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SYLWIA HANFF / LIMEN BUTOH - a pioneer and the most  recognizable butoh dancers in Poland who has studied butoh with the greatest masters.  She has an M.A. in philosophy, with a theoretical background in Theatre Anthropology. Sylwia is a choreographer, director, dance therapist, yoga teacher and cultural manager. She has also studied Western and Eastern, contemporary and ancient techniques of body control. The practice of meditation is a crucial element of her training. She was an actress in the Warsaw Mime Theatre, and worked with the National Theatre and National Opera. She is a curator of projects in the field of artistic and cultural education (Mazovian Award 2021 for I don't know who Grotowski was. Laboratory of Active Culture project) as well as socio-cultural projects, initiator and Artistic Director of Butohpolis. The Butoh International Art Festival. On stage for 26 years, so far she has performed in over 40 institutional and independent theater performances. Since 2002, she has been running the Limen Butoh Theater, where she has created over 25 solo and group performances as well as many etudes and improvisations. Her artistic work and method were described in the book by Magdalena Zamorska published in English, entitled Intense Bodily Presence: Practices of Polish Butō by Peter Lang GmbH, 2018). Her work was presented in the book "Something called Butoh", which is the result of 2-year global the study "The current situation of Butoh outside of Japan", published by the NPO Dance Archive Network (Japan). She was scholarship holder of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. For 20 years she has been running body and movement workshops. She collaborates with physical and experimental theaters. For 20 years, she has been cooperating internationally, organizing artistic events - presentations of performances and workshops by guests from abroad and inviting foreign artists to participate in her projects. Sylvia performs in Poland and abroad (Japan, France, USA, The Netherlands, Italy, Latvia, Italy, Austria).

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