Europe Beyond Access introduces… Katarzyna Żeglicka (Poland)

Katarzyna Żeglicka is a queer disabled performer, dancer, choreographer and a trainer of self-defense and assertiveness. As well as being an artist whose work closely ties into activism, she campaigns for the prevention of violence against disabled women.

As part of Europe Beyond Access, Żeglicka has taken part in artist laboratories in Malmo (working with Caroline Bowditch and Luke Pell), Maastricht (working with Adam Benjamin and Jeanefer Jean-Charles) and Bytom (working with Marc Brew). She has also featured in online discussions, delivered online movement classes during Covid-19 lockdowns, received mentoring from UK artist Claire Cunningham, and written about her experience taking part in Europe Beyond Access.

Her solo performance Rezonans Kontrastu explores medical institutionalisation and incorporates a video projection of her eyes returning the gaze, as well as sounds from MRI scans.

She has closely cooperated with non-government organizations for the past 10 years and frequently runs workshops and training including WenDo, improving accessibility and advocating for the rights of disabled people with a particular focus on women’s rights.

Explore Katarzyna Żeglicka’s artist profile on Europe Beyond Access’ website to discover opportunities to work with her.  Her credits include being co-creator and co-performer of the show “Movement”, and performer in Teatr 21’s “PokaZ” in Zachęta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw. After the death of the director and choreographer Rafał Urbacki, she helped to develop and perform “Rafał Urbacki Solo” together with his friends and co-workers (Anu Czerwiński, Kacper Lipiński, Magdalena Przybysz, Igor Stokfiszewski, Weronika Szczawińska, Jaśmina Wójcik, Jakub Wróblewski and the curators Weronika and Komuna Warszawa.


This film is part of a series of artist profiles produced by Europe Beyond Access that promote disabled artists on an international scale.

The core partners of Europe Beyond Access are British Council (operating for this project in the UK and Poland), Kampnagel (Germany), Οnassis STEGI (Greece), Holland Dance Festival (The Netherlands), Per.Art (Serbia), Skånes Dansteater (Sweden), Festival Oriente Occidente (Italy). It is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Commission.

Visit British Council Poland’s website to find out about Europe Beyond Access in Poland.

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