Artistic Statement

My artistic practice is dedicated to research about the connection of body and movement with nature and the environment. I am concerned about climatic issues that we face nowadays and eager to speak about the changes that need to happen in the near future, in order to help the Earth recover. I believe that human species have no choice but to respect nature and adapt to the changing environment, reducing our impact on it and acknowledging our equality with other species. 

I believe that dance can be a metaphor for thinking, where body language is an equally powerful expressive tool as words. Movement allows me to speak about the most essential issues in a poetic and universal way.

I believe in the creator’s responsibility for the message that is being transmitted in the work of art. I care about information that the audience receives while watching my performances; I am concerned about the reliability of research behind the work. I collaborate with multidisciplinary artists, scientists and activists in order to expand my knowledge about other disciplines.

My practice is nourished by contact with nature, observing it and understanding how the water systems work, how differently plants grow, how animals move. I believe that as an artist I am responsible to use my voice and body to bring to my audiences the message of essential problems and through poetic and ambiguous language of the art encourage them to act.

~ Małgorzata Suś, August 2020

The poetic human is a strange traveler walking in the spring of primeval clarity.


I make poetry?

– Meaning I am so frail! I give in to temptation, I betray everything that my gut, my blood, my soul once kept utterly secret.

And meaning, also, that I have lost my mind, I have gone mad.

– “Poet Statement”, an unfinished translation of Hàn Mặc Tử’s “Poetry”

Constantly crossing the border between theatre and dance, I believe in movement as the most powerful way of expression and communication.

Creating imaginary universes, experimenting with connecting different art disciplines, I aim to bring the message of the issues that have a huge importance for me, like the problem of water pollution and climate change. My work of art is eco-friendly and respectful for Nature.

Working in countries struggling with political oppression, I want to share the artistic tools and give to the people the possibility of resistance through art.

As a researcher, I find inspiration in various disciplines, from philosophy, literature, art history, through the world of nature, to social life, politics and science.

As a creator, I do not limit myself to reality and facts, but I build imaginary universes where extraordinary creatures and characters appear, where the rules are different than in reality and everything is possible.

As a traveler, I search for unconventional places, close to nature, or – on the contrary – in the centre of social life, where I can feel the authenticity of the surrounding reality and collect impressions and inspirations.

As a dancer and choreographer, I believe in the pure power of movement in space and the significance of physical effort as a way to achieve deep emotional states.

As a teacher, I want to share the joy of moving and awareness of body and mind states. I know that physical training in strong connection with partners and constant exchange of energy, can build powerful relations and incredible expressive abilities.

~ Małgorzata Suś, March 2019

Whoever will truly admire nature should observe her in her extremes. In the tropics one finds nature in her fullest splendor and lushness, flaunting her Sunday clothes, but admiration all too easily leads one to overlook her heart. At the poles she is naked, allowing the grand internal structure to be revealed all the more clearly. In the tropics the eye loses itself in the multiplicity of details to be admired. But here lack of detail causes the eye to be directed at the overwhelming whole, at her productive powers in the absence of things produced. Here one’s attention, freed of preoccupation and unmoved by particulars, can be concentrated on nature’s powers.

– Carl Weyprecht, from: Christoph Ransmayr, The Terrors of Ice and Darkness.
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