Ola Maciejewska


Portrait of Ola Maciejewska

In 2023, Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels is supporting Ola Maciejewska in the creation of CYKLE.

Ola Maciejewska is an artist, dancer and choreographer. Her works are distinguished for their strong interdisciplinary take on dance, based on research and controlled structural work. Through working on convergences between dance and visual art she produced critical reading of the history of dance. Since 2013, she developed a unique choreographic practice based on re-reading iconic Serpentine Dances invented by Loïe Fuller in the 1890s. Her stage works Loïe Fuller: Research, and Bombyx Mori engage the viewer in reflection on metamorphosis, synesthesia, and the hybrid nature of embodiment.

Between 2016 and 2018, she was an associated artist at the Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen in Normandie. In 2020, she led research on the scenography of Rolf Borzik in the Pina Bausch Foundation’s archives. In 2022, she received a fellowship from the Watermill Center, founded by Robert Wilson. She develops frameworks to share her research, notably at HEAD School of Art and Design - Geneva, École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts - Limoges, and Centre National de la Danse.

2023, she imagined ON TIME with and for the students of Atelier Emmanuelle Huynh at École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris. In 2024, she premiered The Second Body, a duet performance between a performer and an ice object, allegory of a fragile relationship between the human and the elements. She is currently working on a larger
body of work involving serpentine dances, focused on convergences between dance and visual art and transmission, with the support of Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels.

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