VerTeDance & Jiří Havelka & Clarinet Factory (Czech)
Oct. 4 (tue) 19:00 , Oct. 5 (wed) 19:00
Ticket counter opens at 18:15. Door opens at 18:50.
A world in which, no matter how hard one struggles, it is impossible to move even one step ahead. Stripped of their freedom and the power to decide things for themselves, the seven dancers shod in shoes nailed down to the floor are locked in a desperate battle with their own shadows, in the atmosphere created by a live performance of modern minimal music played by a clarinet quartet. This will be the first appearance in Japan by VerTeDance, the Czech dance company that has won the highest accolades at performing arts festivals around the world.
Direction: Jiří Havelka
Choreography and Dance: Veronika Kotlíková, Tereza Ondrová, Martina Hajdyla Lacová, Karolína Hejnová, Robo Nižník, Jaro Ondruš, Petr Opavský
Live Music: Clarinet Factory (Jindřich Pavliš, Luděk Boura, Vojtěch Nýdl, Petr Valášek)
Lighting Design: Katarína Ďuricová
Sound Design: Michal Sýkora
Costume and Scene Design: Dáda Němeček
Tour Management: Andrea Svandova
Production: Karolína Hejnová
The dance company VerTeDance was founded in 2004 by the trio Veronika Knytlová and Tereza Ondrová, dancers and choreographers, and Pavel Kotlík, a lighting designer. VerTeDance has created almost twenty projects, having mated with uncountable outstanding personalities of the Czech and international dance scene. VerTeDance are the only Czech company to have gained the most prestigious Czech award in the field, The Dance Piece of The Year, as many as three times: for “Silent Talk” in 2005, for “What is the Weight of Your Desire” in 2012 and for “CORRECTION” in 2014.
In 2015 VerTeDance was awarded BE Audience Award 2015 and Mess Festival Award 2015 at BE festival in Birmingham and also the prestigious Herald Angel Award 2015 at Edinburgh Fringe Festival – all of these for “CORRECTION”.