Renata Piotrowska-Auffret

Danse Macabre

Danse Macabre,
photo Edgar de Poray, Teatr im. J. Kochanowskiego w Opolu

Danse Macabre
Danse Macabre,
photo Edgar de Poray, Teatr im. Jana Kochanowskiego w Opolu

Renata Piotrowska-Auffret is polish choreographer and curator. In her work she is interested in female body politics, the notion of care and parenthood.
Piotrowska-Auffret contemplates the contemporary world by deriving the inspirations from intimate experiences embedded in a given social context. She is interested in the perversity of relations between the historical and contemporary body politics, between public and private, as well as between text and movement.


European Theatre Forum
2023, Opole
Studio Hrdinu
2023, Prague
tanzmainz Festival
2023, Mainz


Aerowaves artist / TOP Twenty
2019, London
Aerowaves artist / TOP Twenty
2017, London
scholarship of Ministry of Culture
2013, Warsaw
scholarship "Young Poland"
2010, Warsaw

Danse Macabre


JK Theatre in Opole


  • Renata Piotrowska-Auffret Renata Piotrowska-Auffret choreographer and director
  • Marcin Janus musician
  • Joanna Leśnierowska visual dramaturge
  • Simon Auffret video maker
  • Anna Szwajgier vocal composer
  • Zuzanna Srebrna scenographer and costume designer

Performance synopsis

The show explores the movement and social dimension of Danse Macabre, focusing on the communal and bodily potential of uninterrupted dance. A dance that is a trance-like whirl to blood-pumping techno music. A dance that soothes fears and offers the possibility of discovering joy and group strength. It allows the performers and spectators to rediscover their own vital body. A sense of togetherness is reassuring. As long as we are alive. As long as we dance.

Duration65" Crew *14 Artists8
Premiere 2021-06-18, Opole
    loud music

* cast plus technical support

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