The body in the main role in the SILENT at TANEC PRAHA Festival, September 2021


Audio performance Silent by dancer Tereza Ondrová and director Petra Tejnorová, follows up on other activities from Dancing Museums. The performance was intended for audience members in a public space and consisted of movement/workout instructions for the body and thought over the course of thirty-five minutes. The audio was started by one voice/choreographer and continued by the next voice/choreographer to create a series of voices that together developed one landscape of thought and movement.

Silent is the outcome of the research work that took place during the pandemic lockdown in the form of distance tests with Tomáš Janypka, Helena Arenbergerová, Petra Hanzlíková and Katarína Morávek Ďuricová, focusing on immobility, observation and reflection of movement. In the second phase, it took the form of distance audio-walks and audio-outdoor training for students from the theatre faculty at The Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (DAMU).  In the third phase, the creators focused on polyphony – linking to other choreographers from different locations and environments. Together they created an audio-landscape for spectators within a public space. 

credit: Tereza Ondrová, photo by: Vojtěch Brtnický

The audio performance, in its final stage, responded to the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on public space, closed borders, the ability to travel, as well as the exposed vulnerabilities of our bodies. How do we as individuals in such a world connect with each other? What does the body remember and what does it forget? Can we create new bonds? Can we experience closeness in such a world? How have our bodies changed in this time?

Premiere | 19. 09. 2021 | 16:00 | 17:30 | Praque | Václac Havel Square |

CREDITS OF THE PERFORMANCE/PROJECT

CONCEPT:
Petra Tejnorová, Tereza Ondrová, Sodja Lotker

DIRECTION:
Petra Tejnorová & kol. | coll.  

DRAMATURGICAL Consultation:
Sodja Lotker

VOICE CHOREOGRAPHY:
Tereza Ondrová , Masako Matsushita ,Ingvild Isaksen,  Petra Hauerová, Sally E. Dean, Fredrik Petrov, Jonathan Ibsen

Research with artists:
Matthew, Rogers, Helena Arenbergerová, Tomáš Janypka

Technical production:
Katarína Morávek Ďuricová

Sound Supervision:
Jan Sedláček

Sound Design:
Stanislav Abrahám

Production:
Temporary Collective / Daniela Řeháková

Director’s Assistant:
Roman Poliak

Production Assistant:
Adina Hanáková


The performance follows up on other activities of Dancing Museums, of which Silent is a part. The organizer was Tanec Praha in cooperation with the Prague City Gallery and the National Theatre.


With the financial support of the Creative Europe programme, Prague City Hall and Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic.


Partners:

Tanec Praha (CZ) // Tereza Ondrová (CZ) // Prague City Gallery (CZ) – Associate Partner //