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. Showcase of Polish dance and choreography, 19-24 February 2016




CHOREOGRAPHIC TERRITORIES – EASTERN PARTNERSHIP is a programme aiming at presenting contemporary dance and choreography by best Polish artists, educators and theorists of dance affiliated with Polish Dance Platform 2014, full of dance presentations, workshops, meetings and debates in four countries participating in Eastern Partnership: Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia and Azerbaijan.

The project is realised in cooperation with experienced local cultural operatives and is a continuation of collaboration initiated during PDP 2014 in Lublin. Its aim is to build a platform of dialogue and exchange of experience between dance scenes in Poland and between selected countries of EP. The mission of the programme is to “recover” contemporary dance in Eastern Europe, bringing it into the general historical discourse of contemporary dance and into the current circulation of contemporary art. We believe that building a common dance scene across borders and boundaries should not only consist in following well-established international tendencies, but also empower the local histories and support countries struggling with political and economical problems in the development of dance.



The presentations planned as a part of “Choreographic territories” cover a large proportion of Polish Dance Platform 2014 programme. They are the most interesting Polish productions of contemporary dance in recent years, selected by experienced curators and members of jury. In 2016, they will be shown to international audiences, who will be able to get better acquainted with a broad spectrum of genres, aesthetics and generations in Polish dance.



The artists participating in “Choreographic territories” are also experienced instructors of dance techniques and movement composition. The workshops they will conduct, addressed to local dancers, choreographers and dance teachers, round up the artistic offer of the project. It is the most efficient way of directly transferring knowledge, experience and techniques developed by Polish contemporary dance.


Meetings with artists, symposiums, discussions

Meetings between the audience and artists, discussions between artists, the juxtaposition of artistic achievements and acquired knowledge, placed in a political and historical context, are an opportunity to look at the dance pieces in a more thorough and insightful way. During a series of discussions and symposiums dedicated to a specific local context of contemporary dance, along with engaging dance researchers, journalists and theoreticians, we will search for the answers to questions regarding the ways of building its own cultural identity through dance, about attitudes towards tradition of national and folk dance, about common heritage and different paths of development for contemporary dance scenes in East-Central Europe. The project will also include presentations of the rich experience of Polish institutions and programmes supporting dance, such as the Institute of Music and Dance, The Centre for Culture in Lublin, Art Stations Foundation or East European Performing Art Platform. They will be dedicated to the processes of creating new types of organisation and systems of support for artists and dance events organisers.


Stage 1 – Belarus:


February 19 (Friday)
7:30 p.m. - Stalking Paradise, Lublin Dance Theatre

Regional Drama Theatre in Minsk


February 20 (Saturday)
5:00 p.m. - AKTY, Aurora Lubos

National Center of Contemporary Art in Minsk


7:30 p.m. - Insight, Janusz Orlik

              - Room 40, Maciej Kuźmiński

Regional Drama Theatre in Minsk


February 21 (Sunday)

5:00 p.m. - For living in, Hygin Delimat (room 101)

6 p.m. – Death 24 frames per second or do it to me like in a real movie , Agata Siniarska (room 202)

6:40 p.m. – Nijinsky. The Rite of Dreams, Wygoda/Krawczyński/Godowska (room 202)

National Center of Contemporary Art in Minsk


February 22 (Monday)

7:00 p.m. - Stories we have never told, Lublin Dance Theatre
Regional Drama Theatre in Grodno


February 24 (Thursday)

7:00 p.m. Stories we have never told, Lublin Dance Theatre
Regional Drama Theatre in Gomel


Additional events:
“After, before” performance by students of Belarussian State University of Culture and Arts in Minsk (choreography: Maciej Kuźmiński) – February 18, 7:00 p.m., Palace of Culture of Railwaymen

Contemporary Dance Workshops: Agata Siniarska, Janusz Orlik, Maciej Kuźmiński, Hygin
Delimat, Aurora Lubos

Dance critique workshops: “Contemporary dance in theory about practice of writing”, workshop taught by Jadwiga Grabowska, Anna Królica

Meeting as part of the symposium “Choreographic territories – Eastern Partnership” conducted by
Jadwiga Grabowska, Grzegorz Kondrasiuk