Café Müller

  • Dance & performance
  • Parte din programul Aerowaves Twenty23

40 min.


Dominik Więcek is a queer artist whose works are full of humour and a sense of lightness, deconstructing without hesitation the dance history, theatrical norms and tradition. In his work inseparably linked to Pinei Baush’s landmark 1978 performance Café Müller, Dominik Więcek brings a profoundly contemporary self-portrait to the audience. Więcek’s version of Café Müller is a fanfiction; a world imagined in recognition of Pina and in honour of his own mother.

Concept, choreography, performance: Dominik Więcek
Music: Przemek Degórski
Light design: Klaudia Kasperska
Costumes: Project – Nikola Fedak; Realization – System Mody / Serafin Andrzejak
Language consultations: Joanna Pędzisz
Martial art consultation: Patryk Kołodziejski
Pictures: Maciej Nowak
Reserach support: Tanzrecherche NRW, Theater im Pumpenhaus, Tanzfaktur Köln, Folkwang Universität der Künste, Lublin Dance Theater

Produced by
Cultural Center in Lublin as part of the “Spaces of Art”

11.11.2021 / 25. International Meetings of Dance Theaters in Lublin


Dominik Więcek is an artist whose works are filled with the humor, playfulness and a sense of lightness. As a choreographer and performer he is deconstructing dance history, theater norms and tradition without hesitation, tries to build bridges from autobiographical topics to the live experience of his audience and believes in confession performances in
which honesty can be situated somewhere between privacy and theatrical formality. In his performances he flirts with many theatrical genres, experiments with his own image and challenges societal norms by being an unapologetically queer artist creating in Poland. Trusting his intuition and being driven by curiosity he allows himself: not to know, to make
mistakes, to take roads to nowhere, as well as getting excited about the smallest of discoveries. He graduated from the Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts, Dance Theater Department and is a scholarship holder of the Folkwang Universität der Künste in Essen.

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