The Lublin Dance Theatre was established in 2001 by Hanna Strzemiecka, the Theatre's choreographer and artistic director. However, LDT originates from the Contemporary Dance Group of Lublin University of Technology (started in 1993), which was one of the first independent contemporary dance theatres in Poland. Within the several years since the start of its operation, the Group had developed its own original style and started to be recognized in Poland and abroad. Thanks to a consistent implementation of its artistic mission, a professional dance theatre was established at the Culture Centre in Lublin.
The artistic and organizational activity of Lublin Dance Theatre focuses, in the first place, on the creation of a space for lively dialogue with the spectator about the condition of today's human being, and, secondly, on the promotion of contemporary dance art as a means of expression that is rich in intellectual and emotional potential.
Lublin Dance Theatre has participated in numerous festivals and presentations in Poland: Bytom, Kraków, Warszawa, Gdansk, Poznan, and worldwide: Switzerland, France, Hungary, Germany, Russia, Lithuania, Belarus, the Netherlands, Finland, and Austria.
Lublin Dance Theatre, both individually and in cooperation with the Contemporary Dance Group of Lublin University of Technology, also initiates and organizes cultural and educational projects, such as the annual International Lublin Dance Theatres Festival, since 1997; the Contemporary Dance Forum for Polish Dance Theatres, since 2003; the Chagall Festival in Lublin in 2003; and the Polish Contemporary Dance Festival in Helsinki in 2004.
"...The dancers build the mood with gestures. You can see them becoming an orchestra, and their bodies - sources of sound." - Wieslawa Turzanska, Kurier Lubelski (Poland)
"... Hanna Strzemiecka belongs to the most talented dance creators in Poland..." - Adrienne Sichel, The Star (RPA)
"Hanna Strzemiecka really knows her job ... she's got marvellous dancers." - Giora Manor, Israel Dance Quarterly (Israel)
"...Dynamic and full of expressive scenes [...] The variety of movement and high technical quality were amazing. The total engagement, the talent for dance, and the tremendous potential of the dancers made for an evening of exciting dance." - R.S Thurgauer Zeitung (Switzerland)