16th CIAŁO/UMYSŁ

11-12.07 | 29.09 -10.10.2017

Idea

C/U Festival gives a broad audience the opportunity to witness new dance movements and ideas, does away with standard creative solutions, and opens it up to experiments. It shows dance as a thought-provoking form of art, combining matter (body) with ideas (mind) and enabling new possibilities of presenting modern art.

C/U Festival is an original project, started in 1995 by a dancer and choreographer, Edyta Kozak. It has lately become the most important annual international contemporary dance festival in Warsaw.

The C/U Festival was at first organized biennially but since 2008 it has become an annual event, that takes place in the second half of September. The foundation treats the festival not only as an international stage, but also as an event dedicated to the city, in which no theater or stage focuses solely on the art of contemporary dance. Since Warsaw lacks a place for regular exhibitions of new ideas and variety of dance forms, the festival aims to strengthen this art form and help other institutions dealing with various forms of contemporary art.

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