About the Performer
Born in Poland and currently based in Paris, Ola Maciejewska is a choreographer and performer. In 2012 she obtained her MA from Contemporary Theatre and Dance Studies at the University of Utrecht. Along the academic research she made a performance, entitled: Loie Fuller: Research (2011), that has been presented in France for the Opening of CN D Pantin in 2015, Switzerland, Spain, Canada, Poland, Portugal and several venues in Holland. In the fall 2015 Ola Maciejewska premiered BOMBYX MORI in Paris at la Ménagerie de verre in the framework of the Festival Les Inaccoutumés, and continued being presented abroad in venues such as Kaaitheater, Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Veem Huis voor Performance, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, ImPulsTanz in Vienna to name just few. BOMBYX MORI is supported by Fondation d'entreprise Hermès in the frame of New Settings #6. In 2016 until 2018 Ola Maciejewska is associated artist of Centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie. In the fall 2017, Maciejewska’s solo work Loie Fuller: Research and COSMOPOL (dance film) was presented in the frame of La Biennale de Lyon. Her new work DANCE CONCERT has its world premiere at National Taichung Theatre in Taiwan and in the fall of 2018 it will be presented at Centre Pompidou in the frame of Festival d’Automne in France.
Appropriating the ‘serpentine dance’ of Loie Fuller, Ola Manciejewska plays with the hybridity of the body in movement. The choreography forms a fluid image, timeless, complex, and intensely visual.