Old Brewery New Dance
in Polish and English
Created with and performed by:
Karolina Kraczkowska, Agnieszka Kryst, Ramona Nagabczyńska, Iza Szostak
In the frame of WIDENING THE FIELD choreographic program by Nowy Teatr, Warsaw and Art Stations Foundation
photo: Maurycy Stankiewicz
In 1920, an informal conference of dance teachers in London created a new style: modern ball-room dance. The dances of the enslaved communities of Brazil, Haiti and Cuba were codified and became a popular entertainment for the upper middle class. Over time, samba, cha-cha, rumba, pasodoble and jive became the ballroom Latin American dances and are still performed at dance competitions.
Paweł Sakowicz is a choreographer and dancer. He graduated from the University of Warsaw with a degree in political studies and holds an MA in performance and choreography from the London Contemporary Dance School. His works include Bernhard, TOTAL, Jumpcore, Thriller (with Anna Smolar) and Masakra. They were presented during two editions of the Polish Dance Platform, NYU Skirball and CAC New Orleans amongst others. Aerowaves Twenty19 Artist.