21st Festival 2011 / Programme

Main programme

Freitag 11. Nov. // 19.30 – 20.30 Uhr
Samstag 12. Nov. // 17.00 – 18.00 Uhr

Andrea Miltnerová, Prag

»Pentimento« & »Fractured«   (Videoausschnitt  )

Zwei Tanzstücke


Konzeption und Choreografien:

Andrea Miltnerová


Jan Komárek

/ »Pentimento«


Jean-Baptiste Barrière


Jan Komárek



Christopher Vinz



Lenka Bartůnková, Romana Konrádová, Tereza Lenerová-Hradílková, Andrea Miltnerová, Lea Švejdová

/ »Fractured« (»Zerbrochen«)


Johann Sebastian Bach


Jan Komárek



Andrea Miltnerová

»Sound disturbance« – Five dancers carry us off to the world of the Baroque in warm, muted light and brightly coloured costumes. The term »pentimento« originates from fine arts and is a synonym for change. The dream does not last for long, there is an interruption, a regret of the loss.

From opulence to absolute concentration: »Fractured« presents a human body as a primordial element of nature and an insect which seems to be imprisoned within itself. A Kafkaesque touch marks the smooth, intensive and minimalist solo of sounds from Johann Sebastian Bach.

Andrea Miltnerová, born of Czech descent in London, studied in her native city. She then moved to Prague and began dancing in the ballet of the National Theatre. She now works as a freelance dancer and choreographer in Prague and has choreographed for the Collegium Marianum, Prague, the City theatre in Karlovy Vary and the Castle theatre in Český Krumlov. Her first piece, »The baroque body revealed« (2008), is now followed by the choreographies »Pentimento« and »Fractured« which are receiving their first performance abroad at euro-scene Leipzig.

»How to observe a baroque body, its intimity, its functioning, its sensitivity, humanity and dynamimism? Andrea Miltnerová presents these questions in ›Pentimento‹ from the viewpoint of a contemporary female dancer« (Marie Kinsky, Director KoresponDance Europe festival, Brno / Prague 2010).

Uraufführung: 04.12.2010, Studio Alt@Praha, Prag
Kontakt: andreamiltner@volny.cz
Produktionen: SE.S.TA (SEtkáváni Soucasného TAnce), Prag