Biography

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Jacob Niedzwiecki is a choreographer, filmmaker, and creative technologist whose work fuses movement, media, and code into inventive new forms. He trained as a classical and contemporary dancer and performed for several years with the National Ballet of Canada. His live choreographic works include commissions from the TorQ Percussion Quartet and Chung-Ang Arts University in Seoul as well as his app-based immersive work Jacqueries, Part One, which received the Vanguard Award for Risk and Innovation at the 2014 SummerWorks Performance Festival.

His dance films have been shown online and at festivals around the world; his most recent short film Who By Fire, set to Buck 65’s cover of the Leonard Cohen song, premiered in 2013 at the Dance On Camera Film Festival at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York. His installation works have been shown at the dance: made in canada festival in Toronto and Filmgate Interactive in Miami. A sought-after collaborator, Jacob has worked as a video and interactive designer on productions with Anandam Dancetheatre, Soundstreams, Jesse Cook, Young People’s Theatre, Esmerelda Enrique Spanish Dance Company, and Yvonne Ng / Tiger Princess; he works with Valerie Calam and Luke Garwood to run F/ (fslash.net). He recently directed and produced the National Ballet of Canada’s four-hour section of the World Ballet Day livestream, a 20-hour international partnership with YouTube that also featured the Royal Ballet and the Bolshoi Ballet.