Guide

Věra OndrašíkováGuide

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Would we do something differently if we knew how it would all end one day? Guide is an hypnotic audiovisual experience in which past and present become one. As a performer sculpts laser lights immersed in electronic music, we wander through a sci-fi version of the afterlife.

Concept and choreography: Věra Ondrašíková
Light concept and interactivity: Dan Gregor
Programming software: Michal Rydlo
Live Music: Filip Míšek
Performers: Jaro Ondruš, Miloslav Mejzlík/Josef Kotěšovský
Dramaturgy: Marta Ljubková
Costumes: Hana Frišonsová
Production: Lucie Špačková
With the support of: Tanec Praha / PONEC – dance venue, Ministry of Culture, Prague City Hall, AV MEDIA, RPishop, Nethemba, DAMU and the Czech Centre

Picures: Michal Hančovsky

The piece was awarded three awards at the Czech Dance Platform 2016, Audience Award, The Light Design Award and The Dancer of the Year Award for Jaro Ondruš.

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Biography

Vera Ondrasikova // Choreographer
Vera Ondrasikova  is a choreographer and a dancer, she graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague in Choreography and Fine Arts.

As a dancer she has collaborated with several Czech and foreign choreographers. In 2005 she was awarded the ‘Most Outstanding Dancer’ prize at the festival Masdanza (Spain). She was nominated for ‘Dancer of the Year’ at the Czech Dance Platform Festival as well as ‘Das beste Deutshe Solo competition’ in Leipzig.

Her performances have been presented at the Tanec Praha Festival, the Biennale de la Danse in Lyon, Aerodance in Amsterdam, Cynetart in Dresden and Masdanza in the Canary Islands (1st prize for group work).

From 2010 to 13 she worked in Germany as an artists in residence at Tanzplan Dresden, Steptext Bremen and T.M.A. Hellerau. 2013 she choreographed Vaclav Havel’s Anticodes at the New Scene of The National Theatre in Prague, which toured in New York, Miami and Washington.

Dan Gregor // Digital Artist
Dan Gregor is a visual artist creating interactive and dynamic light installations in public spaces. As one of the founders of The Macula - projection mapping group, he was involved in video mapping creations on Prague’s Clocktower, New Museum of Liverpool, Khôra I. and Khôra II. In 2013 he designed the light concept and interactivity for Vaclav Havel’s Anticodes at the New Stage of the National Theatre. He created the interactive installation Archifon with musician Floex, which was presented at Festival Nuit Blanche in Brussels and at Ars Electronica. In 2014 he created Standoffish, an interactive installation presented at Multimedia Centre Gantner in Bourogne (France). In 2015 he started collaborating with Norwegian musician Biosphere and founded the creative platform for audiovisual research INITI.org.