My Artistic Statement
A native of the Czech Republic, a professional dancer and for several years now, a choreographer based in Montreal, I have always felt the need to find my own way, my own “steps”, and to invent my own choreographic language. I have had the opportunity to develop as a choreographer by creating several of my own works, in particular for the Ballet du Rhin de Mulhouse and the Conservatoire de danse de St. Louis, in France, as well as in Prague, and more recently here in Montreal, while dancing in main companies like Les Grands Ballets Canadiens and Ballet Jazz, I have produced and choreographed full evening shows like Métamorphose de l'amour, at Théâtre La Chapelle or Fragmented Mind and Blue Dependence at Cinquième Salle at Place des Arts.
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My recent works have elicited interest from the professional dance community in Montreal and elsewhere.
I view dance as a very complex form of artistic expression that cannot be restricted to a single aesthetic. As a choreographer, I want to synthesize a number of approaches within contemporary dance, that serve my artistic vision. I want to create a multi-disciplinary universe, where dancers using their physicality as a tool, are exploring different parts of our social questions, with real human approach. I want my work to be relevant to nowadays.
My experience tells me that often art compels our understanding and empathy of serious issues more effectively than words or statistics. Deeply infused with my desire to further development as a choreographer is a belief that my work must be relevant to the society in which I inhabit. I see this opportunity as the possibility to fulfill both!
I attach great importance to the act of conveying ideas, emotions and concepts to the audience, while respecting certain minimalism and purity of movements. When I create I always think that “less is more”. I am interested in more than emotion and seek a number of connecting themes: stories, experiences or ideas to weave together in space.
Lately I am absorbed by exploring the possibility of other artistic mediums such as video projection, text, props, which, when properly utilized can greatly enrich the dance expression by contextualizing ideas, either directly or by juxtaposition, within the abstraction of dance.
My goal ideally is to let people dream and leave the theatre with inspiration and something to think about!