Aleksandra Maria Scibor is an embodiment artist, dancer, choreographer.
She started her physical training with fencing. As a teenager she trained in athletics (100 m sprint) and horseback riding.
Kama Jankowska and Witold Jurewicz introduced her to dance.
In 2005 Aleksandra joined Alter Dance Theatre and for the next three years she trained in Jurewicz Movement Technique. The choreographies she co-created within Alter are The Claw (2006), What Would You Do if You Could Do What You Can’t Do…(2007), Shitty Dance Shitty (2008), And What… (2009) and Lovers (2010).
Alongside she was exploring improvisation and Contact Improvisation.
Having researched into the translation of dance terminology within her first MA Thesis Analysis of the Translation of Texts on Dance on the Example of the Syllabus of Graham Movements (2005), she then also engaged in interpreting the language of dance for, among others, Nigel Charnock, Julien Hamilton, Daniel Lepkoff, and David Zambrano.
Aleksandra’s collaborations include the performances co-created with Nigel Charnock (Happy 2009), Rafal Dziemidok (Nut. Squirrel. 2010), Robert M. Hayden and Tomasz Rodowicz (Oratorium Dance Project 2011 and Bacchantes 2012), and Jacek Owczarek (Occurrences 2011) to mention but a few.
She holds a Master of Arts Degree in English Philology, Specialisation: Conference Interpreting (Department of Translation Studies, Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland); a Postgraduate Degree in Cultural Management (Collegium of World Economy, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland); and a Master of Arts Degree in Contemporary Dance Education (Department of Contemporary and Classical Dance, Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts, Germany). Her second M.A. Thesis created within MA CoDE Stimulating Internal Core Support Through Developmental Movement Patterns researches into the reawakening of navel space radiation. In September 2014 Aleksandra joined the Somatic Movement Education Program of Body-Mind Centering®.
She taught dance and English at several institutions of higher education in Poland (Department of English Studies, Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine Arts of Adam Mickiewicz University in Kalisz 2005-2008; Dance Department of Academy of Languages and Economy 2010-2012 and Department of Choreography and Dance Techniques of Academy of Music in Lodz 2011-2012; Dance Department of University of Arts and Sciences in Kielce).
Since 2015 Aleksandra has been working at Acting Department of Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts, and since 2017 as a guest teacher at Bachelor of Arts in Theatre of Zurich University of the Arts.
The central focus of her research is embodiment. Understanding embodying what is as a pathway to freedom, she explores becoming of what is within dance, theatre, and all in between spaces, and creates embodiment-motivated choreographies, improvisations, and writings.
Asking What do we know that we have forgotten that we know?, since 2013 she has been developing Back Home practice - an invitation to self-love. Encouraging living in, with, and through the body, Back Home intends to accompany the practitioners on the way to reconnecting with the wisdom of their living bodies, on the way to oneness.
photography: Kailai Chen