Ena's Journey from a Nightmare

The meaning of the project

The Journey from a Nightmare serves as a vessel to project my imagination. I can express myself through design, movement, voice, acting, drawing. I do not want to represent anybody, or imitate anybody. As Tadeusz Kantor said actors 'do not express anything but themselves (...) and challenge with their individuality'.
As each individuality is complex in it's way I am giving you the sections of the process until 22/4/2020 in a form of showreel. Those are  the most meaningful improvisations so far. For more, you can simply scroll down.


How it got started

The Short Story

This page shows my impression based on the adaptation of the Grimm's Tale, Hansel and Gretel and Tadeusz Kantor's work. I am expressing the nightmare, the fears of the night, no matter if you are lost in the wood or being at home and having a frightening dream. Some mundane objects came to life. They are hunting the dreamer who can never catch the dream but only escape from it when it is time to wake up. The objects are making sounds that one has never heard before, mumbling and speaking in foreign languages. All of this, and then repeat. Again, and again.


'Without an actor, the object was a lifeless wreck. On the other hand the actors were conditioned by those same objects' (Tadeusz Kantor, Unpublished, p. 3)


The Final Bio-object Performance 


Pictures as reflections 

Gallery Subtitle

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Inspiration for the project

My choice of music for those who love to hear the melody while taking time to look at the visuals  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sm0ggPnp35U

my child's room.jpg
hansel and greatel.jpg
Death on the stage
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Waiting for Godot set
Edward Watson as Gregor Samsa in The Met


Beckett, S. (1984) Worstward Ho. Available at:  https://genius.com/Samuel-beckett-worstward-ho-annotated (Accessed: 2 May 2020).

Czarnowska, G. I. (2011)Tadeusz Kantor: Drawings. Available at: https://galerie-czarnowska.de/exhibition/tadeusz-kantor-drawings-1947-1988/ (Accessed: 28 April 2020).

Francis, P. Puppetry (2012) A Reader in Theatre Practice. Palgrave Macmilan

Houseman, B. (2008) Tackling Text (print copy)

Kantor ed. Kobiala. The Room. The Actor Can Only Represent. The Eighth Insegnamento. Note 17(1).pdf

Kantor. ed Kobiala. A Journey Through Other Spaces. University of California Press.

Konie, R. (2011) A Brief Overview of Laban Movement Analaysis.Available at: http://psychomotorischetherapie.info/website/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/LMA-Workshop-Sheet-Laban.pdf (Accessed: 20 April 2020)

Peer, H. (2012) Los Angeles Theatre Review: Waiting For Godot. Available at:
https://stageandcinema.com/2012/03/23/waiting-for-godot-mtf/  (Accessed: 28 April 2020).

Witts, N. (2010) Tedeusz Kantor. Routlege (pp 28-54).


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