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Compagnie Linga "flow", photo by Michel Bovay

Gdańsk/Polish Dance Platform 2019: Compagnie Linga "flow"– chor. Katarzyna Gdaniec, Marco Cantalupo

5 September 2019 | 18:00 | Gdańsk: Wybrzeże Theatre, ul. Świętego Ducha 2

performance presentation

As part of Polish Dance Platform 2019 Compagnie Linga will present their performance flow, choreographed by Katarzyna Gdaniec and Marco Cantalupo.


About the performance:


flow is inspired by the astonishing performance of animal’s group movements, such as shoals of fish, flocks of birds or swarms of insects. These flexible and fluid formations, capable of modifying immediately their speed and their direction without losing space coherence, question the laws of interactions which act between the various members of a group and the coordination of their movements; they suggested us new choreographic dynamics based on the collective consciousness of the movements in the space.


With a musical score expressly composed and played live, we imagined for our dancers and for the public an in full discharge, original and jubilant kinaesthetic experience.


concept and choreography: Katarzyna Gdaniec and Marco Cantalupo

dancers: Aude-Marie Bouchard, Marti Güell Vallbona, Ai Koyama, Andor Rusu, Manuela Spera, Csaba Varga, Cindy Villemin

music: Keda (Mathias Delplanque, E’Joung-Ju)

light design: German Schwab

set design: Emilien Allenbach, Geneviève Mathier, Grégory Gaulis

costumes: Katarzyna Gdaniec and Marco Cantalupo

co-production: Compagnie Linga, l’Octogone – Théâtre de Pully

premiere: 2 March 2018, L’Octogone Théâtre de Pully, Pully

duration: 60 minutes


Katarzyna Gdaniec – dancer and choreographer; she studied at the National Ballet School in Gdansk. In 1983 she won the 1st Prize at the Gdansk National Dance Competition and the Prix de Lausanne. She entered Maurice Béjart’s Ballet du XXe Siècle in 1985 and remained with the company as principal dancer until 1992. As early as 1987 Katarzyna has been a choreographer; after creating her first works for the “Young Choreographers” workshop organized by the Ballet du XXe Siècle. In 1992, she founded Compagnie Linga with Marco Cantalupo, which she has co-authored over forty choreographies.


Marco Cantalupo – dancer and choreographer; he studied at The Scala Theatre Ballet School in Milan followed by the Hamburg Opera Ballet School, where he graduated. In the United States he studied the Limon technique and work with Daniel Ezralow, choreographer. He danced with the Hamburg Opera, and then as a soloist with the Staatstheather Gelsenkirchen, the National Ballet of Portugal, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Stadttheater Bern and the Béjart Ballet Lausanne. In 1992, he founded Compagnie Linga with Katarzyna Gdaniec.


Keda – created by Mathias Delplanque and E’ Jong-Ju in 2010. In their work they confront the ancestral tones of the geomungo with textures, rhythms and processings of electronic music. Their creations stand out as an original musical form inspired by the blues, by the African sounds, by the ambient and by the noise etc. Keda published one album, Hwal, and occurs regularly in concerts, in particular to the Museum du quai Branly in 2013.




The Polish Dance Platform aims to seek out and promote the most interesting original dance productions made in Poland or by Polish choreographers. The finale of the forthcoming edition of the Polish Dance Platform will be held on 5-8 September 2019 in Gdańsk.


For the first time, the Polish Dance Platform will also feature the Kids Dance Platform – a showcase of dance performances dedicated to young audiences. The programme of the Kids Dance Platform encompasses performance presentations, a panel discussion and accompanying events. The Kids Dance Platform will be held on 30-31 August 2019 at the Miniatura Theater
in Gdańsk


The Polish Dance Platform is organized by the Insitute of Music and Dance and co-organized by Teatr Dada von Bzdülöw Association and Polka dot Foundation. The main partner of the event is the Institute of Adam Mickiewicz. Co-financed by the City of Gdańsk.


Partners of the project: European Solidarity Centre, Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre, City Culture Institute, Miniatura City Theatre, The Baltic Sea Cultural Centre, Baltic Opera House, Wybrzeże Theatre, Club ŻAK, Gdynia Film School, Colony of Artists, POLsail, Janina Jarzynówna-Sobczak Ballet School, Twoja Stocznia, 100cznia.


Media partners: "Didaskalia. Gazeta Teatralna", Magazyn "Presto",,, Radio Gdańsk S.A., "Gazeta Wyborcza Trójmiasto//Co Jest Grane 24", TVP Kultura, TVP2.





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