Małgorzata Suś

Born in Poland in 1991, since 2016 based in Portugal. She graduated from the Theatre Studies at the National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw. In 2017 she was awarded the Young Poland scholarship in the field of dance. Between 2016-2018 studied at the Performact professional contemporary dance course in Torres Vedras, Portugal, where she worked with international choreographers such as Rob Hayden, Iñaki Azpillaga, Ted Stoffer, Marco da Silva Ferreira, Rakesh Sukesh, Mate Meszaros, and others. Between 2013 and 2016 she was a member of the physical theater company Sztuka Nowa in Warsaw. Since 2016 she’s a member of the Improvise & Organize Cultural Platform association and works as a dance curator, choreographer and dancer with an AGIT LAB artist residency in Águeda. She co-founded and co-directed The Memory of Water project, along with visual artist Vilija Vitkute. They won 1st Prize in the SFX category “Clear Mind, Clean Planet” 2019, 1st Prize in the Camouflage category 2021 at the World Bodypainting Festival in Klagenfurt, Austria. Małgorzata choreographed several dance works since 2017: Vertigo, Madpools, Fluid Acts, Espuma Dos Dias, Claw, Oniriablia, 2069, Earth, Ilha de Árvores, Corpo do Sal, among others. Conducted and gave workshops at festivals: Festival International du Marrakech des Spectacles de rue, Cargotopia in Jenin, Palestine, Festival Laâyoune du Théâtre de Rue, Sahara, Mėnuo Juodaragis in Lithuania, MAR – Mostra de Artes de Rua, Festival Dos Canais, AgitÁgueda, Waking Life, Portugal, Vides Deja, Latvia. She participated in experimental new media residency Koumaria in 2019 in Greece. In the 2018/19 season she worked as a dancer in two productions by Companhia Paulo Ribeiro (Todos, Alguém, Qualquer Um, Ninguém by Luiz Antunes and Memórias de Pedra by Paulo Ribeiro). In 2019/2020 she was part of Fortitude by Conceição Nunes (Livraria Ler Devagar and Teatro da Luz, Lisbon; Teatro Amazonas, Manaus, Brazil). Since 2019, Małgorzata has collaborated with filmmaker Pablo Koury, they have worked on several projects together: Plants Dictionary, How to be Revolutionary, Halocline, The Radicality of Love, among others. Since the beginning of 2022 she has been developing the Watering Words project, in collaboration with Joanna Gruntkowska and Kristina Feldhammer. In the 2021/22 season she lived in northern Norway, Lofoten, and has been actively participating in the cultural life of the region. Recently, she was a dancer in the new piece by choreographer Conceição Nunes – Trasgo e o Realismo Mágico Celebratório, which premiered in Lisbon in the end of September 2022, and started a collaboration with Norwegian musician Jens Borge, with the first creative residency in November 2022 in Stavanger. In December 2022 Małgorzata began working with musician Harris Iveson, with whom she is developing the performance Lines of Flight.

I should have been a pair of ragged claws

Scuttling across the floors of silent seas.

T. S. Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.

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