The team of the Wrocław Mime Theater launched the (R) EVOLUTION project, in which they will meet young theater artists working in the mime convention for the first time.
The director and choreographer, Dominika Knapik, is the second of the artists invited to the residency. The idea of a five-day meeting with an acting team is to discover inspiring solutions for contemporary theater using the convention of team mime and searching for new means of expression. The workshop meetings will also be an opportunity to answer questions about the possibilities that pantomime offers to contemporary theater artists, what influence can it have on contemporary art and the language of theater, and how can it be interesting for a contemporary artist and audience?
The entire workshop will be recorded and made available in the form of audiovisual documentation on the theater website and in the WTP social media.
The next stage of the (R) EVOLUTION is work on the show. The premiere, directed by Dominika Knapik, is scheduled for spring 2021.
Dominika Knapik – dancer, actress and choreographer, graduate of the Ludwik Solski State Theater School in Krakow. He has a professional dancer diploma awarded by the Union of Polish Stage Artists.
He regularly collaborates with dramatic theaters in Poland and abroad, creating choreographies for dramatic performances (including by Iga Gańczarczyk, Ewelina Marciniak, Jan Klata, Maja Kleczewska, Radek Rychcik, Bogdan Hussakowski, Anna Smolar, Anna Augustynowicz, Paweł Łysak). He carries out his own dance projects (Testament Optimist, Łaźnia Nowa Theater), films (There), as well as dramatic performances (BANG BANG, Stefan Jaracz Theater in Łódź). She starred in Catatonia, directed by Jacek Nagłowski (Grand Prix in the independent cinema competition at the Feature Film Festival in Gdynia). Her recent works include: Leni. Oblivion Episodes directed by Ewelina Marciniak (Teatr Śląski in Katowice, 2016), Crime and Punishment directed by Jan Klata (Bochum Schauspielhaus, 2016), Fauna Afternoon directed and choreographed by the artist (Entertainment Theater in Chorzów, 2017), Katarakta Camp directed by and the artist’s choreography (Małopolski Ogród Sztuki in Kraków, 2017).
She is a laureate of the Award of the President of the City of Rzeszów. In 2015, she was nominated for the Polityka Passport Award in the Theater category.
Dominika Knapik’s style is characterized by a sense of humor and free use of various fields of art. Its matter consists of everyday gestures subjected to strong formalization.
The (R) EVULUCTION project is financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund.