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Curriculum Vitae


MA in Theatre Studies (history and theory of drama and theatre), Faculty of the Humanities, the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

Tutor: Prof. dr hab. Ewa Miodońska–Brookes

Dissertation: The Linguistic Drama by Miron Białoszewski

Post–Graduate Studies

  1. Course on origins of theatre and dance, Faculty of the Performative Arts, Università la Sapienza, Rome, Italy

    Tutor: Prof. Feruccio Marotti

  2. Studies on human movement, course on the choreology, Labanotation, choreography, classical ballet, modern dance and music, Rudolf Laban Institute for Movement and Dance, The Goldsmith University of London, United Kingdom
  3. The UNESCO School for Translators of the Jagiellonian University,

    Language A – English, language B – Italian


Department of Aesthetics, Faculty of Philosophy, the Jagiellonian University in Krakow

Tutor: Prof. dr hab. Krystyna Wilkoszewska

Dissertation: Going Beyond Art in the Metaphysical Experience of Art. Existential Philosophy in the Philosophy of Dance by Sondra Horton Fraleigh

Post–doctorial dissertation

About the Essence of Rhythm. On the Borderlines of Dance, Music and Poetry in the Greek, Persian and Hindu Antiquity

Academic career

Adjunct professor, the faculty of philosophy

Academia Ignatianym, Kraków, ul.Kopernika 26 (present affiliation)

Fields of research and teaching

  1. Aesthetics
  2. Comparative aestehtics
  3. Anthropology of dance
  4. Aesthetics of dance
  5. English philosopohical terminology
  6. Translation of the philosophical texts from English into Polish
  7. Theatre in the Bible, origins of the European drama and theatre

Studies and visits in the foreign academic centres

Course of the Italian language and culture

Academic conferences

  1. Poland
    1. Rond de Jambe par Terre and en l’air of the Classical Ballet as an Example of Education through Movement. A Study on Plato’s Metaphysics of Numbers,conference:”The Human Body a Universal Sign – Bridging Art with Science” the Jagiellonian University, Krakow 7th–12th April 2000 (paper in English)
    2. Consciousness of Self–Identity and Feeling the Own Body through Movement, conference: IX Congress of the Polish Neuro–Psychological Society, Akademia Ignatianum, Kraków 24–25 09.2004
    3. From Metaphysics to Kinetics’: Kung–fu as an Instance of the Operative Prayer, conference: The Art of the East, the Polish Society of the Oriental Art, Warsaw, 12th – 13th January 2008
    4. Phenomenology of the Dancing Gesture of Shiva, conference: ”The Visual Art and Culture in India”, the Polish Society of the Oriental Art, Warsaw 18th–19th April 2008.
    5. Psychological and Intellectual Origins of Transcultural Processes in Art, conference: ”The Globalization Processes in Art”, Akademia Ignatianum, Krakow 21st – 22nd, October, 2008
    6. The Music of the Spanish Baroque in the Light of the Musical Theoretical Ideas by Severini Boethio, conference: La cultura del barocco espanol e iberoamericano y su context europeo, University of Warsaw, the Cervantes, Institute, Warsaw, 21st – 25th September 2009 (paper in English)
    7. A Symbol – Light Burning Under a Surface of a Sign, conference: ”A Concept of a Symbol in the Russian Culture”, University of John Paul II in Krakow, Akademia Ignatianum, Krakow, 13th – 14th May 2010.
    8. Artistry of Fryderyk Chopin in the Light of Ontology of Cyprian Kamil Norwid ”about the form of life and the meaning of life”. Study on the Borderline of Aesthetics and Ethics, conference: ”Philosophy of music”, Akademia Ignatianum, Krakow, 22nd November 2010
    9. Symbolical Nature of the Body Gesture or Aesthetics of Ineffable, conference: ”The Body in Language: Lexicon, Metaphor, Grammar and Culture”, University of Warsaw and University of Cologne, Warsaw 21st – 22nd October 2011 (paper in English)
    10. Sardinian Masks mamuthone and issocadores in Studies on Aesthetics of the Human Face and Aesthetics of a Mask, conference on anthropology and aesthetics: ”A Mask, Covering and Uncovering between East and West”. Organizers: Polish Society of Anthropology of Dance, The Seweryn Udziela Ethnographic Museum in Krakow, Krakow 18th – 19th February 2012 (paper in English)
    11. Aesthetics of the Mwana Pwo Mask in the Social Education Strategies by the Chokwe People (Angola), conference: III Congress African Studies Scholars, University of Szczecin, National Museum in Szczecin, Szczecin 10th – 12th May 2012
    12. Performance as a Contemporary Replica of the Ancient Chorea, conference: ”Aesthetics of Performative Arts”, department of aesthetics, faculty of philosophy, the Jagiellonian University, Krakow – Przegorzały, 21st – 23rd May 2012
    13. Chorea Latino–Americana: Defining a subject matter, a Research Scope and Some Methodology in Progress, (paper in English), conference: ”Transcontinental Aesthetics” 19th – 23rd November 2012, within a scheme of the 4th edition of the International Festival of Anthropology of Dance, ”Chorea Ibero–Afro–Americana”, organizers: The Polish Society of Anthropology of Dance, The Federal University of Bahia, Brazil, The Technical University of Krakow, Faculty of the Humanities, the Camoes Institute (paper in English)
  2. Overseas (papers delivered in English)
    1. Analysis of Actors Movement in ”Akropolis” by Wyspiański/Grotowski with Rudolf Laban’s Theory of Movement, conference: ”Theatre and Cultural Memory”, the 14th World Congress of the Institute for Theatre Research, University of Amsterdam, Holland, 30th June – 6th July 2002
    2. The Triple Krzesany – from Folk Dance through a Symphonic Poem by Kilar up to Modern Choreography by Drzewiecki. On Ttransaesthetic Phenomenon within National Culture, conference: The 2nd International Meeting of Popular Theatre – National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Zakyntos, Greece, 21st – 23rd November 2003
    3. Acropolis according to Wyspiański by Grotowski: New Interpretation and Another Understanding of the European Cultural Archetype, conference: Theatre and Society: Problems and Perspectives, Department of Theatre Studies, Art Institute, the Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania, 27th – 28th October, 2005
    4. On Therapeutic Function of Dance, conference: The 20th International Council of Dance: ”Promotion of Diversity”, 25th – 29th September 2006, Athens, Greece.
    5. The Rhythmic Expression of the Four Elements in the Polish Folk Dance, lecture, [10th International Festival of the University Theatres, IIFUT, Teheran, Iran 20th – 29th April 2007
    6. On a Sign Nature of the Human Body on the Ground of the Rudolf Laban Theory of Movement, lecture: The 12th International Festival of the University Theatres, IIFUT, Teheran, Iran 25th April – 2nd May 2009
    7. Angelus Domini and Offering by Čiurlionis: Investigating into Pictoriality of Music and the Musicality of painting, conference: Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis – His Time and Our Time, Academy of Music and Theatre, Vilnius 21 st – 24th September 2011.
    8. The Concept of Beauty in the Medieval European Aesthetics. A Probable Chance for the Contemporary Renewal of a Notion of Art related to the Sacred, conference: ”Medieval Literary Processes, Europe, Asia, Georgia”, 26th – 28th September 2012, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature, Tbilisi, Georgia
  3. Lectures at the Research and Culture Centres
    1. The Polish Association of Writers, the Gdansk unit, The Baltic Centre of Culture, the Publishing House Słowo/Obraz Terytoria
      • When Steps Lose Pain and Suffering Calms down in Singing, symposium, ”Pain”, Gdansk 3rd – 5th November 2004
      • In my end is my beginning. An Essay on the End of Times and Times, symposium, ”The End”, Gdansk 8th – 10th November 2006
    2. The Centre of the International Culture and Kalaikoodam Komala Varadan Institute of Art for Promotion of Arts, Literature & Culture, New Delhi, Indie,
      • Geometry of Human Body: the Circle, the Square and the Triangle Written Down in the Human Movement, 30th January 2009
    3. Institute of Semiotics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
      • The Semiotic Aspect of the Ttriple–Unity Expression on the Ground of Edward’s Zwolski Aesthetic Concept of Chorea, 16th February 2010
      • ”Acropolis”, the Polish Meaning of the Greek Word: Stanisław Wyspiański and Jerzy Grotowski in the European Avant Garde of the 20th century, 3rd December 2010
    4. The National Institute of the Folk Dance, Dora Stratou Theatre, Athens
      • – Ancient Chorea and Rhythm, 4th march 2010
    5. The Confucius Institute
      • The Chinese Painting and Calligraphy versus the European Aesthetic Categories, Opole 7th June 2011
      • The Chinese Painting and Calligraphy from the European Aesthetics, Krakow 27th June 2011.
      • Buddhism in the Chinese Art, Wroclaw 23rd November 2011
  4. Lectures at the Overseas Academic Centres within the Erasmus Scheme
    1. Transcultural Processes in Shaping Shared Cultural Identity of Lithuania and Poland, University of Vilnius, Faculty of the Humanities, 4th March, 2009, Kaunas, Lithuania.
    2. Nature in the Contemporary Art and Aesthetics, Faculty of Philosophy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 29th November 2010, Athens, Greece

Since 2008

The interdisciplinary and international research project in the field of the aesthetics in cooperation with University in Vilnius, National and Kapodistran University of Athens, the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil

Position in the project: head

The Baltic Seas and Others: The Neighbouring of Cultures the Borderlines of Arts

The aim of this interdisciplinary projcet involving academic circles both in the humanities and the exact science is to bridge art with science emphasizing man’s interactive dependence on nature.

Thus the rsearch scope is to define the shared areas of the research interest by launching some conference ideas that might provoke exchange between apparently distant branches of the academic research.

  1. The first event was dedicated to synesthesia phenomenon in creative process on the example of the two great European artists, Stanisław Wyspiański, Poland, and Konstantinas Mikalojus Čiurlionis, Lithuania. The conference was launched in days of 3rd and 4thDecember 2009, held at the Royal Wawel Castle, the National Art Collection, with overseas speakers contributing to the overall grasp of sinesthetic experience, both cognitive and aesthetic. The aftermath of the conference is an English monograph edited in 2012.

    Next the exchange of students and teachers followed.

    Organizers: Akademia Ignatianum, Poland and University of Vilnius, Lithuania

  2. The next stage in progress is the international conference ”Transcontinental aesthetics” (19th – 23rdOctober 2012) aiming at analysis and interpretation of transcultural processes in the relam of performative arts between Europe, Africa and South America. Dance in the broad sense understood as a chorea, a triple unity of gesture, music and sung words, manifests both the inner and the outer culture of man serving as a unique field workd in posing fundamental research questions in anthropology and aesthetics.

    Organizers: Polish Society of Anthropology of Dance, the Camoes Institute in Poland, the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil, Technical University– AGH, faculty of the Humanities in Krakow