2007

Three couples in changing possibilities of sexual relationships. A dream of desire and dependency, where dancers´ bodies fall under the pressure of the other, to bear testimony to passion, dynamics and the intensity of relationships.

A dreamy ballad of sexual dependency is presented by the DOT504 Dance Company from Prague, Czech Republic. Immerse yourself into the deepest visions of sexual fantasy, search for the physical and psychical possibilities of the human body.

This performance, which combines contemporary physical dance with theatrical forms, was created in 2007 by Jozef Fruček (Slovakia) and Linda Kapetanea (Greece) – RootlessRoot Company. The individual styles of both choreographers merge into the single choreographic gesture of Jozef Fruček’s and Linda Kapetanea’s mature direction and scenic writing sense, with the original music by Czech composer Ivan Acher.

This project was marked by the critics as the highlight of the year (October 2007) and was successfully performed in the Czech Republic and abroad.

2008

‘Total Theatre Award 2008 Nomination – Best Young Company’

Choreography
JOZEF FRUČEK & LINDA KAPETANEA (ROOTLESSROOT COMPANY)

Dancers
HELENA ARENBERGEROVA, MICHAELA OTTOVA, LENKA VAGNEROVA, PETR OPAVSKY, PAVEL MASEK, DANIEL RACEK/MICHAL ZAHORA

Music composed by
IVAN ACHER

Texts
DOT504 & JOZEF FRUČEK (ENGLISH)

Light design
PAVEL KOTLIK

Costumes
SIMONA RYBAKOVA

Length
50 MIN

Premiere
16 AND 17 OCTOBER 2007 (THEATRE PONEC, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC)

Fringe Review

*****

This is a beautiful work that lingers in the mind long after it’s over. It’s poetic, funny and sexy and gets 5 stars.

List Festival Guide

****

Dancers are carried with a swift caress until they hook, flex and hurl themselves into an athletic airborne flight of dangerous orchestrated beauty. Avant-garde physical theatre and expressive contemporary dance – sensual and playful!

Three Weeks

****

As the company conveys the weight of touch and pressure of connection, sometimes gentle, but more often heavy, they grasp onto bodies in motion and hold tight. It’s an exhilarating ride.

The Scotsman

****

Working the same seam as Scottish Dance Theatre or Rambert, they fuse classical technique with a modern experimentation, examining the erotic philosophy!

The Herald

****

Holdin’ Fast - which a companion described enthusiastically as providing ‘the sexiest algebra lesson I’ve ever seen’. This was DOT504’s UK debut. Let’s hope we see more of them, and not just at the Fringe.

The Skinny

****

The lovers’ craving will never be fulfilled, their secret affairs hidden under the carpet – Holdin’ Fast is and imaginative and evocative piece, invites you to ‘immerse yourself into the deepest visions of sexual fantasy’.

Ballet.co

They work around the dangers and pleasures of passion, demonstrating how seduction and fighting are entwined in an alluring horror. Holdin’ Fast is passionate and provocative, rich in both theatrical skill and emotional content.