5 January 2018
Author: The Place and Malgorzata Dzierzon

Q&A with Malgorzata Dzierzon

We caught up with our new adult classes teacher Malgorzata Dzierzon. Malgorzata’s teaching style is influenced by a range of contemporary choreographers she has worked with over the past 20 years and further developed through her own choreographic practice. Her classes will take place on Tuesday evenings at 6.30pm.

"My first dancing memory is in my parents living room, “skating” on the carpet, inspired by figure skating I had watched on TV. When I got my first pair of roller skates I would “perform" for the neighbours on our terrace. I started attending dance classes at the age of 6 and on the way from the class we always had to stop at the town square, which had an open stage, where myself and other active kids did our freestyle choreography. For me the question is: why does anyone stop dancing? When I look at children and young people it seems like a natural vital activity for us to do.

When I see the students connecting with their bodies, music and others around them. Seeing them enjoy the phrase and leaving everything else outside the studio while they are in class, these are the most rewarding moments!

Adult classes at The Place are a welcoming, supportive environment to try out new things and ask questions. The teacher and the rest of the class are with you all the way. You will work in all planes of movement, exercising your sense of balance, strength and flexibility. I hope that you will have fun as I will encourage you to let go of your worries and take risks. If you are thinking of getting started, the only failure is not to give it a go."

Find out more and book by visiting our classes page

Reviews of recent work:

On Flight, Rambert 2016/17

‘Dzierzon crafts a humane and poignant depiction of migration. She is a persuasive dance maker with a gift for collaboration.’ Phillippa Newis, Bachtrack 

‘The world, the notion of “home”, is constantly mercurial here.’ Mark Monahan, The Telegraph

'Technically brilliant and with an honest emotional core this was my favourite piece of the night and a great opener.' Eric Page, Gscene 

‘Dzierzon has a sense of atmosphere and makes the most of her cast’s rich sense of movement (…) I’m interested to see where she goes next.’ Zoë Anderson, Dancing Times

On Sleepless, Ballet Central 2017:

‘Edgy, urban’ Bill Cooper, The Reviews Hub

‘Frenetic piece of fun’ Jan McNulty BalletcoForum

‘A real frisson of subversion' Jane Lambert, dance blogger


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