september 2020
Bratislava in Movement | 2020_ROOTLESSROOT
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RootlessRoot Company

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.

Awards and nominatons:

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.



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.

Artstic statement about the performance

A Lift fork brings the stone.

A Lift fork brings the bod.

This performance

does not start at 20:00 and finishes at 22:00

It is about the stone

The stone has the

Longest memory

this is a poem

One poem only

Lasting longer than expected.

One single continually evolving action


The Perception of time

The Scale of time

The Life of the stone

The Life of life

5600 kg of white marble cube.

 In the centre of the stage

The Center of our attention

An Extraordinary object

Of incredible

Volume and weight

Of Total rationality

Durrer’s cube of rationality

A Block of unknown knowledge

 A Marble cube

In the theatre

From Extraordinary Greek marble

that has supported so many structures

on which the very western culture lies on

This bone of the earth

This bright white marble stone

This act is there to demonstrate the durability of the physical object

The European culture Europe As a

Lost Poem

It is about the Time we don’t have for our life and for theatre

This act

Is dedicated to Bella Tarr

and other creators

and explorers that took their

time and understood

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.