Bazaar Festival 2018: SWISH / Tereza Hradilková and coll.

performance length: 40 min

Sun 18.03. 2018 18:00144220 / 120,- Kčbuy and reserve
Rope jumping as a children’s game, but also as ambition and self-improvement. Are you jumping to get ahead, jumping past your old boundaries, or are you just jumping in a circle from which there is no escape? How long will the game stay just a game and how long will it take before the game slips into madness?

Performance takes place at Ponec Theatre and it is in Czech and English. Swish is a part of Bazaar festival 2018 and Febiofest's off-program.

The idea for Tereza Hradilková`s dance solo was born while working on the dance film Beating, which was shot at Prague`s Palaestra boxing club: „I was fascinated by how boxers jump rope. I enjoyed the lightness of their movements, their changing rhythm, the movement of their arms and legs, which was a kind of dance all of its own. I was enchanted by the different kinds of jums and skips; and what really got me was the sound of the jump rope that accompanied their movements,“ explains the project`s author Tereza Hradilková.

Concept, choreography, performed by: Tereza Hradilková
Dramaturgy and directorial assistance: Biljana Golubovič
Live music: Filip Míšek
Light design: Pavel Kotlík
Sound design: Michal Sýkora
Costume: Marjetka Kürner Kalous
Consultation: Lukáš Jiřička
Production: Veronika Hladká
Co-production: Tanec Praha / PONEC- dance venue, Studio Truhlárna

Site-specific premiere: 3 October 2016, 4 + 4 days in motion festival
Theatre premiere: 12 October 2016, PONEC – dance venue
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Supported by: Ministry of Culture Czech Republic, NADACE ŽIVOT UMĚLCE
Thanks to: Jakub Hradilek, Daniel Wunsch, Petr Horký, Jan Horák, Palo Kršiak, Dan Gregor, Festival Bazaar