Art stations fundation - by Grażyna Kulczyk

02.04.2011 - 09.04.2011
Tanzquartier Wien
Dominika Knapik - carte blanche

Dominika Knapik is a graduate of the Ludwik Solski State Theater School in Kraków. She is a dancer and actress but also works as a choreographer in drama theatre (e.g. "Versus" in the New Theater in Kraków and “Fragments of a Lover's Discourse” in the Dramatic Theater in Warsaw, both directed by Radosław Rychcik, “Babel” in Polish Theatre in Bydgoszcz directed by Maja Kleczewska, “Country House” in Kochanowski Theatre in Opole, directed by Iga Gańczarczyk).

In 2007 she was a scholarship holder of a program DanceWeb Europe and the Art Stations Foundation (her solo project “how do you like me?”, presented at Polish Dance Platform 2008). In 2008 she took part in a performance staged by Towarzystwo Gimnastyczne “nic”. In 2009 she performed in “Das Letzte Feuer” directed by Iga Gańczarczyk in the New Theater in Kraków. Also in 2009 she was a scholarship holder of ArtsLink (artistic residency in Dance New Amsterdam, NY). In 2010 she took part in „Le Sacre” by Dada von Bzdulow. In 2011 she is a scholarship holder of Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

She is a co-founder of Harakiri Farmers. It is a grass-roots initiative aiming at creating a common platform for diverse artists. It doesn’t have a leader, office or subsidy. The first Harakiri Farmers’ project "Keret" based on short stories by Edgar Keret won the first prize at "Nowe Sytuacje" competition organized by Malta Festival in Poznań 2008. The second project was entitled "Beat Hotel" and was inspired by Allen Ginsberg's „Kaddish”. The next one „We are oh so Lucky” was made in collaboration with director Ana Brzezińska. It was presented at Polish Dance Platform 2010 and in several venues abroad.

She is also a member of [MINUS 20] collective which created its first performance „The Fork” in 2010.