With strobe lighting effects.
Guide is an audio-visual performance about acquiring knowledge, finding strength, courage and determination, but also about aging… Would we do something differently if we knew how it would all end one day? What if some day someone who wants to help us is waiting there and we don't hear them? A performance about searching for a guide, that takes place, while we are not aware of it.
"Speaking about GUIDE, this theme touches all of us in the sence of what do we learn...if we could have the opportunity to learn from ourselves in the future from somebody else who is looking back – what would we do, what would we want to know, what we would change. The topic itself is one of the theme that hits everybody, but it was also very beautifully done, the way how the effectes were used, absolute precision of the movements was quite magical and I think that was something I certainly vaulted."
Laura Kumin (The director of Certamen Coreográfico de Madrid)
After graduating from the arts grammar school, Věra Ondrašíková went on to study choreography at AMU in Prague. As a dancer she has taken part in projects by Czech and foreign choreographers. She won the Most Outstanding Dancer Award at the Masdanza Festival in the Canary Islands and was nominated in the Das beste deutsche Tanzsolo competition in Leipzig. She has appeared as a guest performer at, among others, the Komedie Theatre in Prague (Klára S. – directed by David Jařab). Her performances have been presented at the Tanec Praha Festival, the Biennale de la danse in Lyon, the Aerowaves Festival in London, Aerodance in Amsterdam, Cynetart in Dresden and Masdanza in the Canary Islands (1st prize for group work). She has worked as a choreographer in residence in Mexico, Germany and France. She created the choreography for Havel'sAntikódy at the New Stage of the National Theatre, which was also performed in Washington, Miami and New York in 2013.
Concept and choreography: Věra Ondrašíková
Interactive media: Dan Gregor
Live Music: Filip Míšek
Performers: Jaro Ondruš, Miloslav Mejzlík/Josef Kotěšovský
With the support of: PONEC – the dance venue, Ministry of Culture, Prague City Hall, AV MEDIA, RPishop, Nethemba, DAMU