#Embodied ideas

Embodied ideas. Performing arts program of first avant- garde reinterpretation.


Online kick off

meeting for a premiere of performance „KOBRO” (working title), Łódź

Final Residency

in Warsaw, Poland



of the performance „KOBRO spaces”, Warsaw

Study visit of producers in Kosice

Slovakia (Event—Public), Kosice, SK



in Sochaczew PL

Study visit of producers in Warsaw

and/or Sochaczew (Event—Public), Poland


Meeting of producers and managers of performing arts in Warsaw

When: Friday 26.08.2022, 1 pm – 5 pm

Where: Szkoła, ul. Emilii Plater 31, Warsaw

The subject of the meeting will be the cooperation of independent artists or non-governmental organizations and public institutions – good practices, previous projects, methods, but also difficulties, showing different perspectives.

The meeting will be attended by guests from abroad, so the language of the meeting and presentation will be English.

The formula of the meeting is a series of presentations and Q&A sessions. The presentation lasts about 15-20 minutes and is followed by a 10-minute Q + A session.

If you want to join the meeting, please send an e-mail to

13: 00-13: 10 – Welcoming and presenting the idea of ​​the meeting

13: 10-13: 40 – Sonia Nieśpiałowska-Owczarek („How to create a space for dance? MATERIA – the initiation process of the organization”)

13: 40-14: 10 – Karolina Wycisk („Nature of us – V4 project of a bottom-up institution”)

14: 10-14: 30 – BREAK

14: 30-15: 00 – Timea Szőke (Performing Arts Market in Hungary and possible new models)

15: 00-15: 30 – Karolina Dziełak-Żakowska („Modes of financing and good practices in grant contests”)

15: 30-15: 50 – BREAK

15: 50-16: 20 – Jana Ryšlavá („Decentralization of the movement scene in Czech Republic”)

16: 20-16: 50 – Kat Rampáčková  (“MOVE Kosice – experience in public institution collaborations”)

16: 50-17: 00 – Closing of the meeting

More about project:

Producer meetings in Poland were initiated by the creators of the group „Production of performative events”. The group was initiated as part of the bottom-up initiative meetings – Wspólna Przestrzeń [Common Space]. The group write about itself: “We want to meet to talk about production, network, support each other, research problematic production cases, ultimately train each other and try to influence how / in what / where / what / why we produce”.

Organizator: Sztuka Nowa

Partners: Priestor Súčasného Tanca, Ziggurat Project, MOVE Ostrava

The project “Embodied ideas…” is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.


EMBODIED IDEAS – intensive lab and performance OPEN CALL

We invite you to this special summer intensive dedicated to young artists and art students, age 18-31, from Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary creating in dance, theater and performing arts field. A one-week residential intensive laboratory for body work and site-specific composition which will be presented in the frame of International Festival Unity in Poland.

Where: Cultural Center in Sochaczew, Sochaczew, Poland (60 km from Warsaw)

When: 27August – 4 September 2022

Deadline for applications: 6th of July 2022

This is a second edition of this project and this year it will be a part of the project “Embodied ideas. Performing arts program of first avant-garde reinterpretation” which aims to develop cultural heritage of the first European avant-garde in the community of performative arts.

During everyday activities laboratory programme participants will practice dance and movement techniques. From the beginning they will take part in physical activities in public and natural spaces. On the basis of personal experience and inspirations related to different outdoor spaces and avant-garde concepts participants will develop actions, which will be incorporated into a final presentation during the International Festival Unity in Sochaczew.

Leading subject of International Laboratories of Movement and Dance will be the heritage of European avant-garde.

We will analyze the artists’ work in relation to natural spaces and social movements that took place in Central Europe, in particular in the Visegrad countries after World War I or in the interwar years. Following artists’ heritage will be inspiration for lab work: Polish sculpturer Katarzyna Kobro, Czech painter and drafter Toyen, Slovak painter and drafter Viera Kraicova and Slovak neo avant-garde artist Jana Žeblinská, Hungarian poet, novelist, painter and theoretician Lajos Kassák.

We offer:

• 38 hours of laboratories
• 4 international teachers
• personal mentoring
• creative team work
• solid dose of knowledge on avant-garde conceptions and artists
• huge open training studio,
• 8 nights accommodations in the hotel or hostel
• daily meals
• covid-19 safety rules (max. .20 participants)

• free entrance for the events of the festival
• final performance presented in the frame of the festival

Leaders of the process: Jana Ryšlavá (CZ), Kat Rampáčková (SK), Viktória Makra (HU), Dawid Żakowski (PL)

Costs for participants:

170 EUR (8 nights all-inclusive (food, accommodation, seminar, labs))

Travel costs can be refunded up to 100 EUR based on the tickets or appropriate travel documentation (details will be presented to the participants in the recruitment process).

How to apply? The application process is open only for Czech, Slovak, Hungarian and Polish participants. 

To apply for the workshop please use registration online form:

FINAL DEADLINE for APPLICATIONS: the 6th of July 2022

If you need more information please contact: PL/ENG – phone: +48 505 476 863


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