choreographer and dancer in There, a short dance movie; camera and editing by Patryk Jordanowicz, presented at film festivals in Poland, Greece, Czech Republic and Italy
2007
  • Co-director, choreographer and dancer in Waiting Room, dance performance by Hoplaa dance collective
  • Co-director, choreographer and dancer in Bunker, site-specific performance presented at the Art Bunker contemporary art gallery in Krakow
  • Director, choreographer and dancer in How do you like me?, a solo dance performance, created as part of the SOLO PROJEKT residency program of the Arts Station Foundation (formerly Kulczyk Foundation), presented during the 2007 Malta Festival in Poznan, the XIV Annual International Contemporary Dance Conference and Performance Festival in Bytom, Solo Dance Festival in Kalisz, International Dance Theatres Festival in Lublin, Mandala Performance Festival in Wroclaw, Polish Dance Platform 2008 in Poznan, and Korzo Theatre in The Hague
  • Dancer in Nothing, dance performance by Gymnastics Association, Poznan, presented at the Old Brewery, the Gdansk Dance Corporation, International Dance Theatres Festival in Lublin, and the Polish Dance Platform 2008 in Poznan
2008
  • Co-founder with Wojciech Klimczyk, theatre director and sociologist, of the artistic collective Harakiri Farmers
  • Choreographer and dancer in Keret, the debut performance of Harakiri Farmers presented during the 2008 Malta International Theatre Festival in Poznan, the piece won the first prize in the festival's New Situations Contest
  • Choreographer in  Versus, based on Bertolt Brecht's In the Jungle of the Cities, New Theatre in Krakow, directed by Radoslaw Rychcik
2009
  • Choreographer in Fragments of a Lover's Discourse, based on Roland Barthes' A Lover's Discourse, Dramatyczny Theatre in Warsaw, directed by Radoslaw Rychcik
  • Actress and choreographer in Philosophy in the Bedroom by the Marquis de Sade, New Theatre in Krakow, directed by Bogdan Hussakowski
  • Actress in Das Letzte Feuer' by Dea Loher, New Theatre in Krakow, directed by Iga Ganczarczyk
  • Co-director, choreographer and performer in Beat Hotel by Harakiri Farmers, based on Beat Generation literature, presented at the 2009 Mandala Performance Art Festival, 2009 Poznan of Poets Festival, 2009 Malta Festival, and at the Korzo Theatre in The Hague
  • Dancer and choreographer in We Are Oh So Lucky by Ana Brzezinska and Harakiri Farmers

EDUCATION AND GRANTS

1998 - 2002
  • Ludwik Solski State School of Drama in Krakow (Acting Department)
1989 - 1999
  • Training at Krakow School of Ballet - classical ballet, contemporary (modern and jazz) folk, rhythm, ear training, theory and history of ballet
2007
  • Recipient of DanceWeb Europe Scholarship in Contemporary Dance, Vienna, PROSERIES with Meg Stuart, COACHING PROJECT with Damien Jalet and Erna Omarsdottir, workshops with Rasmus Olme, Frey Faust, Rose Anne Spradlin and Bruno Caverna


Dominika Knapik © Dominika Knapik


Dominika Knapik, How do you like me, 2007 © Jakub Wittchen


Dominika Knapik, How do you like me, 2007 © Jakub Wittchen


Dominika Knapik, Harakiri Farmers © Courtesy of the artists


Dominika Knapik, Keret, 2008 © K. Zukowski


Dominika Knapik, Keret, 2008 © eM


Dominika Knapik, Beat Hotel, 2009 © Maciej Kaczynski


Dominika Knapik, Beat Hotel, 2009 © Maciej Kaczynski

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