Katarzyna Gdaniec and Marco Cantalupo, associated artists of L'Octogone Théâtre de Pully (CH) where they are in residence since 1993, have created a space dedicated to choreographic research. The company also collaborated with the Dresden, Firenze, Ankara and Samsun Operas, the Mannheim National Theatre, the National Ballet of Portugal and Ballet Vorpommern. Company Linga has staged more than 40 productions.
Awards: 2017, Katarzyna Gdaniec is laureate of the Polish Artist Prize (ZASP) and received the Culture Award of the city of Gdansk (PL); 2015, Danzatalenti Prize (Genova, IT); 2012, Grand Prix of the Fondation Vaudoise pour la Culture (CH); 2001, Prix des Jeune Créateurs Danse of the Fondation Vaudoise pour la promotion et la création artistique (CH); 1995, Hannover Choreography Competition (DE); 1995, Positano “Leonide Massine” Prize (IT).
The company’s choreographic process has progressively given rise to a vocabulary in tune with political and social issues: exploring through dance social phenomena while questioning the repercussions on the body of social situations. Linga has become an artistic entity whose talent is recognised. Company Linga is invited to the most important contemporary dance events and is supported by City of Pully, City of Lausanne, Canton de Vaud and Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council.