East European Performing Arts Platform (EEPAP) supports the
development of contemporary performing arts (dance and theatre)
in 18 countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

Choreographic Territories – New Paths for the Avant-Garde

"Projeto Yanka Rudzka: Semente" (CC BY 2.0) by Vivadança Festival Internacional



CHOREOGRAPHIC TERRITORIES – NEW PATHS FOR THE AVANT-GARDE is a multiannual project presenting Polish contemporary dance by some of the best Polish artists, educators and theorists of dance affiliated with the Polish Dance Platform 2017. It is planned for the years 2017-2021 and includes performances, workshops, meetings and debates organized in the most active centres of contemporary dance in Central and Eastern Europe: in Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and more. The project is a continuation of the 2016 Choreographic Territories programme, the idea of which has been expanded to encompass propositions connected to the prominent figures of women artists of the 20th-century dance avant-garde who were of Polish descent: Pola Nireńska, Bronisława Niżyńska, Marie Rambert and Yanka Rudzka. Their artistic work and fascinating biographies constitute a starting point for constructing the project’s programme, based on a model of intercultural exchange and focused on real cooperation between local communities, presenting themes which emphasize the strong presence of women choreographers and dancers—both today and in the history of Polish dance in general. The idea of the project is to demonstrate that just like in the twenties and thirties, Polish artists can still be a source of inspiration and modern understanding of choreography.



The project is coordinated by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute operating under the Culture.pl brand, in cooperation with the Lublin Dance Theatre – the Centre for Culture in Lublin, the East European Performing Arts Platform (EEPAP), the Institute of Music and Dance and the Art Stations Foundation; within the international cultural programme accompanying Poland’s centenary of regaining independence – POLSKA 100.


Financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland as part of the Multi-annual Programme “NIEPODLEGŁA” 2017-2021.


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