During the pandemic and creative meetings conducted remotely, choreographers Tereza Ondrová and Silvia Gribaudi asked various questions: What would life look like if we saw it from an insect’s perspective? Can another living creature inspire us so much that we change our own lives? How can we alter the anthropocentric view of the world? Similar questions were already explored by Sara Michieletto and Elisabetta Zavoli, whose concept formed the basis of this Insectum in Prague project. It will premiere next year and will offer the first live meeting to share within this year’s TANEC PRAHA Festival.
This project started during the pandemic thanks to an online meeting of choreographers Tereza Ondrová and Silvia Gribaudi, who asked themselves the following questions:
“What would life look like from an insect’s point of view?”
“Have you ever felt like an insect?”
“Can we turn our lifestyle upside down by being inspired by another living creature?”
“How can we change the anthropocentric view of the world?”
“How can we change our view of the world at this point in history and find new ways to adapt to the times we live in?”
These questions arose during the IN-SECTUM project by artists Elisabetta Zavoli and Sara Michieletta. At Insectum in Prague, Tereza Ondrová and Silvia Gribaudi explored this concept through their bodies.
Insectum in Prague started in Prague in 2020 and was presented online for the first time. It will have its premiere in 2022 in Prague and in 2021 will offer the first live meeting to share.
Premiere:10. June 2021
Creators and collaborators
Choreography: Tereza Ondrová, Silvia Gribaudi
Performer: Tereza Ondrová
Produced by: Temporary Collective / Daniela Řeháková
Co-production: Tanec Praha z.ú. / TANEC PRAHA, PONEC – dance venue
Supported by: Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, City of Prague, Studio ALTA, REZI.DANCE – Komařice
Inspired by: “IN- SECTUM PROJECT” – Sara Michieletto and Elisabetta Zavoli