Tomasz Wygoda is a Polish dancer, actor, choreographer, and educator.
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He graduated in history from the Pedagogy College in Kielce. In 1997–2003 he was a dancer with the Silesian Dance Theatre in Bytom, appearing in productions by Jacek Łumiński, Konrad Drzewiecki, Henrietta Horn, and Paul Clayden. He was also a guest dancer with Jonathan Hollander’s Battery Dance Company, NY, and was awarded a DanceWeb scholarship in Vienna.He has performed in the USA, UK, Germany, France, Canada, and Italy.
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As a member of W&M Physical Theatre he developed Made in Polska – museum of imagination (Calgary), while with Warsaw’s Breton Caffe Theatre he devised Slam out, Dancing Sarah Kane, and The Rite of Dreams, a solo inspired by Nijinsky’s diaries. He collaborates with the Stary Theatre in Kraków, performing in productions by Krystian Lupa (Zaratustra, Factory 2), Paweł Mickiewicz (Niewina), and Michał Zadara (Fedra). He also plays in Krzysztof Warlikowski’s Oczyszczeni (Współczesny Theatre in Wrocław, Polski Theatre in Poznań, TR Warszawa), Agnieszka Olsten’s Lincz and Samsara Disco (Polski Theatre in Wrocław), and Krzysztof Garbaczewski’s Kamienne niebo zamiast gwiazd (Nowy Theatre in Warsaw).
Tomasz Wygoda devised choreographies for Medeamaterial, The Fall of the House of Ushers (directed by B. Wysocka, Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera), Orestea (directed by M. Zadara, Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera), La libertà chiama la libertà (directed by Zadara/Knapik, Wrocław Opera), Jakob Lenz and Halka (directed by N. Korczakowska, Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera), The Ring of the Nibelung (Gergiev/Tsypi/Zeldin, Mariinsky Theatre). He also created choreographies for productions by Mikołaj Grabowski and Jan Peszek, Monika Pęcikiewicz, Wiktor Rubin, and Maja Kleczewska. He collaborated with Mariusz Treliński on La Bohème (Washington National Opera), Boris Godunov (Vilnius, Warsaw), King Roger, Aleko, and Iolanta (Mariinsky Theatre), Orfeo and Euridice (Bratislava Opera, Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera), La Traviata, Turandot (Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera) and Manon Lescaut (Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera, La Monnaie), The Flying Dutchman (Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera), and Iolanta and The Blebeard’s Castle (Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera, Metropolitan Opera), Salome (Prague, Warsaw), and Tristan und Isolde (Mettropolitan Opera, Festpielhaus Baden-Baden, Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera). In March 2015 he premiered his piece Melancholia/Violetta Villas (Melancholy/Violetta Villas), a coproduction of the Capitol Theatre, Warsaw and Nowy Theatre, Łódź.
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