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Stefan Niedziałkowski
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Stefan Niedzialkowski

Stefan Niedzialkowski  
Outstanding mime artist, one of the most acclaimed representatives of this form of art in the world today. Actor, choreographer, teacher, director and author of scripts for mime theatre.

In the years 1964-1975, he was an actor at Henryk Tomaszewski’s Wroclaw Pantomime Theatre. In 1975 he co-founded, co-created and acted in The Stage of Mimes at The Warsaw Chamber Opera. From 1979 to 1993 he worked as a mime artist in the USA.
In 1979, in the heart of New York City (Manhattan), he established a school of mime art - AMERICAN SCHOOL OF POLISH MIME and founded a mime company - MIMEDANCE THEATRE, authoring all of its performances, which he directed and took part in. Director of both - school and mime company was Alice Eichen-Winslow, and artistic director of both was Stefan Niedzialkowski.

Niedzialkowski taught at numerous American universities. He was frequently invited by Marcel Marceau to teach at his famous Ecole Internationale de Mimodrame de Paris Marcel Marceau.
In 1993, Niedzialkowski published a book in the USA, entitled “Beyond the Word - The World of Mime” with a foreword by Marcel Marceau. The book was later translated into Polish and published in Poland.

In the years 1994-2002, Niedzialkowski was the artistic director of the Warsaw Pantomime Theatre at the State Jewish Theatre in Warsaw. In 1994 he also created The Mimes Studio set up at the Warsaw theatre, 'Teatr na Woli', where he taught future mime artists. In the years 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2004 Niedzialkowski was the author and artistic director of The International Mime Art Festival at the 'Teatr na Woli' theatre.

Since 2005, Stefan Niedzialkowski’s Mimes Studio has been situated at the Mazovia Region Centre of Culture and Arts in Warsaw.
In 2006, a celebration commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Wroclaw Pantomime Theatre by Henryk Tomaszewski took place. As a part of the anniversary celebrations, Niedzialkowski conceived, directed and choreographed a mimedrama for the Wroclaw Pantomime Theatre company, entitled “Dusiol”, a piece based on motifs from “Taniec z Dusiolem” by Grzegorz Walczak. Niedzialkowski also played the title role as a quest artist.
The two performances took place in December 2006 on the Scena Kameralna of the Polish National Opera in Warsaw. For the stage direction and choreography for his performance, Stefan Niedzialkowski was nominated for the C.K. Norwid award, given by the Self-government of the Mazovia Voyevodship.

  In 2007 he was an author and artistic director of “Art of Acting in Movement Theatre International Presentations. Stefan Niedzialkowski” („Międzynarodowe Prezentacje Sztuki Aktorskiej w Teatrze Ruchu Stefan Niedziałkowski”), during which there was a premiere of the performance entitled “Profundity” (“Glebia”) where The Mimes Studio acted (screenplay, choreography and direction – Stefan Niedzialkowski).

In 2009, with the Mazovia Region Centre of Culture and Arts in Warsaw, Stefan Niedzialkowski set up a new author's project named „Silence of the Body. International Mime Art Theatre Worskshops”. The essential part of the workshops was premiere of the Stefan Niedzialkowski's performance entitled „Anxiety” (“Niepokoj”) with the part of The Mimes Studio’s ensemble “Mime Art Theatre”.

The second edition of Stefan Niedzialkowski's latest project "SILENCE OF THE BODY. International Mime Art Theatre Workshops" was continue in 2010 year (28,29,30 and 31st of May 2010). During second edition of "SILENCE OF THE BODY/MILCZĄCE CIALO" international workshops was showed the newest spectacle of Stefan Niedzialkowski - "Coexistence" ("Wspolistnienie"). At the third edition of 'Silence of the Body/Milczace Cialo' in 2011 was premiere of 'Meritum/Essence'. At the IV edition of 'Silence of the Body/Milczace Cialo' in 2012 Stefan Niedzialkowski showed his next performance 'Tozsamosc/Identity'. Premiere of the last performance 'Natchnienie/Spirit', took place at the V edition of 'SILENCE OF THE BODY/MILCZACE CIALO' on May 2013.
In 2014, during VI edition of international workshops "Silence of the Body/Milczace Cialo", was premiere of the performance "Duch Dźwięku/Spirit of Sound" and in 2015 during VII edition of international workshops - premiere of the performance "Milczący Aktor Podczas Pracy/Actor Of Silence At Work".
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