Saturday 18. 5.
Double bill ► Temporary Collective ► Call Alice + Renan Martins ► Hélio
19:30, Big Hall
temporarily not available


19:30 Temporary Collective: Call Alice

20.30 Renan Martins: Hélio

DOUBLE BILL brings two outstanding choreographic personalities of contemporary dance: Brazilian dancer Renan Martins and Czech dancer Tereza Ondrová. The double bill, or composed evening, presents the works of two artists selected in the past for the prestigious Aerowaves network. It's about two solos that work with the body as an archive, it's about docu-dance, it's about two expressive dance intimate statements.


Two women, both dancers, both the same age, are said to have a remarkable physical resemblance. At first, they have no idea about each other, maybe they just heard that everyone has a double somewhere. Is it possible to find answers through another person? What makes us identify and connect with others and ourselves? Tereza Ondrová and Francesca Foscarini on a journey between a documentary and an intimate statement, one’s own body and personal experience. In their joint work, they touch on a number of topics, such as the female psyche and its changes, loneliness, vulnerability and, finally, acceptance of the state in which the performing arts currently finds itself. And even though these two women don’t know each other, can they share an emotional bond that transcends geography?

In 2020, a Czech-Italian dance project was created – a duet by Tereza Ondrová and Francesca Foscarini. Due to the worldwide pandemic, rehearsals are at first postponed, then moved, then done remotely – via the platform Zoom. The first public show was scheduled for the 8th of December that year. A live audience is not possible, so the creators decided to adapt the rehearsal process into a video essay. Subsequently, rehearsals continue. Constant attempts at new ways to survive, adaptations of an adaptation. On the way between a documentary and an intimate statement, one’s own body and personal experience.

Thanks to the Czech Dance Platform 2016 award, which was given by Roberto Casarotto (director of dance projects Centro per la Scena Contemporanea di Bassano del Grappa and Operaestate Festival Veneto) for her performance in the production AS LONG AS HOLDING HANDS, Tereza Ondrová was able to attend a choreographic research in Bassano del Grappa. This opened a new world for her, where she met with leading personalities of the young Italian dance generation. The artists began to fascinate her mainly with their own studio, their work and their local community, with the local space of the museum, but also with their excellent technique, emotional impact and strong stage presence. After repeated meetings with artists such as Alessandro Sciarroni, Daniele Ninarello, Silvia Gribaudi and Francesca Foscarini, she decided to address two strong female personalities of the contemporary Italian scene to collaborate (Silvia Gribaudi and Francesca Foscarini).


Author: Tereza Ondrová

Performers: Tereza Ondrová, Francesca Foscarini

Dramaturgical advisor: Monica Gillette

Directorial cooperation: Petra Tejnorová

Light design: Katarina Morávek Ďuricová

Sound design: Jan Čtvrtník

Translation: Marta Ljubková

Produced by: Daniela Řeháková / Temporary Collective

Co-production: Tanec Praha z.ú. / Festival TANEC PRAHA

Supported by: Ministerstvo kultury České republiky | Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, Státní fond kultury | State Cultural Fund of the Czech Republic Hlavní město Praha | City of Prague, Studio ALTA

HÉLIO Renan Martins’ newest creation – Hélio – is an ode to the life of Hélio Martins de Souza, Brazilian ballroom dancer and maternal grandfather of the choreographer. Working with the themes of authenticity, originality and appropriation, Renan Martins sets up the challenge to work with the 50 year old music piece Drumming, by North-American composer Steve Reich. As if in an inner expedition, he moves through a personal archive of folk, social and popular dances as he dialogues with his own experience as a dancer in Europe for the past 15 years.


Choreography and performance: Renan Martins

Choreographic Assistant: Helena Araújo

Dramaturgy: Ana Rocha

Costumes: Nina Botkay

Seamstress Artist: Eliana da Rosa Cabral

Lights: Luisa L’Abbate

Music: Drumming by Steve Reich played by Colin Currie Group, Synergy Group Vocals & Colin Currie

Press: Levina Valentim

Production: Sekoia Artes Performativas

Management and distribution: Laia Montoya – TINAAgency

Support: Bolsa de Criação – O Espaço do Tempo / BPI – Fundação “la Caixa” , Choreographisches Centrum Heidelberg , Armazém 22/Kale Companhia de Dança

Residencies: Inter-Actions Studio , O Espaço do Tempo , Choreographisches Centrum Heidelberg , CAMPUS Paulo Cunha e Silva , Armazém 22

Age rating: +14