Temporary Collective

Big Stage
26.11.2022 – 27.11.2022
Eine alte Frau hält das Gesicht eines Jungen Mannes in ihren beiden Händen.
Eine Frau und ein Mann tanzen Rücken an Rücken. Auf einem blauen Hintergrund steht "What would you do if your favourite song started to play?"
Eine Frau hält ihr Gesicht an den Arm einer anderen Person.
Zwei Personen umarmen sich.
Ein Mann und eine Frau sitzen beieinander und geben sich die Hände.

How to be together?

In Duets, two bodies, two persons, stand for the minimum needed for the founding of a community. In our age of individualism and loneliness, the artists decided to find new ways to meet and to communicate without words. How can we be together when we come from totally different environments and another context? What does understanding each other mean today?

People who have never set foot on a stage encounter professional dancers. The duets will be created in an unconventional manner through workshops during which performers Tereza Ondrová and Viktor Černický dance with persons they did not know prior to the workshop. The workshop participants are both performers as well as witnesses to these encounters. A meeting between two strangers is about mutual attention and the bodies present. Every duet examines our concepts and prejudices as well as our ability to perceive skill, nearness, and sympathy.

The Duets performance is based on minimalism, on simplicity, but also on the coincidence every evening will yield anew among the people meeting. Duets is a portrait of people and their relationships that unfold in front of an audience.

How can you create a space that enables deceleration for a while? How can you capture the complexity of human relations that play out on the levels of diversity, of our physicalness, and of our emotions? And how should we perceive such encounters?

Duration: ca. 70 Min.


Concept: Petra Tejnorová, Tereza Ondrová, Temporary Collective; Direction: Petra Tejnorová; Dramaturgy: Sodja Lotker; Cooperation in concept: Nina Jacques; Cooperation movement, research: Petra Hauerová, Matthew Rogers; Lighting design: Katarína Ďuricová; Music: Dominik Žižka; production: Daniela Řeháková, Temporary Collective.
With the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, State Cultural Fund of the Czech Republic, Metrostav and the Život umělce Foundation. Partners: PONEC - dance venue, Studio ALTA, CIRQUEON. Supported by the Kunststiftung NRW.