Weronika Pelczyńska is a dancer, choreographer, and culture manager. She graduated from the Experimental Academy of Contemporary Dance (SEAD) in Salzburg and from the Warsaw University of Technology. She gained professional and stage experience at the Studio Buffo Theatre and Anna Piotrowska’s Mufmi Dance Theatre. In 2008–2009 she performed with the Bodhi Project in Austria, Germany, Italy, and Poland, collaborating with such choreographers as M. Kejzare, J. Nelson, R. Hayden, E. Braun, and S. Sandroni. In 2009–2012 she performed in The Right Hemisphere, a choreography by Marysia Stokłosa, and collaborated with the Mouvoir company from Cologne on Under Green Ground. In 2011 she worked as a guest performer in Kassel, appearing in Johannes Wieland’s Sheherazad and Jozef Fruck and Linda Kapetanei’s 1000 years of sorrows. She also danced in Małgorzata Haduch’s A Great Invention for a Thirsty Theorbo, Sleepy Double Bass and Four Dancers produced by Old Brewery in Poznań as part of the programme Old Music New Dance.
In 2011 Pelczyńska premiered her solo performance Yvonne, Yvonne in komuna//warszawa in Warsaw. The piece is a remix of Yvonne Rainer’s works, devised as part of the RE//MIX series launched by Tomasz Plata and Magdalena Grudzińska.
In 2012 Pelczyńska co-created and performed in Fire is ranging in your hair choreographed by Anna Nowicka, which won the HAU award at 100° Berlin. Since 2012 she has been collaborating with the Cocoon Dance Company in Bonn performing in Replay Swan. December 2012 saw the premiere of Pelczyńska’s lecture performance devised together with economist Mikołaj Iwański and composer Krzysztof Kaliski as part of a programme produced by Bęc Zmiana and HOBO Art Foundation.
In 2013 Pelczyńska took part in A Few Steps to Lutosławski, a choreographic showcase held during LUTOSPHERES. The project was produced by the Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw, the f.o.r.t.e. Foundation and the Burdag Foundation. Pelczyńska presented a 10-minute choreographic miniature set to one of Lutosławski’s works. The etude’s title was Owoc natchnienia [A Fruit of Inspiration]. Still in 2013 she performed in The Waves based on Virginia Woolf’s book of the same title, directed by Agnieszka Błońska and staged at the Ochota Theatre in Warsaw. She also appeared in a film devoted to Eugeniusz Rudnik’s experimental music directed by Zuzanna Solakiewicz and produced by Endorfina Studio, which is to be released in 2014.
Since 2010 she has been creating choreographies and designing stage movement for theatre productions across in Warsaw. She has worked with Agnieszka Glińska (Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald, Collegium Nobilium Theatre; Moralniość Pani Dulskiej/The Morality of Mrs Dulska, Współczesny Theatre, The Seagull and Pożegnania/The Farewells, National Theatre; Der jüngste Tag and The Cherry Orchard, Studio Theatre), Anna Seniuk (Pchła Szachrajka/ Adventures of a Cheating Flea, National Theatre), Ewa Konstancja Buhłak (Siodło Pegaza/The Saddle of Pegasus, National Theatre), Krzysztof Stelmaszyk (Jacques the Fataliste and His Master, Och Theatre), Barbara Sass-Zdort (the film Pieśni Miłosne /Love Songs), Jarosław Gajewski (The Brothers Karamazov, Colegium Nobillium Theatre), Agnieszka Lipiec-Wróblewska (Nadia, Horzyca Theatre), and Robert Jarosz (Pinokio, gdzie jesteś?/Pinocchio, Where Are You?, Theatre Institute; The Story of Ferdinand, Guliwer Theatre).
She gained her experience in culture management by working with the Bodhi Project and the Art Stations Foundation in Poznań. In 2010–13 she was the manager of the RottlessRoot dance company (choreographers: Jozef Frucek and Linda Kapetanea) and the Miscelanea Quartet (musicians: Kostas Tosidis, Giorgos Pervolarakis, Alejandro Díaz Bandrés, and Manos Anastasakis).
She has worked with artists representing other art forms, such as Aneta Grzeszczykowska (graphic design/video art), Krzysztof Skonieczny (video art/film and theatre director) and Grzegorz Korzeniowski (photography).
She was awarded the DanceWeb (ImpulsTanz) and Carte Blanche scholarships (Dance Module) in 2013. Also in 2013 she joined Centrum w Ruchu, a space for performance art in Warsaw.
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