Tumor: Carcinogenic Romance




Concept & direction:

Nela H. Kornetová


Dagmar Fričová


Dagmar Fričová a Lucie Ferenzová

Scenography & video:

Jan Hajdelak Husták

Music & sound:

Ondřej Sifon Anděra

Movement cooperation:

Matthew Rogers


Lærke Grøntved


Nela H. Kornetová & Jaro Viňarský / Gregers Andreas Kroksleiven-Hansen


A Studio Rubín, Studio Alta

Supported by:

L1 association, Visegrad Fund, Fond for utøvende kunstnere, Iniciativa pro Invalidovnu, Next Wave, Nadace Život Umělce, Český Literární Fond, MKČR, MHMP


90 min







They live their lives. And suddenly, destiny wanted it, their paths met. From now on, nothing will be as it was. From now on, everything will be different.

Maybe they should finally start talking. There must be a reason why they met. During this shared journey they will need to tell a lot to each other. Maybe they will finally understand each other. Understand the whole thing. Oh, I just wish for everything to be as it was before ... But it will never be again.

“Tumor - carcinogenic romance” is a strongly sensorial performance that links movement, visuality and words. T.I.T.S. examine the connection between tumors and our society based on the claim that every era has its own disease and consider cancer as the one. They are looking at tumors and its manifestations from somatic, mental, social and spiritual point of view. How do we experience the society we live in? What phenomena suspiciously resemble the behaviour of a cancer? Can we love something that threatens our life? Can we talk about cancer while engaging poetry, beauty or even humor?

You can expect a tumor as a humor, a tumor as a motor and a cancer as a dancer. Just come to experience the epic journey in search for love and peace with the least imaginable.




  • Thalia Awards nomination for the best performance in 2020 in Alternative theater for Nela H. Kornetová
  • Divadelní noviny nomination for the best performance in Dance and movement theater of 2020 




Photo: Patrik Borecký

Photo: Patrik Borecký

Photo: Patrik Borecký

Photo: Patrik Borecký