Same Same – Temporary Collective

Same Same

Leading Czech creative dancer Tereza Ondrová and theatre director Petra Tejnorová explore the boundaries of subtle humour, irony and absurdity under the directorial-choreographic leadership of Karine Ponties. Inspired by Buster Keaton, despite all the lightness of the form they can move us with their depth and sincerity.

A heron falling to pieces trussed up in its feathers and sitting on sticks. A snake eagle swirls in large, paced circles before it melts. That is their wild side. Nothing defines human beings better than their disposition to accomplish absurd acts to obtain results that are just as improbable. In a world where reason is a nice façade, the bursting in of nonsense brings us to face our relationship with normalcy and allows us to open up to unbeaten paths. Somewhere between burnout and brownout, two women, exposed to each other like a palindrome in a distorting mirror, lose their direction and rekindle with their wild animal.

Tereza Ondrova and Petra Tejnorova in an unexpected duo under the direction of Franco-Belgian choreographer Karine Ponties.

The performance SAME SAME got a Czech Dance Platform special mention in 2019 for great work with humour and complexity. Tereza Ondrová got also the Czech Dance Platform 2019 Award for the piece SAME SAME as the most outstanding performer.

Premiere: 11. 6. 2018, PONEC – dance venue

photo: Vojtěch Brtnický


PONEC - dance venue

Creators and collaborators

Concept a choreography
Karine Ponties (BE/FR)

Tereza Ondrová (CZ)
Petra Tejnorová (CZ)

Lighting design a dramaturgy
Guillaume Toussaint Fromentin (BE)

Lights operator
Zuzana Režná (CZ)

Linda Průšová (CZ)

danceWATCH / Karolína Hejnová (CZ)
Dame de Pic / Rachel Goldenberg (BE)

TANEC PRAHA festival (CZ)
Le 140 (BE)

55 min
The performance contains music.


M1 Fringe Festival,
Singapore, SG

Festival Quartiers Danses, Montréal, CA

Drama Queer, Bratislava, SK

FIND Festival Internazionale Nuova Danza, Cagliari,  IT

Czech Dance Platform, Prague,CZ
Kalamata International Dance Festival 2020, Kalamata, GR