Dominika Knapik


photo Klaudyna Schubert, Teatr Łaźnia Nowa

photo Klaudyna Schubert, Teatr Łaźnia Nowa

Cho­re­ogra­pher, director, dan­cer and actor. She has received numerous scholarships and arti­stic resi­den­cies. In 2008, she co-foun­ded the arti­stic col­lec­tive Hara­kiri Far­mers, which produced a number of inter­di­sci­pli­nary pro­jects presented at such festivals as the Polish Dance Platform, Polish Express III at HAU in Berlin, the Malta Festival and the Bonn International Dance Solo Festival. She collaborates with numerous theatres in Poland and Germany as director and choreographer.


Online premiere of ''Agon'' at the Divine Comedy Festival 2020
2020, Kraków
Presentation of "Agon" at the Divine Comedy Festival 2022
2021, Kraków


First group prize at the "New Situ­ations" competition during the Malta Festi­val for a performance of "keret"
2007, Poznań
First group prize at the OFF PPA competition for a performance ''Not Me'' directed by Iga Gańczarczyk
2009, Wrocław
Dominika Knapik receives the Mayor of the City of Rze­szów Award for choreography to ''Portrait of a Lady''
2015, Rzeszów
choreography to "Death and a Girl" awarded at the 36th Warsaw Theatre Meetings
2016, Warsaw
"Golden Mask" for choreography to the performance of "Leni Riefenstahl. Epizody niepamięci"
2017, Katowice
choreography to "Weird Sister" awarded at the 5th edition of the Klasyka Żywa competition
2019, Warsaw



Dominika Knapik


  • Dominika Knapik Choreographer and dancer
  • Patrycja Kowańska dramatist, writer
  • Natalia Mleczak Costume designer
  • Wolfgang Macher Lighting director and video maker
  • Justyna Stasiowska Composer

Performance synopsis

Agon is a choreographic mockumentary. Dominka Knapik returns to the stage as a performing artist to talk about jobs “for a lifetime”: an artist and a mother. She also faces her own biography of a workaholic choreographer who struggles with the eternal sense of guilt a busy mother feels towards her child. The artist works with a highly personal material detonated by the self-deprecating form of a mockumentary.

Duration60" Crew *3 Artists1
Premiere 2020-12-07, Kraków
    loud music, strobe lights

* cast plus technical support

Promotional details
  • The performance had its premiere during the 13th International "Divine Comedy" Theatre Festival. Co-produced by Schauspielhaus Bochum.
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