Happening DUETS – Temporary Collective

Happening DUETS

The National Gallery in Prague will be transformed into a space for a happening version of a performance which premiered in December 2019 at the PONEC Theatre. Come for a meeting with performers Viktor Černický and Tereza Ondrová, with whom you will be able to create a completely unique duet. These are not demanding physical performances, but rather a few minutes or seconds shared and experienced together. They look forward to creating this duet with you.

DUETS is a production based on real and improvised encounters between people right in front of the audience. The DUETS were a study of non-verbal communication, and intense sharing of the moment. Viewers had the opportunity to watch and at the same time participate in a truly exceptional and unique meeting. A catalogue of authentic minimalist movements and individual reactions to this extraordinary situation was created right before their eyes. This project of meetings and encounters emerged from the creators’ desire to slow down, to experience essential encounters with people they would not otherwise meet and is based on sensitivity to detail.

Happening: 25. 6. 2020, National Gallery in Prague

photo: Marek Bartoš


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Creators and collaborators

Concept: Petra Tejnorová a Tereza Ondrová, Viktor Černický and coll
Direction: Petra Tejnorová
Dramaturgy: Sodja Lotker
Conceptual cooperation: Nina Jacques
Movement cooperation, research: Petra Hauerová, Matthew Rogers
Light design: Katarína Ďuricová
Music: Dominik Žižka
Production: Laura Zemanová
Photo: Marek Bartoš & Vojtěch Brtnický
Supported by: Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, State Cultural Fund of the Czech Republic, Metrostav,  Život umělce Foundation
Partners: PONEC ⁠–⁠ dance venue, Studio ALTA, CIRQUEON