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2019_Viktor Černický


Viktor Černický

(Czech Republic/ Slovakia)

19th October 2019

A4 – space for contemporary culture           

Viktor Černický

The Slovak-born multimedia artist Viktor Černický is a graduate of the Physical Theatre studio in Brno. His work, often emerging from the relationships between the subjective body of the performer and the object, sits on the borders of dance, physical theatre, and contemporary clowning and circus.

He performed in the choreographies L´Amour: Experiment(Jaro Viňarský, Marika Smreková 2015), Farewell(Dominique Boivin 2016), Chyba(Vít Neznal a kol. 2017), The Creep(Miřenka Čechová, 2017) and NEBOJ(Cie Mossoux – Bonté 2018).

In 2017, he was nominated for Czech Dance Platform’s Dancer of the Year and Dance Production of the year for his performance PAROLAPOLEA(2016). He also received a special award that enabled him to participate in the Choreographic Research Week at the B-Motion Festival in Italy.

His latest solo PLI, in which a single performer works with 22 chairs in a limited space, became a part of the Czech Dance Platform and received the Audience Award and the Main Award of the Czech Dance Platform 2019. It was also presented at the Prague Quadrennial and at the TANEC Praha Festival. Currently Viktor is working on a new performance entitled Prime Figures. The choreography is to premiere in 2020 and is inspired by visual art and by prime numbers. 

Zuzana Režná

Zuzana Režná studied lighting design at the Janáček Academy in Brno. During her studies she worked on many performances of the Physical Theatre Studio. She participated in the staging of Pisum Sativumof the Belgian choreographer Karine Ponties. She attended lighting design workshops of the Institute of Lighting Design in Prague and an Erasmus programme in Art, Music and Dance Studies and Communication at the Paris-Lodron Universität in Salzburg, Austria. She spent seven months as an intern at Sasha Waltz & Guests in Berlin. Currently she cooperates with the physical theatre company tYhle, with Marta Kuczyńska in Poland and with the Swedish company Svalbard.

Lukáš Karásek

Lukáš Karásek studied at JAMU Theatre Academy in the Clown and Physical Theatre department under the lead of Pierre Nadaud. During his studies he collaborated with Petr Váša (CZ), Irina Andrejeva of the Novogo Fronta theatre (CZ/RU), and Karine Ponties (BE). He was an intern of Giovanni Fusetti in Florence (2013) In 2013, Lukáš created (with Florent Golfier) his graduation pieceTešlon a Frkl. Afterwards they founded the collective with Marie Gourdain and Zuzana Režná. He also gives mask workshops in the JAMU faculty, plays in an English educative theatre and for two years he worked as a carpenter.


is an international collective of artists active in the production and creation of physical theatre, dance, performance or clowning productions. It was established by graduates of the Physical Theatre Studio at JAMU Brno led by Pierre Nadaud. Since 2013, the collective has cooperated with Daniel Gulko, Pierre Nadaud, Jaro Viňarský, Domique Boivin and Philip Priasso among others. Individually the members are active in various Czech and international companies, such as Cie Mossoux – Bonté, Maxime Didenko, Spitfire Company, Tantehorse, Vít Neznal a kol, Nader Rosano, tYhle, Le Cabaret Nomade etc. They have created more than 10 projects and have performed in the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia, Germany, Israel and Slovakia.



Koncept / choreography / performance: Viktor Černický

Set: Drahomír Stulír

Light design: Zuzana Režná

Dramaturgy: Lukáš Karásek

Co-production: PONEC – Divadlo pro tanec

Created in cooperation with: Buran Teatr Brno, CNK Záhrada Banská Bystrica (SK), Stanica Žilina-Zariečie (SK), Théâtre De L’arsenal ve Val-de-Reuil (FR), CIRQUEON Praha, Divadlo Alfréd ve dvoře, Studio Alta a Festival Bazaar, Divadlo Pôtoň (SK), Festival Kiosk (SK), Operaestate Bassano del Grappa (IT). The performance was supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and the City of Brno.

Premiere: 11 November 2018 / PONEC – Divadlo pro tanec


22 office chairs and a strictly limited space

PLI is a new project on the border line between dance, circus and performance by Viktor Černický. In this physical reflection of Leibniz’s philosophy a single performer throws himself fully for schizophrenic reconstruction of the Universe. Whether it is the architecture of space or design of our thoughts, PLI is confronting these fragile structures with endless human dynamics.

“I got interested in the fold when reading the magical-realistic trilogy Our Ancestors by Italo Calvino and the striking philosophical text The Fold by Gilles Deleuze, in which Deleuze describes the Baroque period especially from the point of view of Leibniz´s philosophy. The initial idea to create a performance with the topic of a fold grew from Calvino´s bending of the reality and fiction and from Leibniz´s need to reflect the reality with outgrows us as individuals.”

Viktor Černický