About us – Temporary Collective

About us

Director Petra Tejnorová used to have the group Sgt.Tejnorová & The Commando, dancer and choreographer Tereza Ondrová used to have the dance group VerTeDance. Everything is temporary, and so these groups disappeared as well. The interest of both artists in cross-connecting different genres and disciplines culminated in the creation of the new creative platform Temporary Collective, whose core also includes producer manager Daniela Řeháková, who participated in the most recent independent projects of both artists. In addition to projects within the platform, all founding members are also successfully involved in other activities outside it. Currently, Temporary Collective consists of photographer Marek Bartoš, musician and visual artist Dominik Žižka, and Júlia Pecková.

Temporary Collective seeks the opportunities to explore different territories and media.

Temporary Collective is not based on permanency in terms of a permanent space or a certain theatre building but rather it builds its identity on the diverse relations and locations where a theatre and dance can take a place and on what team structures it can be created.

Temporary Collective enjoys changing structures and reacting to experimental forms which – only after that, it develops.

Temporary Collective enjoys various rhythms – some of our projects are long-term and other ones are just a short series of actions. Creation and destruction. Premiere and the last performance.

Temporary Collective is a variable and living creative organism. We like to create, form collectives based on an inner need to work and create together. Not just to persevere. Basically, that is why our name is TEMPORARY COLLECTIVE!

Dominik Žižka

Dominik Žižka completed a master’s degree in the Interactive Media Studio at the Faculty of Art and Design of the Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem. He also studied at Experimental Studio Volta in the field of installation/performance/video/audio in Belgium. He mostly works with video, audio and installation.

He took part in the latest projects of director Petra Tejnorová and dancer and choreographer Tereza Ondrová.

For example, together they created the live cinema projects Innocence and Nick, the dance projects You Are Here, Nothing Sad, Let’s Go to Dance. He also collaborated on productions for the New Scene of the National Theatre and with the 11:55 ensemble – namely The Truth About 17/11 and Address to the Nation. Together they made the documentary Hello? Is Anyone There?

Marek Bartoš

Marek Bartoš graduated from Tomáš Bata University in Zlín at the Department of Advertising Photography and Graphic Design. In the meantime, he went to study in the United States. He worked as an assistant to Czech and foreign photographers, including Albert Watson (USA), Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin (UK), Steffen Jahn (DE), Andreas Hofmann (DE), Mikhail Korolev (RU), Toshiharu Hashimoto (JP) and Michael Penn (UK).

He has worked together with Petra Tejnorová since 2009 – from the graduate production at the DISK Theatre (Titus Andronicus_let mouchy).

Projects on which he has collaborated with Temporary Collective in recent years: the film The Book About the Plan, the documentary film Hello? Is Anyone There? and the live cinema project Nick.

Daniela Řeháková

Daniela Řeháková completed a master’s degree in production at the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (DAMU). Already during her studies, she founded her own agency, with which she undertook mainly touring performances. At the same time, she worked as the secretary of the Rococo Theatre and then as a producer at the Řeznické Theatre. Since 2003 she has focused on the economic management of cultural institutions (cooperation with many non-profit organizations such as Alt@rt, VerTeDance, Studio Damúza, String of Autumn and mainly with Tanec Praha z.ú). From 2012 – 2015 she was the director of the Ponec Theatre.

She has been collaborating with Tereza Ondrová since 2004.

Tereza Ondrová

Tereza Ondrová is a dancer who, after graduating in dance pedagogy at the Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (HAMU), founded the VerTeDance association in 2004, in which over 20 dance productions were created. Over the several years of its existence, this dance group has collaborated with a number of prominent figures from the Czech and international dance scene, and the ensemble has won many awards. For example, Tichomluva (Award for Discovery in Dance 2005), What is the Weight of Your Desire? – in collaboration with Petra Tejnorová (Dance Production of the Year 2012), Correction – in collaboration with Jiří Havelka (Dance Production of the Year 2014, HERALD ANGEL AWARD 2015, AUDIENCE AWARD AT BE FESTIVAL 2015, MESS FESTIVAL AWARD 2015, TOTAL THEATRE AWARD 2015 NOMINATION), The Cases of Dr. Touret – solo Mrs. Vltavská (Dancer of the Year 2010 Tereza Ondrová), etc.

Since 2012 she has collaborated with Petr Šavel, with whom she has created two duets. The first, Boys Who Like to Play with Dolls – Total Theatre Award Nomination, Amnesty International – Freedom of Expression Award 2015, Priority Companies List 2014 Aerowaves network, nomination for Dance Production of the Year 2014, nomination for Dancer of the Year 2014. The second, the duet entitled As Long as Holding Hands premiered at the prestigious Tanec Praha Festival 2015.

Since 2016 she has also collaborated with film director Petra Tejnorová. Together they created the dance projects You Are Here (2016) – Audience Award at the Czech Dance Platform 2017 and nomination for Production of the Year 2017 award, Nothing Sad (2017) and Let’s Go to Dance (2017).

Their collaboration resulted in the non-traditional documentary film Hello, Is Anyone There? (2017), which premiered at Tanec Praha and looked at the world (and not just the dance world) from the perspective of children.

As a dancer and performer, she has collaborated, for example, with Swedish choreographer Charlotta Öfverholm – Found and Lost (2011), French choreographer Karine Ponties – Same Same (2018), Venezuelan choreographer David Zambrano – Ceviche (2015) and Slovak choreographer Anton Ľahký – Heaven is the Place (2006).

In addition to performing and creating her own original choreographies, she is also involved in dance pedagogy.

Petra Tejnorová

Petra Tejnorová created several successful productions already during her studies at the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (DAMU). In 2008, she was nominated for the Alfred Radok Award in the Talent category. She has long been dedicated to documentary theatre, physical and auteur theatre, and theatre probes into various communities and social strata.

In her latest projects (InnocenceNick) she focused on the genre of live cinema and the connection of theatre and film.

As an author and director, she has collaborated with important theatres in the Czech Republic, such as the Dejvice Theatre, HaDivadlo, Archa Theatre, PONEC Theatre, Studio ALTA, etc.

She created the productions Edge and TimINg for the New Scene of the National Theatre, and she directed the productions Love and Information (2016) and Address to the Nation (2019) at the National Theatre.

She has long collaborated with the ensembles 11:55 and VerTeDance.

She was part of the European project Identity.Move!

Her international projects have been presented at several prestigious foreign festivals (Zdarzenia – Tczew, Stockholm Fringe Festival, APAP New York, Fira Tárrega in Spain, etc.).

She has made two short films (The Book About the Plan – the winning film in the WAVES category – Ostrava Picture 2013, award for best cinematography – Kamera Oko international cinematography film festival). Her latest documentary film Hello, Is Anyone There? was created as part of Tanec Praha 2017.

She also dances with choreographer Tereza Ondrová in the production by Belgian choreographer Karine Ponties Same Same.

She also teaches at the Department of Alternative and Puppet Theatre at the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (KALD DAMU).