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Edition 2018: Warsaw

Meet the Artists – 2018 edition

Dan_WolfDan Wolf – Project Artistic Director, Creative Writing Workshops

Dan Wolf is an actor, rapper, playwright, director, producer and educator. His work crosses artistic and cultural borders to combine conventional theater styles with the themes, language, music, history and aesthetics of the Hip-Hop generation. Dan is a founding member of the critically acclaimed Hip Hop music and theater collective Felonious and Artistic Director of Sound in the Silence. His play “Angry Black White Boy”, based on the novel by Adam Mansbach, premiered at Intersection for the Arts in October 2008, ran for 12 sold-out weeks and was named Top Ten Best Theater Plays by the San Francisco Chronicle and San Francisco Examiner. His play “Beatbox: A Raparetta” (co-authored with Tommy Shepherd) has been produced in San Francisco, Oakland, Petaluma, Germany, and at the New York Hip Hop Theater Festival. “Beatbox” is published by TCG in the Hip Hop Theater anthology “Plays from the Boom Box Galaxy”. His play “Stateless: A Hip Hop Vaudeville”, a hip-hop and beatbox infused theatrical collaboration with Tommy Shepherd, balancing German and Jewish history with the problems of racism and the African American experience, has been produced in San Francisco, Hamburg and New York. Dan co-created and performed in “Block By Block,” a multi-disciplinary performance that brought a San Francisco block party into the de Young Museum. Dan’s play “Anansi the Spider”, created in collaboration with Tommy Shepherd, toured to Bay Area schools for Marin Theater Company in 2012. Dan is part of a team of artists that adapted “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop”, Jeff Chang’s seminal book on Hip Hop culture, for the stage at Z Space in San Francisco in January 2016. Dan is developing “Curren$y”, a hip hop adaptation of Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice”.

rampackovaKatarina Rampackova – Dancing Workshops

Katarina Rampackova is a choreographer, performer, teacher and dance activist born in Kosice, Slovakia. After studying physical theater at Scuola Teatro Dimitri in Switzerland, she graduated Master of Arts in choreography at Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. Currently she lives in Barcelona, where she works together with her colleague Laura Alcala Freudenthal on a dance project for and with children as a facilitator and choreographer, as well as educator. In Kosice she runs a project called ‘Priestor Súčasného Tanca’ (A space of Contemporary Dance), which helps create the community of contemporary dance in Kosice and integrate it in a public life. Katarina also works on different performative projects with Slovak and foreign artists from other fields.

Dawid Żakowski – Drama Workshop

Dawid Żakowski is an actor, director and theater educator. He is co-founder of the Association Sztuka Nowa and in which he conducts professional study on theater techniques and practices in the field of international exchange of theater. He is an artistic director of Pracownia TF which is a structure based in Warsaw fully dedicated to a development of physical theatre. In 1997-2007 he worked in Studium Teatralne, as an actor and assistant of the director. Played performances in Paris, Lille, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Moscow, Montevideo, Caracas, Belo Horizonte, Sao Paulo, Naples, Palermo, Florence, Milano, Zurich, Koln. As an actor also worked with the Song of the Goat Theatre in Wroclaw, NeTTeatre in Lublin. In recent years, in his creative work he carries out projects of an interdisciplinary nature in which he directed performances: Sylwia: Medea, Moja wolność – Moja niepodległość (My freedom – my independence), Warsaw: In Between, Mapy Pamięci (Memory Maps), Artysta. Mechanika ucieczki (Artist. Mechanics of escaping), Badania solarystyczne 2.0 (Solaris Reaseares 2.0), Turyści (The turists), Orfeo’70.

He is co-author of two complex projects in the field of artistic and cultural education, addressed to young people.  As a theater educator he runs classes for different audience: for students in the frame of ActorStudio of Roma Gasiorowska in Warsaw Warsaw Theatre Academy and for the youth in Cultural Centre in Sochaczew and Cultural Centres in Warsaw. Since 2008 he took part in different international researches projects as: Drought (Limassol – Warsaw), Lift Off (Berlin – Frankfurt – Warsaw), Regula contra Regulam (Milan – Wroclaw – Warsaw) If it was my street (Gorlitz – Rennes – Warsaw) Taburopa (Lisbon – Cologne – Brussels – Warsaw).

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