Mechaniczne Sny



Wydział Sztuki Lalkarskiej Akademii Teatralnej

Saturday, 13th May, 18:00



Concept, dance : Barbara Bujakowska

Artistic cooperation : Mariusz Raczyński

Dance: Karol Miękina

Light designer : Mariusz Gąsior

Music:  Thom York ,Boyd Rice, Max Richter , Jean Michelle Jare

Music remix : Piotr Madej

Duration: 50 min


Barbara Bujakowska’s Mechanical Dreams premiered during her Cricoteka residency organized as part of last year’s Choreographic Machine. The piece speculates on the images (and perhaps the fears which recur in one’s dreams) of the mechanized world and the attendant demise of individualism. The manifestations of such mechanization are noticeable in the lack of natural and personalized movement of characters, which would help contextualize the protagonists in a particular reality.

 Thus, the space on stage is abstract and openly refers to Schlemmer’s vision; it features live actors who move in a way typical of puppets or machines – automated, shredded and repetitive.

phot. Andrzej Janikowski


Barbara Bujakowska

Barbara Bujakowska - a performer, dancer and independent artist. Basia Bujakowska studied at the Institute for Dance Arts / Anton Bruckner University (Linz) and P. F. P. at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD). Some of her most important works include: Śniło mi się, że pozostał po nas pusty pokój (2013), ID- ance (2013) and Dying Swan (2015). Bujakowska lives in Kraków, organizes dance classes for children, youth and the elderly, and collaborates with local artists. Co-founder of Kraków-based dance studio Hurtownia Ruchu where she runs contemporary dance classes.


Karol Miękina

is an actor and dancer. He studied at the Bytom-based Dance Theatre Faculty of the Ludwik Solski School of Drama (PWST) in Kraków. Among his teachers were Jacek Łumiński, Jan Peszek, Joseph Alter, Barbara Sier-Janik, Jerzy Stuhr, Sylwia Hefczyńska-Lewandowska, Janusz Skubaczkowski, Iwona Olszowska, Tomasz Rodowicz, Hilke Diemer, Luise Frank or Georg Blashke.