As Long As Holding Hands

danceWATCHPeter Šavel

25

September

In the performance on 25th of September instead of Tereza Ondrová will dance Lukáš Záhorák.

Concept, choreography and dance

Tereza Ondrová, Peter Šavel, Lukáš Záhorák

Dramaturgy

Bram Smeyers

Movement cooperation

Lucia Kašiarová

Outside eye

Karolína Hejnová

Light design

Ints Plavnieks

Costumes

Mariana Novotná

Produced by

danceWATCH – Karolína Hejnová

Main coproducer

Tanec Praha

Co-production

NorrlandsOperan Umeå, CNC Roubaix – Ballet du Nord, Plesni Teater Ljubljana, ALT@RT

Supported by

Ministerstvo kultury ČR

Accueil studio / Ballet du Nord- Olivier Dubois/ Centre Chorégraphique Nationale de Roubaix Nord-Pas de Calais

 

Premiere

21.6. 2015, Divadlo Ponec, TANEC PRAHA 2015

A confrontation of ideas about the ideal relationship and the reality of what it means to truly build a romantic relationship shaped into an expressive, bodily image.

“They got married and lived together till death did them part.”

In their latest project the Czech-Slovak duo of creators have embarked on a journey of discovery of various forms of romantic relationships which know no obstacles of age or gender. Two people, two bodies, two separate identities fighting for love and exploring the boundaries of humility and loss of identity, dependence and sharing, honesty and deceit, love and hate. A confrontation of ideas about the ideal relationship and the reality of what it means to truly build a romantic relationship shaped into an expressive, bodily image.

The movement between Tereza and Peter arises from constant communication between “you and I” in harmony and dissent, both gracefully and awkwardly. With humour and passion, open to one another and for one another, they embark together with the audience on a journey into relationships. Each seemingly hopeless situation is an impetus for returning to the question: Do you still want to hold my hand?

The project is an international co-production by Tanec Praha (CZ), NorrlandsOperan Umeå (SWE), Centre Chorégraphique National Roubaix – Ballet du Nord (FR) and Plesni Teater Ljubljana (SLO).

 

Z recenzí:

As Long As Holding Hands is probably the most entertaining work about love in the field of expressional dance.”

Dominik Melichar, 22. 6. 2015, Divadelní noviny

“We can only hear the breathing of two individuals who accurately control their bodies and in the partner´s teamwork don´t know any taboos. Their dance is full of subtle nuances, small motions that stress the efforts in their partnership. The aggression is substituted by humor, rapid running is substituted by stopping. The intertwining bodies are shrouded by the purple light, and Tereza Ondrová and Peter Šavel really can´t be held responsible for our imagination. Not even after they spend long minutes by doing something between passionate kissing and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.”

Kristina Soukupová, 22. 6. 2015, Taneční aktuality.cz

“The performance As Long As Holding Hands inventively deals with a topic, which one couldn´t even hope to see adapted unusually. Moreover, it does so with ease, humor and self-irony, which many representatives of alternative theatre lack.”

Vojtěch Poláček, 26. 6. 2015, kulturissimo.cz

Tickets

25

September

As Long As Holding Hands

PONEC – dance venue
20:00
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Add to Calendar 25-09-2019 20:00 25-09-2019 20:00 Czech republic/Europe As Long As Holding Hands A confrontation of ideas about the ideal relationship and the reality of what it means to truly build a romantic relationship shaped into an expressive, bodily image. “They got married and lived together till death did them part.” In their latest project the Czech-Slovak duo of creators have embarked on a journey of discovery of various forms of romantic relationships which know no obstacles of age or gender. Two people, two bodies, two separate identities fighting for love and exploring the boundaries of humility and loss of identity, dependence and sharing, honesty and deceit, love and hate. A confrontation of ideas about the ideal relationship and the reality of what it means to truly build a romantic relationship shaped into an expressive, bodily image. The movement between Tereza and Peter arises from constant communication between “you and I” in harmony and dissent, both gracefully and awkwardly. With humour and passion, open to one another and for one another, they embark together with the audience on a journey into relationships. Each seemingly hopeless situation is an impetus for returning to the question: Do you still want to hold my hand? The project is an international co-production by Tanec Praha (CZ), NorrlandsOperan Umeå (SWE), Centre Chorégraphique National Roubaix – Ballet du Nord (FR) and Plesni Teater Ljubljana (SLO).   Z recenzí: “As Long As Holding Hands is probably the most entertaining work about love in the field of expressional dance.” Dominik Melichar, 22. 6. 2015, Divadelní noviny “We can only hear the breathing of two individuals who accurately control their bodies and in the partner´s teamwork don´t know any taboos. Their dance is full of subtle nuances, small motions that stress the efforts in their partnership. The aggression is substituted by humor, rapid running is substituted by stopping. The intertwining bodies are shrouded by the purple light, and Tereza Ondrová and Peter Šavel really can´t be held responsible for our imagination. Not even after they spend long minutes by doing something between passionate kissing and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.” Kristina Soukupová, 22. 6. 2015, Taneční aktuality.cz “The performance As Long As Holding Hands inventively deals with a topic, which one couldn´t even hope to see adapted unusually. Moreover, it does so with ease, humor and self-irony, which many representatives of alternative theatre lack.” Vojtěch Poláček, 26. 6. 2015, kulturissimo.cz
( Photo: Vojtěch Brtnický)
( Photo: Vojtěch Brtnický)
( Photo: Vojtěch Brtnický)
( Photo: Vojtěch Brtnický)

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