Joanna Leśnierowska

Identity.Move! Concept

Joanna Leśnierowska is a dramaturge, dance curator, writer and performance maker. She was one of the very first to regularly make contributions on dance in major Polish theatre magazines („Didaskalia”, „Teatr”) as well as abroad (“Theater der Zeit”/Berlin, “Dance Today”/Israel, Dance Zone/Prague). She held guest lectures on Polish dance at many international festivals and conferences and on contemporary choreography at universities in Cracow and Poznań (2010-2013). In the years 2011-2014 she was a member of the advisory program board in the Warsaw Music and Dance Institute. In 2004 Joanna established the first regular dance space and choreography development center in Poland (based in Stary Browar, Poznań) where she runs a performative program Stary Browar Nowy Taniec (Old Brewery New Dance) in the Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk. In this program, Joanna also works as an artistic coach of young choreographers developing parallel her own practice as a performance maker, dramaturge and performer for Polish and international artists (Janusz Orlik, Renata Piotrowska, Arkadi Zaides, Minimetal, Lia Haraki, Márta Ladjánszki, Jurij Konjar and others).