DI Residency: Matt Szczerek

Mon 14 Dec 2020 - Fri 18 Dec 2020
10:00 - 18:00

Dance Ireland Member Mtteuz is a recipient of a Dance Ireland Residency in DanceHouse.

Mateusz will focus on development of new body of work for young audiences called “ Hat & Matt”, a playful exploration of personification of clothes and importance of sharing. Turning a hat into a best friend, wild animal, super villain, he will explore telling the  story of his childhood in the form of explosive and insightful dance using elements of juggling, hip hop and illusion. This project has been lended dramaturgic support from David Bolger and Monica Martin-Munoz.

Image by Jacek Snochowski - taken during a residency at Shawbrook 2020


Mateusz Szczerek is a Dublin based (contemporary-urban) dance artist.

Over the last 3 years he has danced regularly with CoisCeim Dance Theatre, performing as a principal dancer in the "Wolf and Peter" (2017 Sydney Opera House), and in RTE’s 1916 Centenary performance at Bord Gais Energy Theatre, choreographed by David Bolger.

Matt just finished a National tour with Monica Munoz Marin work “Princesses can be Pirates” (2018-2019) funded by the Arts Council and concluding with a performance at Dublin Dance Festival.

In January 2019 Matt was selected as a one of 3 choreographers to present his work as a part of Lighting Design for Dance project mentored by Liz Roche in partnership with the Lir academy and Dance Ireland.

In 2018 he presented “Fable” for Dublin Fringe Festival at Project Art Centre.

Matt is the Director/Curator of Dance2Connect, a 3-day urban dance festival at the Civic theatre, South Dublin. Funded and supported by Dance Ireland, Tallaght Community Arts, Civic Theatre and The Arts Council.

Read more about Matt here