Wake Up

Once upon a time… Or maybe right now, there lives a girl. Actress-dancer Natalia Sakowicz’s award-winning performance delves into the world of the modern girl through well-known fairy tale princesses. What happens when a girl does not have the typical qualities of princesses, such as beauty and virtue – and also gets lost in the forest? Which path is correct?

Wake up is a solo performance inspired by the most popular fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm. The main theme of the performance is femininity today. Is there still a connection between a modern girl, Sleeping Beauty and Little Red Riding Hood or are they complete strangers?

Actress Natalia Sakowicz tackles important topics in her performances Wake-up (2017), Farawayers (2020) and Romance (2021). Two of the performances will be seen in the MUKAMAS 2022 festival’s programme. Also a talented dancer, Natalia makes full use of her body in her puppet shows. In 2019, Wake up was awarded at the Puppet is a Human too – International Festival of Puppet Theatre and Animation for Adults in Warsaw and at the International Festival of Puppet Theatres in Omsk. In 2022, Romance received the audience award at the XXX Klamra – Alternative Theatre Meetings in Torun and Kryształowa Pestka Award at the Pestka – International Festival of Avantgarde Theatres and Culture in Jelenia Gora.



Concept and realization

Natalia Sakowicz

Artistic guidance

Marcin Bartnikowski


Zuzanna Bojda


Maria Żynel


Anna Stela

Choreography consultations

Marta Bury


Maciej Iwańczyk


Bartek Warzecha