Paweł Sakowicz


photo Piotr Jaruga

photo Maciej Zakrzewski

Paweł Sakowicz is a choreographer and dancer. He graduated from the University of Warsaw and the London Contemporary Dance School. For the last few years, he has been working with various artists, curators and theatre makers across Europe. His works include ‘Bernhard’, ‘TOTAL’, ‘Jumpcore’, ‘Thriller’ and ‘Masakra’. They have been presented during three editions of the Polish Dance Platform, La Biennale de danse du Val-de-Marne and at NYU Skirball and CAC New Orleans, amongst others.


The Divine Comedy Festival
2019, Kraków
Jumpcore in Switzerland
2019, Dornach, Susch
The Malta Festival
2019, Poznań
Spring Forward – Aerowaves Twenty19
2019, Val-de-Marne
‘Jumpcore’ in Sofia (NDK)
2019, Sofia



Paweł Sakowicz


  • Paweł Sakowicz Choreographer and dancer
  • Mateusz Szymanówka Dramaturge
  • Indecorum Music
  • Doom 3k Costumes

Performance synopsis

It is not entirely clear if Fred Herko planned to finish his intimate performance with suicide. He took a bath, turned on Mozart’s Coronation Mass and began to dance naked in his friend’s living room. He approached an open window several times. When Sanctus resounded, he ran and jumped out the window of the fifth-floor apartment on New York’s Cornelia Street. Ballet dancers are said to believe they can fly. And indeed, suspended for a second in a jump, they do.

Duration45" Crew *3 Artists1
Premiere 2017-12-08, Lublin
Audienceeveryone (regardless of age)
    loud music

* cast plus technical support

Promotional details
  • ‘Jumpcore’ belongs to the collection of the Zachęta National Gallery of Art.
  • ‘Jumpcore’ was selected for Aerowaves Twenty19.
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