The third edition of U:NEW Dance Wave Festival will take place in Warsaw from 28 September to 1 October 2023. The programme will include two choreographic works by the festival organiser, the HOTELOKO movement makers collective – a performance conceptualised by Agata Życzkowska – ‘SOLARPUNK/In.To.Da.Te’ and the duet ‘LUXA’ performed by Karina Szutko and Agata Życzkowska. In addition, the programme will include works created in collaboration with artists from Poland, Hungary, Mexico, Italy, Austria, Slovakia, France, the Netherlands, Belarus and the USA. There will be performances as well as short choreographic etudes and video dance shows, including the performance ‘LOVE (H)U-MAN’S LOVE’ performed by Zappulla DMN Company from Sicily, a solo ‘tono’ performed by Elisa Medina Hudgins from Mexico, a performance from Hungary: “Collodion-archiv 120.” – László Gálos and Fanny Müller, and ‘Believe in Ilussion’ performed by the Niki&Martin Duo from Vienna. The third edition of the festival continues the principles of the first two editions: the U:NEW Dance Wave Festival aims to popularise dance in its new forms and to strengthen cooperation between Polish artists and foreign partners. The festival is also a meeting of the HOTELOKO movement makers collective with the Warsaw audience. These are events and socio-cultural activities in the field of contemporary dance, new dance, experimental choreography and performance. An important part of the festival programme is the presentation of works made by young artists.

These are events and socio-cultural activities in the field of contemporary dance, new dance, experimental choreography, performance. An important part of the festival programme is the presentation of works realised by young artists as a promotion of new visions of young people, as well as support for the concept of developing a young dance audience. It is a dance event organised by the NOWA FALA Theatre Development Foundation, which has decided to transform the name of the festival from International Movement Festival U:NEW to U:NEW Dance Wave Festival.

The activities will take place in three different locations in Warsaw – in three districts: Praga-Południe, Śródmieście and Mokotów:

Instytut Teatralny im. Z. Raszewskiego – IT – https://www.instytut-teatralny.pl/ address: ul. Jazdów 1

Centrum Promocji Kultury Praga Południe – CPK – https://cpk.art.pl/home/ address ul. Podskarbińska 2

Ośrodek Kultury Ochoty – OKO – https://www.oko.com.pl/ , ul. Radomska 13/21

Curator and festival director: Agata Życzkowska

Collaboration: Karina Szutko, Adriana Liwara

Production and organisation: NEW Wave Theatre Development Foundation / HOTELOKO movement makers

The festival is financed by HELIDARSTEA Agata Życzkowska and the ‘NOWA FALA’ Theatre Development Foundation.

LUXA’ performance realised within the framework of the Artistic Scholarship of the Capital City of Warsaw 2023.

The project “Innovative Tools For Dance Teachers” (performance “SOLARPUNK/In.To.Da.Te.”) is financed by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ Programme.

Why U:NEW?

It is the result of a wave of new insights into the art of contemporary dance in Poland, Europe and the world. U:NEW Dance Wave Festival is a flow of actions that touch on our identity. It is a collection of images, musical and movement postcards that present the dynamic sociological and philosophical changes of our reality in recent years. It is an attempt to understand the speed of developing technologies and to find one’s place in this new space. These are absurd, comic and authentic actions that unite individuals in search. It is frank confessions, social manifestos and artistic demands. It is an interactive image of small and large cities. It is a dialogue and a voice in the discussion about the future of Europe and the world.

Up New Empathy Wave

Urban New Ecofeminism Wave

United New Environment Wave

Urgent New Education Wave

Unity New Earth Wave

Unique New Eating Wave

Choose your own U:NEW.



28.09.2023 / 19:00 / Z. Raszewski Theatre Institute, ul. Jazdów 1

“PRESENCE GOT BITTER” / Alicja Cieryt/Chloé Chardevel/Rodia Vomvolou / Poland/France/Holland / video / 7’37”

“LUXA” / Agata Życzkowska & Karina Szutko – HOTELOKO movement makers collective / Poland / 30 min. performance / after the performance a meeting in a circle

Concept: Agata Życzkowska

Choreography, lyrics and performance: Agata Życzkowska / Karina Szutko

Direction, dramaturgy, costumes, video projections, musical arrangement: Agata Życzkowska


“Collodion-archiv 120.” / László Gálos / Fanny Müller / Hungary / performance 17 min.

The performance contains scenes of nudity.

Concept and visuals: László Gálos

Choreography and performance: Fanny Müller

Music: Syporca Whandal

Styling: Ádám Ellenbacher

Free entrance / booking of free tickets: biuro@fundacjarozwojuteatru.pl


29.09.2023 / 19:00 / DANCE NIGHT/DANCE WAVE / Z. Raszewski Theatre Institute


“My non-relative fullness” / Uladzimir Slizhyk / Belarus/Poland / 4’38”

“Little Dance” / Ola Komarnicka / Poland / 5’58”

“Believe in Ilussion” / Niki&Martin Duo / Austria/Poland/Slovakia / 2’39”

Live choreographies:

“Watermelon” / Karina Szutko / Zoe Marston / Poland/USA / PREMIERE / 6 min.

“Battleground” / Ola Komarnicka / Julia Buczynska / Poland / PREMIERE / 10 min.

“ITER” / Zuzanna Kopeć / Poland / PREMIERE / 10 min.

“Letter from Virginia” / Marta Pieczul / Poland / 10 min.

“Excuse me, there is a heart in your cherry soup” / Wojciech Rybicki / Julia Hnatów / Poland / 20 min.

“tono” / Elisa Medina Hudgins / Mexico / 20 min.


Free entrance / free tickets reservation: biuro@fundacjarozwojuteatru.pl


30.09.2023 / 19:00 / Centrum Promocji Kultury – Centre for the Promotion of Culture

“Little Dance” / Ola Komarnicka / Poland / 5’58” / video

“SOLARPUNK” / HOTELOKO movement makers collective / Poland / PREMIERE


Concept and choreography: Agata Życzkowska

Collaboration: Mirek Woźniak

Performed by: Agata Życzkowska, Mirek Woźniak, Karina Szutko and Maciej Feliga, Weronika Floraszek, Hanna Moroch, Marta Paleczna, Katarzyna Powalska, Albert “Szon”

Production: ‘NOWA FALA’ Theatre Development Foundation

Partners: OKO Ochota Culture Centre, Praga-Południe Culture Promotion Centre, L’espace – centro choreographico/Palermo



Free entrance / reservation of free tickets: biuro@fundacjarozwojuteatru.pl


1.10.2023 / 17:00 / Ośrodek Kultury Ochoty OKO – Ochota Culture Centre OKO /ul. Radomska 13/21

“LUXA” / Agata Życzkowska & Karina Szutko – HOTELOKO movement makers collective / Poland / performance 30 min. / after the show meeting in a circle



Tickets 10 zł https://biletyna.pl/festiwal/UNEW-DANCE-WAVE-FESTIVAL/Warszawa


1.10.2023 / 20:00 / Centre for the Promotion of Culture

“LOVE (H)U-MAN’S LOVE” / Zappulla DMN Company / Sicily/Italy / performance

Directed and choreographed by Giovanni Zappulla

Performed by: Antonio Bollito, Roberta D’Ignoti, Annachiara Trigili, Roberta Xafis

Music, sound direction, electro-acoustic compositions, reactive sound visualisations: Giuseppe Rizzo


Free entrance / reservation of free tickets: biuro@fundacjarozwojuteatru.pl

Media patronage: TVP Kultura, TANIEC, e-teatr, teatr dla wszystkich

Media support: taniecPOLSKA.pl

Partners: Z. Raszewski Theatre Institute, Praga-Południe Cultural Promotion Centre, OKO Ochota Culture Centre, Austrian Cultural Forum, L’espace – centro choreographico/Palermo

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