Krakow Dance Theatre

The Entrance

The Entrance,
photo Piotr Jaruga

The Entrance
The Entrance,
photo Piotr Jaruga

Krakow Dance Theatre (KDT), founded by Eryk Makohon in 2008, is one of the most active contemporary dance groups in Poland. Today, it is led by the artistic team of Eryk Makohon, Paweł Łyskawa and Magdalena Skowron. The leaders of KDT invite independent dancers to its artistic projects. Dozens of events presenting and popularising contemporary dance have been realized under the name of KDT. The Theatre has developed the basic pillars of its activity: artistic, educational and managerial.


Biennale of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean
2008, Bari
International Solo Duo Dance Festival
2009, Budapest


‘MYIWY’ awarded Best Performance of the Best OFF! Independent Theatre Contest
2018, -

The Entrance


Krakow Dance Theatre


  • Ayrin Ersöz Choreographer
  • Sergej Maingardt Composer
  • Grzegorz Mart Video
  • Eryk Makohon Dancer
  • Paweł Łyskawa Dancer
  • Magdalena Skowron Dancer
  • Pamela Bosak Dancer
  • Mateusz Ulczok Dancer

Performance synopsis

Touching on the topic of the refugee crisis, the artists ask: why haven't we learned yet to bring in Others into our world? The problem of Others entering foreign societies resonates throughout history and is invariably current. ‘The Entrance’ explores the question of this timely issue, engaging artists from Poland, Turkey and Germany, and thus showing views on the same subject from three different perspectives – different social, economic, political and cultural contexts.

Duration55" Crew *8 Artists5
Premiere 2019-10-26, Kraków
Audienceeveryone (regardless of age)

* cast plus technical support

Promotional details
  • The performance is co-organised by Institute of Music and Dance as part of the Choreographic Commissions 2019 programme.
  • The performance is co-financed by the City of Cracow.
  • The premiere performances were co-organised by Cricoteka, the Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor.
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