Martin Kilvády  (BE/SK)

8 October, 8:00 p.m.

A4 – space for contemporary culture


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.


(when those heartthrob beats hit you hard)


Choreography, Costumes, Light Design: Martin Kilvády

Music: hits and stars of my youth, of the 1980s and 1990s

… ticket vending machine cross-eyed discharge lamps…

… young girl composes the world out of fragments …

… of assignments for the strong I will not pass my exams …

… come and get up, the fall may have been a delusion…

… the touch of my palms on her lasts …

… today I have a date with my city…