Kielce Dance Theatre – Polish Contemporary/Jazz Ballet

Brodzić po wodzie

Wade in the Water,
photo Bartosz Kruk, Kielecki Teatr Tańca

Brodzić po wodzie
Wade in the Water,
photo Bartosz Kruk, Kielecki Teatr Tańca

Kielce Dance Theater was founded by Elżbieta and Grzegorz Pańtak in 1995 as a private theatre. It was converted into the KTT Association in 2008 and became a municipal artistic institution in 2004. KTT operates in four areas: artistic, educational, management and promotion. With a 20-member professional group, the theatre performs a repertoire of contemporary dance styles and modern jazz. KTT produces chamber productions, dance and opera performances, dance festivals and workshops.


Festival Les Arènes de la Danse et du Cirque
2018, Paris
Vinnytsia Days
2018, Vinnytsia
Bartok Plus Festival Opera
2018, Miskolc
The 5th China Xinjiang International Dance Festival
2017, Xinjiang
Masada Opera Festival
2015, Masada
TanzArt Festival
2015, Giessen
Masada Opera Festival
2014, Masada
Silkroad International Art Festival
2014, Xi'an
2013, Gotha
Festival Les Arènes de la Danse et du Cirque
2013, Nanterre


2019, Warsaw
Swietokrzyskie Cultural Prize
2014, Kielce
Award of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
2011, Warsaw
City of Kielce Prize
2011, Kielce
Nomination for the International Emmy Award in Arts Programming
2009, -
City of Kielce Prize
2000, Kielce
Prize of the Marshal of the Świętokrzyskie Province
2006, Kielce
Grand Prix of International Jazz Dance Theatre Festival
2006, Pardubice
Award of the Duncan Centre Choreography Contest
2005, Praha

Wade in the Water


Kielce Dance Theatre – Polish Contemporary/Jazz Ballet


  • Elżbieta Pańtak Director
  • Grzegorz Pańtak Deputy director

Performance synopsis

‘Wade in the Water’ is a collection of choreographies to Negro spiritual songs, developed in a form of modern-jazz stage dance. The creators want to show the expression of an Afro-American style of dance which combines within itself the spirit of Christianity, Western culture and African traditions of dancing and singing. Gospel music creates a community of artistic prayer, giving hope and relief. A choir, together with dancers and musicians, builds an atmosphere of sublime artistic experience.

Duration65" Crew *50 Artists19
Premiere 2019-11-08, Kielce
Audienceeveryone (regardless of age)

* cast plus technical support

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