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

La Folia
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La Folia
Fascination with the baroque

Andrea Miltnerová (GB/CZ)

30. 11., 20.00
Theatre Alfred ve dvoře

A baroque dance solo for a woman, reconstructed from the original notation, to the music of La Folia, a musical form which has inspired composers from the baroque to the present, from Bach (Peasant Cantata) to Vangelis (his popular film hit Conquest of Paradise).

  • Choreography and notation: Raoul Auger Feuillet, published in 1709
  • Music: Antonio Vivaldi
  • Danced and reconstructed by: Andrea Miltnerová
  • Lighting design: Jan Komárek
  • Co-production: SE.S.TA
  • Length: 3 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.