14 October, 8:00 pm

Municipal Gallery Bratislava

Mirbach Palace


Martin was born in 1974 in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia, where he graduated from high school.
Subsequently, he enrolled in a program for teacher education in contemporary dance at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, the Faculty of Music and Dance where he received his “Master of Arts”. Choreographers and teachers who most influenced his further development as a dancer are Ján Ďurovčík and Libor Vaculík. From 1992 to 1996, he was a member of the Torzo Ballet Company and performed as a freelancer in several productions of the Opera/Ballet Bratislava Slovakia.
During the summer of 1997 he became a member of Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker’s Rosas dance company, in Brussels. He danced in numerous performances: Would, in the reprise of Microcosmos and Achterland, contributed to the creation of Just Before, Drumming, I Said, and In Real Time. During these years with Rosas, the teachings of David Zambrano and Chrysa Parkinson widened his dance horizons.
Between 2001 and 2004, he collaborated with the choreographer Roberto Olivan in the creation of Natural Strange Days and De Farra. In the seasons 2002-2004, he worked with circus company Rital Brocante. Since 2003, he has been a member of Thomas Hauert’s company ZOO, performing in Five, Modify, More Less Said Songs, Walking Oscar, Puzzled and Accords.
Martin Kilvady is co-founder of Les SlovaKs Dance Collective. They created Opening Night, Journey Home and Fragments.
Martin has been involved in more than 30 original creations and performed throughout all the continents of the world.
He is guiding an ongoing movement research and has been teaching for more than 25 years.


(the fun confusion of zooming out and the nerdy clarity of zooming in)

For the past 25 years I have been present in the field of professional contemporary dance.

I enjoyed studying, embracing the intricacies of creative processes, I spent countless hours with people I like, globetrotting presenting the work on stage and in dance studios.

All these experiences contributed towards the crystallisation of ‘Martins Dancing’, my dance style.

I have taught others pretty much everything what I learned from others and experienced myself. I received the MA degree in dance pedagogy and simultaneously I have been dancing full blast until nowadays. What I’m offering to you is an experience of my craft, a study moment in the library of my knowledge. I will teach you the scores and methods, that will equip you with concrete and graspable tools. I designed these tools in order to cultivate awareness, a sensitivity that can help you access your feelings. The study process will radically enlarge your movement vocabulary and teach you how to use the body language more eloquently.

I have never done anything in my life that was not improvised. I use improvisation to conduct my movement research, to perform, for the workouts and training sessions and as a treatment tool.