There Is a Sense of Being

Tereza Lenerová


Author, choreography:

Tereza Lenerová


Jan Horák, Tereza Lenerová

Visual concept:

Adam Vačkář


Edita Antalová, Jitka Čechová, Eva Rezová


Jan Horák


Natálie Pleváková

Light design:

Jan Hugo Hejzlar


Marjetka Kürner Kalous


Veronika Hladká


Jakub Hradilek, Veronika Hladká


Tanec Praha z.ú. / PONEC - dance venue


Studio Truhlárna, Komařice, Městské divadlo Varnsdorf, Švestkový Dvůr

Supported by:

Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, Capital City of Prague, State Fund of Culture of the Czech Republic, Život Umělce Foundation

Thanks to:

Petr Cabalka, Filip Polanský


40-45 min


13. 12. 2021, PONEC - dance venue




The extension of the wooden branches on the limbs is the starting point of a possible story of human existence. It can be understood as a connection between humankind and unspoiled nature, as something life-giving and simultaneously restrictive and even frightening. That we exist is something we learn to realize; what we look like is something we learn to accept.

There Is a Sense of Being allows us to delve into the darkest layers of our own existence, to discover archetypes and wild animality, so that we can then throw them away with a single gesture and set the mask of civilization as the convention of human existence. If we know nothing at the beginning, then at the end, when these extensions are no longer part of the human body, we already know "everything". The fact that we can name things, however, is not a victory for civilization, but rather a resignation to our own freedom. 

Tereza Lenerová's new production in collaboration with Jan Horák is a loose continuation of the Taxon project, which was created together with the artist Adam Vačkář. While Taxon dealt mainly with the possibilities of movement within the extension of the body in the form of wooden branches, the production of There Is a Sense of Being is already a specific narrative.

WARNING: Strobe lights are used during this performance.


Foto: Adéla Vosičková
Foto: Adéla Vosičková
Foto: Adéla Vosičková
Foto: Adéla Vosičková
Foto: Adéla Vosičková
Foto: Adéla Vosičková