Wojciech Grudziński Warsaw, Poland / Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Warsaw, Poland / Amsterdam, The Netherlands
13 July 8:00 pm
14 July 9:00 pm
13€ / reduced 11€
13€ / reduced 11€
13 July 8:00 pm
14 July 9:00 pm

The act of taking a bow usually takes place in a theatre or, more generally, in performative situations. While the audience applauds, the performer bows to reciprocate the gratitude. In ballet, there is a blurred line between the show and the bow, since there is a transition from one series of movements to another. “BOW A STUDY” originates from Wojciech Grudziński’s long-term research on the phenomenon of the bow and its choreographic and social dimensions. With a pinch of melancholy, it echoes the tradition of classical ballet in Eastern and Central Europe, which reflected the new post-communist order dominated by power and neoliberal economics. With his artistic team, Grudziński investigated the great bows of the history of dance, capturing the liminal and undefined moments. The bow is a boundary moment that encourages spectators to thank the artists, but it can also be understood as an act of acquiescence aimed at receiving the approval of others. It is never fully clear who submits and who dominates the game. What happens at the moment of the bow? Whom does it really serve?


Wojciech Grudziński, born in 1991, is a Polish artist, choreographer and dancer based in Amsterdam. His work explores in-between and interdisciplinary spaces, queerness and diversity. His practice is based on performative freedom and investigates implicit or explicit power dynamics in theatre and choreography. Grudziński participates in the DAS Graduate programme at the Academy of Theatre and Dance in Amsterdam. His work was supported by Movement Research Study Visit at Judson Church in New York, Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk, Komuna Warszawa, NOWY Teatr, Visegrad Artist Residency Program, ICK-Artist Space and Tanzrecherche NRW. He collaborated with Dries Verhoeven, Ben J. Riepe, Marta Ziółek, and Ula Sickle, among others.


Accessibility: accessible for wheelchair users and people with limited mobility.

via Orsini 19, Santarcangelo



ideazione, ricerca, coreografia Wojciech Grudziński
performance, creazione Wojciech Grudziński, Katarzyna Szugajew, Olga Tamara Briks, Billy Morgan
collaborazione artistica/supporto drammaturgico Klaudia Hartung-Wójciak, Szymon Adamczak
testo Wojciech Grudziński, Klaudia Hartung-Wójciak, Szymon Adamczak
drammaturgia e produzione Szymon Adamczak
light design Jacqueline Sobiszewski
costumi Marta Szypulska
musica Wojtek Blecharz
tutor Miguel Angel Melgares
consulenza Marta Keil
supporto alla ricerca Joanna Ostrowska, Emilia Cholewicka, Ewa Dziarnowska, Piotr Urbaniec e Bartosz Grędysa
progetto supportato da Visegrad Artist Residency Program for Performing Arts (VARP-PA)

progetto realizzato con il supporto di Performing Arts Fund NL, Ambasciata e Consolato Generale del Regno dei Paesi Bassi, Istituto Polacco di Roma

periodo di residenza a Santarcangelo realizzato in collaborazione con Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Bruxelles) e Dublin Theatre Festival nell'ambito di European Festivals Fund for Emerging Artists – EFFEA, cofinanziato dall'Unione Europea