SuperNaturals

ME-SASuperNaturals

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Two completely ordinary mortals decide to become superheroes. Can there be room for both of them? With (fictional) feats of superhuman strength, some gold pants and plenty of beautifully quirky dancing, our two heroes compete with each other.

While trying to play at something they're not, these two characters create a fun and wry look at relationships. Perhaps they will have to rely on the secret weapons of ordinary mortals after all.


Concept, choreography: Martina Hajdyla Lacová & Stano Dobák
Performers: Martina Hajdyla Lacová, Stano Dobák/Lukáš Homola
Movement and Directing Advice: Peter Šavel
Lighting Design: Stano Dobák, Štěpán Hejzlar
Produced by: ME-SA/ Karolína Hejnová

Coproduction: ALT@RT
Supported by: MHMP, MKČR, Nadace život umělce, ALT@RT

Premiere: 6.10. 2014 at Studio ALTA

This project was created in frame of Studio ALTA residential programme.

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Biography

Martina Hajdyla Lacová graduated from J.L. Bell Conservatory, Slovakia as well as from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. In 2008, she participated in a half-year study programme in Hoger Instituut voor Dans in Antwerp, where she worked with Belgian choreographer, Ann van den Broek. Since 2006 she has been working with Marta Poláková (SVK), Mirka Eliášová (CZE), sMaya M. Carroll (ISR), Ji-Eun Lee (KOR), Šaŕka Ondrišová (SVK), Helene Weinzierl (AUT), Irina Andreeva (RUS), Rasmus Ölme (SWE). She is a founding member of dance group ME-SA, with which she has toured to Edinburgh Fringe Festival among others.

Since 2009, she has been working with the Slovak theatrical company Debris and the Norwegian choreographer Karen Foss, and since 2011 with the Swiss company DA MOTUS! and the Czech dance company VerTeDance. Lacová also works as a guest teacher in dance schools and studios throughout the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Stanislav Dobák studied dance at the J.L. Bell Conservatory, Slovakia and graduated from P.A.R.T.S., Belgium. He collaborates regularly with Salva Sanchis (ES) and performs in Soleils by Pierre Droulers (FR) and The Sun Came by Daniel Linehan (USA). In addition to teaching dance workshops, Dobák also collaborates with Peter Savel, and creats works for organisations such as Passerelle in Kortrijk, ME-SA in Prague, among others.In 2015 Dobák will join dance company Rosas, Belgium for a remake of Drumming.

He is the co-founder of Memoryhouse Productions with collaborator Jamie Lee which launched in 2014 with dreams, a film and photography installation that will premiere in 2015. He is also currently studying Photography at IDI/University of Hertfordshire, UK.

ME-SA
The independent dance group arose from the desire to continue the 2-year co-operation of the Korean choreographer Ji-Eun Lee with the three Czech and Slovak dancers, Hana Kalousková, Martina Hajdyla Lacová and Karolína Hejnová. In May 2009, the group presented Lee's site-specific project Echoes in Palmovka Synagogue and was awarded the Audience Award at Czech Dance Platform 2010. In the season 2010/2011, ME-SA took up residency at Studio ALTA, where it continues to create and present work. ME-SA has presented its projects at various festivals: APAP/NYC, Spring Forward, Czech Dance Platform, Tanec Praha, Edinburgh Fringe, among others. In 2012, the project SoloS /part III/ was nominated for the Dance Piece of the Year Prize and its choreographer and performer, Martina Hajdyla Lacová, was nominated as Dancer of the Year.

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