Tuka Wach began creating their eclectic body of work under parent organisation name Ja Ja Ja Ne Ne Ne...
more As the aims of this organisation diversified, Tuka Wach (pronounced “tooka vak”, more or less) became the naturally assumed identity for the duo.
Process-based and predominantly live, Tuka Wach's experiments in contemporary performance are not strictly dance, theatre or dance theatre, their strategies for devising and presentation resought each project anew in response to the material.
Collaborations have been supported through a succession of grants, scholarships, residencies, co-productions and festival selections, presented professionally in theatre, gallery, cinema, church, and online; in Poland, UK, Netherlands, Denmark, Czechia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, USA and Germany.
Tuka began as a performer in theatre
with Studium Teatralne, Warsaw...
more after graduating from The Aleksander Zelwerowicz Theatre Academy (MA) with an Actor's Diploma from ZASP. For ten years Magda worked exclusively with Studium, a company directly influenced by ‘Art as Vehicle’-era Grotowski, touring extensively with their shows and workshops throughout Europe and South America.
Since leaving Studium, Magda has made several international collaborations with Via Negativa (Ljubljana), received multiple artistic scholarships from the Polish Ministry of Culture and Visegrad Foundation to develop her ideas; and founded the parent organisation for Tuka Wach and other projects, Ja Ja Ja Ne Ne Ne. [See also magdatuka.com]
Wach began as a performer in dance
with Śląskim Teatrze Tańca, Bytom,..
more one of the first professional contemporary dance companies in Poland. After seven years there, she began to work mainly with Teatr Bretoncaffe in Warsaw, and with various other companies and artists as a freelance dancer and performer.
Anita has been an artist-in-residence at PACT Zollverein Choreographic Centre in Essen and received artistic scholarships from the Swiss Arts Council, Pro Helvetia, and the Polish Ministry of Culture. Beside Tuka Wach, she is currently part of ongoing collaborations with the Slovenian performing arts project Via Negativa.