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

john & jane installations – hors série n°2.4
Photo: archive Les Pénélopes

A performance in the form of an event
for both dancers and non-dancers

Martha Moore

Alfred ve dvoře Theatre
29. 11. 2012, 8.00 pm

The 1970s in the USA are connected with the advent of Post Modern Dance. This era brings up a curious question “What is a contemporary performance in our society?” If we ask this very question today, in the Czech Republic, we will hear answers that reveal a lot about the present state of things in the country. The project will work with a special form of a performance, that of an ‘event’.
The structure of the „event“ was worked out in the Czech Republic by Martha Moore and a group of selected professional artists. For the purpose of the festival they have invited a few more performers - non-dancers and have together created a unique „event“ just for this night!

What are the gestures of everyday movement and the gestures of dance?
What is the role and the place of the performer in the creative process of a production?
  • Concept: Martha Moore in cooperation with performers:
  • Zdenka Brungot Svíteková, Eleonora Folegnani, Iris Heurtaux, Bára Látalová, Pedro Prazeres a Anka Sedláčková and other non-dancers
  • Performance Length: 35–50 min

Produced by:

  • SE.S.TA in cooperation with:
  • MOTUS – produkce divadla Alfred ve dvoře/producer of the Alfred ve dvoře Theatre


Martha Moore (USA)CV

Choreographer, dancer, artistic director of Les Pénélopes, member of the performance collective femmeuses  (directed by Cécile Proust), vagabond performer and choreographer, collaborates with the French and American artists Christine Corday, Ara Fitzgerald, Sophie Lessard and Félix Perrotin. She currently performs for Alban Richard. Félix Perrotin is an architect/visual artist/performer who works under the names of Perrotin, Robert Miranda or John Doe. He is co-author along with Martha Moore of the john & jane installations and « That was easy »