Lena Mechtchanova

Dreams in the Bottle

In collaboration with Amani Naseem, this game was conceived during “Play Around Nature” in a series of public play events in the Maldives, 2013.

Dreams in a Bottle

‘All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.’ – Walt Disney

The Dream Bottle was invented to preserve and help the fulfilment of dreams. Everybody is welcome to join the mission. Maybe you want to read the message from the inventor first.

And, how can you accomplish the mission? Find the Bottle, or wait until it finds you! Choose a dream from the bottle and make it come true for somebody you like. Then put your own dream inside and don’t forget to believe in it.

If you want to share your experience, or you are curious about other people’s stories, check the website:


Lena Mechtchanova works in the field of site specific theatre to create street games, happenings and experiences in public space. She is interested in the topic of interactivity and it’s possibilities in different art forms. During the last years she was involved in projects all over Europe and has participated in different festivals, such as Prague theatre festival 4 days in motion, urban development and public space festival reSITE in Prague or street games festival Playpublik in Berlin.

Lena Mechtchanova is currently working on an interactive performance called Mad Tea Party, in wich three book characters – Alice from the Wonderland, Little Red Riding Hood and Pippi Longstocking come together to discuss art and politics.