Florent Golfier, Lukáš Karásek


Florent Golfier (*1990, FR) is a French actor and dancer based in Prague. He studied acting at the Conservatory in Nancy, then integrated these in the Clown and Physical Theatre Department at the JAMU Theatre Academy in Brno. That’s where he met Lukáš Karásek, with whom he created the pieces Tešlon a Frkl, Les Fantômes, Pierer and Výš/Higher. After a research residency, in 2014 he created his first solo piece, Umbilicus. With Marie Gourdain, he collaborated on the pieces UN/One and LEGOrytmus in 2015 and 2017. Florent Golfier has also worked with different choreographers and theatre directors, among whom Carlo Locatelli (I), Kitt Johnson (DK) and Vít Neznal (CZ). He is one of the founders of the tYhle collective.


Lukáš Karásek (*1899, CZ) Studied first at the Waldorf High school (alternative system of education) of Ostrava and than at the JAMU Theatre Academy in the Clown and Physical Theatre department under the lead of Pierre Nadaud. During his studies he collaborated with Petr Váša (CZ), Irina Andrejeva of the Novogo Fronta theatre (CZ/RU), Daniel Gulko of the Cahin-Caha company (US/FR) and Karine Ponties (BE). He also followed masterclasses about Mask theater with Giovanni Fusetti in Florence (2013) and with Carlo Boso in Versailles (2017), interest he stated to develop during the writing of his bachelor thesis on the same topic. In 2013, Lukas created with Florent Golfier his graduation piece Tešlon a Frkl . Afterwords they founded the collective tYhle wich they are dedicate to altogether with Marie Gourdain and Zuzana Režná. Beside Lukáš also works with different choreographers and theatre directors, including Pierre Nadaud (CZ/FR), Dominique Boivin (FR) and Katharina Schmitt (DE). He also gives mask workshops in the JAMU faculty, teaches theater in primary schools, plays in an english educative theater and during two years worked as a carpenter.