Kaya Kołodziejczyk


February 8, 2014 at 7.30 p.m.

Concept and performance: Kaya Kołodziejczyk

Costume: Grzegorz Matląg: MALDOROR

Original composition: Daniel Radtke 

Music performers: Daniel Radtke, Paweł Postaremczak

Lights design: Herman Venderickx

Space arrangement: Magdalena Fela Jaszczuk


Tickets: 12 PLN

S.O.L. is the acronym for Shit Out of Luck, an expression describing a situation with no way out, a worst case scenario, a state of having no other solutions than those unwished-for.

Sol is also the Latin word for the sun, the name of the Nordic goddess as well as it refers to the duration of a solar day on Mars.

SOL is a title of a solo performance by Kaya Kołodziejczyk which was launched in 2013 and it is a result of numerous inspirations – roots of contact improvisation, back-to-the-land movement and its resemblance with artists need of isolation.

Taking part in workshops with Steve Paxton and Lisa Nelson Kaya had the opportunity to get familiar with the work of those pioneers of contact improvisation. Being as well interested in the creative ideas of the artists related to BACK TO THE LAND movement she combined the desire of going back to nature (internship and performing with Bread and Puppet Theatre) with need of crative isolation of contemporary artists.

SOL is a self-reflexion and an attempt to take a critical look at formal functioning of contemporary dance several years after postmodern dance revolution.

Kaya Kołodziejczyk. Performer and choreographer. Kaya has worked, danced and collaborated with company Rosas/Anne Teresa de Keersameker, National Opera House in Warsaw/Mariusz Treliński, Kris Verdonck, David Wampach. Among her own choreographic works are: :PK:, Audycja IV, Opera Harnasie based on Wojciech Kilar’s Krzesany and Karol Szymanowski’s Harnasie and Oh, Noh , Exkurs music Szymon Brzóska. Kaya is a lecturer at HfMDK Frankfurt am Main, La Raffinerie Brussels and a guest teacher in many respected theatres in the world.

Project supported by:

Body/Mind Foundation

APAP (Advancing Performing Arts Project)

Culture Program by European Union

Cultural Center in Lublin, MAAT Project Theatre

MAAT Festival – Lublin

Trafostacja Sztuki w Szczecinie


Sunday, 9 February 2014, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

age: 16+

maximum number of participants: 20 

price: 30 PLN per person


In her classes, Kaya focuses on the natural movement of the body and dynamic floor work using breathing and voice. Participants will learn some exercices designed to increase their physical abilities while focusing on individual energy. From various choreographic materials, dancers will explore the structures and multidimensionality of space in order to broaden their dance vocabulary and to achieve a synergy between the body and the senses.


Tomasz Świtalski

tel.: 508 666 497