HEAR THE DANCE is a unique dance project based on varied forms of percussive dance: Irish step dance, flamenco, American tap, contemporary dance and ethnojazz music. A colourful performance where the dance is an integral part of the music, different cultures meet on one stage and where a tradition and a contemporaneity are synonyms. The project was created by accomplished dancers and musicians, varied dance show lead dancers, masters of the tradition/contemporary performers. Hear the Dance repertoire comprises of 15 minutes performance performed by 4 artists up to full 1,5h show with an intermission performed by full cast of 4 dancers and 6 musicians.
MACIEJ GIŻEJEWSKI – professional percussionist and cajonist who played with such artists as Stanisław Soyka, Krzysztof Ścierański and varied artists from: Brasil, India, Algieria, Spain, USA and China. An endorser for Schlagwerk and PRK Percussion. A curator of the Roots of Rhythm percussion festival. www.afropolski.pl
MONIKA BRAL – multitalented lead dancer and choreographer in the top Polish music theatres: Buffo, Roma, Komedia. A tutor at the National Ballet School in Warsaw and many other dance schools in Warsaw including her own school – Souldance, where she teaches all styles of Hip-Hop and her own unique Jacson Style. www.souldance.pl
MATEUSZ WÓJCIK – creator and manager of the Hear the Dance project. A dance captain and lead dancer in Night of the Dance (Germany, Austria) a dancer in Rhtythm in the Night (USA) and Touch of Ireland (Poland) dance shows. He danced as a member of Riverdance and performed at the annual the Chieftains concert in Limerick where he graduated the MA programme. www.mateuszwojcik.art.pl
AGATA TEODORCZYK – dancer, teacher and choreographer. A lead dancer in such shows as Mi Camino Flamenco in Komedia and Syrena theatres in Warsaw, Flamenco Pasión in Teatr Nowy Łódź. She also regularly perform with Spanish artists such as Carlos Pinana and Federico Ordonez. Agata featured with the legendary Gipsy Kings band. www.agatateodorczyk.pl
KAROL DRZEWOSZEWSKI – musical theater artist, dancer and singer. He featured in the Music Theater in Gdynia in musicals: Fame, Fiddler on the Roof and My Fair Lady. He performed in Podlaska Opera House and Philharmonic Hall in Białystok with Glenn Miller. Since 2010 Karol has been a lecturer in the Musical Department, Music Academy in Gdańsk. www.akademiastepowania.pl
Hear the dance is also a broad selection of dance and music classes including such dance styles as: Irish dance, tap dance, flamenco, jazz and contemporary and such instruments as: drums, guitar or flute. The classes are dedicated to people from different age groups and levels of advance. A short dance class can be a fun entertainment during a corporate event. Full workshops allow the participants to fully understand the art form and inspire them to start a great adventure with dance and music.
The music in the Hear the Dance project is a harmonious collage of different music traditions in modern arangements. It is created by accomplished artists of Irish traditional music, flamenco, jazz and other music worlds. They create a unique ethnojazz project, the aim of which is to show the possibilities of coexistence of different cultures in the modern world.