Bazaar Festival 2018: SWISH / Tereza Hradilková and coll.

performance length: 40 min

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.

Apologies, due to the reconstruction of Husitská street, there are no possibilities of parking in the theatre's neighbourhood. Due some technical reasons the is also no possibility to pay by card at the theatre's box office. Thanks for understanding.

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