Together Alone – triptych

Yana Reutova & coll. (UA/CZ)

Part I - Lost

Concept, choreography: Yana Reutova (UA/CZ)

Dancers: Nika Horiacha (UA) , Olena Korotkova, Anastasiia Pavlovska, Yana Reutova, Valeriia Tsvirkunova (UA/CZ)

Light design: Pavel Kotlík (CZ)

Music: Balaklava Blues (CA/UA), Tomáš Kerle (CZ)

Poetry: Anton Ovchinnikov (UA)

Recitation: Olesa Usata (UA)

Length: 20 min

Premiere version 1: 20. 1. 2023 PONEC - dance venue,  new version pre-premiere: 21. 7. 2023 Cortona, Kilowatt festival (IT), official premiere 30. 9. 2023 PONEC - dance venue 

Production: Soňa Rizmanová (CZ)

Producer: Tanec Praha z.ú. / PONEC – dance venue


Part II - Invisible Traces (Open Air)

Concept: Yana Reutova (UA/CZ)

Choreography: Yana Reutova (UA) with performers: Jitka Čechová, Kateřina Jabůrková, Žaneta Musilová, Lukas Bliss Blaha (CZ)

Interpretation: Jitka Čechová, Žaneta Musilová, Lukas Bliss Blaha (CZ)

Music: Tomáš Kerle (CZ)

Set-design/object: Lucie Podroužková & Štěpán Rubáš (CZ)

Length: 20 min

Premiere: 27. 5. 2023 Žižkovské mezidvorky / Krenovka

Production: Soňa Rizmanová (CZ)

Producer: Tanec Praha z.ú. / PONEC – dance venue


Part III - Paradoxical Bodies

Concept, choreography: Yana Reutova (UA/CZ)

Inspired by: Together Alone / Part III - Endless Talks co-created by Yana Reutova (UA/CZ) and Souleymane Ladji Kone (BF)

Performers: Yana Reutova (UA/CZ), Nika Horiacha (UA)

Dramaturgy: Jitka Pavlišová (CZ)

Light design: Pavel Kotlík (CZ)

Music, sound design: Tomáš Kerle (CZ)

Costumes: Barbora Kotěšovcová (CZ)

Length: 20 min

Premiere: 26. 3. 2024 PONEC – dance venue

Production: Soňa Rizmanová (CZ)

Producer: Tanec Praha z.ú. / PONEC – dance venue


Thanks to: Krenovka, SUDOP Real, Aerowaves and Yvona Kreuzmannová & the whole Tanec Praha team

With the financial  support of: Tanec Praha z.ú. / PONEC – dance venue, City of Prague, Czech Ministry of Culture, National Recovery Fund, NextGenerationEU, Krenovka, SUDOP REAL





The project was implemented with the financial participation of the EU through the National Recovery Plan and the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic.​

How to cope with the heavy feeling of loneliness? How to explain it? And why is it sometimes strongest when we are surrounded by people? Even  when we are together, in the end we are each on our own in life.Sometimes it's the easier way. Being together requires openness to ideas and opinions, a willingness to listen and make compromises.What will unexpected meetings and crossing fates bring? And does physical closeness mean emotional closeness?

The triptych is a reflection of the author's chance encounters with various artists during two years in Prague, where she fled before the war.

Part I. - Lost 

Their stories are different, but they have one thing in common: they all fled from an occupied country and are confronted daily with the trauma, uncertainty and fear that comes with being a refugee in a foreign land. They are kept above water by their creativity, the ability to create and the opportunity to find a new community - an artistic family.
Five Ukrainian dancers, torn from their homes, are here and now. Each for herself and yet together.

The first part of the triptych presents the work of more Ukrainian artists. It is inspired by Anton Ovchinnikov's verses written during the war in Kyiv and the music of the Canadian-based Ukrainian radical anti-Putin band Balaklava Blues. Tomáš Kerle took care of fine-tuning the sound atmosphere.


Part II. - Invisible Traces

Fingerprints, a tangle of inconspicuous lines, hiding our uniqueness and genetic heritage. Invisible traces, unconsciously left in our surroundings, on things and people. We are covered by them too. Others have left them on us, on the surface, but also inside, as fleeting evidence of an experienced closeness. We create these invisible connections every day; we are the bearers of them, either unwittingly or by our own will.

Czech performers Jitka Čechová, Katy Jabůrková, Žaneta Musilová and Lukas Bliss Blaha participated in the creation of the trio, inspired by the shape of the "barre" object by graduates of the Academy of Fine Arts, which can evoke, for example, a fingerprint.


Part  III. -  Paradoxical Bodies

In the realm of the human body's intricate essence,adrenaline and endorphins take center stage, harmonizing to define our physiological and emotional crescendos. They are the protagonists of an ongoing drama within us, where the balance and interplay between these two hormones are essential.

The inspiration for "Paradoxical Bodies" was the original duet “Endless Talks” with Ladji Kone (BF), where Yana decided to take the feminine principle beyond the energy of man and woman, connecting two different cultures. The new duet with Nika Horiacha portrays two completely different characters and experiences: endorphin and adrenaline. Even though the two women are in harmony, they can be so different.

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Photo: Vojtěch Brtnický
Photo: Vojtěch Brtnický