Akademia Ruchu works on the verge of various fields: theatre, visual arts, performance and film. The group was founded in 1973 in Warsaw by Wojciech Krukowski who is the artistic director. From the very beginning, Akademia Ruchu has been combining visual narratives and pageantry with socially involved messages. Over the three decades of the group's work it has created over 600 shows, events and campaigns which were often set in streets and squares, in addition to residential and industrial areas. The common features of Akademia Ruchu's works include movement, space and social involvement. This stems from the belief that artistic radicalism and the artistic message are not mutually exclusive. Akademia Ruchu has presented its works at numerous international festivals and some major contemporary art galleries.