CREVICE: penetrations + Excuse me!

Barbora PtáčkováSPOLK collective

S dovolením




SPOLK – Kateřina Jabůrková, Adam Kmenta, David Králík, Žaneta Musilová, Šárka Říhová


Ondřej Galuška

Light design:

Tomáš Morávek


Mariana​ Novotná


Tanec Praha z.ú. / PONEC - dance venue


40 min.


CREVICE: penetrations

Project idea, artistic cooperation:

Tereza Krčálová, Honza Malík

Theme, choreography:

Barbora Ptáčková

Assistant choreographer:

Simona Dejmková


Václav Chalupský


Barbora Ptáčková, Martina Ptáčková

Lighting design:

František Fabián

Creation, interpretation:

Simona Dejmková, Barbora Ptáčková, Emily Jane Steele, Metoděj Vykydal

Project realization, production:

Honza Malík & PULSAR z. s.


Tanec Praha z.ú. / PONEC - dance venue,  Terra Madoda z.s./divadlo 29, Pardubice 

Supported by:

Nové sítě z.s., Ministerstva Kultury, Fondů EHP, PULSAR z. s., Magistrátu hl. m. Prahy, Domus Vitae, Studia TEP39, Konzervatoře Duncan centre, Balada SITE a Divadla 29

Thanks to:

Zdeněk Závodný (divadlo 29, Pardubice), Jiří Dobeš (Terra Madoda z.s.), Kateřina Šobáňová (Švestkový dvůr z.s.), Tereza Lacmanová (Nová síť z.s.), Yvona Kreuzmannová, Markéta Perroud (Tanec Praha z.ú. / PONEC - dance venue), produkční a PR tým PONEC - production and PR team of PONEC - dance venue, Tereza Kulhánková, Helena & Jakub Urbanovi (TEP39), Petr Tyc (Duncan Centre Conservatory), Martina & Stanislav Ptáčkovi, Nikola Němcová, Jiří Jiráček, Michaela Raisová, Lucia Račková, Jana Baladová


30 min.

Meet the new faces of contemporary dance! We not only support well-known figures of the Czech dance scene, but also give space to novice artists at the start of their professional careers. Come and see the world of the promising young generation.

20:00  SPOLK: Excuse me! (45 min)
break (30 min)
21:15  Barbora Ptáčková: CREVICE: penetrations (30 min)


Excuse me!

Accelerated time. Nobody has time to wait. From time to time everybody has to involuntarily stop. But omnipresent stress and rush forces us to keep running. Just because you’re standing still, doesn’t mean you’re not in a hurry. Whatever stops us, it awakes strong emotions.

Endless waiting and acute stress as an impulse for negative manifestation of the human act. The production brings feedback of ourselves, our expressions, reactions and defense mechanisms to cope with stressful situations. 

The production mirrors this acute problem of our society with a dose of ease and humor.


CREVICE: penetrations

How to create a new situation? 

The human being, hidden in the illusion of his own existence, silently asks himself, "Am I?". In the rift between life and death, our desire to understand is rekindled. Just as breath comes in and out in different intensities, we travel with resolve or retreat towards one common objective. Being can only be captured now, just before it disappears and is reborn again from nothingness.


Authorial dance piece CREVICE: penetration originated as part of the project Unestablished by the tandem formation, Pulsar – Honza Malík and Tereza Krčálová. The project creates space for young authors to engage in artistic dialogue as well as strengthening their artistic, producing and curating skills.

The performance gives us a chance to catch a glimpse of current topics resonating in the generation of those in their twenties. It’s an artistic statement that was born out of a subjective experience of the world, and later transformed into a scientific and civic discourse, in which the engagement of individual attitudes and views causes tension that springs from the knowledge that our reality is no longer based on dialogue.


Foto: Vojtěch Brtnický
Foto: Vojtěch Brtnický
Photo: Vojtěch Brtnický
Photo: Vojtěch Brtnický
Photo: Vojtěch Brtnický
Photo: Vojtěch Brtnický
Photo: Vojtěch Brtnický