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MICHAL RYNIA

Artistic Director Choreographer

Michal Rynia (02. 02. 1984 , Wroclaw, Poland), began his career as a hip hop dancer. He was very successful in dance competitions winning several times the title of Polish National Champion and five times the title of a hip hop World-Champion. Moreover, he also one twice the National Championships in Netherlands in hip hop solo Adults.

Working in Wroclaw, at Polish National Theatre inspired him to continue his professional dance education. He received exceptional scholarship from major of Wroclaw for his studies abroad. He graduated from the CODARTS – Rotterdam Dance Academy in 2007. During the time of studies he received significant scholarship from the Academy  – Corrie Hartong found.  After finishing the studies at the academy Michal began to teach at this prestige academy as a guest teacher and choreographer. During his stay in the Netherlands he worked with numerous well known choreographers such as Ed WubbeAndre GingrasGuy Weizman and Roni Haver,  and companies like Scapino Ballet Rotterdam.

His first solo project “Dream of Electric Sheep” was presented at the Royal Opera House in London and at iTs Festival in Amsterdam. Moreover, he created the duo “Switched”, which was performed at Lucent Theatre under the organzation of Nederlands Dans TheatreHe was endorsed by some of the large production houses such as Korzo Theatre Den Haag and Theater Lantaren Venster Rotterdam. These two theatres produced his first performances “Made in Rotterdam”, as well as dance productions “Dust in the Wind” and “The Myth”.

His short miniature choreographies were awarded with performances in the gala finale at the largest international choreography competitions “The Story We Tell” and “SwitchedHannover International Choreography Competition and “Framed”, “Chained” and “The Final Concert” in Belgrade choreographic miniatures.

He has been living and working in Slovenia since 2009. Together with Nastja Bremec he has created the Slovene-Polish duo known as MN Dance Company and developing their own, unique way of expression called “Contemporary Fusion”.

Michal was invited  by Irek Mukhamedov to choreograph for the Slovene National Theatre Opera and Ballet of Ljubljana and closely collaborate with the Slovene National Theatre of Nova Gorica as movement director or choreographer on multiple occasions.

As artistic director and choreographer Michal is mainly focused on creating full-length dance performance hosted by Slovenia and European theatres. 

The last projects “Conspiracy of Silence” and “Urban Tales” have received outstanding reviews and MN Dance Company is getting more interest world wide by dancers and spectators.

PROCJECTS

2016 

  • CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE, M. Rynia and N. Bremec MN Dance Company with Sloven National Theater Nova Gorica – SNG N.Gorica, Teatro Comunale di Cormons, Italy, Rotterdam Schouwburg Theater, Netherlands.

2014

  • URBAN TALES – ROOM WITH A VIE, TIE, M. Rynia and N. Bremec, MN Dance Company with Sloven National Theater Nova Gorica – SNG N.GoricaCankarjev dom Ljubljana, Scena Otwarta Poland, Cultural House Gorizia, Kosovelov dom Sežana.

2011

  • THE MYTH, M. Rynia and N. Bremec, MN Dance Company with De Gouvernestraat Theatre Rotterdam and Cankarjev dom Ljubljana – De Gouvernestraat Theater Rotterdam, Cankarjev dom Ljubljana, SNG N.Gorica, Belef Summer festival in Belgrade.

2009 

  • DUST IN THE WIND, M. Rynia, N. Bremec, MN Dance Company – Theater Lantaren Venster Rotterdam, Korzo Theater Den Haag; Center kulture Španski borci Ljubljana; Anfiteatro delle Cascine Firence, Italia.

CHOREOGRAPHIC MINIATURES

2015 

  • FRAMED, M. Rynia and N. Bremec MN Dance Company, City Gallery Nova Gorica, Teatro dei Giovanni Udine, Serbian National Theatre Belgrade.

2011

  • CHAINED, M. Rynia and N. Bremec MN Dance Company, Cankarjev dom Ljubljana, Avditorij Portorož, Slovene National Theater Maribor,Teatro dei Giovanni Udine, Lutkovno gledališče Maribor, Serbian National Theater Belgrade.

2010

  • THE STORY WE TELL, M. Rynia and N. Bremec MN Dance Company, Cankarjev dom Ljubljana, Avditorij Portorož, Slovene National Theater Nova Gorica, Theater Pordenone, Theater Udine, Serbian National Theater Belgrade.

2009 

  • SWITCHED, M. Rynia and Z. Markovic, NDT, Netherlands Dance Theatre, Opera House Hannover.

2008

  • B.A.M. M.Rynia, Ed Wubbe and Besim Hoti for Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Rotterdam Shchouwburg Theater, Netherlands.

2008

  • FINAL CONCERT, Michal Rynia, Serbian National Theatre Belgrade.

2008

  • DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP, Michal Rynia, Royal Opera House, London, iTs Festival, Amsterdam.

 

FILM / VIDEO

2016

  • LAND OF ALL,  dance film; M. Rynia and N. Bremec, MN Dance Company, recording and editing: G. Ippolito.

2015

  • ROOM WITH A VIEW, dance film, M. Rynia and N. Bremec, MN Dance Company, recording and editing F. Sulin and A. Novak.

2010

  • INFRA, dance film, M. Rynia & N. Bremec, MN Dance Company, recording and editing F.Sulin and A.Novak.

2013 

  • PERSEVERANCE, whole evening film, director: Miha Knific (Michal Rynia & Nastja Bremec made 7 min, long choreography, for dancers from SNG Opera in Balet Ljubljana and Sng Opera in Balet Maribor), Nukleus film, Slovenski filmski sklad.

2012

2012

  • MOMENT OF FEVER, dance film, director: Svetlana Dramlić, choreography and dance: Michal Rynia and Nastja Bremec, MN Dance Company, RTV Slovenija, Studio Arkadena.

 

CHOREOGRAPHIC AND DANCE COLLABORATIONS

2013 

  • ALPHA GROUP, artistic director: Darrel Toulon (ballet opera in Graz) Ball der Technik, Stephaniesaal, Graz, Austria (choreography and dance: Michal Rynia & Nastja Bremec, Gregor Luštek, Rosana Hribar, Valentina Moar, Boštjan Ivanjšič, Julia Machov, Filip Szatarski).

2012

  • CLASSIC AND TANGO / THE STORY WE TELLSNG Opera and ballet Ljubljana (choreography M. Rynia with N. Bremec).

2010

  • PLAYGROUND – Rotterdam Dance Academy, Lantaren Venster Rotteradam, Netherlands (choreography M. Rynia).
  • CROSSROADS – Rotterdam Dance Academy, Netherlands (choreography).
  • RDEČI ČEVELJČKI, CIRIUS Vipava – SNG Nova Gorica, Cankarjev dom Ljubljana, Theater Koper, Kultural House Izola (choreography and dance).

2008

  • ONE MOMENT – Korzo Theater Den Haag, Nizozemska (choreography and dance).
  • SWITCHED – Netherlands Danse Theater, Opera House Hannover (choreography and dance).
  • SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE – TV show – National TV RTV Amsterdam (choreography).
  • B.A.M., Scapino Ballet Rotterdam – Rotterdam Shchouwburg Theater, Netherlands (choreography and dance).
  • SLOW SWING BEFORE BEDTIME, Scapino Ballet Rotterdam – Rotterdam Shchouwburg Theater, Netherlands (choreography and dance).

2007

  • FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE (2001), choreography: Itzik Galili, Codarts – Royal Opera House London (dance).

2006

  • HYPERTOPIA, režija: Sue Jane Stoker, choreography: Andre Gingras – Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Den Haag, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt (dance).

2005

2004

2003

  • BOLERO, choreography: Maurice Bejart – Amsterdam, Netherlands (dance).

2001

CHOREOGRAPHY FOR THEATER

2015

  • WHO IS SCARED OF A BLACK MAN, theatre performance, director: Ivan Peternelj – SNG Nova Gorica (choreography and dance in collaboration with Nastja Bremec).

2014

  • ČAROVNIK IZ OZA, theatre performance, director: Miha Golob – SNG Nova Gorica (choreography in collaboration with Nastja Bremec).
  •  TIMON ATENSKI, theatre performance, director: Janez Pipan – SNG Nova Gorica (choreography in collaboration with Nastja Bremec).
  • PO MAGRITTU, theatre performance, director: Ajda Valcl – SNG Nova Gorica (choreography in collaboration with Nastja Bremec).

2013

  • MORILEC, theatre performance, director: Marko Čeh – SNG Nova Gorica (choreography in collaboration with Nastja Bremec).

2012

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE 

  • 2014-2017 teaching at International Workshops Erice Danza – Sicilija (Italija)

  • 2013-2014 guest teaching at Sloven Dance Academy Ljubljana

  • 2011-2016 teaching International Summer Dance Axis – Lignano (Italija)

  • 2011 teaching at Winter Dance School in Maribor

  • 2010-2012 teaching winter and summer Dance Institute in Hamburg

  • 2010 teaching International Summer Workshop Firence

  • 2009-2012 teaching at Amsterdam Dance Centre

  • 2008-2016 teaching at Plesno Poletje workshop

  • 2007-2011 guset teaching at CODARTS – Rotterdam Dance Academy

  • 2006-2016 teaching International seminars: Slovenija, Italija, Nizozemska, Nemčija, Hrvaška, Poljska, Izrael

EDUCATIONAL DANCE PROGRAM (organisation and execution)

  • 2011-2016 INTERNATIONAL DANCE SEMINAR – PLESNO POLETJE,  (7 days of dance in August), organisation : MN Dance Company, artistic direction: Michal Rynia and Nastja Bremec – Šempeter pri Gorici, Nova Gorica

  • 2012-2017 DANCE EDUCATION PROGRAM – MN DANCE SCHOOL
    MN plesna šola – dance teachers and choreographers: Michal Rynia and Nastja Bremec – Nova Gorica.


  • 2013-2015 Festival »PLESNA GO(vo)RICA«  at INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY – organisation: MN Dance Company; concept of the project: Michal Rynia and Nastja Bremec – Nova Gorica.

CHOREOGRAPHY COMPETITION / AWARDS

2015

  • FRAMED (duet with Nastja Bremec) – finalists of Choreography Competition in Belgrade, Serbia.

2011

  • THE STORY WE TELL (duet with Nastja Bremec) – finalists of Hannover Choreography Competition – Opera House Hannover, Germany.
  • CHAINED (duet with Nastjo Bremec) – finalists Choreography Competition in Belgrade, Serbia.

2009

  • SWITCHED (duet with Zoran Marković) – finalists of Hannover Choreography Competition – Opera House Hannover, Germany.

2008

  • FINAL CONCERT – (solo performance) – finalist of  Choreography Competition in Beograd, Serbia.

2005

  • first place on Dutch National Championships and title of DUTCH CHAMPION in category hip hop Solo Adults

2004

  • first place on Dutch National Championships and title of DUTCH CHAMPION in category hip hop Solo Adults

2002

  • first place World Championship and title of WORLD CHAMPION in category hip hop solo Adults

2001

  • first place on World Championship and and title of WORLD CHAMPION in category hip hop solo Adults

  • first place on World Championship and and title of WORLD CHAMPION in category hip hop duet Adults

2000

  • first place on the Polish Championship and title of POLISH CHAMPION in category hip hop solo Adults

1999

  • first place on the World Championship and title of WORLD CHAMPION in category hip hop duet juniors

  • first place on the World Championship and title of WORLD CHAMPION in category solo juniors

  • first place on the Polish Championship and title of POLISH CHAMPION in category hip hop solo juniors

“Michal Rynia Hip Hop solo, with the wonderfully electric title Dreams of Electric Sheep, by was great fun. The gangsta outfit and riveting deadpan hard man gaze were spot on left one wanting more.” (Donnachadh McCarty, Dance Europe, from ROH Linbury Studio, London).

In B.A.M music from Bach solo cello suite forms the background to some of the most intense dancing of the evening, just astounding. Unforgettable is image of Michal Rynia is his terrific sideways swings as he releases a shower of sweat from his hear, caught so beautifully by the spotlight overhead” (Ali Mahbouba, Dance Europe, from Tools in Schouwburg Theatre Rotterdam).