Karolina Wycisk is a freelance dance manager and producer. In 2017-2019, she collaborated with Institute of Music and Dance as the main coordinator of the Polish Dance Platform (2017, 2019), the review of polish dance for an international audience. Co-curator of three editions of Studio Dance Scene (May-July 2017, together with Katarzyna Bester) and two editions of the IDIOM Polish dance festival in Prague (2017, 2018). Initiator, together with Magdalena Zamorska, of choreographic residencies in the Wrocław BWA (2019). A PhD student at the Jagiellonian University, she is writing her dissertation on dramaturgy in contemporary dance performances. Her critical and research texts are published in “Didaskalia”, “Teatr”, and the taniecPOLSKA.pl website. Co-founder of the Performat Foundation, where she conducts educational and artistic projects. As a manager, she cooperates with independent female polish choreographers Renata Piotrowska-Auffret and Holobiont collective. She runs performat production — in movement management.

contact karolina@grandreunion.net

Michał Łuczak works as graphic and web designer; since 15 years creates visual identifications for works of choreographers (Janusz Orlik, Joanna Leśnierowska, Anna Godowska Sławomir Krawczyński, Teatr Dada von Bzdülöw, Nigel Charnock a.o.); since 2005 he is also connected to Art Stations Foundation providing the prints and online lay outs for Old Brewery New Dance program  and creating original graphic designs for its major projects (like Old Bewery New Dance at Malta).

Sound engineer by first profession, Lukasz is technical manager at Studio Slodownia +3 at Art Stations Foundation since 2006. Over years of professional practice, he worked with most of Polish choreographers as tech engineer, sound and light designer and toured extensively with many dance performances both in Poland and abroad.

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Engineer by first profession, Marta completed two-year post-graduate studies of Photography and Image at Warsaw University and in Public Relations at the College of Humanities and Journalism in Poznań (2011). She has 17 years of experience in running her own business, international cooperation, conceiving EU projects, and representation of Polish and international photographers (exclusive representation of Annie Leibovitz in Poland). Since 2011, Marta works at Art Stations Foundation as chief projects financial coordinator, and since 2019 as a plenipotent of ASF. She is interested in the subject of copyright in culture and in this respect participated in trainings in 2016 and 2020.

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Graduate of theatre science at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, since 2019 Natalia works as a producer at Art Stations Foundation. Before, she collaborated with „Stacja Szamocin” Association and she has coordinated part of the supported by EU program “GrandPoland: Revolutions”. She has been main producer of the 9th edition of Close Stranges Festival and worked also for a year for Polish Dance Theatre in Poznan.In Parallel with her career, Natalia is pursuing a master degree at Wyższa Szkoła Bankowa majoring in management with focus on cultural marketing.

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Justin Ebrahemi (he/they) is a San Francisco-based writer, artist, and arts administrator. As CounterPulse’s Director of Communications & Advancement, Justin leverages creative content to dismantle barriers between artists and audiences, utilizing his journalism skills in filmmaking, interviewing, and blogging to build engagement. As a writer, Justin’s publications span from SFMOMA’s Open Space to investigative reporting to grassroots zines, as well as a book of poetry entitled Ecdysis. Through CounterPulse he launched the Open Stage program as a community offering to multidisciplinary Bay Area performers, and the virtual poetry/movement activity series, Pandemic Poetics.

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