Georg Blochmann: during my studies, I was occupied with art history, theatre, film and television studies. After my years of study came my years of journey, mostly as an editor, sometimes as a curator, also in a research project in the Historical Archive of the City of Cologne, which now collapsed. First in Inter Nationes, I ended up in the Goethe-Institut, where I was a regional programme director for South-Eastern Europe in Athens and then the institute director in Tel Aviv. Since September 2012, in the institute in Warsaw, I am trying to reaccustom myself to Europe climatically and culturally.
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).
Marta Keil - performing arts curator, she currently cooperates with the Centre for Culture in Lublin, the Schauspielhaus Bochum, the Institute of Contemporary Arts in Yerevan and the Goethe Institute in Warsaw. She has created and curated the East European Performing Arts Platform (www.eepap.org). Since 2012 she has been a program curator for the Theatre Confrontations - international theatre festival in Lublin (www.konfrontacje.pl). Between 2006 and 2008 she curated the Reminiscences - international theatre festival in Krakow (www.krt-festival.pl). Between 2008 and 2012 she worked as a performing arts curator for the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and also cooperated with the Theatre Institute in Warsaw, where she curated the Dramaturgical Forum until 2010. Co-founder of the MicaMoca.Project Berlin, a temporary performing art centre in Berlin (2011).
Marta has published several articles in "Dialog", "Dwutygodnik", "Teatr", "Didaskalia" and "Notatnik Teatralny", she also writes a blog www.fraukeil.wordpress.com.
Ph.D. student at the Art Institute of the Polish Academy of Science.
Stefanie Peter studied ethnology in Hamburg and Cracow. In the years 1996-2001 she was a member of the doctoral graduate school “Repräsentation-Rhetorik-Wissen“ [“Representation-Rhetoric-Knowledge”] at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) and wrote her PhD thesis about popular Catholicism and the Polish culture of memory in the 20th century. She is an author, journalist and a curator of Polish-German cultural projects. Since September 2013 she is the Director of the Goethe-Institut Novosibirsk (Russia).
Renata Prokurat - graduated from the University in Oldenburg (Germany) and the Institute of German Philology at Warsaw University worked at TV station ARD and at Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung from 1984 to 1991, since 1991 has worked at Goethe-Institut as a coordinator of cultural projects in the field of film, visual arts and contemporary dance.
Joanna Ruta Baranowska (1981) – cultural projects author, manager and producer. She holds a degree in theatre theory from the Theatre Academy in Warsaw. Since 2011 she collaborates with Goethe-Institut in Warsaw. She worked as a dramaturgy specialist in Teatr Dramatyczny in Warsaw. In the National Theatre she works in foreign relations department and also as a stage manager and a prompter. She is an editor of number of books and texts. She is an author of educational materials for Media Education project organized by The Modern Poland Foundation. She is also an audio describer for theatre productions and performances. In 2010 she co-founded a culinary-performative group MASH/HER/DIP.
Paweł Wasilewski studied applied linguistics with English and German at the Warsaw University and at the Universität Hildesheim in Germany. He absolved an internship in the Foundation of Polish-German Cooperation in Warsaw. Since January 2014 he is a project assistant and a website editor assistant at the Goethe-Institut in Warsaw.
Manuka Studio is a graphic design studio based in Warsaw.
What is the most important for us in our everyday design work is exchange with other person (the client) – his/her way of thinking, perception, understanding of the surrounding world.
We work mainly with public institutions in the field of culture and art, as well as with non-governmental organizations. We also engage in (and co-organize) diverse social actions.
Agnieszka Rataj - graduated of Polish Philology at the Univeristy of Warsaw, studied theatre theory at Theatre Academy in Warsaw. Cultural journalist and PR manager. She worked in TVP Kultura, collaborated the Theatre Festival Street Art, Radio Bis, Polish Radio, Film Studio KADR, Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute and Adam Mickiewicz Institute. Published in “Życie Warszawy” “Rzeczpospolita”, “Teatr” and “Didaskalia”. She works also as a PR manager of Borys Lankosz' new film “A Grain of Truth”.
Aleksandra Panisko is an independent filmmaker. She is a director of short feature movies, documentaries and video art pieces. Her works are screened and received prizes on film festivals in Poland and throughout Europe. She works in the field of independent film production, mostly for the Polish cultural television channel TVP Kultura.
Identity.Move! Financial Management
Identity.Move! Lab Poznań Coordinator
Mikołaj Maciejewski – cultural studies scholar, art events coordinator and producer. For many years, he has been working at the Malta festival in Poznań (since 2010 he is the coordinator of artistic programs), where he co-organised many theatre and dance shows (such as Jan Fabre, Luk Perceval, Tim Etchells, Jan Lauwers / Needcompany, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, La Fura dels Baus and Pippo Delbono), exhibitions, film showings and concerts (Radiohead, NIN, Fleet Foxes, Manu Chao, Jane’s Addiction and others). Since January 2012 he is working at the Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk as a performative program producer in Stary Browar Nowy Taniec, where he realises statute aims (education programs and residencies, show production, workshops) and successfully works on many international activities: the European Dancehouse Network, modul-dance, SPAZIO or IDENTITY.MOVE!
Identity.Move! Lab Essen Coordinator
Judith Jaeger – cultural coordinator and producer, she has an M.A. degree in Dutch Studies and Art History. She worked as a translator, lecturer and teacher before she began working in the fields of dance, performance and arts in 2009, e.g. in the team „City of Arts“ for European Capital of Culture RUHR.2010 in Essen and for JOINT ADVENTURES – Walter Heun in Munich. Sheparticipated in the conception and implementation of the NPN – International Guest Performance Fund for Dance and Coproduction Fund for Dance. Since April 2014 she has been working in Essen and Dusseldorf, mainly for „part3 – Partizipation in Kunst und Kultur“ (participation in arts and culture). Here, she is responsible for the conception of projects and the application for funds. Moreover, she works as a manager for the choreographer Raimund Hoghe.