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Paweł Łyskawa


Dancer and leader of the Krakow Dance Theatre. A graduate of the Faculty of Dance Theatre at the State Higher School of Theatre in Cracow and The Culture Studies at the Jagiellonian University. He has worked with many educators, directors and choreographers, including Idan Cohen, Ole Meland, (dancer of the Norwegian group Carte Blanche), Anna Konjetzky, Ayrin Ersoz, Jan Peszek and Capella Cracoviensis, Henrik Kaalund, Jerzy Stuhr, Waldemar Raźniak, Jacek Łumiński, Jerzy Zoń and KTO Theatre and Wojciech Faruga. For over ten years he has been working on a permanent base with Eryk Makohon, as part of the Krakow Dance Theatre, which he currently co-creates and is responsible for organization and projects.  

He designs and co-creates the educational department of the Krakow Dance Theatre. He teaches contemporary dance and expression techniques in groups of Adepts working at the Krakow Dance Theatre. As an educator he cooperates with many institutions and groups in Poland. He has also worked with seniors, young people and children with intellectual disabilities. He taught dancers and students of the Faculty of Dance in Prague and Budapest. He also created and ran the Nowy Format Theatre, with which he prepared stage and off-stage artistic projects for amateurs (e.g. based on the drama „Delhi Dance" Wyrypajewa spectacle "Ja nie znaju szto diełat"). As an educator he also cooperated with KTO Theatre. He is interested in working on the qualities combining dance and theatre.

Author of many local, national and international dance events. He has been actively involved in animating the cultural life of Krakow for many years. Originator and executor of the first five editions of the 3...2...1...DANCE choreographic competition, the idea of which is now continued by the Krakow Choreographic Centre. One of three curators of the "Goodbye Superman! A Man in Polish Choreography", co-funded by the Institute of Music and Dance as part of the "Dance Scene 2015" programme, carried out at the Nowa Huta Cultural Centre. He was the Polish coordinator of an educational project for young dancers "V4 Young Dance Talents", organized by the Central Europe Dance Theatre in Budapest, as part of a small grant from the All-American Funds, . Since 2018, together with Eryk Makohon, he has been programming a series of presentations entitled "V4 Young Dance Talents". Since 2018, together with Eric Makohon, he has been programming a series of dance presentations entitled "Rollercoaster. Collectors of Thrills" at the Centre of Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor Cricoteka, (the programme was extended in 2019 by an educational section)

In 2017, together with four other actors, he won the "Krakow Theatre Exchange" competition, which included the production of „Weightlessness" directed by Wojciech Faruga and staged at the New Theatre in Krakow.

He received a scholarship from the City of Krakow in the field of animation and cultural education in 2018.