2018. 11. 09. 20:00 DEPO Dance Studio
Contemporary dance evening from ProART Company
Choreography and dance: Martin Dvořák, Lukáš Lepold
Music: Olafur Arnalds, Ben Frost, Nils Frahm
History is being made in every moment. After the blink of an eye, a moment finds it’s way into the past. Can we be aware of this passage of time. The dance production Oneness is an exploration of this process in the here and the now. Our physical and psychological connection to this phenomenon is explored by Czech ProART Company. The public gets to observe this pendulum process between mindful awareness and fluid movements. What emerges are moments of absolute presence, a feeling of connection between a moment in time.
Choreography and dance: Martin Dvořák
Music: František Chaloupka, Pavel Blatný, Nils Frahm
“Blatný” is centred on Czech poet Ivan Blatný´s very poems – taking its inspiration from his poetry or from spoken word as a tool for sharing emotions and evocating images. The creative circle comprises three parts – word-music-motion – and their mutual inspiration and interaction. Movement responds to lyrics, music responds to the movement or lyrics. The creative process relies on the movement improvisation inspired by the lyrics and vice versa. The music part will be represented to a minor extent by the compositions of the poet´s cousin, composer Pavel Blatný and Czech contemporary composer František Chaloupka will set the text of Ivan Blatný to his music.
ProART Company focuses on finding common ways for dance and theater, or singing respectively, trying to create contemporary dance-theater performances which are multilayered, not superficial and at the same time comprehensible for a wider audience. The company´s style can be described as neoclassically-modern-contemporary. The work of ProART Company comprises more than 25 feature projects and evenings composed of shorter choreographies. In addition to the main creation of Martin Dvořák, ProART Company has already worked under 20 foreign choreographers. All its projects have reached a total of more than 350 performances.
History of ProART Company can be dated back to May 2005 when the first project—based on the Joseph Heller story—“I don’t love you anymore…“ was launched. We should not however forget the very first project by the creation team Dvořák-Pajasová —“Gabriel Lion 2004“ which triggered the multigenre workshop-festival Tanec Terezín, later called ProART Festival, and the entire philosophy and creative activity of ProART civil association.
ProART Company´s creation is typical for the usage of classical music, being multigenre and trying to find new expressions and concepts for already existing musical or literary works. The company gives guest performances mainly in Germany, Austria, the Slovak Republic, Poland, Switzerland, Israel, Portugal, Italy, Hungary, France, South Korea, Malta, England and Kenia.