The Polish Dance Platform aims to seek out and promote the most interesting original dance productions made in Poland or by Polish choreographers. The finale of the forthcoming edition
of the Polish Dance Platform will be held on 5-8 September 2019 in Gdańsk.
The first event of this kind in Poland was the "taniec.pl" showcase held in 2003 in Warsaw as part of the Body/Mind International Contemporary Dance Festival. The idea was revived five years later. To date, Poznań’s Zamek Culture Centre and the Art Stations Foundation have made three editions of the showcase happen: in 2008, 2010 and 2012. In 2013 the two institutions made an agreement with the Institute of Music and Dance in Warsaw which made it the main organiser
of the event.
Since then, the Platform has travelled Poland and has been organised in association with local dance communities. The previous editions took place in Lublin in 2014 and in Bytom in 2017.
The Platform is addressed to professional Polish contemporary dance companies, early dance ensembles, dance theatres, ballet and folk companies, and professional dance artists who are based and work in Poland, as well as artists based abroad who are Polish citizens.
Polish Dance Platform is based on a competition-formula. Performances are being selected
by a jury and participants of the final present their works in a four-day showcase. In 2019 the jury was composed of 10 members including artists, journalists, curators and dance theorists. From among almost 100 performances submitted to the competition, the Artistic Committee has selected twelve performances to be presented in Gdańsk.
Apart from the main showcase, the Polish Dance Platform will also encompass such accompanying events as live acts, panel discussions, workshops, Open Platform – presentations
of individual artists and members of the dance community, as well as organizations and institutions engaged in dance production and education.
For the first time, the Polish Dance Platform will also feature the Kids Dance Platform –
a showcase of dance performances dedicated to young audiences. The programme of the Kids Dance Platform encompasses performance presentations, a panel discussion and accompanying events. The Kids Dance Platform will be held on August 30-31, 2019 at the Miniatura Theater
We kindly invite all dance lovers and professionals interested in Polish choreography to the Polish Dance Platform in Gdańsk. During four days you will have the opportunity to watch amazing performances and participate in meetings and discussions with artists and dance experts.
We hope that the forthcoming edition of the Polish Dance Platform will become an opportunity
to catalyze collaboration within the Polish dance community and with international partners.
The Polish Dance Platform is organized by the Insitute of Music and Dance and co-organized by Teatr Dada von Bzdülöw Association and Polka dot Foundation. The main partner of the event is the Institute of Adam Mickiewicz. Co-financed by the City of Gdańsk.print