Magdalena Chowaniec

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Magdalena Chowaniec (AT/PL)
Magdalena Chowaniec is a dancer, performer, choreographer, singer and fighter born in Poland in 1983. She studied dance and performance at the State Ballet School in Bytom (PL) and at the Anton Bruckner University in Linz (AT). She holds a MA in Dance Arts.

Chowaniec has worked with a.o. SUPERAMAS (FR/AT), Oleg Soulimenko (AT/RU), Cooperativa Performativa (RO), Mark Tompkins (FR/US), Georg Blaschke (AT), Agata Maszkiewicz (FR/PL), Mathieu Grenier (FR), Jérôme Bel (FR), Amanda Piña (AT/CL), Valerie Oberleithner and Marysia Zimpel (PL). In 2007 she obtained a danceWEB scholarship and created the artistic collective Mariamagdalena.

Her works "Hold Your Horses" (2008), "The Mob: Fixing Freedom Tour" (2009), "Empathy Project Vol. I" (2010), "Until death do us part" (2011), "New Viennese Organic Actionism" (2011), "When I don't dance, I collect crystal balls" (2012) and “Sanctuary” (2014)were shown in various European venues. In 2009 she obtained a scholarship for performing arts from the Austrian Ministry of Culture and was mentioned as “Remarkable Emerging Choreographer” in the Yearbook of Ballettanz 2010. Since 2008 she fights for the survival of the punk attitude in the world with her post-punk band The Mob Fixing Freedom and she researches the field between empathy, music and dance. Besides, since 2014 she works with young refugees from a house for the asylum seekers in Rechnitz in Burgenland.

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