Robert Bondara


photo Ewa Krasucka

photo Ewa Krasucka

Robert Bondara is a choreographer, director, teacher, and for many years, a dancer with the Polish National Ballet. Since 2010, he has actively been working as a freelance choreographer with ballet and dance companies in Poland and internationally. Combining contemporary dance and ballet, he has developed a unique language and creates diverse works: from abstract choreographies to full-length story ballets. In 2018, Robert was appointed Ballet Director of the Poznań Opera Ballet in Poland.


Moving Arts, Jarson-Kaplan Theater
2019, Cincinnati
Ballet Asteras, New National Theatre
2019, Tokyo
Eiropas Baleta Gala
2018, Riga
Bolle Tour 2017 | Gala Roberto Bolle and Friends, Arena di Verona
2017, Verona
Xinjiang International Dance Festival
2017, Ürümqi
Company E, The Kennedy Center
2016, Washington
Dance Salad Festival
2013, Houston
Den Nye Opera
2010, Bergen
Kuopio Dance Festival
2010, Kuopio
Bolshoi Theatre, Polish-Russian Ballet Gala
2008, Moscow


Jan Kiepura Award for Best Choreographer in Poland
2018, Warsaw
Jan Kiepura Award for Best Director in Poland
2018, Warsaw
Jan Kiepura Award for Best Performance in Poland
2018, Warsaw
Emergent Choreographers Contest in Bordeaux – Le Prix de Biarritz award
2018, Bordeaux
The Brown Medal for Merit to Culture – Gloria Artis from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
2016, Warsaw
Finalist of the International Competition for Choreographers in Hanover
2015, Hanover
Finalist in the International Competition for Choreographers in Hanover
2013, Hanover
Second Prize in the Bronislava Nijinska National Choreography Competition
2008, Warsaw



Robert Bondara


  • Robert Bondara Choreography
  • Amon Tobin Music
  • Anna Lorenc Costume design
  • Robert Bondara Costiume design
  • Robert Bondara Set and lighting design

Performance synopsis

‘8m68’ was created in 2012 for the Polish National Ballet. In 2019, it premiered in United States in Kansas City and Cincinnati with Moving Arts. The general concept of the work is based on the relationships between dancers. There is dominance, tenderness, hope and longing for harmony and cohesion against a snowy landscape.

Duration17" Crew *8 Artists5
Premiere 2012-05-11, Warsaw

* cast plus technical support

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