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CZECH ENCORES / Tereza Ondrová / Peter Šavel

DEPO (small)
Friday 22 April, 2016 | 4:30pm–5:10pm


As Long As Holding Hands

“They got married and lived together till death did them part.”

In their latest project the Czech-Slovak duo of creators have embarked on a journey of discovery of various forms of romantic relationships which know no obstacles of age or gender. Two people, two bodies, two separate identities fighting for love and exploring the boundaries of humility and loss of identity, dependence and sharing, honesty and deceit, love and hate. A confrontation of ideas about the ideal relationship and the reality of what it means to truly build a romantic relationship shaped into an expressive, bodily image.

The movement between Tereza and Peter arises from constant communication between “you and I” in harmony and dissent, both gracefully and awkwardly. With humour and passion, open to one another and for one another, they embark together with the audience on a journey into relationships. Each seemingly hopeless situation is an impetus for returning to the question: Do you still want to hold my hand?

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The project is an international co-production by Tanec Praha (CZ), NorrlandsOperan Umeå (SWE), Centre Chorégraphique National Roubaix – Ballet du Nord (FR) and Plesni Teater Ljubljana (SLO).

Concept, choreography and performed by: Tereza Ondrová, Peter Šavel
Dramaturgy: Bram Smeyers
Artistic collaboration: Lucia Kašiarová
External view: Karolína Hejnová
Light design: Ints Plavnieks
Costumes: Mariana Novotná
Producer: Karolína Hejnová
Co-production: Tanec Praha, NorrlandsOperan Umeå, CNC Roubaix – Ballet du Nord, Plesni Teater Ljubljana, ALT@RT
Supported by: Ministerstvo kultury ČR

CZECH ENCORES are additional works proposed by Tanec Praha