2014

Physical aggression, an at once fascinating and repulsive subject, is as old as the human race itself.

This provocative new performance on the collective loss of memory reveals the hidden force and motivations of human behavior that lead to violence and killing.

We live in a time when most of us have no concept of the struggle for survival. Instead we yearn for all kinds of material things, for things that can be used and consumed as fast as possible – hand in hand with selfishness, disregard and a lack of empathy.

Five outstanding dancers from five countries (Belgium, Japan/Finland, Israel, Sweden and Slovakia) work with distinctive styles representative of their diverse cultures to explore a simple thing: KILLING. They have chosen to work with the antithesis of brutality – art as it was throughout history. The performers show in which historical eras the subject of violent death and murder were a source of inspiration for artists.

2015

‘Best performance of the year’ at Czech Dance Platform 2015

2015

‘Audience Award 2015’

Concept and choreography
JOZEF FRUČEK and LINDA KAPETANEA (ROOTLESSROOT COMPANY)

Performing
NATHAN JARDIN, JOONA KAAKINEN, KNUT VIKSTRÖM PRECHT, DANIEL RAČEK, TOM WEKSLER

Original music
VASSILIS MANTZOUKIS

Video edit
MARIA ATHANASOPOULOU

Artistic director of DOT504
MGR. LENKA OTTOVÁ

Production
ALENA BROŽOVÁ, KLÁRA PROCHÁZKOVÁ

Co-producer
TANEC PRAHA

Residence
ISADORA AND RAYMOND DUNCAN DANCE RESEARCH CENTER V ATÉNÁCH (ZVLÁŠTNÍ PODĚKOVÁNÍ UMĚLECKÉ ŘEDITELCE PENELOPE ILIASKOU)

Special thanks to
MARILENA PAPAIOANNOU, LAURA ALCALA FREUDENTHAL, MARILENA STAFYLIDOU

Supported by
MINISTRY OF CULTURE OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC, MUNICIPALITY OF PRAGUE, MUNICIPALITY DISTRICT OF PRAGUE 3, STATE CULTURAL FUND OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC, DANCE PERFECT STUDIO, ARTIST’S LIFE FOUNDATION, EMBASSY OF ISRAEL

Premiere
17 OCTOBER 2014 (PRAGUE)

With the support of
4+4 DAYS IN MOTION FESTIVAL

Jakub Novák

Aktualne.cz

The performance Collective Loss of Memory by choreographers Josef Fruček and Linda Kapetanea exceeds most of regular domestic production – it is intensive, smart and comprehensible at the same time… Collective Loss of Memory is one of the performances that don’t cause a false pleasure and hypocritical laugh, but partially stays inside you and transforms into a very important lesson that being a human is not a gift but also a curse. Often nobody knows what can be hiding inside himself – and that’s what this performance deals with too…

Veronika Boušová

Divadelní noviny

…Fluent cheetah movements performed in a perfect collective harmony offer the spectator a tasteful experience par excellence and every small detail becomes apparent thanks to the dark and bare background… We are caught up in an incomprehensible trance and most likely you will not turn your eyes away even after the body of the defeated man starts to be swayed by terminal cramp. The beauty of cruelty and the cruelty of beauty. Ponec theater established a special piece of art, disturbing and provocative masterpiece.

Lucie Kocourková

Opera Plus

…The line between embracing and assaults is extremely fine, the faces showing joyful and excitement.…

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