Pracownia Choreografii

Pracownia Fizyczna is a group founded by Jacek Owczarek in 2009. It is based at the Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź. In 2011, Pracownia was invited to perform ‘Happenings’ at the Museums Quartier in Vienna, with the participation of guest dancers from Austria and Hungary and an international cast of improvising musicians.


Sic! International Dance Improvisation Festival

2012, Warsaw

‘You Come, We’ll Show You What to Do: On Dance Improvisation’ – exhibition at Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź

2013, Łódź

Treffpunkt, Lander Festival Polen

2013, Stuttgart

Museums Quartier

2011, Vienna

Tanz Moderne Tanz, Internationales Festival für Zeitgenössischen Tanz

2015, Chemnitz





Pracownia Choreografii


  • Jacek OwczarekConcept, direction and running of the show
  • Paweł SzamburskiLive music
  • Patryk Zakrocki Live music
  • Iwona OlszowskaDancer
  • Dawid LorencDancer
  • Paweł GralaDancer
  • Krzysztof SkolimowskiDancer
  • Ilona GumowskaDancer

Performance synopsis

‘Happenings’, by Pracownia Fizyczna and the band SzaZa, is filled with dancing on the edge of risk. The score of the events was inspired by process work and contact improvisation. It is based on working with sensual channels and changes of reference points such as movement, voice, partner. The nature of the performance, which has received consistently vivacious responses from audiences for over a decade, reflects the term ‘playfulness’ as introduced by theatre anthropologist Victor W. Turner.

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Duration 50 " Crew * 10 Artists 8
Premiere 2011-01-24, Łódź
Audience dorośli
  • none

* cast plus technical support



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