Margaret Krawecka

MK in TurkeyBorn in Poland and raised in the Middle East, Margaret Krawecka is a scenographer, interdisciplinary artist and architectural designer with a passion for dance and physical theatre. Margaret focused her Bachelor of Architecture thesis, “Corporeal”, on architecture and contemporary dance (University of Toronto, 2001). The project used as its starting point the idea that the increasing physicality of contemporary dance movement is a reaction of the body against its own disappearance in an increasingly ethereal world. She then completed an MA Scenography (Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, UK, 2005) and worked in Europe designing stage sets, site-specific performance installations and environmental theatre events (i.e. with Future Cinema) and collaborating with dancers, physical theatre performers and sound designers. Set design highlights include “Legends”, a dance theatre piece using video projection mapping (Bytom, Poland, 2014) and physical theatre production of “4:48 Psychosis” (London, UK, 2006), awarded five stars by “Time Out London”. Installations include “Kaleidoscope” (2011) and Nuit Blanche independent projects “Cocoon Garden” (2008) and “Hansel and Gretel” (2011). Margaret also designs and directs multi-layered performance installations that fuse architecture, sound, video, lighting and choreography to create immersive narrative environments experienced through sensory interaction and physical movement in space: “Egyptian Fantasia” (University College London, UK, 2006), commissioned by the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archeology, and “The Hunger” (choreography by Malgorzata Nowacka), which deconstructs the “Hansel and Gretel” folk tale within a labyrinth of vacuum-sealed Wonderbread (Deleon White Gallery, 2009 & Pia Bouman Scotiabank Studio Theatre, 2012).


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