PROGRAM

FRIDAY 22.4.
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SUNDAY 24.4.

On Landek

Meeting at the gym at Na Mlýnici 611/36, Ostrava Přívoz!

The popular tektoparty format is back! Immerse yourself more in yourself, movement and environment during a three-day workshop with a final performance walk.

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Content of the workshop:

  • movement research based on dialogue with geology and earth movements

  • research and creation - when and how research is transformed into a creative process and the resulting form of an art form

  • scoring, working with scores as a creator and/or performer

 

  • performative outdoor experience

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The workshop is intended for:

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  • students of dance, physical theater and performance

  • interpreters

  • creator

  • anyone interested in the body, movement, creative process, environment, ecology  

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Workshop program:

  • day 1 - FRIDAY 22.4. - meeting at the gym at Na Mlýnici 611/36, Ostrava Přívoz

    • 13:00 - 18:00

    • entering the body

  • day 2 - SATURDAY 23.4.

    • 10:00 - 18:00

    • trip to the outdoors

    • group and solo work 

    • landscape entry and layering

  • day 3 - SUNDAY 24.4.

    • 10:00 - 18:00

    • performative experience

    • preparation + realization + harvesting

This shared experience is focused on discovering the human body through the body of the Earth , its formations and transformations. We will visit different layers of the body together, we will focus on states or qualities of movement, forces and movement possibilities that are inspired by the internal movements of the Earth, its various components and the processes that shaped them.

This time will be an invitation to explore the personal stories that have made us who we are. First of all, it will be time to connect with your own body , time for movement and creative process. The seminar consists of movement- and creativity-focused meetings, during which we will use and create scores, so that at the end everyone can create their own score , their own dance - a performative experience.

What is a performance, when and how does a performative act take place? Who is it for? This seminar will be about the relationship to the body, about the relationship to the place, about the realization that even in stillness there is movement . It is intended for everyone who is interested in the body and movement. To anyone who is interested in opening a space for a deeper understanding and connection with a certain place. Understanding the body of the Earth as well, which created the environment and conditions for our existence.

The content and topic of the meeting is based on the research of Zden Brungot Svíteková, which was born out of curiosity and interest in the geomorphological and tectonic reality of Slovakia. About its origin and the geological processes that this area has undergone.

This research was and is a fascinating journey in space and time , in the deep time of Earth's history. He influenced Zdenča's understanding of matter, dimensions, processes, space and time, but also the complexity of the seemingly simple question "what is here?". In order to answer it, it is also necessary to answer the question "where?" and when?"

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Zden Brungot Svíteková works as a performer , creator and researcher . In his work, he seeks creative dialogue in the context of interdisciplinary cooperation. Her artistic practice is shaped by a somatic approach to the body and a conceptual approach to creation. She is also interested in communication as something we do every moment of the day and how its quality shapes our lives. She is also a co-founder and active member of the Ostružina association.

"I see dance - and movement - as fundamental ways of experiencing life and being in the world with all its complexities given by nature and human existence. I believe that our bodies have an inner intelligence that is the result of more than three billion years of evolution - from the moment the first cell was formed . Instead of gaining control over the body and the places we inhabit, we have the opportunity to develop ways to listen to them."

This time, Zden Brungot Svíteková invited theater director   Marika Smreková to collaborate, who  in her five-year artistic research dealt with community art, off-stage folklore and audience involvement in performative theater.

 

Many of her performances took place in the form of performative walks and journeys that connected the outputs of workshops for artists and the public. In the context of the relationship between man and nature, Marika deals with the questions: "What is nature for us and what are we for nature?" What does nature give us and what do we give it in return?".  

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She would like to bring these questions into the current workshop and through art contribute to the search for the transformation of man into a more considerate being for both human and non-human actors and the landscape in general. 

Marika Smreková (SK) is a theater director and curator of the art and community festival UM UM, which she organizes in her native Stará Lubovna in northeastern Slovakia. Through his work, he seeks an answer to one of the basic artistic questions: "Can art lead to a positive transformation of society?". She is currently engaged in connecting performance art, environmental activism and topics related to emancipatory motherhood.