Hanna Strzemiecka - miniatura

Hanna Strzemiecka

A founder, choreographer, and a long-time artistic director of the Lublin Dance Theatre and the Contemporary Dance Group of the Lublin University of Technology, as well as a long-standing artistic director of the International Dance Theatres Festival in Lublin. A graduate of the Ballet Community College in Lublin, she studied at the University of Technology in Lublin and continued her dance education alongside her B.Sc. in engineering, completing a three-year course for dance instructors and teachers (she received her Ministry of Culture diploma in 1982). For many years, she collaborated with the amateur, independent student movement associated within the dance ensemble of the University of Technology in Lublin. She completed a four-year programme taught within the frame of the Individual Educational Session for Contemporary Dancers in Bytom, and participated in a number of dance workshops in Poland and abroad. She also completed international programmes for contemporary dance managers and producers held at various festivals outside of Poland (among others in Montpellier, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Tel Aviv, and Vilnius).

She is the author of over 40 choreographies and dance theatre pieces which have been presented at leading festivals in Poland and abroad. Most of her performances were awarded at competitions in Poland (among others in Kalisz, Warsaw, Gdańsk, and Łódź) and abroad (Vitebsk/Belarus, Monastir/Tunisia). In 2012, she joined the Institute of Music and Dance as a member of the Artistic Committee of the Polish Dance Platform (2012-2014) and the Programming Board for Dance (2015-2017).

In recognition of her contributions to culture, she was awarded a number of awards such as the Silver Badge for Merit to Culture (1985), the Diploma of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage for contributions to the promotion of dance art (2001), the Mayor of the City of Lublin Theatre Award for her outstanding artistic achievements as the head of the Lublin Dance Theatre and the Contemporary Dance Group of the University of Technology in Lublin (2003), the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Lifetime Award (2010), the Silver Cross of Merit (2014), the silver and bronze Medals of the Mayor of the City of Lublin (awarded in 2006 and 2016, respectively), and the Medal of the 700th Anniversary of the City of Lublin (2017).

photo: Leszek Strzemiecki

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