Viktor ČernickýPLI

PLI brings together 22 conference chairs, obsessive rhythm and one devoted man. On a small platform, Viktor Černický dives resolutely into infinite construction, reconstruction and deconstruction of the universe. The outcome is a clever and playful solo, a physical metaphor for endless human dynamics, patience and striving that turns even the most ordinary objects into incredible pieces of architecture.

Inspired by the baroque philosopher Gottfried Willhelm Leibniz’ physics principles, PLI is an unpredictable and humorous performance where robustness is replaced with spatial simplicity and material minimalism.

Concept, choreography and performance: Viktor Černický
Lighting design : Zuzana Režná
Dramaturgy: Lukáš Karásek
Technical production: Drahomír Stulír
Co-production: Tanec Praha / PONEC – dance venue
Premiere: 11th November 2018, PONEC – dance venue
In collaboration with: Tanec Praha / PONEC - dance venue (CZ), BuranTeatr Brno (CZ), CNK Záhrada Banská Bystrica (SK), Théâtre De L'arsenal Val-de-Reuil (FR), CIRQUEON Praha (CZ), Alfréd ve dvoře Theatre (CZ), Studio Alta and Festival Bazaar (CZ), Pôtoň Theatre (SK), Festival Kiosk (SK), CSC – Centro per la Scena Contemporanea Bassano del Grappa (IT)

Financially supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and The City
of Brno.

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Viktor Černický creates works which spans the fine line between dance, performance, circus, and physical theatre. He leads the long-term research project The Body as Object / The Object as Body, which explores the dynamics of relationships between objects and the individuality of the performer.

His first solo performance PAROLAPOLEA earned nominations in the categories of Dancer of the Year and Dance Performance of the Year at the 2017 Czech Dance Platform, where he won the chance to participate in the Choreographic Research Week during the B-Motion Festival in Bassano del Grappa. His latest solo piece PLI, presented in November 2018 after two years of work, received the Audience Award and Total Award at the Czech Dance Platform 2019. 

Alongside his own work, he has also collaborated and performed with Jaro Viňarský, Dominique Boivin, Daniel Gulko and Compagnie Mossoux-Bonté, among others. He is currently working on a new piece Prima: A collective autoportrait (working title) in which the public will be engaged instead of professional performers. The piece, which will premiere in 2021, is now looking for potential partners for residencies, public meetings, workshops and presentations.

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