To See Climate (Change)

“To See Climate (Change)” – an artistic research project initiated in the beginning of 2020 by Romuald Krężel at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart in the frame if Wimmelforschung Fellowship. It explores problems and questions around climate change and its visibility in the Anthropocene era in relation to performing arts. It was developed in a long-term artistic collaboration with René Alejandro Huari Mateus through several artistic residencies and programms:


June 2020:
Frankfurt Moves! in Frankfurt LAB
September 2020:

Environment in HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts, in Dresden.

October 2020
Biennale Warszawa in Poland 
February 2021
Residency #TakeCare in HELLERAU

European Centre for the Arts, Dresden 

March 2021
The Breath of the World

Online reading group as part of Magical Cohabitations in Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, in collaboration with Céline Baumann

April-May 2021
ZAMEK Cultural Centre in Poznań

The artistic research was finalised by the premiere of the performance under the same title in September 2021 in Treibstoff Theatertage Festival in Basel, Switzerland.

Working Class Body

An artistic research project on the (in)visibility of social classes in the field of performing arts. Drawing on his personal and artistic experience, Romuald Krezel focuses in it on how the class background shapes the aesthetics of artistic practices, their discursive levels and working methodologies. It explores and develops political and choreographic tools and practices that build upon experiences of being socialized in a so-called ‘lower class’ milieu. In that way, the project aims to commemorate artist’s mother’s work in a grocery store during the communist era in Poland. 

It was developed through the several programs and residencies:

February - June 2022:
"Class Dance"

artistic research project, DIS-TANZ-SOLO, Berlin

March 2022:
Residency #TakeHeart in HELLERAU

European Centre for the Arts, Dresden

April - May 2022:
Residency Flutgraben Performances in Berlin
May – June 2022:
Residency Exploration 2022

Uferstudios in Berlin

August – September 2022:
Residency #TakeHeart,

HAU Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin

November – December 2022:
Residency #StationOne, Station

Service for Contemporary Dance Belgrade, Serbia and Eastern European Network – exchange program of Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stutgart

January- April 2023:
"After leaving the cash register, complaints will not be accepted"

artistic research project, Prozessförderung 2022, Fonds Darstellenden Künste

January – February 2023:
Residency #TakeHeart in HELLERAU

European Centre for the Arts, Dresden

The artistic research was finalised by the premiere of the solo performance “All that I left behind is here” in June 2023 in Uferstudios in Berlin, co-produced by HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts in Dresden.