Festival: Four + Four Days in Motion

vrijeme: 24.10.2003. - 31.10.2003.
mjesto: Prag, Češka
organizator: Four Days Association

U Pragu se od 22. do 31. listopada održava 8. međunarodni kazališni festival FOUR + FOUR DAYS IN MOTION. Na festivalu sudjeluju domaći koreografi Nikolina Pristaš i Pravdan Devlahović (Badco.) s koreografijom Solo me.
Praha – In the Area of the Former Brick Yard (V Šáreckém údolí 37, Praha 6) Friday, Oct. 24 HIROAKI UMEDA/S20 (JP) "While going to a condition" - an impressive composition of movement and images from the talented, young dancer and choreographer from Tokyo. Hiroaki Umeda is the newest discovery on the contemporary dance scene in Japan. – 7:30 p.m. TANNO KEN´ICHI/NUMBERING MACHINE (JP) "Punk Execution – Short Solo Works" - the Japanese performer was a member of Min Tanaka´s company until 1984. From 1985, he has devoted himself to creating his own pieces that are infuenced by the radical punk movement. The perfomance in Prague is composed of series of dynamic solo works, capturing the diversity of punk characters. – 8:30 p.m. BRUNO AMSTAD (CH) - concert - the musical creation of B. Amstad is inspired by ethnic elements and electronic music. He received the grand prize for one of his film scores at the Film Festival in Locarno in 1999. – 10:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 HALKA TŘEŠŇÁKOVÁ (CZ) "Na jejím gauči/On her sofa" – Premiere - the new production of H. Třešňáková deals with the relationship between two people after several years in the context of their everyday orderliness and disorderliness. The performance is an examination through the use of non-verbal, dance and artistic methods. In the framework of the STAGE IN MOTION Project.- 6:00 p.m. AKEMI TAKEYA (JP/AT) "SoloWorks" - the Japanese dancer, performer and singer who currently lives in Vienna. Her solo creation from 1998 – 2002 features the radical movements associated with surrealistic poetry, that both fascinate and frighten in its audiences. – 8:00 p.m. AKEMI TAKEYA (JP/AT) & TETSUO FURUDATE (JP) & ARNOLD HABERL (AT) "A song circle on mortality" - a musical performance based on variations of The Symphony No. 14 by Dmitri Shostakovic. The musical dialogue of Austrian cellist, Arnold Haberl, and Japanese musician, Tetsuo Furudate, are supplemented by the voice and movements of Akemi Takeya. The common theme of "death" is presented in direct contrast with silence and action. – 8:00 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26 NEW ART CLUB (UK) "this is MODERN" -"this is MODERN" is a monstrous lie that explodes the mystique that envelops contemporary dance and its development over the last 100 years. The group was founded in 2001 by Tom Roden (ex-Air Dance Company) and Pet Shenton (ex-Live Bait). Their creation borders on standup comedy, physical theatre and dance. – 6:00 p.m. KREPSKO (CZ) "25 Women" - 25 women of different ages, professions and genders create a space filled with female bodies and souls. Krepsko is a Czech dance and non-verbal theatre company that is truly one-of-a-kind - primarily thanks to the fact that their productions are improvised. The production of “25 Women” is the beginning of a new incarnation of work for KREPSKO. In the framework of the STAGE IN MOTION Project.- 9:00 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27 BADco. (HR) "Solo Me" - a solo for two performers/choreographers, Nikolina Pristaš and Pravdan Devlahovič. Devlahovič engages himself in questions that define the space surrounding his body (the space that is observed). Minute changes in movement in the final result gradually contaminate the entire body. Pristaš attempts to thematize the act of (self) beginning. BACco. belongs among the most progressive dance-theatre companies in the Balkans. – 7:30 p.m. HAUEROVÁ & MÁLEK & VRBÍK & WLADIMIR 518 (CZ) "Orpheus 2710200304" - an improvized encounter striving to invoke the musical and poetic impressions through the composition of abstract lines and colourful surfaces. In the framework of the STAGE IN MOTION Project. – 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28 MAGDA REITER & MATEJA REBOLJ (PL/SI) "Forma Interogativa/Form of Interrogation" - a duet of Polish dancer/choreographer Magda Reiter (ex Dada von Bzdülöw Theatre) and the Slovenian ballet-dancer Mateja Rebolj (prima-ballerina of the Slovenian National Ballet). The dance carpet becomes a creative place for the common look at the fundamental question that we still ask ourselves over and over again. In the framework of the STAGE IN MOTION Project. – 6:00 p.m. MATEJ KEJŽAR & GREGOR LUŠTEK (SI) "At senses At times" - Kejžar and Luštek belong to the new generation of contemporary Slovenian dance. Bodies in the empty space create primitive images of ritual dance amidst the live accompaniment of the rhythmic ethnic music of Macedonia (Marjan Stanic). In the framework of the STAGE IN MOTION Project. – 7:00 p.m. SCHAUBŰHNE LEIPZIG (DE) "faces l.e." - Sven Mundt s film documentary based on his interviews with 80 people of different ages and professions from the City of Leipzig. 26 questions on the themes of childhood, love, work and death. Memories of parents and grandparents during the Second World War. Non-stop cinema where audience members can come and go as you please. In the framework of the STAGE IN MOTION Project. – 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 ŽAN LOOSE (BiH) "Tromba" – Premiere - the performances of Žan Loos appear from idleness and absence of time. And namely it is, from where the life of a sailor unwinds itself. A sand pillar is a smaller sea storm compounded by circular winds. The performance arose from the collaboration with Czech artists Kristýna Lhotáková and Ladislav Soukup. – 7:30 p.m. WILLIAM & ANTONIA (DE) "Holding Hands" & "Without you, I am Nothing" - in both parts of this performance, a person constantly moves on the border between his artistic ambitions and real people. In the 1st part the actors introduce themselves as one organism in two different personalities. In the 2nd part, voice and speech, body and soul are uniquely combined in an opera diva´s song. In the framework of the STAGE IN MOTION Project – 9:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 CLAUDE BRUMACHON (F/CZ) "Le Temoin/Witness" - Czech Premiere - a dance performance inspired by the works of Franz Kafka. Claude Brumachon created this performance with fifteen French and Czech dancers in the National Choreographic Centre (CCN) in November 2002 in Nantes. Originally, the performance arose from a non-resident creation in the non-theatre space, the CCN chapel, during a ten-day residency. Now, it has become a performance that is defining by a virtuous style and impressionable energetic signature, adaptable for the festival space. C. Brumachon is one of Frances leading choreographers, for his productions of Le palais des vents, Folie, Bohême, where he received a series of awards together with dancer Benjamin Lamarche. The performances in Prague were made possible through the support of o.s. SESTA. In the framework of the STAGE IN MOTION Project. – 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. TEATRI DI VITA (IT) "L auto del silenzio / The Silent Car" - the film of Italian stage and film director, Andrea Adriatico, who founded the Teatri di Vita in Bologne in 1988. "Lauto del silenzio" captures the story of a woman who during an evening walk through the city stops speaking and immerses herself in silence. The film received the main prize at the Arcipelago Film Festival in 2002. In the framework of the STAGE IN MOTION Project. – 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 CLAUDE BRUMACHON (F/CZ) "Le Temoin/Witness" – 6:00 p.m. JENNIFER MONSON (USA) "Investigating Dance as the Navigational/Migration Process" – workshop presentation - in the framework of a ten-day workshop, Monson creates a site-specific project that is based on her current project – Bird Brain – the migration of geese and ducks. Bird Brain attempts to guide dance and well-kept society, to elaborate a new connection between arts and science and discover similarities of nature and culture. Jennifer Monson has created several projects with world renowned artists, such as Zeena Parkins, John Jaspers, Yvonne Meier and David Zambrano. The Bird Brain project has presented more than 30 performances in Mexico, Canada, Cuba and Venezuela. – 8:00 p.m. CLOSING PARTY DJ: Hiberban Caban - 9:00 p.m. Contact address: Four Days Association Celetná 17, Prague 1, Czech Republic Tel./fax: + 420 224 809 125 E-mail: ctyridny@login.cz Festival is supported by Prague Council and Ministry of Culture of Czech Republic "Stage in Motion" is supported by the Culture 2000 Programme of the European Union.