The study visit of Karolina Wycisk at the International Contemporary Dance Festival of Mexico City 2018 aims to promote Polish dance artists choreographers on the American market. Participation in the festival is a direct result of her visit to the American dance platform, which took place at the beginning of April this year in Plovdiv (Bulgaria) and an invitation she received there. Therefore, the visit will be a continuation of already initiated discussions on possible cooperation and exchange between Polish and American choreographers, curators and producers. It will be accompanied by presentations of "Slowstepper", a performance by the Polish choreographer Hygin Delimat, also from Wrocław, with whom Karolina Wycisk cooperates directly.
The visit is planned to include talks with American curators and promoters, curatorial consultations and a presentation of the most interesting trends in Polish dance, as well presenting an opportunity to get to know the Mexican (among others, as the festival is organised on a larger scale) contemporary dance scene. Wycisk would like to focus on possible future cooperation between Polish and American institutions and initiatives which have not been organised on a large scale so far.
Karolina Wycisk is a dance critic and manager. Coordinator of the Polish Dance Platform 2017 and 2019, Polish dance showcase for international audiences; she is a regular collaborator of the Institute of Music and Dance. Curator of three editions of Studio Dance Scene (V-VII 2017, together with Katarzyna Bester). Curator of the IDIOM Polish dance festival in Prague (2016, 2017). Producer of the ROZBIEG New Dance Art Festival in Siedlce (2018). A PhD student at the Jagiellonian University. Her critical texts are published in, i.a., "Didaskalia" and the taniecPOLSKA [pl] website. She cooperates with Maciej Kuźmiński Company and Hygin Delimat, promoting the work of Polish choreographers abroad. In 2015 she received a grant of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. Director of the PERFORMAT Foundation.