AcroTribe: Basia Psiuk, Weronika Tyrpa
From childhood, they spent a lot of time developing sports. A few years ago they found AcroYoga, which became their main passion. Their previous experience in sports (gymnastics, ballet, acrobatics, karate, dance, yoga, pole dance, contact improvisation) allowed them to quickly expand the scope of their skills. Acro gives joy and fun by teaching cooperation and developing body awareness. As AcroTribe, they share their passion and support its development in Poland. They conduct regular classes in Krakow and regularly organize workshops with leading AY teachers from Poland and abroad.
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Agnieszka a graduate of theater studies at the Jagiellonian University, the State Secondary School of Fine Arts in Krakow and the Ballet School in Krakow. Participant of numerous dance workshops in Poland and abroad, as well as workshops for young dance managers organized by the Institute of Music and Dance in Warsaw. From Many years of experience in working with children, to whom she passes her passion, acquired skills and knowledge. Full of energy and commitment to each lesson, open to the dance initiatives of her students and mindful of the discipline. She worked, among others, at JDC International School of Performing Arts, Studio of Theater, Music and Dance, Waldorf School in Krakow and Cricoteka – Center for Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor. In 2013, she started working with Edward Rey and the Kontakt Studio. Space of Movement and Dance, and since 2014 she has been running the Children’s Dance Workshop, which is her original idea and proposition for all who are looking for unique movement activities created for children and by children. In 2015-2019, she worked at the Krakow Choreographic Center at the Nowa Huta Cultural Center.
He has been working at the Groteska Theater since 2019.
Alain Ndasi (Cameroon): Dance is in his blood! As a child, he learned to dance from his father and grandfather. He had his first performances in kindergarten. Currently, he performs with many Afro Dance groups, including in the group La Taniere du Lion. The African dance styles that Alain dances and teaches are: afro, couper dealer, ndombolo, kizomba, Koduro, bikutsi, forro, azonto.
Contemporary Dance and Movement Composition - 3-month course / start: 9.10, Dance Improvisation and Movement Theater
Born. in 1982, lives in Krakow. A movement actress, dancer, improviser, experienced instructor of contemporary dance, movement composition, dance improvisation, physical theater and stage movement. Creator of the InterArt Dance method (where she interweaves various fields of art). Hatha Yoga instructor. Occupational therapist (in training). Scholarship holder of the Alternative Dance Academy in Poznań. Qualified Instructor of Movement Improvisation and Body Symbolism (Institute of Dance and Movement Dynamics / Essen / r. Detlef Kappert). A graduate of PPSKAK in Kalisz in the field of contemporary dance. From 2008 to 2015, she was a dancer of the EST Experimental Dance Studio with Iwona Olszowska. From 2013 to 2015 she collaborated with the Barakah Theater. She co-creates video dance projects. She collaborates with the Kreissau Foundation, where hse conducts workshops for people with physical and intellectual disabilities.
Page on fb: Alicja Miszczor. Interart Dance Group
Dance video group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/563344323713738
She started practicing yoga in 2010 in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. She deepens her yoga knowledge by participating in numerous workshops conducted by Polish and foreign teachers, incl. in Moldova, Germany and India. She received teacher certificates 200 and 300 RYS in the cradle of yoga – Rishikeshu (India). From 2016, a member of Yoga Alliance International.
Artem Nakonechnyi was educated at various yoga schools in Ukraine (including Balance Yoga). Long-time yoga teacher in Ukraine. He has also conducted workshops at various festivals, such as: AVATAR, Vedalife, Etno drum, etc. He approaches asanas from the point of view of therapy and biomechanics and the correct construction of sequences based on the work of agonistic and antagonistic muscles.
Kurs Edukacji Ruchowej: Podstawy Kontakt-Improwizacji
W KONTAKCIE prowadzi: Kurs Edukacji Ruchowej: Podstawy Kontakt-Improwizacji
Dancer and painter. A graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow.
Participant of the 10th Academy at Gardzienice Theater, and many other dance and theater workshops and trainings.
A lover of music and travel, the founder of the Kontakt Dance Space.
In 2000 I discovered tango and since then he has been experiencing movement, dance, theater and music. He has a great weakness for pair dancing, dance theater, dance improvisation, music and singing.
“I like to look for bridges between different techniques and, above all, feel how dance and music can connect and inspire people”.
About me: Yoga appeared in my life at the most appropriate moment. In 2010, I hit the mat, and that’s when my path to myself through body contact began. Over two years later, I took a teacher training course in Krakow using the Iyengar method, during which I acquired many practical skills – incl. finding structure, applying aids in practice, accuracy and precision in asana, seeking symmetry, pranayama techniques. The training and stay in India has opened my heart and body to the softness, gentleness, flow and joy of practice. I completed the Yoga Alliance RYT200 course in Dharamsala, India. On my path, I get to know and combine various practices – breathing, singing, massage, dance, while one of the closer paths, naturally accompanying from childhood, is contact with nature, with which I feel a deep connection and I spend most of my free time in its surroundings, looking for my places of power even in the urban jungles. In my classes, I am mainly guided by my intuition. I do not follow a program or pattern, feeling the group I am following what appears. Therefore, yoga classes often just “flow” while maintaining the yogic structure of the lessons. In life, one of the 7 principles of Huna is particularly close to me: Mana – all power comes from within.
Dancer, photographer, craftswoman. Swing dance instructor. From the moment she encountered Lindy Hop on her way, this dance became one of the determinants of her directions for Gosia. She visited many swing communities in Europe, discovering the richness of cultures, learning, sharing experience and getting involved in organizing festivals. For many years she has been associated with the Herräng Dance Camp in Sweden, where, apart from lounging on the green grass and gazing at the Scandinavian sky;), she improves her dancing and instructor skills and draws inspiration from teachers and dancers from all over the world. However, she always returns with great joy to the Krakow swing family, where she currently conducts Lindy Hop, Solo Jazz and switching classes (smooth change of roles in dance). She also sows the seeds of the swing in her home city of Lublin. Gosia sees the greatest beauty of swing dances in the freedom they remind of and the loud laughter they bring out from the dancing people. That is why you can often meet her with a camera in her hand, as a “catcher” of dance floor emotions. Always looking for a balance between joyful expression to which the swing invites, mindfulness and meditation in dance, Gosia also practices GaGa and Choreotherapy.
W KONTAKCIE prowadzi: Lindy Hop
Kurs Edukacji Ruchowej: Stanie na rękach, Mobilność
W KONTAKCIE prowadzi: Kurs Edukacji Ruchowej: Stanie na rękach, Mobilność
Tancerka, choreograf, nauczyciel tańca współczesnego, świadomości ciała, kontakt improwizacji oraz improwizacji jako performance; Somatic Movement Educator wg metody Body Mind Centering. Kierownik artystyczny Eksperymentalnego Studia Tańca EST od 1989 roku. Obecnie EST realizuje projekty improwizacji strukturalnej, lecture performance, site specyfic. Tworzy Obszar Tańca w Teatrze BARAKAH. Obecnie uczy w Hurtowni Ruchu oraz w KONTAKCIE. Przestrzeni Ruchu i Tańca w Krakowie oraz na kursach instruktorskich, studiach zaocznych Akademii Muzycznej w Łodzi oraz warsztatach tańca i festiwalach kontaktu improwizacji w Polsce i za granicą (Ukraina, Anglia, Rosja, Mołdawia, Niemcy, Włochy, Portugalia).
Przez 8 lat uczyła w krakowskiej PWST. Doświadczenia taneczne zdobywała w centrach tańca w Nowym Jorku oraz jako wolny słuchacz na Uniwersytetach George Mason w Waszyngtonie, Alabamie i Calgary, warsztatach organizowanych przez Śląski Teatr Tańca, Centrum Animacji Kultury oraz festiwalach tańca w Polsce. Tworzy autorskie spektakle, choreografie solowe, dla zespołu EST, a także m.in. Polskiego Teatru Tańca, Teatru Rozmaitości, Teatru Starego, Teatru im. J. Słowackiego w Krakowie. Prowadziła coachingi zakończone pokazami, m.in. Pan European Art. Laboratory w Villi Decius, kilkakrotnie Falling After Paxton w Toruniu, Łodzi, Białymstoku, Wrocławiu.
Jako tancerka tańczy solowo oraz z EST, ostatnio również w przestrzeniach alternatywnych; improwizacje strukturalne t.j. lecture performances: Serce zRozum, Bones Mind Moving- Moving Bones Mind, Falling after Paxton z EST/Hurtownia Ruchu, oraz site specyfic: Płaczące krzesła – z EST na Plac Boh. Getta, Tramwaj zwany podążaniem, Autoshow, Dziwne Nie_pokoje oraz z Jackiem Owczarkiem projekt And we will dance together. Brała udział w projektach z Pracownią Fizyczną Zdarzenia oraz w wystawie w MS2 w Łodzi Przyjdźcie pokażemy wam co robimy, z Renatą Piotrowską Unknown, z Martą Pietruszką i Andrzejem Sadowskim B&B, z Marcinem Janusem, z Magdą Przybysz Serce zRozum oraz w projektach międzynarodowych z Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, Bliskość z Risa Jaroslow, Aurora z Maidą Withers, Ocean Miasta z Pierre Deloche, Just say it z Michaelem Schumacherem, Samples project polsko – rumuński z EST.
Tańczyła w USA, Kanadzie, Finlandii, Rosji, Anglii, Norwegii, Szwecji, Niemczech, Austrii, Portugalii, Izraelu, Czechach, Mołdawii, we Włoszech, na Ukrainie. Otrzymała nagrody za choreografie oraz za konsekwentną kontynuację własnej drogi twórczej, osobowość sceniczną oraz stypendium Fundacji Batorego ArtsLink w Nowym Jorku.
Acrobatics - Elements: freerun, breakdance, capoeira., FlowArts: Circus and Fireshow. Juggling, poi, stick.
Actor and juggler with a passionate love of dance. He started his sports “career” 20 years ago with martial arts training, went through yoga, parkour, gymnastics, acrobatics and the list of his achievements and movement “sneaks” is still growing impressively. Currently, Janek is practicing a mix of techniques, contact improvisation, contemporary, breakdance, capoeira for Fireshow’s performances. In Krakow, he is active in sports and theater circles. It develops under the patronage of AcroProFit and Manufaktura Artystyczna Pi-Art. Additionally, he co-creates the Krakowski Parkour Association and supports various sports and street art environments. A freelance and wild spirit for whom travel and adventure are as important as the destination they lead to. It works wherever you catch your breath: on the street and in the gym, at a dance party and in the gym, in your own living room and in the wilds of the mountains. He trains in a storm, swims at night, wanders around ruins and bathes in ice holes.
“Be strong to be useful.” – Georges Hérbert, Methode Naturalle
Joanna loves contact in dance (and dancing in contact), listening to the wisdom of the body. She draws strength from being in nature, spent many days and nights of the last year in the wild Spanish valley and on Polish meadow. She dances, improvises – with movement, voice, life. 😉 She is attracted to connecting worlds, she is fascinated by the processes of creating a community. She loves traditional songs, discovering the secrets of the human body, myths and the other side of fairy tales. She has been dancing for 20 years. About 7 years ago, she discovered the power of the conscious, organic movement, the power of improvisation and the contact of improvisation – from this one so far nothing has been the same, and everything has become … this! 😉 She is constantly expanding her workshop, taking part in classes of various dance forms, methods of working with the body (including the Feldenkrais Method, Movement Authentic, Body Mind Centering, Gaga), contact improvisation workshops in Poland and abroad. In 2017-2018, she was associated with the Wrocław performative group protoBody, created by dancers, seniors, people with reduced mobility and visually impaired people. She looks for ways to open the world of dance and body awareness also to those who are afraid to look into this world – believing that conscious movement is a good from which we can all derive – regardless of fitness, experience with movement or blockages in the head and other parts us. 🙂 Currently in the processes of: – constant delight; – certification as Somatic Movement Educator according to the Body Mind Centering method (BMC Certification Program, Movimiento Atlas, Zaragoza, Spain). In passing, a psychology graduate. She is lucky to meet wonderful teachers along the way. The most important of them are: Emma Bonnici (work with voice, group process), Iwona Olszowska (BMC, improvisation), Marta Grabowska and Ewa Świtoń (Contact Improvisation), Walburga Glatz (BMC), Paulina Stróż (Joga Iyengar) and Eckhart Tolle.
For me, Yoga is harmony, freedom, the joy of discovering myself and the world, a source of energy and inexhaustible joy, it is an endless adventure.
Yoga has been with me for 15 years, although I still consider myself a beginner yogi.
As an instructor, I pay special attention to breathing and to the technique and accuracy of the practice. Sharing a method that I love and believe in gives me great joy.
Forró (brazilian dance), Zouk (brazilian dance) gr. Open
Junior Arto is a Brazilian dancer, musician and a dance teacher.
He gained and honed his experience dancing in the streets and carnivals of Brazil, as well as in regional and international dance workshops around the world, where he has been learning from Brazilian dance masters.
Junior is experienced in all Brazilian folk dances, such as Forró, Samba, Zouk, Coco and Ciranda. He has been a teacher at many Brazilian dance schools, workshops and other social events for more than 5 years. Currently he is sharing his dance experience, Brazilian sensitivity, musicality and sense of rhythm with students at Przestrzeń Ruchu i Tańca Kontakt (or ‘with our students.’)
Since the end of 2013, Karina has been intensively involved in the world of swing, first as a student and dancer, now as a passionate instructor. For several years, she has been conducting regular classes in Krakow, and has been teaching in Katowice for a year. She belongs to the first jazz choreographic group Jazzy Pearls in Poland. She systematically teaches throughout Poland, among others Warsaw, Poznań, Wrocław, Gdańsk and ect. She regularly goes to foreign festivals, where she improves her dance technique, learns from the world’s best instructors, conducts workshops and takes part in competitions. In 2018 she joined the first ever modern European swing choreographic group HDC Daily Meeting Chorus Line. Since the beginning of 2020, she has been implementing and developing her original project Kick “Swing. Designs Kick dance shoes” Swing Dance Shoes. From December 2018, she plays at the Teatr im. Adam Mickiewicz in Częstochowa in the play “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?”
W KONTAKCIE prowadzi: Lindy Hop
Personal development trainer with an integral approach. Both professionally and in my personal life, I explore and use various methods of working with the body, mind and spirit. I lead people through transformation and assist them on the way to live with passion, joy, harmony and power. I support through training, workshops, coaching and mentoring, as well as teaching meditation or conducting regular movement classes.
Two years ago, I included the traditional Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Nui massage in my work – the unusual spirit of this practice is very close to my heart and I am happy to carry its gifts further, soothing the bodies and souls of my clients.
I am a mover by nature and passion. Sport and body work have always been on my way. In my youth I trained in running, swimming and karate kyokushin for 8 years. A more conscious approach to the body began 16 years ago, when I started my adventure with yoga and then with meditation. Soon after, the first experiences with choreotherapy joined. I have always loved to dance, but this passion has fully developed in the last 5 years. During this time, I delved into improvisation, body awareness, spontaneous dance and contact improvisation (it was love at first contact 😃). I have learned from many great teachers at workshops and festivals and freely experimenting and exploring the potential of my body. I have been practicing Qi gong regularly for 4 years, I am delighted with it and thankful for what it gives me. The most recent, but very fruitful practice in this repertoire are Lowen’s bioenergy exercises or energy work per se, which I have also been using for several years.
I believe in diversity, synergy and integrity, both in the development of our entire being and in the very area of the body and movement. I believe in the intelligence and intuition of our bodies.
I believe the body is the gateway to our vital energy, to our presence, to our grounding and centering. I believe the body is a source of pleasure, joy and power. I believe that conscious work with the body hides wonderful gifts, at your fingertips.
So let’s go dance, move and wake up our bodies
Butoh dancer, choreographer, aikidoka. In 1987 he began training Aikido, and since 2003 he has been teaching with regular classes. He currently holds a master’s degree in 4 dan. He is the founder and teacher of the Krakow Aikido Kobayashi Hirokazu Academy. In 1999 he began studying Japanese Butoh dance. He took lessons from: Daisuke Yoshimoto, Itto Morita, Atsushi Takenouchi, Imre Thormann, Kan Katsura, Minako Seki, Yuri Nagaoka. He has several solo performances: “Honest?” (2002), “Beyond” (2005), “Straw-butoh” (2009), “Dividing (2019),” Words, words, words … . “(2019),” Hana na michi “(2020). In 2004 he ran a year-long project called “Integration in dance therapy”, in which deaf people also participated – for the participants, he wrote and directed the performance “Flowers on the pavement”. In the years 2005-2011 he collaborated many times with independent artists: musicians, actors, dancers, filmmakers, co-creating stage and film presentations. In 2008, together with the Do-Teatr group, he co-created the show “Aite” (choreography and dance). He regularly conducts workshops in several cities in Poland.
Personal trainer, choreographer, dancer, one of the first street dancers in Krakow. Started his adventure with dance in 1994. He gained experience in many forms in Poland and abroad over the years, since 2006 associated with the fitness industry, specializing in body control. A trainer of psychomotorics, dance and partner acrobatics, stretching and bodybuilding, he uses 12 dance forms such as break dance, poping, locking, waveing, dancehall, hip hop, pole dance, and dance acrobatics. Since 2008, he has been developing new training systems related to psychomotorics and dance. Since 2009, he has also been associated with theaters as a stage movement choreographer and personal trainer in preparation for performances. He collaborates with such theaters as the Ludowy and Bagatela Theater in Krakow He is a person for whom the movement is very important and strives for the personal development of himself and people associated with it. Since 2014, he has also been associated with Acro Yoga, and since 2015 he has been teaching classes, and since 2016 he has also been teaching Acro Duo.
A graduate of culture and media management at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and the Two-Year Instructor Qualification Course in the field of contemporary dance.
For over 10 years, she has been conducting regular contemporary dance lessons at many levels for adults, and for several years she has also been teaching young people and children. She regularly develops her teaching and dance workshop by participating in numerous movement workshops conducted by professional teachers from Poland and abroad. She works at the Krakow Choreographic Center, combining artistic and organizational work. She programs and coordinates many events in the field of contemporary dance (including workshops, performances, residencies, festivals, competitions, photo exhibitions, film screenings, non-stage performances, lectures). She collaborates with the Institute of Music and Dance as the local coordinator of the Polish Dance Network project. Monika is a dancer who has performed in many stage and extra-stage performances, and for 2 years she has been preparing her own choreographic productions on a larger scale, realizing her artistic potential solo and collectively with other dance, music and media artists.
A graduate of the General Ballet School of Roman Turczynowicz in Warsaw. She has participated in many workshops in Poland and abroad. She is interested in sports psychology and physiotherapy. Currently, she conducts artistic gymnastics training for the young generation and dance classes for children and adults. She also works as a choreographer creating performances combining dance with fire.
Meetings with massage
For 4 years, Rafał Kałuzieński has been conducting regular, unique in Poland, body work classes according to his original method “Massage sessions”. Works with the body using movement, touch, voice – both therapeutically and developmentally. He uses the tools of yoga, acroyogi, contemporary dance, contact improvisation, traditional songs and intuitive singing. Masseur, massage teacher, organizer of developmental trips with yoga and massage. Teacher of meditation techniques.
W KONTAKCIE prowadzi: Meetings with massage
Renata has been dancing since she was a child. She started her dance journey with ballroom dances. Then it was time for contemporary dance, jazz, hip hop, and afro beat. She discovered Forró by accident. And as she says it was her destiny. It was for Forró that she went to Lisbon for a year. There she learned to dance in many dance schools, participated in numerous Forró festivals and workshops. Already in Lisbon, she began to conduct classes and organize demonstration lessons. She spent the last months in Brazil, expanding her dance workshop with various Forró styles. As she says: Forró is not only dancing for me, it is endless layers of good music that I love to search for. Forró is also history, culture of the north-eastern part of Brazil, about which the songs tell. Forró is the feeling of joy that comes from dancing with another person, when the whole world disappears and only dance and music counts. In Kontakt, she has been conducting classes for the last few years, she has conducted workshops in various cities in Poland and Belarus.
Meetings with Voice / NEW!
Sabina sings, plays, performs, composes. She had formal music education behind her in the form of a first-level music school and many workshops and meetings with individual teachers. Her way of getting to know her voice began when she was 13 years old under the supervision of a soloist of the Poznań opera house. Over the following years, she discovered the space of the theater hall at the Gdańsk Artistic School, jazz and funk in the Native ensemble and the Krakow School of Jazz and Popular Music. In 2015, she plunged into traditional, theatrical and improvised music. She co-created the Banda Furora project, was a student at the Gardzienice Academy of Theater Practices, and collaborates with the Italian-South American Teatro Simurgh. She conducts vocal workshops, takes part in music and theater projects in Poland and beyond.
W KONTAKCIE prowadzi: Meetings with Voice / NEW!
Associated with the movement since childhood. Seven years of experience in an acrobatic and dance team, athletics, and nine years of yoga practice instilled a constant need for physical activity and taught to find joy in it. AcroYoga teacher for 2 years. Develops body awareness through contemporary dance, contact, improvisation, physical dance, GAGA, animal flow. The possibility of combining acrobatic experiences with yoga and dance fascinated him absolutely. Delighted by the moment when the lines of these forms of movement have the opportunity to meet. In Krakow, he conducts regular AcroYoga classes for beginner and intermediate groups. Organizer of jams, workshops and artistic projects.
Wassim was Born in Damascus, Syria in 1978. In 1998, he completed his first studies as a civil engineer and over the next seven years he was involved in numerous projects in Syria. He began his musical adventure at the age of six, playing the flute and Oud. In the years 1990-1996 he began learning to play the instrument – Oud, with the teacher Fayez Zahe Aldin. Then he began studies in the field of Harmony and Counterpoint, conducted by Prof. Bella Tagezieva. 2005 marks the beginning of an academic career at the High Institute of Music in Damascus. He graduated in 2010, cooperating with many lecturers. His education was conducted by professors of Russian origin, and his composition was lectured by Prof. Serge Kopperanov, theory – Prof. Bella Tagezieva, conducting – Prof. Victor Babenko and Mr Missak Baghboudarian; conductor of the Syrian Symphony Orchestra. Subsequently, Wassim Ibrahim obtained a master’s degree in composition studies at the Academy of Music in Krakow, Poland, under the supervision of Prof. Józef Rychlik in 2015. He obtained a doctoral degree in musical composition at the Academy of Music in Krakow, major in composition, working with Prof. Wojciech Widłak.
Composer, conductor, teacher…
More information about Wassim can be found here: http://wassimibrahim.net/pl/biografia/
3-mth Actor Improvisation Training
My name is Zofia Zoń. I graduated from the acting department of the Polish National Film, Television and Theater School in Łódź under the supervision of Janusz Gajos. I was associated with the Tarnowski Theater. I collaborated with the Polish Theater in Bydgoszcz and the Theater in Kalisz. I have appeared in films including with Jan Jakub Kolski, Magdalena Piekorz, and the Węgrzyn Brothers. I conducted acting monologue at the SPOT Acting School in Krakow and vocal classes at the Acting and Vocal School. For 5 years, she has been preparing candidates for acting departments. I am passionate about acting improvisation, which I constantly deepen and use in my work with people, as well as in my own professional and personal development. I am interested in holistic psychology, deepening my awareness through relaxation sessions, I like discovering new musical sounds, I enjoy natural movement, and most of all I am fascinated by the observation of people. I draw inspiration for my work from books, movies, music, conversations and travels.
W KONTAKCIE prowadzi: 3-mth Actor Improvisation Training