How it works

How it works

Krakow Choreographic Centre is the vision.

Centre is the unique and pioneering place – the first on such a scale in Poland modeled on Western Centres. It is an attempt requiring adaptation to Polish reality in which dance has still had a difficult and quite disadvantaged position.

Krakow Choreographic Centre was created in 2014 as an initiative of Eryk Makohon and Krakow Dance Theatre. The Centre was founded as an independent department working within Nowa Huta Cultural Centre.

Since March 2015 with the transition under new management, the Centre has started new approach towards its aims which means: more dialogue with other groups, provocation of meetings, exchange of experiences between artists from different aesthetics of dance and theatrical expression, looking for links and contacts for Polish creativity, not yet sufficiently entered into the European and international network.

This is the time for Centre as a place that wants to become innovative and fresh, and the asset is trying to look at unusual connections and custom methods.

It is also a time for stimulation of dance education in Poland, for advanced training and professional dancers. Time for zoom into the art of dance including the youngest, students who will become professional dancers, or sit in the audience already as a fully conscious, open-minded and equipped with the appropriate tools to “read” the performances in the future.

The Centre works independently in the structure of the Nowa Huta Cultural Centre, based on the involvement of four young, educated people, managers, entertainers, theoreticians and practitioners who are responsible both for the administrative and creative activities.

We work as dancers, educators, animators and impresarios.

We create a programme of action and vision of the place.

Our actions are addressed to the dance community, amateurs, professionals and artists of other disciplines of art; the theoreticians and critics, as well as a wide audience, covering all age groups.