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is a graduate of the Academy of Music in Prague. As a dancer she has performed in pieces of Czech and international choreographers. She has won The most outstanding dancer award at Madanza Festival at the Canary Islands and a nomination for the best dance solo at a competition in Leipzig, Germany. She made a guest appearance in the Comedy Theatre (Klára S., directed by David Jařab).
Her pieces have been presented at festivals Tanec Praha, Biennale de la Danse Lyon, Aerowaves in London, Aerodance in Amsterdam, Cynetart in Dresden and Masdanza on the Canary Islands (1st prize for a group piece). As resident choreographer she has worked in Mexico, Germany and France, She created the choreography for Václav Havel’s Anticodes at Nová Scéna Theatre, shown in 2013 in Washington, Miami and New York.
– visual artist and author of numerous interactive and dynamic light installations (not only) in public spaces. With help of exact calculations and architectural plans of buildings he submits the original architecture to an illusionist game and creates virtual objects to make static structures animated. As a member of the artistic group Macula he has participated in video mapping of the Old Town Hall in Prague (2010) or the New Museum in Liverpool (2011), Khôra I. a Khôra II. He cooperates with theatres and music groups. In 2013 he was commissioned by Nová Scéna of the National Theatre in Prague to create a performance based on Václav Havel’s experimental poetry Anticodes.
Concept and Choreography: VěraOndrašíková
Concept and Light design: Dan Gregor
Software program: Michal Rydlo
Live music: Filip Míšek
Costumes: Hana Frišonsová
Dramaturgy: Marta Ljubková
Performed by: Jaro Ondruš, Josef Kotěšovský
Technical cooperation: Pavel Kotlík
Production: Lucie Špačková
Premiere: 3 December in Ponec Theatre
With the Support: Ministry of Culture, Municipality of Prague, AV MEDIA, Ponec Theatre, Nethemba, RPishop, DAMU.
If we could look back on our lives, would we do something differently?
Could we avoid our mistakes? And if there were someone to ask, would we have a question?
An audiovisual performance where then is also now.
The performance has received three prestigious awards at the Czech Dance Platform 2016: The Audience Award, Lighting Design Award and Best Dancer for Jaro Ondruš.
The performance has been selected for Aerowaves Twenty17 and was presented at the Aerowaves Spring Forward in Aarhus, Danmark.
„If we could learn from our mistakes, if we could look back and had the possibility to do things differently, what would we change? What would we be interested in? But it is not only this immensely catchy topic. It was beautifuly made. The way how they work with ligh, the precision of movements creating individual scenes is magical.“
Laura Cumin, director, Certamen Coreografico de Madrid.