SE.S.TA - Centre for Choreographic Developement
International Festival of Contemporary Dance Korespondance 2012

Photo: David Dominici

A Baroque deconstruction

Andrea Miltnerová (GB/CZ)

4. 12., 20.00
Wannieck Gallery Brno

A Baroque statue is a celebration of movement but its balance is unstable. And the Moon is Still Dreaming… explores the borders of this space. Three central spheres, planets or ephemeral bubbles that dictate a dialogue between the dancers‘ bodies, attract one‘s attention in a very subtle way and turn the duet into a hard-to-believe quintet. Two dancers in suspension manoeuvre between the sky and the ground. This hindsight of baroque statues turns the choreography into a journey to Béatrice Massin‘s “new Baroque“

“… A humorous study on the theme of a baroque statue; a study on balance where everything revolves, plays, bounces and springs…”
(Philippe Verriele, Danser magasine, 2012)

  • Concept and choreography: Andrea Miltnerová
  • Dance: Romana Konrádová, Andrea Miltnerová
  • Light and sound design: Jan Komárek
  • Costumes: Kamila Čubová, Josef Formánek
  • Coproduction: SE.S.TA o.s.
  • Length: 45 min

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Born in the UK, regularly visits Prague as dancer for performances in the National Theatre. Herself a dancer of baroque and contemporary dance, she is also active as theatre and film actress. She participated in a range of projects by foreign choreographers and in operas. She gained her ample experience through close collaboration with the greatest personalities in baroque dance in Europe. With her current approach, she is giving baroque dance in Czech Republic an entirely new image. Her deep interest in the baroque led her to collaborate on the reconstruction of baroque operas and to create her own performances based on movement analysis and ethnochoreographic research, for example The Baroque Body Revealed, Pentimento and Vertical Horizontal. She has worked as a director, choreographer and dancer with the early music ensembles Collegium Marianum and Collegium 1704.