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Dr hab. Wojciech Klimczyk, prof. JU

Dr hab. Wojciech Klimczyk, prof. JU


Sociologist by profession, currently more interested in cultural studies, Wojciech Klimczyk has published diverse works on the body in contemporary culture, including the following books: Postmodern Eroticism, Visionaries of the Body. Panorama of contemporary dance theatre and The Virus of Mobilisation. Dance and the formation of modernity 1455-1795, vol. 1-2. Together with Agata Świerzowska he has edited the anthology Music and Genocide. His doctoral thesis entitled Anthropology of Contemporary Dance Theatre. Dynamics of artistic practice was defended with honours. Outside of the university he is the initiator of The Flying Academy of Dance Languages and vocalist in Lucky Boy and Black Black Rooster as well as lyricst in projects like Andrzej Grabowski & Cedury, Starszy Pan and Jutuber.


Academic interests

  • dance history,
  • dance theory,
  • cultural theory,
  • political theory,
  • popular culture.

Selected publications

  • 2018, Rejtan as a totem of the nation. Amnesia of gesture, „Kultura współczesna”, nr 1(99)/2018, p. 65-85
  • 2017, Sounds of culture. Musical imagination in study of culture (with M. Flis), „Kultura współczesna”, nr 3(96)/2017, p. 130-143
  • 2016, Dance of Spinoza?, "Estetyka i Krytyka", nr 40 (1/2016), p. 23-41;
  • 2015, The Virus of Mobilisation. Dance and the formation of modernity 1455-1795 [Wirus mobilizacji. Taniec a kształtowanie się nowoczesności (1455-1795)], vol. 1-2, Kraków;
  • 2015, Music and Genocide, eds. W.Klimczyk, A. Świerzowska, Frankfurt;
  • 2013, Metanarration of mobilization. Postmodernity as stillness?, "Diametros. An Online Journal of Philosophy", nr 37 (September 2013), p. 51-68;
  • 2013, Body as object. Rudolf Schwarzkogler's "rituals", "The Polish Journal of the Arts and Culture", nr 4 (1/2013), p. 19-35;
  • 2010, Visionaries of the Body. Panorama of contemporary dance theatre, Kraków;
  • 2008, Postmodern Eroticism, Kraków 2008.

Research projects

  • 2018-2019, Republican Moves: The Dutch Roots of Modern Kinesis (Republikańskie poruszenie: niderlandzkie korzenie nowoczesnej kinesis) – badania wstępne (preliminary research) (Miniatura 2).
  • 2007-2009, Contemporary dance theatre in anthropological perspective. Rituality and transgression and the body dynamics in symbolic culture [Rytualność i transgresja a dynamika ciała w kulturze symbolicznej] (grant N N116 096934).

Other achievements

  • 2015, „Virus of Mobilization” nominated for Prof. T. Kotarbiński Award and the Award of the Polish Society of Theatre Research;
  • 2011, Individual award of a third degree from the Rector of Jagiellonian University;
  • 2011, "Young Poland" scholarship, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage;
  • 2008, Visiting scholar, New York University, Department of Performance Studies;
  • 2007, Fieldwork for doctoral thesis, The Hague, Netherlands.


  • music,
  • literature,
  • basketball.