Let’s take the time to listen. Bridging artistic and geological disciplines, .tektoparty. is a participatory excursion that activates new perspectives on our bodies’ functioning and the functioning of the social body and the Earth itself, which serves as partner to this choreographic walk. .tektoparty. is a walk through locations known to many as landmarks of the Prague landscape, and internationally as a geologically significant site belonging to the Barrandien. These are spaces for the layering of time, perceptions and information. You will have the opportunity to experience elements of the landscape with full sensory perception, if you allow yourself to do so. In this work of ecological performance art, the artists, audience and environment take part in an emancipated, creative dialogue that serves as a prototype for the disruption of society’s hierarchical structures and the anthropocentric worldview.
Some parts of the terrain may be difficult for individuals with a fear of heights and young children. It is also difficult for strollers and prams.
WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU:
-dress appropriately for the weather
-sturdy ankle boots with good soles
-a thermos with a hot drink (light refreshments will be provided)
14:15 | meet at Hlavní nádraží (Main Train Station)
14:34 | train #7756 departs from Hlavní nádraží
14:47 | arrival at Praha – Žvahov
14:50 | .tektoparty. begins
17:50 | estimated conclusion in Hlubočepy
18:06 | train #19925 departs from Praha – Hlubočepy; 18:11 – train arrives at Praha – Smíchov
18:15 | bus 120 departs from Nádraží Hlubočepy – 18:27 arrival at Na knížecí near Anděl metro
18:45 | bus 120 departs from Nádraží Hlubočepy – 18:57 arrival at Na Knížecí near Anděl metro
Language: Czech, English
Running time: 3 hours
Concept and research: Zden Brungot Svíteková
Movement and choreographic research: Zden Brungot Svíteková, Matthew Rogers
Scenario and dramaturgy: Marika Smreková
Performers: Marek Menšík, Marika Smreková, Martina Hajdyla Lacová, Matthew Rogers, Zden Brungot Svíteková
Texts: Marika Smreková, Mário Olšavský, Matthew Rogers, Zden Brungot Svíteková
Costumes and production: Lucia Račková
Consultant: Mário Olšavský
Producer: OSTRUŽINA z.s.
With the support: MK ČR, MHMP, SFK, The Nature of Us and Visegrad Fund
Partners: MOVE Ostrava, z.s., REZI.DANCE Komařice
Thanks to: researchers and staff of the Czech Geological Survey, SKOK!, Studio ALTA, Kiosk, Centre for Choreographic Development SE.S.TA, Polka Dot, Michaela Zemková, Katarzyna Kania, Benjamin Richter, Jana Ryšlavá, Richard Wetter, Daniela Hazuková and all those who joined the journey
Zden Brungot Svíteková is an artist and dancer. Her artistic reflections are nourished by somatic approaches, an interest in nature and the humanities (geology, physics, psychology, language and communication, etc.) and she always embraces the greatest curiosity and respect in encountering different beings, cultures and landscapes. Zden is a co-founder and co-director of the artistic group Ostružina, which focuses on contemporary dance and movement work for spectators of all ages. Ostružina is defined by interdisciplinarity, an openness to innovative approaches, new formats and an interest in presenting work in non-traditional locations.