KLARA SZELA

Dancer / choreographer / performer

She graduated from the School of Choreography in Krakow/Poland with the title of choreographer and contemporary dance instructor (2019). She completed a course in experimental choreography at Centrum w Ruchu in Warsaw under the supervision of choreographers Marysia Stokłosa, Renata Piotrowska-Auffret and Magdalena Ptasznik (2021). Student of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, majoring in Korean at the University of Warsaw.

She participated in workshops conducted by choreographer Thierry Verger using the MODAL UNDERGROUND method at the Dance Art. Center in Warsaw. She learned the hip-hop style in Egurolla Dance Studio in Krakow. She also participated in many workshops on techniques such as florwork, contact improvisation, popping. She attended regular Gaga style classes run by Gosia Mielech in Poznań. She completed a two-month course in BYF basics “Beat Ya Feet Basics & History program” under the guidance of Alan “Morningstar” Piotrowski and is a new member of BYF Nation. She practices dance at East Side Dance Academy in Warsaw.

She has participated in three projects led by choreographer and dancer Stefano Silvino: “BezEmpatia” (2020), “Almost isTeam” (2021) and “Secret Act” (2021) as well as in Marta Kosieradzka’s performance “African Tales” – a dance theatre project inspired by traditional African stories (2021).

Together with Mateusz Pindelski she choreographed “Drowning from Splendor” for the event “Dance Wave” organized as a part of II Dance Congress in Warsaw by Theatre Development Foundation ‘NEW WAVE’ (2020). She realized a solo titled “Inflating” inspired by the objects and sculptures of Oskar Zięta, which premiered at the Festival Internazionale Dissidanza in Palermo (2021) and a performance in collaboration with Marcin Miętus “untitled” as an echo after Laura Pawela’s exhibition “Psiakość” within the Performative Common Space in Warsaw (2021).

She also started cooperation with the Warsaw HOTELOKO movement makers collective, led by Agata Życzkowska. As part of this collaboration, she is a participant of the “Dance Higways” project in the Erasmus+ programme (2021-2022).

“Inflating” fot. Aleksandra Włodarczyk

“Inflating” fot. Lorenzo Gatto

„Drowning from Splendor” fot. Marta Ankiersztejn