"Self-awareness is built like a relationship – we create a space for unconditional acceptance of all aspects of life."
What if one day we could look back at our life – would there be things we might want to do differently? Would we be able to avoid what we now see as mistakes? If we could ask for advice, what questions would we have? An audio-visual piece in which back then and now become one.
The GUIDE project was created by a collective of expressive young artists who first met while working on the production of Antikódy based on the poetry of Václav Havel created for the New Stage of the National Theatre.
The performance was selected for Aerowaves Twenty17 and presented in Spring Forward 2017 in Aarhus (Denmark). Aerowaves twenty17 presents every year twenty most promising emerging choreographers in Europe.
THE JURY’S VOICE
Nina Vangeli: Unlike any other piece, Guide is extremely intelligent, loaded with dynamics and action in its work with optical light illusion. A mystical message concocted of sci-fi technology and hermetic references.
Please note that the presentation contains strobes and increased sound levels.
Thanks to: Pavel Kotlík, Jaroslav Kovář, Radoslava Ondrašíková, Jiří Bydžovský, Petr Ondrašík
"GUIDE is a relatively innovative concept in this country, in particular thanks to its combination of very specific work with light and dance, making it a foreshadowing of the future and a preview of dance in formats that we aren't quite used to or in tune with yet, which on the one hand is surprising, especially with regards to the ubiquity of technology in everyday life. Ondruš's character is somewhat reminiscent of Saint-Exupéry's Little Prince and also assumes something of his melancholy. His dancing, in spite of its precision of movement and control, is very lively and natural. His older self, portrayed here by actor Miloslav Mejzlík, in many respects represents Ondruš's alter ego, rather than the expected "successor in time", which as a result reflects well the often vast changes of human character over the years. As much as both of them have the same interest and are simultaneously formed by the same experiences, just to a different degree and extent, the approach to movement within this search for the self is a good illustration of this transformation."
(Jakub Novák, Taneční zóna)