The Krakow Choreographic Centre [Krakowskie Centrum Choreograficzne] is part of the Nowa Huta Cultural Centre [Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury].
The Krakow Choreographic Centre was established on 1 January 2014 as an independent structure within the Nowa Huta Cultural Centre. The KCC was founded by Eryk Makohon. It is currently headed by Agata Syrek.
The KCC operates locally, nationally and internationally as a centre for reflection, education and artistic creation in the field of dance. It works to showcase and promote dance, with particular emphasis on contemporary dance; it also strives to stimulate the professionalization of the discipline. The KCC supports interdependent artists, offering them space and conditions to work and develop their projects. It also fuels the touring of dance pieces, inviting the latest Polish and international productions on to its stages. The centre puts strong emphasis on supporting graduates of professional dance schools who start their independent artistic work and devise their first choreographic projects.
The KCC implements artistic and educational projects, also playing the role of organiser and artistic manager. In an effort to stimulate dance activity in Kraków and across Poland, the centre enters into collaborations with other cultural, artistic and academic institutions in Kraków and beyond (e.g. Jagiellonian University, Dance Theatre Department of the Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts in Kraków, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Institute of Music and Dance in Warsaw, local authorities in Kraków and its region). The KCC also works with professional dance centres in Poland and abroad, including other choreographic centres.
The institution’s operations focus on the dance community, representatives of other art forms, such as theatre, video art, plastic arts or literature, dance theoreticians and critics, as well as amateurs and audiences of all ages.