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Michal Rynia

Artistic Director Choreographer

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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 won twice the National Championships in the Netherlands in hip hop solo Adults.

Working in Wroclaw, at the Polish National Theatre inspired him to continue his professional dance education. He received an exceptional scholarship from major of Wroclaw for his studies abroad. He was the first hip hop dancer to be accepted to CODARTS – Rotterdam Dance Academy, from which he graduated in 2007. During the time of studies, he received a 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 organisation of Netherlands Dans Theatre. He 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 performances in the gala finale at the largest international choreography competitions,  Choreographys “The Story We Tell” and “Switched” Hannover International Choreography Competition and “Framed”, “Chained” and “The Final Concert” in Belgrade choreographic miniatures. Latest miniatur "All Direction" won at Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, New York USA.

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 Mukhamedovto 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 "DE-SET" “Labyrinth”, “S/HE”, “Conspiracy of Silence” and “Urban Tales” have received outstanding reviews and MN Dance Company is getting more interest worldwide by dancers and spectators.


PROJECTS

2020

  • GO! BORDERLESS  M. Rynia and N. Bremec MN Dance Company with GO!2025, MONG, Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica

2019

  • DE-SET  M. Rynia and N. Bremec MN Dance Company with Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica – SNG N.Gorica

2018

  • LABYRINTH M. Rynia and N. Bremec MN Dance Company with Sloven National Theatre Nova Gorica, Theatre Nova Gorica – SNG N.Gorica

2017

  • S/HE M. Rynia and N. Bremec MN Dance Company with Sloven National Theatre Nova Gorica, Rotterdam Schouwburg Theater Netherlands, Cankarjev dom Ljubljana.

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.Gorica, Cankarjev 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

2019 

  • ALL DIRECTIONS, M. Rynia and N. Bremec MN Dance Company, Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, New York USA.

2019 

  • TO THE SIDE AND AROUND, M. Rynia and N. Bremec MN Dance Company for Codarts – Rotterdam Dance Academy, Rotterdam Netherlands.

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.

     

FILM / VIDEO

2021

  • WAITING,  dance film; M. Rynia and N. Bremec, MN Dance Company, recording and editing: U.Košir, M. Rynia.

2020

  • BLACK SWAN, dance film; BTS, Big Hit Entertainment, Freenjoy,Y.Choi (Lumpens) M. Rynia and N. Bremec, MN Dance Company.

2020

  • CONTEMPORARY DANCE DUET,  dance film; M. Rynia and N. Bremec, MN Dance Company, recording and editing: U.Košir, F. Šulin, M. Rynia.

2020

  • SET,  series of dance films; M. Rynia and N. Bremec, MN Dance Company, recording and editing: F. Šulin, U.Košir, M.Rynia

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 TELL – SNG 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 with Edd Wube and Besim Hoti dance). 
  • SLOW SWING BEFORE BEDTIME, Scapino Ballet Rotterdam – Rotterdam Shchouwburg Theater, Netherlands (choreography with Edd Wube and dancers).

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).

2012

2013

  • MORILEC, theatre performance, director: Marko Čeh – SNG Nova Gorica (choreography 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).

    TEACHING EXPERIENCE 

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