SILENT is an audio performance for a group of audience members in public space that consists of movement/workout instructions for body and thought over the course of 35 minutes. The audio is started by one voice and continued by the next to create a series of voices that together develop one landscape of thought and movement.
SILENT responds to the Covid-19 pandemic, its impact on the public space, on closed borders and the inability to travel, on exposed vulnerabilities of our bodies. How do we as individuals in such a world connect with each other? What does the body remember and what does it forget? Can we create new bonds? Can we experience closeness in such a world? How have our bodies changed in this time? The body in the main role – in the space between loneliness and sharing. Explore a new experience with us!
The performance takes place with headphones, which will be available for everyone to borrow on site.
The performance follows up on other activities of the international research project DANCING MUSEUMS, of which SILENT is a part. The organizer is Tanec Praha in cooperation with the Prague City Gallery and the National Theatre.
Photo: Vojta Brtnický
Graphics: Terezie Štindlová
Premiere:19. September 2021
Location:Václav Havel Square
Creators and collaborators
Concept: Petra Tejnorová, Tereza Ondrová, Sodja Lotker
Direction: Petra Tejnorová & kol. | coll.
Dramaturgical consultation: Sodja Lotker
Voice choreography: Tereza Ondrová , Masako Matsushita ,Ingvild Isaksen, Petra Hauerová, Sally E. Dean, Fredrik Petrov, Jonathan Ibsen
Research with artists: Matthew, Rogers, Helena Arenbergerová, Tomáš Janypka
Technical production: Katarína Morávek Ďuricová
Sound Supervision: Jan Sedláček
Sound Design: Stanislav Abrahám
Production: Temporary Collective / Daniela Řeháková
Director’s Assistant: Roman Poliak
Production Assistant: Adina Hanáková
Co-production: Tanec Praha z.ú. / TANEC PRAHA – festival
The performance is presented with the support of Tanec Praha z.ú. / PONEC – dance venue.