• Credit: Camilla Greenwell

  • Biography

    Mateusz Szczerek (Human Collective) and Alessio Motta (Rough Connections), decided to establish a collaboration between their respective companies, calling themselves Kundle Cru, to continue exploring cross disciplinary skills and processes.

    Alessio Motta (Rough Connections) from near Turin has experience as a theatre and street dancer as well as in disciplines such as Tae Kwon Do, Capoeira and Parkour. Motta also trained in dance-acrobatics and Chinese Pole at Turin’s Scuola di Cirko Vertigo. Latterly Motto completed the Bachelor Circus program at the University of Dance and Circus in Stockholm and while there he explored his passion for hybrid movement forms. Motta has performed in Egypt, Scotland, Sweden, France, Spain, Estonia and Brazil.

    Mateusz Szczerek (Human Collective) is a Dublin based contemporary-urban dance artist and a professional member of Dance Ireland. Szczerek has danced with CoisCeim Dance Theatre as a principal dancer in The Wolf and Peter (2015), and in RTE’S 1916 Centenary performance at Bord Gais Energy Theatre, choreographed by David Bolger. Mateusz has programmed and delivered several international urban dance events and and was recently invited to teach master classes at Portugal’s Danca no Coracao.

    And London/Hong Kong Parkour and Art du Deplacement  artist Louise Wong, Dutch Juggler Liza van Brakel, Ugandan Krump dancer Timothy Kakeeto, and UK dancer Jack Bain.

Kundle Cru

Following the success of Union Black (2018), Mateusz Szczerek (Ireland/Poland) and Alessio Motta (Sweden/Italy) are working together as Kundle Cru.

Merging hip hop with circus, they are developing Blame Game Unlimited  and have been joined by the London/Hong Kong Parkour and Art du Deplacement  artist Louise Wong, Dutch Juggler Liza van Brakel, Ugandan Krump dancer Timothy Kakeeto, and UK dancer Jack Bain.

The artists have had a number of R&D residencies including at London’s Redbridge Drama Centre, Newbury’s 101 Creation Space, PPCM in Paris, Subtopia in Sweden, Holland’s Atoll Festival and most recently in St Agil, France. They also presented work in progress performances at Circusstad in Rotterdam in May 2019.  More residencies and partnership presentations are in the process of being arranged.

You can read more here on the 11 day residency at 101 Outdoor Arts, Corn Exchange Newbury’s dedicated creation space for outdoor arts.