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Iwoner Kower

Iwona (Yvonne) Kower is a graduate from London's Laban Centre for Movement and Dance, and has extensive experience as a choreographer in community and professional theatre, most recently choreographing the Australian premiere of 'The Hot Mikado'. She lectures in movement for actors, in educational dance for teachers of primary school children and has facilitated workshops in performance for rhythmic gymnasts at the Australian Institute of Sport.

She has choreographed and performed in cabarets at The Basement with George Washingmachine; and with the Cafe Society Orchestra. Her group of dancers was invited to perform at the Lord Mayor's Ball at the Sydney Opera House for New Year's Eve 1999. She has won an award for her dance video piece 'A Study in Motion and Time' and currently 'Negative Volume' is licensed to SBS Television 'Eat Carpet'.

Iwona Kower

Iwona Kower

Iwona graduated with the Diploma of Polish Folkloric Dance and Song for Choreographers and Instructors at the University of Marie-Curie Sklodowska in 1998. She has been the Polish Folkloric Ensemble 'Syrenka's resident teacher and choreographer for the middle and older groups since 1995; earlier in 1993 she re-established the youngest dance group, teaching children of primary school age. She was responsible for creating and rehearsing 'Syrenka's artistic programmes as presented at the Pol-Art Festivals of 1997, 2000 and 2003. Further, at Pol-Art 2003 Iwona was the Artistic Director of the Opening Concert at the Sydney Town Hall, and Choreographer and Assistant Artistic Director for the Gala Concert at the Sydney Opera House. In 1999 she artistically directed dancers from three Polish folkloric groups to perform at the International Festival of Polish Folkloric Ensembles in Poland, the first time an Australian group has toured to this festival in post-communist Poland. In 2000 Iwona choreographed the Polish segment for the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney Olympic Games. In 2002 Iwona was the choreographer for 'Syrenka' when the group travelled through Poland and received public acclaim for it's performances.