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June 2019




A stage séance in which six people discover the secrets and dangers of public performance. Sophisticated sequences of movement in the "non-dance" style discretely mock the demands of discipline, creativity, concentration and flair. Part of the 13th annual 4 + 4 Days in Motion festival.

The French choreographer uses poor theatre and non-dance technique to create funny, absurd and Dadaistic situations and images. Her theme is the existential feelings of contemporary people. Her characters live in a fragmented world where they are somehow permanently “lost in translation”. This project originated from Pisani’s desire to escape from the formal and thematic framework that was enforced in previous performances. She wants to delve deeper into certain topics repeatedly and freely. In the course of her work, Pisani noticed that the interconnection of movement and words can draw our attention with the help of echo, mise en abîme or deviations. An idea of presence can originate: we move between two worlds divided according to what was said, made, noticed, shown and expressed, which creates space for misunderstanding, turnings, lapses, deviations… She explores the language that stagnates, escapes us and never says what we would like to express.

Martine Pisani began dancing in the 1980s, taking part in workshops and courses with American experimental dancers from the 60s wave, such as David Gordon and Yvone Rainer, and later also the founder of French new dance Odille Duboc. She danced in various companies for several years and also began teaching. In 1992, she founded her own company, Compagnie du solitaire, and created choreography for it: Fragments tirés du sommeil (1992), U-Nighted (1993), Le grand combat (1993), L' ou nous sommes (1995), L'air d'aller (1998), Sans (2000), Ce que je regarde me regarde (2001), Slow down (2002), Sans (2005) and Bande à Part (2007).  She recently moved from Paris to Zagreb.

Duration of the performance: 70 min

Supported by: CulturesFrance, French Institute in Prague

Dance. No language barrier.



Tickets: CZK 250 / students CZK 150

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