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Apr 19, 2018 7:30 PM - Apr 20, 2018


Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, and Poland come together for the V.4 Dance Festival to present some of their most daring dance-makers.

The V.4 Dance Festival brings together some of the boldest dance-makers from the The Visegrád Group (V4), the cultural and political alliance of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. They come together for this rare two-day festival of Central European contemporary dance. 

The festival offers a satisfying and intimate sampling of the fantastical and the hypnotic, the tongue-in-cheek and the playful humdrum of everyday, and features performances by Věra Ondrašíková (Czech Republic), Debris Company (Slovakia), Paweł Sakowicz (Poland) and Timothy and the Things (Hungary):

The V.4 Festival, curated by Laurie Uprichard in association with the Polish Cultural Institute New York and NYU Skirball, features one choreographer/company from each of the Visegrád Countries.

Tickets are $20 for each show, or $35 for both evenings. Tickets can be purchased online HERE, by phone at 212.998.4941, or in person at the NYU Skirball Box Office, 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square: Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00–6:00 P.M.

The code DANCE15 will provide you with $15 tickets to the performances. 

Thursday, April 19th, 7:30PM

  • Věra Ondrašíková (Czech Republic) — Guide is a hypnotic audiovisual experience in which past and present become one. The two performers, in individual solos, sculpt the stage space with lasers to magical effect. Věra Ondrašíková has appeared as a guest performer at, among others, the Komedie Theatre in Prague, and at Festivals throughout Europe. She worked as a choreographer in residence in Mexico, Germany and France. She created the choreography for Havel's Antikódy at the National Theatre, which was also performed in Washington, Miami and New York in 2013. More information HERE
  • Teaser HERE
  • Paweł Sakowicz (Poland) — TOTAL is a solo created and performed by Sakowicz that speculates on dance virtuosity with a tongue in cheek approach. Sakowicz is a choreographer and dancer, working with artists and curators in Warsaw, London and Berlin. Sakowicz’s artistic development was supported by a scholarship awarded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland, a residency program run by the Institute of Music and Dance in Warsaw, and y the Alternative Dance Academy of the Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk.

Friday, April 20th, 7:30PM

  • Debris Company (Slovakia); Stanislava Vlčeková, Choreographer — Wow! is a fantastical duet exploring the history of humankind and its impact on the environment.
  • Timothy and the Things (Hungary); László Fülõp and Emese Cuhorka Choreographers — Your Mother at My Dooris a duet that plays with the idea of boredom and elapsed time spent on odd and humdrum activities. The two extraordinary performers interact with and confront each other in scenes that conjure up childhood foolishness enacted with adult emotions.

More information HERE.

The V.4 Dance Festival is made possible in part with support from the NYU Skirball, the Visegrad Fund, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, Polish Cultural Institute New York, Czech Center New York, Balassi Institute Hungarian Cultural Center New York, Fond na podporu umenia (Fund for the Arts), Central European Institute | Quinnipiac University, Starseed Foundation, Ministry of Culture Czech Republic, Consulate General of Slovakia in New York, and Aerowaves.


NYU Skirball, located in the heart of Greenwich Village, is one of New York City’s major presenters of international work and has been the premier venue for cultural and performing arts events in lower Manhattan since 2003. The 860-seat theater, led by Director Jay Wegman, provides a home for internationally renowned artists, innovators and thinkers. NYU Skirball hosts over 300 events annually, from re-inventions of the classics to cutting-edge premieres, in genres ranging from dance, theater and performance arts to comedy, music and film.

NYU Skirball’s unique partnership with New York University enables it to draw on the University’s intellectual riches and resources to enhance its programming with dialogues, public forums and conversations with artists, philosophers, scientists, Nobel Laureates and journalists. www.nyuskirball.org.

The V.4 Dance Festival is made possible in part with support from the Visegrad Fund, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, Polish Cultural Institute New York, Balassi Institute Hungarian Cultural Center New York, Fond na podporu umenia (Fund for the Arts), Central European Institute|Quinnipiac University, Czech Center, Ministry of Culture in Czech Republic, Consulate General of Slovakia in New York, the Starseed Foundation, and Aerowaves.

Subways: A, B, C, D, E, F, M to West 4th St.; R & W to 8th Street; 6 to Astor Place. Follow NYU Skirball on Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter

Programs, artists and ticket prices are subject to change.




NYU Skirball, 566 LaGuardia Place (Between West 4th and West 3rd Street)


From: Apr 19, 2018 7:30 PM
To: Apr 20, 2018


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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