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Ponec Theatre, Husitská 24a, Praha 3 - Žižkov, 130 00

  • movement theatre


  • Tue 11. 6. 2019 20.00 — FESTIVAL TANEC PRAHA

The co-productions of the Tanec Praha Festival are a call to artists who are not afraid of new impulses, of exploring the unknown, searching for other methods and even roles defined in ways we weren’t used to.

It therefore comes as no surprise that theatre director Petra Tejnorová finds herself on stage with leading Czech creative dancer Tereza Ondrová. Their joint interest in exploring the boundaries of subtle humour, irony and absurdity, while respecting the intricacies of human relationships, is underlined by the directorial-choreographic leadership of Karine Ponties. Inspired by Buster Keaton, despite all the lightness of the form they can move us with their depth and sincerity.

Choreographer Karine Ponties explains the theme of the project: “Two women in the Nowhereland are going to work. Or someplace. Or nowhere. Are they headed anywhere or nowhere? They are trying to achieve something — they walk forward, run, get closer — but to what? Effort, pain, suffering, instability, absurdity, emotion, sympathy and tenderness. Where do you start and I end? The duet by Tereza Ondrová and Petra Tejnorová balances between physicality and humour, images and forms, in which these two women, who appear to be office workers, have lost their goal of finding each other.”

concept and choreography > Karine Ponties

performance > Tereza Ondrová and Petra Tejnorová

duration > 55 min

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