Company was founded by Linda Kapetanea and Jozef Frucek in 2006 in Athens. It was formed out of their need to develop their artistic language which is deﬁned as primal and raw. Rootlessroot is their artistic vehicle hosting their practical philosophy, helping them to discover their capacities and fulﬁll their desire to dive into the depths of the human being.
Their works- solos, installations, medium and large- scale performances, have been presented in 21 countries around the world.
They have been collaborating with Akram Khan on his dance solo DESH, Staadsteater Kassel Dance Company, Dot 504, Helsinki Dance Company Finland, and many other companies and institutions. The Onassis Cultural Centre Athens has produced and presented their “Eyes In The Colors Of The Rain” (2011), “Kireru” (2012) and “Europium” (2015), and has been the company’s touring supporter. Since 2006, they have been developing the “Fighting Monkey Practice”, focused on the basic principles of human motion and human development. They have been travelling around the globe to teach the FM Practice.
Best performance of the year and Audience Award at Czech Dance Platform 2015 for Collective Loss of Memory,
Herald Angel Award 2009 for performance 100 Wounded Tears,
Special Commendation from TOTAL THEATER,
AWARD 2009 100 Wounded Tears, Aerowaves 2008 Sudden Showers Of Silence,
Total Theatre Award 2008 Nomination Best Young Company Holdin Fast,
Czech Theatre DNA awards,
Award for an Outstanding Achievement in the Field of New Theatre Black Black Woods.
TOURING SUPPORT BY ONASSIS STEGI
TOURING SUPPORT BY THE HELLENIC MINISTRY OF CULTURE
a composition of a dance poem written in stones
Artistic directors & Choreographers: Linda Kapetanea, Jozef Frucek
Composer: Vassilis Mantzoukis
Set Design & Visual Contributors: Peter Randall-Page, Thomas Randall-Page
Lighting Designer: Periklis Mathiellis
Sound Designer: Christos Parapagidis
Costumes Designer: Isabelle Lhoas
Texts: Jozef Fruček
Texts Editing: Ioanna Nasiopoulou
Videographer & Photographer: Alexandros Papathanasopoulos
Performed by: Linda Kapetanea, Anna Calsina Forrellad, Hyaejin Lee, Eleni Topalidou, Martha Fritzila
Production Management & Touring: Cultόpια
Produced by: Onassis Stegi Athens
A work for four performers and the marble eternity of poetic creation.
Four female performers, face off on stage against eternity’s material, marble, creating a poem about the human struggle with time and space, with gravity and decay.
The four performers begin their quest in the mythic cosmic ocean of endless possibilities, of boundless forms, shapes, and dimensions, and end up working with the basic Pythagorean foundations of cosmic creation and geometry. Spheres, cubes, tetrahedrons, icosahedrons… An archetypical universe unfolds on stage as these creators sink into the shape and weight of objects, knowing that everything will end because the human presence is always fleeting.
With Stones and Bones, RootlessRoot attempts to create a theatrical experience free of fake objects. They show us the human body in actual conditions of creation, trying to make human life more dense in the present moment and to carve a mark that will prove to the future that they once existed.
We will document the entire creative process. From cutting the cube of marble to its arrival to Athens, to its placement to the theatre, and to the performance acts that will last from ﬁrst day till the last show where there will be nothing left from the marble we brought on stage.