K A S I A W I T E K
Polish-born London-based dance artist Kasia Witek is a graduate of Northern School of Contemporary Dance (2009), Jasmin Vardimon's postgraduate diploma in Physical Theatre at Royal Holloway (2010) and London Contemporary Dance School (Distinction, 2015).
As a dancer she has performed in the works of Rosemary Lee, Lea Anderson, Henrietta Hale, Renaud Wiser, Paolo Mangiola, Mafalda Deville, Marquez and Zangs touring both within the UK and internationally. In 2018 she has performed a solo work with London Symphony Orchestra and danced in “ When The Nest Falls” by Esna Su performed at Alexander MacQueens Foundation. She has recently performed “The Matter of The Soul”, in collaboration with sound artist Kat Austen, at the opening night of UN Climate Change Conference COP24 in Katowice. Kasia’s choreographic work ranges between installation, video, theatre and outdoor performance. As a maker she deals with themes of intelligence of the body and environmental empathy. Working with ecocentric values at the forefront she looks at the connectivity between human body and non-human others. Letting the moving be the solving. She has a particular interest in music and enjoys collaborating closely with composers. In 2014 she was commissioned to co-direct a piece with composer Elliot Galvin for DIPTIK, a company whose performers are both musicians and dancers. Her short dance film Maoz Tsur, based on the eponymous track by electro-acoustic chamber ensemble Sefiroth, has been screened at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris. She has been commissioned by an award winning band Blue Eyed Hawk to direct and choreograph a short film for the group's setting of the W.B Yeats poem “O Do Not Love Too Long”. Her choreographic works to date include Arvoles (2013), Slow Knowing (2014), You, Passing (2015), to split a glassy grain of water (2018), one wall of me (current work in progress) and Kat Austen’s The Matter Of the Soul (2018). Kasia is a recipient of Exit Visa Residency at The Place (2016) and an Associate Artist with Polish Cultural Centre in London. Her work has been funded by Arts Council England and supported by Tara Arts Theatre, Coventry University, Greenpeace, Kala Sangam in Bradford and Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds.