HOTELOKO movement makers

Premiere: 5.12.2019

Concept: Agata Życzkowska

Choreography, staging, dramaturgy: Mirek Woźniak / Agata Życzkowska

Performers: Mirek Woźniak / Agata Życzkowska

Video: Wojtek Kaniewski / Agata Życzkowska

Photo: Marta Ankiersztejn / Karolina Jóźwiak

Production: Theatre Developement Foundation ‘NEW WAVE’

Co-production: Dance Art Center in Warsaw

Partner:  The Mazovia Institute of Culture

The performance was created thanks to co-financing of the capital city of Warsaw

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Fundacja Rozwoju Teatru ‘NOWA FALA’ / HOTELOKO movement makers

Media partner: portal, TVP Kultura, RDC, e-teatr, miesięcznik TEATR, Teatr dla Wszystkich, TANIEC, Warsawholic, Notes na 6 tygodni, Going.

The performance was created thanks to co-financing of the capital city of Warsaw



Dance Art Center in Warszaw

Venue: The Mazovia Institute of Culture

ul. Elektoralna 12

00-139 Warsaw / POLAND


The impulse for this performance was a mathematical theory – the axiom of choice that Polish scientists were working on in the interwar period. The titular Axiom of Choice is an idea relating to the existence of nonempty disjoint sets for which a common set exists, the so-called selector.

The selector contains exactly one common element for each of the sets. This definition is transformed via the prism of the identity of artists in the social and choreographic contexts. The selectors that select are the common threads connecting people, such as a generation, blood type or the scent of tangerines associated with childhood. People from two different worlds can be closer to one another than they may imagine. Common sets and disjoint sets ensure the certainty of choice. Common discoveries based on an analysis of the sets and numbers create closeness understood as an organic need which leads to intimacy. This permits to gain mutual, profound insight into the personal stories of each of the artists who immerse themselves in the other person’s perspective, which triggers the emergence of a multitude of common sets, or selectors. These, in turn, frequently unmask the deepest desires and fears.

The choreography is born out of a class of elements of authentic movement with a retrospective of the artistic embodiments and memories of the performers. Activity is triggered by associations with fragrances that are treated as a time capsule of sorts. The infiltration of the syncretic forms of expression, characteristic for the HOTELOKO movement makers, translates into a mosaic structure of the show by performers Mirek Woźniak and Agata Życzkowska.


Actress, performer, director, dramaturge and producer. A graduate of the Acting Department of the L. Schiller Łódź Film School (2001). Since the very start of her career she was interested in the physical theatre, she took part in projects by Eugenio Barba and Odin Teatret (Denmark). She performed in many shows collaborating with choreographers and directors such as Jérôme Bel (a Polish version of The Show Must Go On), Anna de Manincor/ZimmerFrei, Thomas Harzem, Iwona Kempa, Paweł Paszta. Winner of the H. Konieczka award For Best Young Actress in the season 2002/2003 and an award for her performance of Venticelli in Amadeusz directed by Waldemar Zawodziński, in which she also was the director’s assistant, and a team award during the I Festiwal Prapremier festival in Bydgoszcz in 2002 for Rodzina Wampira directed by Paweł Szkotak (where she also worked as the director’s assistant on this show).

Former Editor in Chief of the social and cultural periodical RAZEM. Świat w naszych oczach [TOGETHER. The world through our eyes] (2003-2007). She collaborated with the Ciało/Umysł Foundation as coordinator and producer of the Ciało/Umysł Festival and the Warsaw Dance Stage (2011-2013). She ran a number of educational and cultural project for youth in collaboration with Magdalena Przybysz and Dawid Żakowski. Chairperson of the Theatre Developement Foundation ‘NEW WAVE’ (since 2009) and the director of the Dance Art Center in Warsaw (2017-2019). Founder of the HOTELOKO movement makers (2011) where she produced, directed and starred in a dozen or so shows. She directed four performances in collaboration with Magdalena Przybysz: frau/mujer/femme (2016), #moiprzyjacieletancza (2016), Absolutely Fabulous Dancers (2017), INSTA SHOW (2018) and a spectacle for children and young adults entitled DARKLENA (2018) in collaboration with Wojciech Grudziński as well as performance Axiom of Choice with Mirek Woźniak.


Dancer, vocalist, musical actor, choreographer and performer. Graduate of the Warsaw Academy of Physical Education, the Physical Education department. Workshop student of Barbara Sier-Janik, Ewa Głowacka, Henryk Jeż, Iwona Olszowska. Polish Champion in sports dance and sports aerobics , represented Poland in the World Championships in Helsinki. Graduate of post-graduate studies in Coaching and Mentoring at the Laboratorium Psychoedukacji in Warsaw. Co-founder of the Kompania Primavera collective with Iza Szostak, Ramona Nagabczyńska, Anna Hop, Szymon Osiński, headed by Dariusz Lewandowski. Performed with the collective in: Kofta/Teatr Buffo, Ostatnie takie lato/Teatr Muzyczny in Gdynia, Poczekalnia/Teatr Prochoofnia, Madryt 03/Teatr Prochoofnia, Panny z Wilka/Teatr Studio. Dancer, vocalist and actor at Teatr Roma, performer in musicals directed by Wojciech Kępczyński and choreographed by Paulina Andrzejewska: Upiór w OperzeAladyn Jr, and Nędznicy (choreography by Paulina Andrzejewska) and Miss Saigon (choreography by Marek Pałucki). Many-time participant of the International Ballet Festival in Miami. Solo dancer in The Nutcracker  at the Margot Fonteyn Academy in New York (choreography by Ken Ludden). Assistant to choreographer Anna Hop in the show Calineczka  at Teatr Palladium (directed by Małgorzata Szabłowska, where he also performed as actor, dancer and vocalist). Assistant to choreographer Dariusz Lewandowski on the show Ikar staged during the Vigesima Quinzena de Danca de Almada in Portugal. Designed the choreography for other performances such as A kontra M and Woźniak/Łosik and the productions of Orfeusz i Euredyka and Kraina Niczyja.