XI. ProART Festival 2014 - ProART Company


ProART International Days of Dance, Singing, Acting and Photography

Brno Divadlo na Orlí / Hudebně-dramatická laboratoř JAMU

Tickets reservation: proart@proart-festival.cz or on the phone 737 300 314.

Fullweek ticket 900/700 Kč per e-mail: proart@proart-festival.cz


Mon 21/7/20:00 200/130/0 Kč

Martin Dvořák (CZ/A) / ProART Company (CZ): USPUD_emoticon

Uspud is a musical theatre piece from 1892 and the author identified it as a "Christian ballet in three acts" with a text by J. P. Contamine de Latour. To date, however, it is unclear in what way the text should be presented in the ballet, there is no direct link to the score. The text is not composed to the notes or the rhythm, it is only there and encourages to a free directorial and interpretative rendition. A strange and complicated piece is a parody and a serious act at the same time, an incomplete and "inexecutable" conceptual gesture. What Satie meant by it is unclear. The music can not be played on instruments referred to in the score. The work is often seen as a parody of an opera and the then Wagnerian Gesamtkunstwerk. The piece is a synthesis of music, movement, text and conceptual vision.

The concept of the Emoticon choreography in the second part of the evening is marked by conflicts of the old and new, the past and present. An acoustic piano piece alludes to 21st century electronic compositions and breaks into a new shape, closer to listeners of today's young generation. Both artists – Irene Bauer and Martin Dvořák – are looking for a possible dialogue between the fixed structure of Satie's score and the free sound of Hodge and Kirmann.

Choreography: Martin Dvořák

Music: Erik Satie, Tom Hodge, Franz Kirmann

Costumes: Jindra Rychlá

Performance: Irene Bauer, Martin Dvořák, Aleš Slanina, Richard Pohl (piano)

Trailer USPUD here

Trailer EMOTICON here

Emoticon USPUD


Tue 22/7/20:00 230/140/0 Kč

Martin Dvořák (CZ/A), Irene Bauer (A) / ProART Company (CZ): Milada

Nir Ben Gal (IL) / ProART Company (CZ): JAN

Béla Földi / Budapest Dance Theatre (HU): My daughter, Anne Frank

Milada is inspired by a court proceeding followed by a good bye letter authored by the most famous victim of the judicial murder during the communist political processes in the 50's of the past century who was convicted guilty for fabricated conspiracy and treason – Milada Horáková. She was the only woman executed during these processes. Thanks to her intransigence during her court hearing she became a symbol of the resistance against the totality of the governing communist party. The motional and expressional register reflects the everlasting and emotional part of human being who is fully aware of her innocence yet is strong enough to testify to her disadvantage. The inevitable death she accepts with serenity, peace and forgiveness. The choreographic process explores the emotional influence on movements, muscular tension, space usage, dynamics, etc.

"I fall, I fall, I lost this fight, I'm going honestly. I love this country, I love the people, build his welfare. I'm leaving without hatred towards you. I wish you, I wish you..." Milada Horáková

Choreography, concept: Martin Dvořák

Music: Franz Schubert (Impromptu c-Moll), C-Schulz and Hajsch

Choreography, performance: Irene Bauer

Jan - Our history is full of violence and resistance to oppression. Is violence the only way to fight the repression? Is it possible to look for a different way? A lot of times the violence, oppression and resistance can be found in my face, in my body, my intent and not as an external factor like in a cruel regime or occupying power. With dance, lets try to find ways to love without resistance. Move without suppression. This piece is dedicated to the memory of Jan Palach.

"People must fight against the evil they feel equal to at that moment." Jan Palach

Choreography: Nir Ben Gal

Music: Philip Glass

Dance: Irene Bauer, Martin Dvořák, Alena Pajasová

My daughter, Anne Frank - "I see the eight of us with our ’Secret Annexe’ as if we were a little piece of blue heaven, surrounded by heavy black rain clouds. The round, clearly defined spot where we stand is still safe, but the clouds gather more closely about us and the circle which separates us from the approaching dancer closes more and more tightly.(…) We all look down below, where people are fighting each other, we look above, where it is quiet and beautiful , and meanwhile we are cut off by the great dark mass, which will not let us go upwards, but which stands front of us as an impenetrable wall; it tries to crush us (…)”

A little girl writes in her diary, while the storm clouds of World War 2 continue to gather above her. This performance by the Budapest Dance Theatre attempts to unravel the personality of this special, life-loving individual, balancing on the boundaries of dance and literature.

Choreography: Béla Földi

Music: Dániel Szántó

Dance: Tamás Kiss, Alexandra Sághy, Dzsennifer Vattai, Krisztina Baumgartner, Zita Macskin, Mary Katakura, István Kőnig, Mátyás Ruzsom

VIDEO trailer HERE

JAN Anne Frank 3


Wed 23/7/20:00 230/140/0 Kč

Yukie Koji (JAP/A): Die Schwimmerin

Elfriede Jelinek (A) / Divadlo Kolonie (CZ): STÍNY (Eurydike říká)

Die Schwimmerin - Discipline, suffering, flavour, injury, vulnerability are topics relating to professional sports as well as they are to professional dance. Yukie Koji heats up the carrousel of scenes with the motive of her own art as her curse.

Concept: Hanspeter Horner

Choreography, dance: Yukie Koji

Stíny – For centuries the legend of Orfeus and Eurydiké was looked upon from Orfeus' perspective. Jelinek allows Eurydiké to speak first in Shadows and it is not accidental that at this very moment she falls into silence.

The piece of Elfriede Jelinek, laureate of the Nobel Prize for Literature, is one of the typical post-drama texts – leaving out all the classic situations, individuals, text being written in prose as an internal dialogue, self-examination. It thus offers various possibilities for interpretation. Czech premiere offers the audience three Eurydices. Three voices merge in one person and decompose the ancient myth about Orfeus who went to the underworld look seek his love, his dead wife Eurydiké.

Author: Elfriede Jelinek

Direction: Lucie Ferenzová

Music: Adam Boháč

Performing: Jindřiška Křivánková, Jana Kozubková, Anita Krausová

STINY jelinek Yukie Koji-Schwimmerin


Thu 24/7/20:00 230/140/0 Kč

Hygin Delimat (PL/A): For Living In

Bärbel Stenzenberger (D) / Tanzkompanie bo komplex (D): Büchsenlicht

For Living In A machine for living in, wielka płyta, panelak, plattenbau are loose interpretations of idealistic principles of Le Corbusier. A huge old communist block of flats stands surrounded by ten just the same buildings. Thousands of people share a limited space in a completely anonymous environment, they hardly ever communicate. Blocks are: boredom, hopelessness, addictions but also: street art and strong motivations to get individual. For Living In is an expressive form transmitting feelings and experience. A study on popular tendencies.

Choreography, sound design, dance: Hygin Delimat

Büchsenlicht is a simple dance solo, dancing personal profile about seeking respect and moment of offering the heart to the outside world. Doubts, desire, expectations, observation, illusions, difficulties – moments before and during the performance from the interpreter's private life on the open stage in the spotlights.

"Büchsenlicht stands for light conditions favourable for hunting. Such sufficient hunting light also offers strong moonlight. If you are able to see the dirt beneath your nails at the stretched arm, then the light is sufficient. Dancer, ïndividual – profession standing on shaky legs."

Choreography: Bärbel Stenzenberger

Dance: Olaf Reinecke

Music: Karel Vaněk

VIDEO trailer HERE



Fri 25/7/18:00 foyer DnO 100 Kč

Struny talentů I.

- final gala presentation Richard Pohl´s piano masterclass


Fri 25/7/19:00 open air DnO free entrance

Struny talentů II.

- final gala presentation Graffe Quartet´s masterclass for string instruments


Fri 25/7/20:00 200/130/0 Kč

Renana Raz (IL) / Company elledanse (SK): YouMake ReMake

YouMake ReMake is multigender performance in the form of a life action and YouTube videos dialogue. During the show the audience has the opportunity to experience both reactions – the remake and the original video. Chain of artistic reactions to a YouTube video as a source of endless inspiration. YouMake ReMake is not just a replication, more a commentary casting new light on the meaning of the videos. It is a form of a dialogue, where the stage meets the web - and continue walking together.

Renana Raz represents a leading voice of the young Israeli choreographers. She participates on various fields of the art genders -  as a choreographer, a stage dancer as well as on the film or television screen. She was repeatedly awarded for her choreography work by the Ministry of Culture of Israel.

Choreography: Renana Raz

Music: Hillel Kogan

Dance: Zuzana Hianiková, Zuzana Sehnalová, Zuzana Kočišová, Dana Okáliová, Michaela Šimonová, Jana Šuchová, Stanislav Stanek, Pavol Kovalčík, Rado Pivovarči and Michal Heriban

VIDEO trailer HERE



Sat 26/7/20:00 200/130 Kč

Neil Paris (UK), Kamila Valůšková (CZ): Tělo jako hlas - Slovo jako obraz

- students searching projects of XI. edition ProART Festival with crossingborder topic Body as Voice - Word as Image

Eran Gisin (IL) - Neil Paris (UK) - Vladislav Benito Šoltýs (SK) - Bärbel Stenzenberger (D) / ProART Company (CZ): MOTION SCORES I-IV

- preview of 10 international choreographers project with music of 10 Czech composers created for Year of Czech music 2014

TELO JAKO HLAS Body as Voice Motion Scores (Martin Šandera)