The Press

 

'Bondara proves his skills in creating rich and emotional dance language which is both contemporary and very physical.'

Dance Europe, Maggie Foyer

 

'Bondara exploited the interesting opportunities the situation offered , showing a distinctive talent for shape and movement.'

Dance Europe, Maggie Foyer

 

'Persona, a quirky and disturbing trio, was created by dancer Robert Bondara, a name to watch out.'

Dance Europe, Maggie Foyer

 

'It is one of the most brilliant ballet careers of the last decade in Poland' Rzeczpospolita, Jacek Marczyński

'The Polish National Ballet's Persona"was my favorite of the entire evening... Choreographer Robert Bondara, a "rising star" in the Polish National Ballet, has turned the push and pull of role reversals in relationships, and in ourselves, into a stunning piece of contemporary dance. Houston Press, Abby Koenig

 

The Polish National Ballet, making their Salad debut, offered four works, of which Robert Bondara's trio excerpt of his minimalist Persona, proved the strongest.' Dancemagazine, Nancy Wozny -

Dance Salad Festival, Houston, Texas

Robert Bondara

 

 

Robert's video reel is here and forthcoming performances here.

 

Robert Bondara is a Polish dancer, choreographer and teacher.  In October, 2018, he was appointed Artistic Director of Poznan Opera Ballet in Poland.

 

Robert graduated  from the  Feliks Parnell State Ballet School in Łódź and the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw and the Warsaw School of Economics. He began his career at the Music Theatre in Łódź and later moved to the Grand Theatre in Poznań. In 2005 he joined the Polish National Ballet and in 2008 he also began working with Aleksandra Dziurosz’s Warsaw Dance Theatre.

Robert received the 2nd prize (no 1st prize was awarded) and the special prize of the Witold Lutoslawski Society at the Bronislava Nijinska National Choreography Competition in Warsaw (2008) and Jan Kiepura Award in the category Choreographer of the Year 2011 in Poland. He qualified to the 27th and 29th International Competition for Choreographers in Hannover (2013, 2015).

 

In 2018, Robert received Le Prix de Biarritz award in Emergent Choreographers Contest in Bordeaux (2018) and was awarded The Bronze Medal for ‘Merit to Culture – Gloria Artis’ in 2016.

Robert began making work for the Polish National Ballet’s Choreographic Workshops many of which were later included in the Company's chamber repertoire.

 

As a guest choreographer, Robert has staged his works with companies in Poland and abroad, with among the others for Czech National Ballet, Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre in Vilnius; Company E from Washington (USA);  Kielce Dance Theater (Poland);  Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz (Poland); Opera House in Wroclaw (Poland); Opera House in Poznan (Poland), Silesian Opera House in Bytom (Poland),  and on numerous occasions for Polish National Ballet.

His choreography has been presented were presented at the Polish Dance Competition in Gdańsk; at the Didura Festival in Sanok; the 43rd International Dance Festival in Kuopio, Finland; in the Moscow Bolshoi Theatre;  Bergen and Stavanger in Norway; Dance Salad Festival in Houston, Texas; The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington; Dancing Poznan - XIII International Dance Theatres Festival; Roberto Bolle and Friends Gala in Italy (Bologna, Florence, Rome, Spoleto, Verona, Santa Margherita di Pula); Xinjiang International Dance Festival in China;  STS Festival in Warsaw and in the programmes of the II – VI Days of Dance Festival in the Polish National Opera.

In May, 2019, Robert created a new work for Szczecin Ballet in Poland which in 2020 won Poland's the Kiepura Prize for set designers Martyna Kander and Julia Skrzynecka. In September, Chemnitz Ballet premiered Robert's Winterreise. He also made his USA debut in June 2019 with the staging of 8m68 for Moving Arts Festival in Kansas City and Cincinnati. 

In 2020, Robert created a new full-length production of Don Juan for Poznan Ballet as well as a new work for Klaipeda State Music Theatre in Lithuania and staged the pas de deux Take Me With You for Stanislavsky Ballet in Moscow and Poznan Ballet in Poland.

 

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