CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY, DIRECTION:
Marie Gourdain, Felix Baumann

PERFORMERS:
Felix Baumann, Sean Henderson, Till Jenewein, Halka Třešňáková
In collaboration with Johana Pocková

DRAMATURGY CONSULTANT:
Jakub Režný

LIGHTING DESIGN:
Zuzana Režná

MUSIC COMPOSEUR:
Thibault Cohade

MUSIC ASISSTANT:
Lukáš Palán

SCENOGRAPHY:
Jan Tomšů ve spolupráci s Marii Gourdain a Felixem Baumannem

COSTUMES:
Magdalena Vrábová

PRODUCTION:
tYhle, Matière Mobile, Von B bis Z

PRODUCTION MANAGERS:
Sarah Corroyer (FR), Ludmila Šindlerová (CZ), Claudia Teichmann (DE)

PRODUCTION CONSULTANT:
Dirk Förster 

CO-PRODUCTION:
TANEC PRAHA z.ú. / PONEC - dance venue, LOFFT – DAS THEATER Leipzig (DE), Les SUBS Lyon (FR), CCNR Rilleux-la-pape (FR)

PARTNERS:
Studio ALTA, Schloss Bröllin (DE), MS Schrittmacher (DE)

SPECIAL THANKS:
účastníci Seismic laboratoří LABs, Dirk Förster, Lucia Kašiarová, Lukáš Karásek, Martin Stiefermann, Nicole Nigro, Jonas Zöller, Manfred Mönch, Aziliz Edy, Eva Dryjová, Romana Packová

PREMIERE:
22. 11. 2022, PONEC

DURATION:
50–60 min

AGE:
4+

 

                

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The project was financially supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, the State Cultural Fund of the Czech Republic, the Czech-German Fund for Future, Prague City Hall, the City of Brno.”

In France the project was supported by DRAC – Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes – Aide à la création, French Institute, the Metropolis and City of Lyon, the Spedidam. In Germany the project was supported by the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ Coproduction Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, as well as the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ International Guest Performance Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

A dance and physical theatre production that places the scenographic construction at its conceptual heart. A piece for four international performers created by choreographer Marie Gourdain (FR) and dance and theatre maker Felix Baumann (DE).

The action takes place on an unstable and fragmented platform, which may tip, shake or break in response to the movements of the protagonists. It constitutes an extremely uncertain base whereupon the characters display themselves, alone, in pairs or as a group, risking life and limb. The figures encounter challenges in relation to each other, tirelessly navigating through the instability surrounding them, altering their behaviour, provoking risks, endangering balance and control, threatening to lose the ground under their feet. Situations transform from the ordinary to the absurd, from the banal to the metaphorical.

Through dance, humour and scenographic installation, Seismic portrays a relationship of mutual dependence, in which each body is simultaneously exposed to the mechanics of the space and of other bodies – a permanent transformation of things in a circular and interdependent sense, a power relationship whose origins are blurred in the mix of events.

 


Marie Gourdain is a French choreographer, scenographer and visual artist working between Prague and Lyon. Her work merges visual art with contemporary dance and elements of graphic and sculptural composition. She studied animation at ENSAD in Paris and the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. She is a member of the Czech-French dance and physical theatre collective tYhle, with whom she has created five productions. She recently founded a new company Matière Mobile in France.

 

Felix Baumann is a dance and theatre maker in Berlin and Prague. In 2021 he founded his company "Von B bis Z" realizing international projects on the interface of dance, physical theatre and circus. For his work he received the DIS -TANZEN scholarship of the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media in the NEUSTART KULTUR program.

 

Sean Henderson is a current member of Divadlo Continuo. Previous works include How Things Go with Von B bis Z and Suitcaseboarding with tYhle. Sean holds an MFA from the Accademia dell’Arte (IT) where he studied with companies including the FLIC school of circus (IT), the Roy Hart Theatre (FR), and Familie Flöz (DE).

 

Halka J. Třešňáková is an actress and physical theatre performer. She performs in theatre roles (Studio Hrdinů, Komedie Theatre, Vosto5 theatre, etc.). She founded the Secondhand women theatre collective and is a member of the Mothers Artlovers company. She also works in the film industry, repeatedly working with Czech directors (Marek Najbrt, David Ondříček, Jiří Havelka, etc.) and teaches at the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU).

 

Till Jenewein started to dance in 2013 after the loss of an eye. He is working on sensory awareness and imagination as approaches into the world of body and movement. He dances among the Flying Bodies Budapest and other projects around Hungary, Germany and the Czech Republic. Currently he is developing a solo production with the IZP Grant of Hungary.

 

 

Von B bis Z

Matière Mobile

tyhle

 

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Photo: Vojtěch Brtnický
Photo: Vojtěch Brtnický

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