dance performance | Freedom & Movement Festival

November 16, 2018 , 10:00 pm

[4th Floor]

Contour is a commentary on the marginal events that have influenced the direction of society. The perfromance is the contour of the present, where freedom means to overcome our own fears, express our desire to exist, n accordance with everything that determines and surround us. We consider freedom as a complex, conscientiously powerful, equally well-grounded and intuitive form of dealing with the present.

Choreography: Jiri Bartovanec, performance by National Theatre of Brno.

Jiri Bartovanec (b.1983, Czech Republic.) After the studies at the Duncan Center Dance Conservatory in Prague, he went to Berlin where he worked with Farhad Payer and Yasmine Kalif on a theatrical production Jack and Harun and with Toula Limnaios on a theatrical performance Irrsinn. He also worked with Jochen Roller (Mindgarden), William Forsyth (Human Writes) and Jiri Havelka and Tiger Lilies (Here I am a human). Since 2003 he has been working with Sasha Waltz and he became a permanent member of the Sasha Waltz & Guests. His first solo When my mind is rocking, I know it's 7 had premiere in April 2008. His choreography GLOBE in 2014 was nominated for the Czech Dance Platform. Bartovanec's last works are solo performances Entropy (2015) and Razzle Dazzle (2017). His last premiere is the production of Luther, Dancing with the Gods (2017) directed by Robert Wilson.

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Organized by: Czech Center NY