Barbara Bujakowska is a dancer, choreographer and pedagogue living and working in Cracow. Born in 1983 in Proszowice near Cracow, she studied dance at the Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität in Linz, Austria and she completed a foundation course of SEAD in Salzburg; before that, she studied at the Krakow Opera’s Ballet Studio and practiced gymnastics.
She was a member of the Cracow group Hoplaa with whom she produced several independent dance video productions. Her ironic solo Swan_like, drawing on German Tanztheater, was awarded in the “Dolina Kreatywna” competition organized by TVP (2008). That same year, as part of the residential program Solo Project in Poznań, together with a musician Marcin Janus, she created a solo Movement Modular Synthesis, inspired by electronic music and functioning of analogue sound synthesizers. She also turned to formal experiments combining movement and music in the performance 3-Dance, featured at the 2010 Polish Dance Platform. Bujakowska also danced with Nigel Charnock in Happy!, produced by Art Stations Foundation, and in Gym Society’s Nic.
Since 2008, she has created original pieces at the crossroads of video-art, performance, dance, and theater.