ROMUALD KREZEL. Born in Poland, Berlin-based choreographer and performer.

He received his MA in Choreography and Performance at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies of Justus Liebig University Gießen/Germany as well as MA in Acting at the Film School Łódź/Poland. 

His work is nourished by expanded choreographic practices that incorporate visual and performative elements. The resulting movement-based performances, site-specific installations, participatory projects, videos, and other hybrid formats, explore themes such as labor, resistance, class struggle, environmental catastrophes and the potential exchange between humans and more-than-humans. The body, its labor and performance, understood not only on a physical level but also in its social context, is usually at the center of Romuald’s artistic interest. In his work he often addresses the spectators* directly, acknowledging their presence and offering a more engaged participation. He likes to work with given situations, performatively exploring circumstances that are already there (in the theater, in an institution, in a social context, in working conditions, etc.) by questioning their borders and limitations. Speculative forms, a good dose of humor and a conceptual approach are usually good allies of Romuald’s artistic practice.

Among others, he collaborated with the following artists – Monica Duncan, René Alejandro Huari Mateus, Agata Siniarska, Carolina Mendonça, Tamara Antonijević, Komuna//Warszawa collective.

His works have been presented in venues like Kunstverein in Frankfurt, Palais de la Porte Dorée in Paris, Biennale Warszawa in Warsaw, as well as at the numerous festivals and theaters, among others HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Performing Arts Festival, Ballhaus Ost in Berlin; HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts in Dresden; Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm in Frankfurt; Kaserne Basel in Switzerland; Nowy Theatre and Komuna//Warszawa in Warsaw/Poland; Gdańsk Dance Festival/Poland.

Romuald was awarded numerous artistic and research scholarships, including the Tanzpraxis and Work and Research Scholarship funded by Berlin Senat, WimmelResearch-Fellowship founded by Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, artistic scholarship of Nowy Teatr in Warsaw and the Young Poland scholarship awarded by the National Centre for Culture in Warsaw.