LIGHT DESIGN AWARD
THE AUDIENCE AWARD
DANCER OF THE YEAR FOR JARO ONDRUŠ
Do you know the feeling when you look out of an airplane and you see the massive clouds so impassable that you cannot imagine falling through them? That feeling is so strong in the choreography of Vera Ondrašikova that the walls made up of light and smoke don’t let the performers meet.
Anna Dohy, Spring Forward
"Speaking about GUIDE, this theme touches all of us in the sence of what do we learn.. If we could have the opportunity to learn from ourselves in the future from somebody else who is looking back – what would we do, what would we want to know, what we would change. The topic itself is one of the theme that hits everybody, but it was also very beautifully done, the way how the effects were used, absolute precision of the movements was quite magical and I think that was something I certainly vaulted."
Laura Kumin, Director of Certamen Coreográfico de Madrid
„I thought it was very interesting, I haven´t seen anything like that before, they were playing with my eyes, which I always enjoy, and it was very inventive. I personally like to see an old body on the stage and I think this body has a lot of embodied knowledge that is accessible to us almost immediately just by standing there."
"GUIDE is a relatively innovative concept in this country, in particular thanks to its combination of very specific work with light and dance, making it a foreshadowing of the future and a preview of dance in formats that we aren´t quite used to or in tune with yet,which on the one hand is surprising, especially with regards to the ubiquity of technology in everyday life. Ondrus´s character is somewhat reminiscent of Saint-Exupéry´s Little Prince and also assumes something of his melancholy."
Jakub Novák, Dance Zone Review
Concept and choreography: Věra OndrašíkováLight design: Dan GregorLive Music: Filip MíšekLive programming & Software Developer: Michal RydloPerformers: Jaro Ondruš, Josef Kotěšovský Technical cooperation: Pavel KotlíkDramaturgy: Marta LjubkováCostumes: Hana FrišonsováProduction manager: Lucie Špačková Production: Tomáš Grúz
With the support of: TANEC PRAHA/PONEC – dance venue, Ministry of Culture, Prague City Hall, AV MEDIA, RPishop, Nethemba, Czech Centres.
24. 1. 2019 Ponec- Dance Venue
7. & 8. 3. 2019 Ponec- Dance Venue
23.1. & 12.4. Ponec-Dance Venue Prague 19.4. NYU Skirball Centrer, New York25.4. Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans29.5. Husa na provazku, Brno4.+ 5.6. Israeli Festival, Ulpan Hall, Jerusalem8.+9.6. Birmingham International Dance Festival
25.9. & 5.11. Ponec-Dance Venue
29.9. Silesian Dance Theatre, Katowice
2. & 3.11. Unidram Festival Potsdam
28.11. Festival Demoludy, Olstztyn
21.4. Festispielhaus Hellerau, Dresden
28.4. Bora Bora, Aarhus (Spring Forwards)
26.6. Brotfabric, Bonn
24.9. One Dance Week, Plovdiv
30.9. Biela noc - Košice
24.10. SIDance Festival, Soul
21.9. , 6.11. , Ponec-Dance Venue
After graduating from the arts grammar school, Věra Ondrašíková went on to study choreography at AMU in Prague. As a dancer she has taken part in projects by Czech and foreign choreographers. She won the Most Outstanding Dancer Award at the Masdanza Festival in the Canary Islands and was nominated in the Das beste deutsche Tanzsolo competition in Leipzig. She has appeared as a guest performer at, among others, the Komedie Theatre in Prague (Klára S. – directed by David Jařab). Her performances have been presented at the Tanec Praha Festival, the Biennale de la danse in Lyon, the Aerowaves Festival in London, Aerodance in Amsterdam, Cynetart in Dresden and Masdanza in the Canary Islands (1st prize for group work). She has worked as a choreographer in residence in Mexico, Germany and France. She created the choreography for Havel'sAntikódy at the New Stage of the National Theatre, which was also performed in Washington, Miami and New York in 2013. Since 2017 she has been working with japanese choreographer Min Tanaka. Her performances were selected for Aerowaves in London and Spring Forward 2017 in Aarhus (Denmark).