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

Photo: Vojtěch Brtnický

The body in high resolution

Andrea Miltnerová (GB/CZ)

30. 11., 20.00
Theatre Alfred ve dvoře

With her expressive, creatively minimalistic and technically precise composition, Andrea Miltnerová takes us to a mysterious, at times “Kafkaesque” world. To the fragmented sounds of a Bach concerto, animal instinct merges with a distinctive, pure esthetic. A voyage to a world beneath the skin, a world of muscles and sinews, a journey elsewhere… Fascinated, we sense the intensity of the image, in which time acquires a different dimension…

…with her brilliant solo Fractured she (Miltnerová) is a human tested to the extreme and an insect located in a room. Sound, light, movement and interpretation, create a surreal study of a highly real, disturbed being…
(Volkmar Draeger, Neues Deutschland, Berlin; tanznetz, Munich)

  • Concept and Choreography: Andrea Miltnerová
  • Light and sound design: Jan Komárek
  • Dance: Andrea Miltnerová
  • Co-production: MOTUS – producers of the Alfred ve dvoře Theatre
  • Length: 15 min



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.