The opening

Anna Nowicka

The opening

“The opening” instantly transforms audience’s night dreams into choreographic situations, cultivating a sense of community, intimacy, and openness. Spectators are invited to bring their dreams to the theatre, and these dreams become content for the stage work. Anna embodies images from audience’s dreams and uses dreaming principles to compose live unrepeatable dances, accompanied by live music of Jasmine Guffond and live light design of Aleksandr Prowaliński. One dream at a time, a unique composition is built for the individual who brought the dream, and for the whole temporary community, who dive into the story together. Spectators’ dreams come true through a highly physical dance, playful, light and full of hope.

Performance: Anna Nowicka
Music, Sound: Jasmine Guffond
Light design: Aleksandr Prowaliński
Dreamaturgy: Annika Stadler

Language: English, German
Duration: 90 min.

The seed of this project was planted during a research in 2012 which Anna did with Mala Kline.

A production by Anna Nowicka in co-production with DOCK ART, funded by Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Gesellschaftlichen Zusammenhalt.
With the further support of: Tanzfabrik Berlin, Tanz weit draußen, Tanz- und Theaterwerkstatt e.V. Ludwigsburg, Centrum Väst Göteborg, Diorama Berlin, Ponderosa Stolzenhagen.


Accompanying event // 17 December 2023, 10.00 - 16.00

"Open House" - event to get to know dream work, hosted by International Institute for Dreaming and Imagery and Anna Nowicka. More information here.

Programme schedule:
10.00 - 13.00 Introduction to dreaming with Bonnie Buckner.
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch break
14.00 - 16.00 Working with dreams through movement with Anna Nowicka

Free admission; due to limited places please register by email: