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The Visegrad Countries – the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia – represent a cultural and political
alliance of four Central European countries formed in 1993 to foster their integration into the European Union.

 

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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.

Featuring performances by Debris Company with choreography by Stanislava Vlčeková (Slovakia), Věra Ondrašíková (Czech Republic), Paweł Sakowicz (Poland), and Timothy and the Things with choreography by László Fülõp (Hungary).

Thursday, April 19th: 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.

  • Paweł Sakowicz (Poland) — TOTAL is a solo created and performed by Sakowicz that speculates on dance virtuosity with a tongue in cheek approach.  Sakowicz trained at London Contemporary Dance School and knows his subject matter all too well.

Friday, April 20th:

  • 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 Door is 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.

Curated by Laurie Uprichard.

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, the Starseed Foundation, and the Ministry of Culture in Czech Republic.

 

CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER NEW ORLEANS
Wednesday, April 25 at 7pm

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.

Wednesday, April 25 at 8:30pm
Timothy and the Things
(Hungary); László Fülõp and Emese Cuhorka Choreographers
Your Mother at My Door is 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.

Thursday, April 26 at 7pm
Debris Company (Slovakia); Stanislava Vlčeková, Choreographer
Wow! is a fantastical duet exploring the history of humankind and its impact on the environment.

Thursday, April 26 at 8:30pm
Paweł Sakowicz (Poland)
TOTAL is a solo created and performed by Sakowicz that speculates on dance virtuosity with a tongue in cheek approach.  Sakowicz trained at London Contemporary Dance School and knows his subject matter all too well.


Support is provided by the Visegrad Fund, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, Polish Cultural Institute New York, Fond na podporu umenia (Fund for the Arts), Central European Institute | Quinnipiac University, and the Starseed Foundation.

Curated by Laurie Uprichard