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Biography

Leszek Bzdyl 
 
(1964)
- dancer, actor, choreographer, director - founder and artistic director of Dada von Bzdülöw Theatre
 
Professional stage career since 1987 (Henryk Tomaszewskiʼs Wroclaw Pantomime Theatre 1987-1990; Wojciech Misiuroʼs Expression Theatre 1990-1992). Graduated from the Department of Philosophy and History, the University of Wrocław, in 1990.
 
In 1993, he founded Dada von Bzdülöw Theatre - with Katarzyna Cmielewska, where he works as a director, choreographer, dancer, and performs in most of its productions; as yet, has performed at numerous festivals in Poland and Europe, as well as India, USA, China, South Korea, Israel, and Palestine. 
 
For artistic achievements awarded by the Mayor of Gdańsk (1998), the Mayor of Gdynia (1999), the Minister of National Education (1999), the Marshal of the Pomorskie Voivodeship (2006), Theatre Pasta International Theatre Awards - India (2007). In 2010 awarded a medal “Meritorious for Polish Culture” by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. 
 
Frequently supported with art grants by Gdańsk City Council and the Office of the Marshal of the Pomorskie Voivodeship.
 
As a choreographer and stage movement director, he has co-operated with many theatres in Poland. The drama performances he has recently directed are: Cyrano de Bergerac, in Modrzejewskaʼs Theatre in Legnica, and Green Zoo, in OCH Theatre in Warsaw. As a choreographer, he has yet participated in nearly 50 productions, such as: Silenc about Job, Short Stories for Children (dir. by Piotr Cieplak, The National Theatre, Warsaw), Tango and the Cosmos (dir by Jerzy Jarocki, The National Theatre, Warsaw), Irydion (dir. by Andrzej Seweryn, Teatr Polski, Warsaw), Parades ( dir. by Edward Wojtaszek, Teatr Polski, Warsaw), The Power (dir. by Jan Englert, The National Theatre, Warsaw), Acropolis Reconstructions (dir. by Michael Marmarinos, Contemporary Theatre, Wrocław), Delhi Dance (dir. by Ivan Wyrypajew, The National Theatre, Warsaw). 
 
He hes led roles in Polish Drama Theatres: Charlie (Charlie Boxer, Piotr Cieplak / Teatr Wybrzeże, Gdańsk), Caliban (The Tempest, William Sheakspeare / Teatr Miejski, Gdynia), David (Unidentified Human Remains, Brad Fraser / Teatr Miejski, Gdynia), Clarin (Life Is a Dream, Calderon de la Barca / Teatr Miejski, Gdynia).
 
He has participated in many international productions, e.g.: The Rape of Europe – Landscape X (Intercult, Stockholm), In the body, and Papugaj (Baltic Dance University, Gdańsk), Drop Dead Gorgeous (co-production with Vincent Dance Theatre, UK), Several Witty Observations - Trans Danse Europe (Avignon, Brussels, Helsinki, Prague, Reykjavik), Out of Bounds and Factor T (Dance Advance, Philadelphia, USA), Co-Operation (CDN – Paris, Festival La Batie – Geneva, The Baltic State Opera House - Gdańsk), ODYS-SEAS – a project held on the premises of Gdańsk Shipyard.
 
Between 1997-2000, in Gombrowiczʼs City Theatre in Gdynia, he patronized a cycle of artistic events titled “A Day of Beautiful Society”. Between 2002-2007, he coordinated the artistic programme of Gdańsk Dance Corporation Festival.
 
Since 1990 he has given theatre workshops and dance classes in Poland: The State Ballet School in Gdansk, School of Acting and Singing at the Musical Theatre in Gdynia, The Theatre Academy in Warsaw, and abroad: The Czech Republic, France, Finland, Germany, Sweden, UK, Ukraine, USA, Zimbabwe.