Anna, Dance Film, Documentary
About This Project

In the communist Poland contemporary dance was perceived as a new influence that should be restricted. Therefore, its development was vastly limited. The new wave of dancers was formed with the opening of the borders and comparing to the Western countries it has just started to flourish. When filmed in 2008, the polish contemporary dance scene has been essentially formed by young artists who created solo performances with modest financial resources. A circle of dance theorists coined the term “generation solo”. “Soloists” is a personal journey on which, within 1 week, we meet 6 soloists at various stages of their dance career. The film documents their work, from research through improvisation, rehearsal to performance.


Direction, Script, Camera: Anna Bajjou

Choreographers: Barbara Bujakowska, Iwona Olszowska, Anna Piotrowska, Magda Przybysz, Konrad Szymański, Małgorzata Szymula

Dancers: Barbara Bujakowska, Eva Lackova, Iwona Olszowska, Magdalena Przybysz, Konrad Szymański, Małgorzata Szymula

Music direction: Katarzyna Szwed

Music: Ruth Boswell, Sergio Fernandez Diez Picaza, Magdalena Przybysz, Katarzyna Szwed, Peter Jan Wagemans

Sound Recording: Edyta Bubka, Anna Bajjou, Gabriela Tropia Gomez

Editing: Ross Casswell

Additional editing: Anna Bajjou

Special thanks: Hicham Bajjou, Henrietta Bannerman, Edyta Bubka, Nic Sandiland


With the support of: Dance For The Screen London Contemporary Dance School




– 14th Festival International de VideodanaBA, as part of the Documentary Selection, Centro Cultural Center de la Memoria Haroldo Conti, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 24-29 September 2013

– Vo’Arte’s 5th edition of the Inshadow – International Festival of Video, Performance and Technologies, as part of the Documentary Competitive Sessions, Lisbon, Portugal 28 November – 8 December of 2013

– 24. International Film and Music Festival Mediawave, Hungary 2014 2014-05-02


© Anna Bajjou 2013