”Legendy” (“The Legends”). ROZBARK Dance and Movement Theatre in Bytom proposes to spectators as of 10 years of age a dance adaptation of the book entitled “Nowe legendy miejskie. Śląsk” (“New Urban Legends. Silesia”), choreographed by Kaya Kołodziejczyk. Premiere – May 31st

(Saturday), 6:00 p.m.

ROZBARK Theatre’s first production is addressed to the young spectator. Great dancers, working under the eye of the distinguished choreographer Kaya Kołodziejczyk, will dance on the Theatre’s stage. Rafał Urbacki is the project’s playwright. Ania Brachaczek (BiFF) & Fochman composed the

music for the spectacle and the partner of the while enterprises is Moma Film Foundation The scenography was performer by Margaret Krawecka, while the costumes were prepared by Paulina Plizga.

"Legendy" ("The Legends") is a spectacle inspired by the book ”Nowe legendy miejskie. Śląsk” (“New Urban Legends. Silesia”). It summarises the literary and script stage of the project of
the same name, in which almost 1000 3rd

Katowice, Chorzów, Zabrze, Ruda Śląska, Świętochłowice, and Piekary Śląskie) had participated.

The legends, new stories about Silesian cities written and illustrated by kids and youth, enable

looking at familiar places from the angle of young people’s sensitivity and imagination. And it is

their imagination, which is the most important – also in our performance. The spectacle refers

to 14 incredible stories, chosen by the choreographer, which were inspired by places from the

Silesian region (there is for example the history of the Gwiazdy housing estate or Spodek) and situations that had taken place or could have taken place in Silesia. The dancers build a dancing adaptation of each legend. The scene becomes a place, where the superheroes of colourful stories, heard at home or at school, meet. A flying saucer will land on
the scene, aliens will appear and the ghost of the old Treasurer will talk about his new incarnation. Gestures, music, colourful costumes, and scenography will take the spectator into the world of children’s imagination. The “Legends” become a collection of stories about the contemporary

Silesian city. Rumours overfilled with humour, but also fear, strange, heard stores, quoted anecdotes - all this could have happened for real … but did it happen?

The spectacle is intended for spectators as of 10 years of age.


Ilona Gumowska / Agnieszka Doberska,
Tomasz Foltyn,
Aniela Kokosza,
Barbara Bujakowska,
Sonia Egner,


Margaret Krawecka,

Aleksander Joachimiak,


Paulina Plizga,


Rafał Urbacki,


Kaya Kołodziejczyk,


Ania Brachaczek (BiFF) & Fochman

Lighting direction:

Paweł Murlik,


60 minutes (without any break)




Moma Film Foundation.

NEW URBAN LEGENDS is an all-Polish, experimental educational project that had lasted since 2006, which combined various fields of arts – film, literature, art, and music. The project consisted in cooperation with pupils of the third form of primary schools from a given region of Poland who

were presented with new creative challenges. The most important aim of the whole „New Urban Legends” project was to trigger creativity of children from the ”forgotten” suburbs, places with a poor cultural offer. During cooperation with adults, the young artists discovered their potential, creating stories, next a script and finally a movie and a radio play.

NEW URBAN LEGENDS. SILESIA is an enterprise whose originators are Marzena Popławska and Joanna Pawluśkiewicz from Moma Film Foundation. Almost 1000 3rd primary schools from chosen Silesian cities: Bytom, Katowice, Chorzów, Zabrze, Ruda Śląska, Świętochłowice, and Piekary Śląskie took part in the Project. The project was realized mutually by Kronika | Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej, Moma Film Foundation, and Korporacja Ha!art. The final result is a publication which is a unique collection of Silesian stories written by kids. These stories, new legends, were created based on stories that had been invented or heard from parents, grandparents, or neighbours. The original opening of the legends showed a completely new face of the native Silesia, filtered by children’s sensitivity and imagination. Each story was enriched by a colourful illustration.

RAFAŁ URBACKI born in 1984 in Upper Silesia. He studied among other drama direction at The Ludwik Solski State Drama School in Cracow and cultural studies at the University of Silesia in Katowice. Director/choreographer: “Mt 9,7 [On wstał i poszedł do domu]” (Stary Browar, Poznań 2010), ”Mover”(Silesian Dance Theatre, Bytom 2010), “rewind”(Instytut Teatralny, Warsaw 2011), ”W Przechlapanem”(Instytut Teatralny, Warsaw 2012), ”stypa” (Teatr Ósmego Dnia, Poznań 2012), “kto podskoczy jest pedałem, hej” (Inicjatywa Pomada, Warsaw 2012), “pod wielkim dachem nieba part 1” (Maat Festival, Lublin 2013). Co-author of video-dance: “the lift” (with E. Szubstarska, Cracow 2009), ”Przygody Żyrafcia i Foczki Czarodziejki” (with M. Przybysz, Cracow 2010) and intermedia projects among other “Zrównywanie” (with K. Sokołowska, XIV MKTiFST, Bytom 2009), “Miłość i medycyna. Antologia” (with P. Orzechowska, Silesian Museum, Katowice 2014). Choreographer in the spectacles of the duet Strzępka/Demirski – ”Tęczowa Trybuna 2012” (Teatr Polski, Wrocław 2011), musical ”Położnice Szpitala Św. Zofii” (Teatr Rozrywki, Chorzów 2011), “W imię Jakuba S.” (The Dramatic Theatre, Warsaw 2011), “Courtney Love” (Teatr Polski, Wrocław 2012) and other. Author of the novel “dobra książka” (2014). Protagonist of the biographical documentary “Tancerz”, directed by W. Klimala. Scholar of the Silesian Province Marshal. For the last three years he moves without using a wheelchair owing to the development of an author’s method of movement.

KAYA KOŁODZIEJCZYK, dancer and choreographer. A graduate of Roman Turczynowicz Ballet School in Warsaw and P.A.R.T.S. Contemporary Dance School in Brussels (scholarship of the European Union and the Flemish Government) and Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst

Frankfurt am Main (MA). In the years 2004-2009 she was a dancer of the renowned company Rosas of Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker. Currently, she is active as an independent artist, realising her own projects and taking part in the spectacles of other creators in Poland and worldwide (she performs among other in Belgium, Denmark, and Holland). She cooperated among other with Mette Ingvartsen, Kris Verdonck, Szymon Rogiński, Rafał Dziemidok, Mariusz Treliński, David Wampach, Iwona Pasińska, or Aleksandra Wasilkowska. For the last few years the artists has been realising her own choreographic projects (among other “My Favourite Superhero”, 2004; “One for Francesca”, 2002; “Off Żak”, “TMTL”, or “Oh Noh”) shown in Belgium, France, Germany, Holland, and Poland.