Dawid Lorenc

Dawid Lorenc

For now I consider myself a mover or a performer, rather than an artist. It is not that I deny my profession or creativity; it is simply that I do not yet feel the need to share what is inside of me. Throughout my life I have been curious about anatomy, physics, psychology and sociology and how they relate to dance and the body. Dance and art were never really my passions but somehow they have become my profession.

I am happy about this, because my work has given me an opportunity to discover the world and myself, and to express this through my body. Besides dance, I also have a strong interest in physiotherapy. To me, physiotherapy is a way of exploring the body’s functionalities and structures, and as self-treatment it suits the tough life of a dancer.

The main tool I use in my work is physical improvisation. From the very beginning of my dance training this has been the most interesting side of creation and expression. It allows me to continually rediscover the true movement of my body and my thought processes. Through improvisation I can examine within myself all kinds of physical challenges and opportunities, altered states of consciousness, presence, relationships with my surroundings, and the awareness of making decisions.

I was born in a small town in Poland. I have a wonderful family: a lovely wife and two fantastic kids. I spend much of my free time in nature, hiking and fishing. I like to read books, cook, dance at parties, meditate, and play chess and computer games.

Dawid Lorenc was born in Połczyn Zdrój, Poland, in 1987. He is a dancer and a teacher of contemporary dance, contact improvisation and stage improvisation. Dawid made his debut with Figiel Dance Theatre, which was run by his mother, Małgorzata Lorenc. After performing with Alter Dance Theatre (2003-2006), and completing his training in Brussels at Performing Arts Research and Training Studios (P.A.R.T.S.), he went on to work with Wim Vandekeybus’ company Ultima Vez (2009-2012) and Pracownia Fizyczna (2011-2014), among others. In 2010, he was a participant in the danceWEB program at ImPulsTanz in Vienna. He has a strong interest in improvisation and is involved in various projects as an independent artist.

Dawid remains active in Poland. He is artistic director of the biggest contemporary dance workshops, Na bosaka. Dawid has received scholarships from the Ministry of Culture in Poland (2007), the European Commission (2006-2007), the Flemish Community (2008), and Zachodniopomorskie Province in Poland (2010).