Anna DUDA (PL)
researcher, from 2019 teacher at the Department of Dance Theater in Bytom, AST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Kraków; collaborates with the Bytom Theater of Dance and Movement Rozbark. Since 2013, she has been conducting research on contemporary forms of dance and movement in cooperation with artists and cultural institutions, with particular emphasis on performer training (e.g. Teatr Rozbark in Bytom and Studio Kokyu, Grotowski Institute in Wrocław). For several years, in a choreographic and research duo with Anna Piotrowska, they have been developing a creative and didactic concept called “One-body-space-recognizer”. She also carries out her own educational and artistic activities (including the “The Strongwoman” project in cooperation with Karolina Brzęk).
Britta LIEBERKNECHT (D)
Britta relates dance to other media in her performance since ’79. After a classical dance education in Germany she studied acting, singing and contemporary dance in NYC with the protagonist artists of the 80s like Trisha Brown, Meredith Monk, Merce Cunningham, Stark-Smith/ Paxton a.m.o. Dancer with PLAN K – Frédéric Flamand in Brussels. Since ’92 based in Cologne she experiments with dance, arts and music in many collaborations.
In 2013 she founded the company “Britta Lieberknecht & Company” focusing the interpretation of Old and New Music through dance. She collaborates regularly with “Theater Monteure” for young audiences. Member of the performance art network PAErsche. Based on physiotherapy, the Feldenkrais Method and BMC she creates her teaching form “Dance Your Anatomy”.
Her work has been presented at many int. festivals like documenta 9, Akademie der Künste Berlin, The Place Theater London, VIPER Luzern (CH), Opéra de Lille (F), Charleroi Danse (B), Dies de Dansa Barcelona, ACHTBRÜCKEN Musik Köln etc., winner of the Cologne Dancetheatre Award.
MÁNDY Ildikó (H)
choreographer, director, dancer, pedagogue, and curator of the Foundation for Contact Dance. She debuted in 1993 with a piece called “Blue Monday”, as one of the founders of Artus Company in Budapest. The choreography was awarded the prize “The Best Alternative Performance” by the Municipality of Budapest. Since 1994 she created for the Central Europe Dance Theatre and the BM Duna Art Ensemble. She directed and choreographed further productions for the Budapest Dance Theatre, the One More Movement Theatre and the Hungarian Movement Theatre. She worked with dance companies in Austria, Israel, New Zealand and Poland.
In 1999 she established her own company, Mándy Ildikó Company. In 1999 her dance theatre performance XYZ was awarded the “Creator Prize” at the 2nd Contemporary Art Festival in Veszprém, Hungary. In 2003, she was awarded the Harangozó Gyula Prize from the Hungarian government for her career as a dancer and choreographer.
The productions of Mándy Ildikó Company were performed in the last 24 years in Hungary and abroad (Germany, Check Republic, Egypt, Poland) as well.
In 2003 the dance film titled “Plázaláz” (Mándy Ildikó- Dusa Gábor- Árva László) was showcased at the 34th Hungarian Film Festival. She has been one of the organizers of Ork_Kota_Platform – One minute dance films in the last 14 years.