Maria Zimpel

The creator of many solo and collaborative projects, Maria Zimpel draws on somatics and autobiographical abstraction. She has worked as a dancer with Rosalind Crisp, Isabelle Schad and Kat Valastur. She studied Dance, Choreography and Context at HZT at UdK, as well as Cultural Studies at UAM in Poznań. The recipient of a DanceWEB Scholarship in 2009, she was also part of European Platform AerowavesTwenty16 and the Polish Dance Platform in 2017 with ‘noish~‘. Zimpel was a 2019/2020 choreographer in residence as part of the K3|Tanzplan Hamburg scholarship.


Claudio von Planta

2021, Susch

Hammer Deich Dance Studio (5-month-long studio visit)

2021, Hamburg

Premiere of ‘Space Gives Place’ in K3|Tanzplan Hamburg/KAMPNAGEL

2020, Hamburg

10-month-long Choreographic Residency in K3|Tanzplan Hamburg/KAMPNAGEL

2020, Hamburg

Choreographic residency in DeVir CAPa

2019, Faro

Performance of ‘noish~’ in DNK

2019, Sofia

Short residency and performing ‘noish~’ for the opening of the choreograhic program ‘Aczium Susch’ in Muzeum Susch, Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk

2019, Susch

Performance of ‘noish~’ at Žižkovská Noc 2018

2018, Prague


Warsaw, 2019

‘Body and Fiction’ preselected for the Polish Dance Platform‘Body and Fiction’ preselected for the Polish Dance Platform

Bytom , 2017

Performance of ‘noish~’ at Polish Dance Platform Performance of ‘noish~’ at Polish Dance Platform

Europe , 2016

Performance of ‘noish~’ at Aerowaves Twenty16Performance of ‘noish~’ at Aerowaves Twenty16


‘Space Gives Place’


Maria Zimpel


  • Maria Zimpel Choreography, dance
  • Wacław Zimpel Music
  • Anna Joniak |Fashion School in PoznańCostumes realised in collaboration with
  • Jana KösterLighting technical realisation
  • Niklaus KösterDramaturgy
  • K3|Tanzplan HamburgDramaturgy
  • K3|Tanzplan HamburgProduction

Performance synopsis

Choreographic layers emerge from a gravitational field, repeating themselves, revealing geometric grids and forming polyphonic rhythms. Space becomes movement, a wave, a field. Space happens, and we become part of the event. Maria Zimpel’s choreographic research references quantum physics, quantum gravity, and perception in motion. Using modular choreographic systems, she releases physicality to create her own dance language. Can you hear space dancing?

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Duration 70 " Crew * 2 Artists 1
Premiere 2020-10-16, Hamburg
Audience dorośli
  • none

* cast plus technical support



Special thanks: DeVir CAPa, Faro; Contemporary Art Centre CSW/Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw; Stary Browar Nowy Taniec/ASF by Grażyna Kulczyk in Posen; Aicha Diakite; Elli Pomoni
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