Inspire by Fighting Monkey

Natalia Pieczuro

Belgium / Poland


© Mike Rafail

The workshop is a comprehensive introduction to the qualities and ideas of the Fighting Monkey research, a practice that has been developed by Jozef Frucek and Linda Kapetanea over the last 15 years. 
Inspired by Fighting Monkey workshop is dedicated to strengthening and elaborating your partnering, communication skills. Through working with the partner we will provide tools for irregular training methods, which will diversify our movement qualities and influence the tempo and the rhythm of our movement. 
We will be working with tools affecting coordination, helping injury prevention and body conditioning. 
We will break the patterns, learn new patterns, and try to find our wings.  
We will ask ourselves how one can learn to the best of his/her possibilities and wishes. 
We will think about how to be open to the "new" but remain well rooted?


The workshop is open to dancers, martial artists, circus performers, actors, and other movers.



Natalia Pieczuro is a Polish dancer, performer and teacher based in Brussels. She studied Anthropology of Culture at the Warsaw University and at SEAD (Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance), where she graduated in 2009 with a double diploma – in performing arts and choreography. 
She has been working with choreographers and companies such as Lisbeth Gruwez , Deja Donne, Or&Oran Dance Company, Studio Matejka –Grotowski Institute, LaRuspa. As choreographer Natalia created solo This Kind Of Bird Flies Backwards in collaboration with Colin H. van Eeckhout, Mathieu Vandekerckhove and BjØrn Lescouhier.
Natalia’s work as a teacher is based on RootlessRoot (Jozef Frucek and Linda Kapetanea ) practice, Fighting Monkey.  She has been giving workshops in Belgium, Portugal, Poland, Switzerland, Germany and Holland.
Advanced level