„Kilometre Dance is an experimental performance in the streets of Bratislava. It tests if dancers could stretch their dance instead of the limited space of the stage, to the length of one kilometre. The audience can join in for the whole distance or just a part of it. Kilometre Dance is also a reaction to the fact that contemporary dance has no venue in Bratislava and so it moves out into the streets. It begins under the clock on the facade of the TESCO shopping mall on Kamenné námestie and ends on Hlavné námestie, bypassing several cafés, galleries, a church, a massage parlor, the Slovak National Theatre and a Lidl store. Three times it hides itself in an underpass, the pavement of the sidewalks gives way to asphalt and paving stones. Kilometre Dance will vary with each performer – a prominent figure of Slovak contemporary dance and performance. To bring them together in one event is a unique occasion and not just for me. I am really excited and looking forward to its second year run during the Bratislava in Movement festival.
Katarína Zagorski, author of the concept
6.10. Lukáš Bobalík
7.10. Radoslav Piovarči
13.10. Soňa Ferienčíková
14.10. Martina Hajdyla Lacová
Concept: Katarína Zagorski
Project supervisor: Miroslava Kovářová
Production: Katarína Zagorskia Asociácia Bratislava v pohybe
Katarína Zagorski (née Mojžišová) is a choreographer, dancer, teacher, producer and publicist, a graduate of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislave. Her projects have been presented in theatres in Slovakia (Aréna, Stoka, Štúdio 12, Štúdio tanca, SND Studio) and at festivals Bratislava in Movement, Nu Dance Fest, Dni tanca, Kiosk and Pohoda. For 8 years she was based in Ireland, where she was guest teacher at the University of Limerick and her pieces have been shown at the Dublin Fringe Festival, Excursions Performance Festival and Tulca Festival of Visual Arts and are also part of the collection of The National Dance Archive of Ireland. Currently Katarína is living n Slovakia. She is the author of the first independent residency at the Slovak National Theatre Ballet, of the Kilometre Dancefeatured at the Bratislava in Movement Festival and she writes about dance for the Denník N daily.