Straight into the Eyes - Jacek Łumiński and the Silesian Dance Theatre (1991-2011)


University of Opole, Poland



The fi nal decade of the 20th century was the turning-point for the development of Polish contemporary dance. In 1991 Jacek Łumiński established the Silesian Dance Theatre in Bytom. The theatre is said to be in the avant-garde of all activities related to contemporary dance development in Poland. It was J. Łumiński and his theatre who pioneered new trends in contemporary dance at the beginning of the nineties of the 20th century, at the same time they have conducted educational activity over the intervening twenty years.


Key words:

Jacek Łumiński, Silesian Dance Theatre, contemporary dance, history of dance in Poland - 20th century, dance education


DOI: 10.15503/jecs20121-31-46


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