PRIMA (Working title)

Concept / Choreography / Direction: Viktor Černický
Movement Research Group: Tomáš Janypka / Inga Zotova-Mikshina / Roman Zotov-Mikshin
Dramaturgy: Lukáš Karásek
Set design: Zuzana Sceránková
Light Design: Zuzana Režná
Production: ZDRUHESTRANY / Petra Hanzlíková
Executive Producer: Tanec Praha
Visual Artist and Sound Designer will join the creative team consisting of 10 persons in total
Performance: 15 – 25 people from the local community

The first stage of research has been financially supported by Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and the City of Brno. The research period for 2019 gained support of 4 + 4 Days in Motion Festival 2019, CIRQUEON – Centre for New Circus and Invalidovna.

Viktor Černický asks us to look at theater as a place for people to meet, and so he opens up his performance for those who are rarely represented in performances. With its unusual interest in community and everyday life, his proposed project Prima calls on the public to take its place on stage. Anyone can become a part of this project, in which a group of 15 – 25 people will go through three days of working together and try repeatedly to co-create a common group self-portrait. Inspired by the paintings of the Dutch Golden Age, Prima ignores large issues; instead it turns its gaze on the ordinary moments, the still lives of little movements and gestures, and discovers the magic in everyday activities.

The Artist

Viktor Černický creates works that straddle the fine line between dance, performance, circus, and physical theater. He heads the long-term research project The Body as Object / The Object as Body, which looks at the dynamics of relationships between the object and the subjective individuality of the performer. Viktor‘s first solo performance PAROLAPOLEA earned him nominations in categories Dancer of the Year and Dance Performace of the Year at the 2017 Czech Dance Platform, and was presented with a special award in the form of participation at the Choreographic Research Week at the B-Motion Festival in Bassano del Grappa. His latest solo piece PLI, presented after 2 years of work in November 2018, received the Audience Award and Total Award of Czech Dance Platform 2019. With this performance Viktor has become a part of Aerowaves Twenty20 selection. Alongside his own work, he has also collaborated and performed with Jaro Viňarský, Dominique Boivin, Daniel Gulko and Compagnie Mossoux-Bonté, among others.

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