MICET – Interactive Museum / Theatre Education Centre in the National Stary Theatre in Krakow – is a unique place which inspires and develops imagination. The interiors of 13th-century cellars conceal stage props and costumes, directors’ libraries and exceptional theatre items designed by Andrzej Wajda, Krystian Lupa, Krzysztof Warlikowski, and Jan Klata.
Between tradition and experiment, between craft and new technologies – get to know theatre from the point of view of the director, an actor, the stage designer, the costume designer, or the author of soundtracks for selected performances. Films which you may record – acting improvisations, music remixes, and stage murals – can be then saved and shared online.
MICET’s mission consists not only in popularising the 236-year long history of the Stary Theatre, but also the titles and topics from the current programme. It is pursued during series of lessons and workshops, screenings and exhibitions, as well as meetings with outstanding artists.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Andrzej Wajda – Stories
Curator: Krystyna Zachwatowicz-Wajda
Stage design installation devoted to the works by Andrzej Wajda – one of the most outstanding theatre and film directors in Europe.
Wajda debuted at the National Stary Theatre by directing Stanisław Wyspiański’s Wesele back in 1963, and his last production Macbeth by William Shakespeare was carried out on the Large Stage in 2004. Not only did Wajda direct 18 plays (plus 14 TV theatre shows) for the 40 years of his work with the National Stary Theatre, but he also revolutionised the way we think of theatre space and, first and foremost, won hearts of a great number of fans whose sentiments he read like nobody else.
The exhibition is accompanied by open days of Andrzej Wajda’s Archive at the Manggha Centre of Japanese Art and Technology, guided tours of the National Museum in Krakow following the director’s favourite paintings and an open-air cinema at the Szczepański Square.
PARTNERS: MANGGHA CENTRE OF JAPANESE ART AND TECHNOLOGY, NATIONAL MUSEUM IN KRAKOW, ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS IN KRAKOW
Body in Theatre Photography and Visual Arts
MICET owns a rich archive of theatre photographs (3,000 pictures since 1860) divided into theme-based collections, available for viewing on a 6-metre large multimedia wall.
The collection titled BODY tracks the evolution of the way we think of an actor’s body and the ways they use their body on stage. From corsets being laced up with a convention, to the horror of war, to the metaphysical concept of dreaming body, heroin chic and internet exhibitionism – we invite you to enter the visual tour of the 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-century theatre as seen by brilliant photographers: Walery Rzewuski, Wojciech Plewiński, Magda Hueckel, Wunsche & Samsel, Andy Warhol, Horst Faas, Nan Goldin, and many more.
MICET Interactive Museum / Theatre Education Center
in the National Stary Theater
ul. Jagiellońska 1
MON–TUE 11 a.m.–7 p.m.