RootlessRoot is a structure that supports our vision and creative ideas.
We could describe it as a white cloud always changing, disappearing, appearing and flowing,
as it needs. It is a movement driven, reflective platform that we have established in order
to develop an artistic language that is accessible, primal, creative and playful.
We are movement practitioners that are fundamentally interested in human emotion and
It’s a structure through which we realize our practical philosophy in order to further expand
and discover our artistic capacities and desires to dive into the emotional landscapes
of the human being.RootlessRoot is a meeting point, an intersection and a threshold where conflicting ideas
transform into a journey of sculpturing events inserted with risk and unpredictability.We have had the honor of collaborating with great artists such as John Parish,
Miso Kascak, Vasilis Mantzoukis, Isabelle Lhoas, Jukka Huitilla, Hildegard de Vuyst,
Ivan Archer, Martha Frintzila, Paris Mexis and Akram Kahn amongst others.
2018—————————————————————————————————Half the Truth
Created & Performed by Linda Kapetanea, Edivaldo Ernesto
produced by ROOTLESSROOT distribution by LIARTEM S.R.O. Supported by the Greek Ministry of Culture & Sports
When The Dogs Assailed Their MastersChoreography by Rootlessroot CompanyProduction by Athens& Epidaurus Festival
Black Black Woods
Directed and choreo- graphed with Rostislav Novák Jr. and Rostislav Novák Sr. for Cirk La Putyka, Prague, Czech RepublicYou Are Not The One Who Shall Live Long
Produced and performed by DOT504 Dance Company
Co-production with Onassis Cultural Center Athens
Concept and realisation Rootlesstoot Company
Choreography by Rootlessroot Company
Produced and performed by La Putyka Circus Company
W Memorabilia (Phaedra's Laboratory)
Choreographed by Rootlessroot Company
Co-produced by Athens & Epidaurus Festival
Collective Loss Of Memory
Choreographed by Rootlessroot CompanyProduced and performed by Dot 504
————————————————————————————————— From the side of a man/from the side of a womanProduced and Performed by Studio Tanca, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia.
Choreographed by Rootlessroot CompanyProduced and performed by St. Gallen Theater, SwitzerlandChuck and Bruce
Choreographed by Rootlessroot CompanyProduced and performed by Thomas Noon Dance Company, SpainDESH
collaboration on Akram Khan’s dance solo projectKireru
Choreographed by Rootlessroot CompanyProduction of Onassis Cultural Centre Athens
Eyes In The Colors Of The Rain
Choreographed by Rootlessroot CompanyCo-produced by Onassis Cultural Centre Athens
Making Of A Young Girl
Choreographed by Rootlessroot CompanyProduced and performed by Norrdans Dance CompanyGiving Birth To Thousand Years of Sorrow
Choreographed by Rootlessroot CompanyProduced and performed by Staatstheater Kassel Dance Company
100 Wounded Tears
Choreographed by Rootlessroot CompanyCoproduced and performed by Dot 504UNA (unknown negative activity)
Choreographed by Rootlessroot CompanyDrawing A Tiger Like A Dog
Choreographed by Rootlessroot CompanyProduced and performed by Helsinki Dance Company
Burned Tree Is Visiting Athens Before Next Summerinstallation in Benaki Museum Athens done by Rootlessroot
Sudden Showers Of Silence
Choreographed by Rootlessroot Company producedby Athens Festival, Costopoulos Foundation, Archa TheaterHoldin Fast
Choreographed by Rootlessroot CompanyCoproduced and performed by Dot 504
Directed by Jozef Frucek for Royal Flemish Theater and Kunsten Festival
Their performances were presented in Czech Republic, UK, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, Finland, Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Italy, France, Portugal, Netherlands, Cyprus and South Korea, Canada and Greece.
(GR) Athens Festival, Kalamata International Dance Festival, Olympia Festival, European Centre of Delphi, Theater Kivotos, Dipilon Theater, Vasilakou Theater Athens, Piramatiki Skini Thessaloniki, (CZ) Archa Theatre, Ponec Theater, La Fabrika Prague, Reduta Theater Brno, Divadlo Loutek Ostrava, Bazilika Theater České Budějovice Dance Prague Festival, Small Invention Festival, (FR) Normandy Festival Rouen, (UK) Urban Moves Festival, Edimburgh Fringe Festival, Zoo Theater, The Place Theatre Hippodrome Birmingham, The Arches Glasgow, Dundee Rep. Theater Dundee, (BE) De Spill Rooselare (ES) Grec Festival Barcelona, Trayectos Festival, Dies De Dansa Festival, Valderobres Dance Festival, Lekuz Leku Bilbao, Cadiz en Danza Festival, Fest De Artes Escenicas de Sevilla, (SE)Transit Festival Malmo, Harnosand, Esklistuna, Skelleftea, Pitea, Hudiksvall, Umea, Ornskoldsvik, Kramfors, Sundsvall, Vanersborg, Vasteras, Skinnsktteberg, (SK) Nitra Theatre Festival Slovakia, Bratislava in Movement Festival, Divadlo Andreja Bagaru, Stanica Zilina, Kasarne Kosice, Studio Tanca Banska Bystrica (DE) Tanzmesse Dusseldorf, Kunstlerhaus Mounsonturm Frankfurt, Donaumenta Festival Regensburg, Staadsteater Kassel, Theater im Ballsaal Bonn (PT)Teatro Viriato Viseu, CC Vila Flor Guimaraes, Teatro Curvo Semedo Montemor O Novo, Torres Novas, (PL)Gdansk Klub Zak, Warshaw Zawirowania Festival, International Dance Theater Festival Lublin (IT) Cuore Di Greca Bologna, MilanOltre, Teatro Picollo Milano, Rovereto Seul, Teatro Piccolo Milano, (KP) Art Center Seoul South Korea, (NL) De Toneelschuur Haarlem, Melkweg Theater Amsterdam, Parktheater Eindhoveen, Schouburg Arnhem, De Tamboer Hoogeveen, (CY)European Festival Lemesos, KabelWerk Theater Vienna (AT), Onassis Cultural Center Athens (GR), Garaze29 Brussels Belgium, St. Gallen Theater (CH), LoveIn Festival Montreal, Canada.
LINDA KAPETANEAGraduated from the Greek State School of Dance in Athens.With a scholarship from the Greek State Scholarship Foundation, she later studied at the Merce Cunningham Studio, Movement Research and Dance Space, New York.
After she co-operated with several companies in Greece and abroad. In 2002, she was awarded by a Greek Ministry of Culture as “the best performer” of the season 02/03.Between 2002- 2005 she performed with Flemish Ultima Vez Company/ Wim Vandekeybus (Blush, Blush Movie, Sonic Boom, Puur, Here After Movie). In 2006 she and Jozef Frucek formed RootlessRoot as a vehicle for their own productions, research and teaching. Together with Frucek, Linda is developing the research program of Fighting Μonkey - an applied methodology of martial arts in the education of dancers, actors and movement practitioners. They regularly give workshops at international festivals and in vocational schools. From 2006 - 2012 Linda was on the teaching faculty at the Athens State School for Dance.From 2018, Linda is the Artistic Director of Kalamata Dance Festival (Greece)
PARTS, Jette Dance Studio, Brussels, Belgium
SEAD- Salzbourg, Austria
ImPulsTanz, Vienna, Austria
Tanzquartier Vienna, Austria
Danscentrum, Stockholm, Sweden
Festival Deltebre Dansa, Spain
Dies De Dansa, Barcelona, Spain
Budapest State Dance School, Hungary
DOT 504, Prague, Czech Republic
Le Lido De Toulous, Toulouse, France
DOCH University of Dance and Circus, Stockholm, Sweden
Arsenale de la danza, Venice Biennale Italy
Studio 303, Montreal, Canada
Love in, Toronto, Canada
La Rafinerie, Brussels, Belgium
University of Arts, Helsinki, Finland
Garage29, Brussels, Belgium
Dan.c.ce Cultural Center Athens, Greece
Ultima Vez studio Brussels, Belgium
Staff teacher of State School of Dance, Athens 2006-2012
Jozef is a founding member of RootlessRoot. He graduated from the Academy of Music and Theater of Bratislava, completing his PhD Thesis in 2002.
During 2002-2005 Frucek was a member of Wim Vandekeybus’ Ultima Vez, creating Blush (stage and film versions) and, Sonic Boom. During 2005-2006 he collaborated with the Royal Flemish Theater in Brussels (KVS) on his own work.
In 2006 he and Linda Kapetanea formed RootlessRoot as a vehicle for their own productions, research and teaching (see below).
Together with Kapetanea Frucek is developing the research program of Fighting Μonkey - an applied methodology of martial arts in the education of dancers, actors and movement practitioners. They regularly give workshops at international festivals and in vocational schools.
From 2006 - 2011 both Frucek and Kapetanea were on the teaching faculty at the Athens State School for Dance. Since 2012 Frucek is member of the teaching personnel of the University Ludwik Solski State Drama School of Krakow in Poland.
AMDA Academy of Dance and Theater of Bratislava
Dance Theatre Department of the State Drama School,
Bytom Art Station Poznan, Poland
Flik Circus school Torino, Torino, Italy
Art Station Poznan Poland
Ultima Vez studio, Brussels, Belgium