DIVADLO ŠTÚDIO TANCA/Dance Studio Theatre
25. October 2019
A4 – space for contemporary culture
The Dance Studio Theatre began its activities in 1998 under the lead of Zuzana Ďuricová Hájková. In 2018 the company celebrated its twentieth anniversary. During its existence, the company has pursued its main objective: to showcase courage, authenticity, topicality and professionalism. Its artistic orientation is very clear, with emphasis on the support of artists, their artistic expression and opinion, which makes it unique among Slovak institutions. Štúdio tanca continuously encourages the creation of new pieces and their regular staging. It has premiered 52 evening-length productions, 5 of them for children and a number of exterior and educative dance projects. The company is also unique in embracing current theatrical trends and reflecting social and political problems of today. In the years 2014 to 2017 the theatre took a strong civic stance and acted as an opponent to pseudo-nationalist and pseudo-cultural tendencies that questioned the essential principles and needs of contemporary art. So far, Štúdio tanca presented 1 300 performances, more than 300 of them on tour and reached an audience of more than 116,000. It regularly stages its pieces in theatres in Slovakia and has appeared at prestigious international festivals in the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Russia, Germany, Italy, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Egypt, Japan and India. The theatre has received several accolades, among them the Price of the Mayor of Banská Bystrica and the Prize of the Minister of Culture.
Idea projektu/Idea: Zuzana Ďuricová Hájková
Dramaturgia/Dramaturgy: Jakub Mudrák
Svetelný dizajn/Light design: Ján Čief
Tancuje/Performed by: umelecký súbor Divadla Štúdio tanca
Realizácia kostýmov/Costumes: Larisa Gombárová
Produkcia/Produced by: Divadlo Štúdio tanca
3×20 Women is a project with a distinctly contemporary feel, based on the energy and artistic expression of three strong female choreographers.
After the successful project 3×20 which premiered on 20 April 2018 and consisted of three pieces by male choreographers, this year saw the premiere of 3×20 Women with choreographies by Zuna Vesan Kozánková, Martina Hajdyla Lacová a Lívia Méndez Marín Balážová. Each of the three choreographies presents the individual approach of the choreographer and her perception of art.
Choreografia/Choreography: Lívia Méndez Marín Balážová
Hudba/Music: Martin Polák
A special thanks to Zebastián, my partner, for his support and assistance with the creation and dramaturgy.
An act, a non-act, a criminal act? What are the consequences of our indifference, impartiality or the blind trust in popular leaders? The spectators are messengers with a very important piece of information, the consequences of which might influence the outcome of the performance. The performers are busy with movement and vocal plays aimed to capture the attention of the spectators who then fail to notice that they have just witnessed a crime.
Choreografia/Choreography: Zuna Vesan Kozánková
Video: Mária Júdová, Constantine Nisidis
Nesmierna veľkosť vesmíru a jeho prázdnota. Vzdialenosť v jeho nekonečnosti, ale aj jeho bezprostredná prítomnosť v každej bunke nášho tela. Meditatívnosť plynutia, prepojenie, rituál.
The incredible size and emptiness of the universe. The distance in its endlessness, and its immediate presence in every single cell of our bodies. The meditative flow of time and movement, a ritual, a link.
3×20 Women is a result of the long-term effort of the theatre to establish and maintain cooperation with upcoming artists. It enables the audiences to observe the work of choreographers with similar background but currently working in different environments. By selecting choreographers representing Slovak dance art who are established in Slovakia and internationally, the project addresses wide audiences interested in contemporary art. The audiences have described the production as “special”, “full of surprises”, “with excellent dance and acting performances” by the dancers and they have appreciated the interaction and the ultimate harmony of body and soul.