When it’s being announced heartbeats madly accelerate. The search for a perfect partner is on, all to make the most of the 5 minutes or so ahead. You close your eyes and plunge yourself into the unknown. Music is your map, emotions help to guide the way, you move with your whole body – but what about your partner? How to dance with him/her and not make this feel akward? How to prepare to share this journey? You know you ABC, you know your ma-zur-ka 1-2-3, but how do you reach this higher level of skills and all that jazz, oh wait – mazurka? Breath in and out and let go of the schemes. Manage your balance and how to communicate with it with your partner, change the dynamics, rotate, listen to the music and wait for it when necessary. Master what you already know and add new ideas, so that you can follow your heart and consciously build your dance. Fall in love with your dancing! Love your mazurka!
Magdalena Dąbrowska –actress, dancer, singer. She conducts theatre and dance workshops all around Europe, co-creator of the Warsaw group Dans Ludica, member of the Association Folk Lab Paris, where for two years she held regular dance workshops for an advanced group and organized bals. Her fascinations and traveling to explore dance and music are endless. She started with classical dance, also trained ballroom and contemporary dance, 15 years ago became fascinated with traditional European and Latin America dances, and recently more and more immersed in swing, charleston and blues. The scene is her second home, but one she leaves whenever possible to move and engage in another theatrical or dance journey, to take part in new inspiring projects.