TANEC PRAHA, in cooperation with PQ2023, announces an Open Call for all artists involved in dance, acrobatic dance and puppetry who would like to become part of the creative process of Pietro Marullo's project WRECK – List of extinct species.

We are pleased to announce that Pietro Marullo has also accepted the invitation to this year's TANEC PRAHA Festival and the Prague Quadrennial, and will create a new version of his work WRECK – List of extinct species as part of them. This will lead to projects connecting the local art scene with foreign and various art disciplines.
Pietro Marullo is looking for at least four local artists with a high technical level, improvisation skills and ability to work in a group dynamic, to take part in a very creative process.
The process proposed is to attend an intense one-week workshop/rehearsal. Day by day, the crew will experiment with the link between manipulation and movement, through technical exercises and improvisations: body-body, body-object. This process will lead to the creation of this new version of the show.



Monday 12 > Thursday 15 June 2023
daily schedule: 7h +1h break per day rehearsals in the studio



12 and 13 June 2023 | 9:30 - 17:30
Studio Krenovka, Husitská 22, Prague 3
14 and 15 June 2023 | 9:30 - 17:30
Jatka 78 - rehearsal space, Bubenské nábřeží 306/13, Prague 7



16 and 17 June 2023, 16:00, NG Praha – Veletržní palác, Malá dvorana
18 June 2023, tbc, Štvanice – tbc | Open Air



16 June 2023 | 9:30 - 16:00
NG Praha – Veletržní palác, Malá dvorana, Dukelských hrdinů 47, Prague 7
17 June 2023 | 9:30 - 16:00
NG Praha – Veletržní palác, Malá dvorana, Dukelských hrdinů 47, Prague 7
18 June 2023 | 9:30 - 16:00
Štvanice, Open Air



The TANEC PRAHA Festival will provide the dancers with a one-time artistic fee for rehearsals and three performances.



  • It is mandatory to be completely available during all the process and performances.
  • Communication within the project will be in English.
  • There is no nudity required for this version of the show.
  • Each selected artist will be invited to bring a basic total black costume (sporty, classical, casual, etc.) for the shows, and comfortable clothes to work in during the week.



If you want to join the project, just fill out the application form till April 26 2023.

The application must include:

  • A CV in English
  • Photos and video links to performances
  • A short video in English (maximum 3 minutes) in which the applicant introduces themselves to the choreographer (it can be done with a smartphone)



26 April 2023 at 18:00
Answers will be sent on 30 April 2022



production@pietromarullo.com / barbora.ostra@tanecpraha.eu




About the performance:

WRECK – List of extinct species is an interdisciplinary performance mixing manipulation, dance, sound and visual art.

A huge black, plastic, inflatable pillow-like object moves across the stage, like a predator hunting its prey. Around it move the dancers, human figures that the mysterious object swallows and spits back out.

The main question of the show is what we become when we must face an external issue bigger than ourselves?

In this surreal world the abstract object has power. Is it an allegory of undersea legendary monsters of bygone tales? Or is it a metaphor for global capitalism, our scourge on the natural world, or the human condition itself? It provokes and amplifies our imagination, asking us to impose our own interpretations.

Described as an "elastic performance", WRECK can be shown indoors or outdoors and can be adapted to space-specific conditions.


About Pietro Marullo:

PIETRO MARULLO is an Italian artist based in Brussels, where he founded the INSIEME IRREALI Company, supported by the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles. His interdisciplinary work lies at the intersection of visual and performing art, installation and new technologies, deeply focused on social, historical and anthropological topics. His works are presented on four continents, at important dance festivals, performing arts festivals, theatres, music networks and puppet-object and contemporary art platforms such as: Festival OrienteOccidente, Seoul International Dance Festival, José Limon Dance Festival, Danse Elargie/Théâtre de la Ville, Beijing Dance Festival, National Italian Dance Platform.

Since 2015, Pietro has been developing an anthropologic and aesthetic reflection about the links between reality and symbolic languages.

This approach engages him to create an "imagination of the species", a philosophical statement that should lead our societies to face their own histories and common global issues from the larger point of view of the species.


Further information about the artist and the project can be found at www.pietromarullo.com