CARTE BLANCHE - project "Landmines"
5:00 PM17:00

CARTE BLANCHE - project "Landmines"

I was invited to present one of my new work at the Gala evening performance CARTE BLANCHE organized by Danse a la Carte, this duet is a collaboration with Sébastien Cossette-Masse exploring the topic of LANDMINES.

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Title of work : LANDMINES

Choreography and interpretations : Eva Kolarova with Sébastien Cossette-Masse

Music : to be determined 

Short description:

Every day, people die or lose limbs from stepping on a landmine. Mostly in countries at peace – and the majority of victims are civilians. 

Over 10 million stockpiled mines await destruction. Massive tracts of land are still infested and thus too dangerous for productive use. Tens of thousands of victims and their families have not yet received adequate support. The presence of mines continues to impede social and economic development.


The entire piece will be presented on 3.12.2019 at a fundraiser for an organization called “Hi-Canda”, in order to help raise awareness of people suffering the consequences from landmines. 

For more info about the fundraiser please click here:

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Stream of Light / Capricho Arabe
to Aug 18

Stream of Light / Capricho Arabe

Thank you for this wonderful post show review:

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Kolarova Danse will be premiering her solo Stream of Light / Capricho Arabe in Toronto within the Festival DANCE made in / fait au CANADA.

Toronto premiere

A beam of light crosses through a windowed door in a hall and invites the outside world into the house. On the shelf is an old hat, a souvenir from past travels. In this solo contemporary ballet, Eva Kolarova reminds us of our insignificance in the face of the greatness, beneath  the vastness of the stars that look over us.

Choreography and interpretation: Eva Kolarova 

Composer: Fransecso Tarrego

Music interpretation: Alexandra Whittingham

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by Maurice Elmaleh

by Maurice Elmaleh

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RE-IMAGINE /Festival St-Ambroise FRINGE de Montréal
to Jun 16

RE-IMAGINE /Festival St-Ambroise FRINGE de Montréal

INVITATION to the world premiere of RE-IMAGINE, new dance creation by Eva Kolarova, presented within the St-Ambroise FRINGE Festival in Montreal 2019.


Interpreted by Eva Kolarova, Jerimy Rivera and Ashley Werhun

Music by Sam Airey and Charles Bicari

Choreographed by Eva Kolarova

“Loneliness……young love is a little foolishness, a lot of curiosity and suffering, with its frantic haughty imagination - a burning phrase with no context !“


13 JUNE - THU at 22:00h

14 JUNE - FRI at 19:45h

15 JUNE - SAT at 17:45h

16 JUNE - SUN at 17:15h

At the studio of Jean-Valcourt du Conservatoire ( 4750 Henri Julien Ave, Montreal )

Box-Office: 514-849-FEST/ Tickets price: 12$

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LocalMotion Lab
7:00 PM19:00

LocalMotion Lab

LocalMotion Lab is a choreographic platform based in Montreal, showcasing the work of  seven established choreographers of diverse dance backgrounds led by choreographer and dancer Eva Kolarova.  

LocalMotion Lab arose after noticing many incredibly talented independent choreographers here in Montreal eager to present their work however underrepresented due to the difficulties of self production and instability of relying solely on dance presenters. 

LocalMotion Lab is a platform for choreographers, to present dance work of 15 - 20 minutes, within a supportive, inspiring environment, benefiting from LocalMotion Labs feedback and wide range of experiences. Artistic choices are left up to each creator and with the support of the group where we share equal responsibility with no limitations placed artistically on the work presented.   

After much thought Espace Danse in the Wilder building in the heart of Quartiers des Spectacles was selected as the appropriate venue for our endeavour of offering to the public of a bouquet of seven different universes by choreographers:

Eva KolarovaVictoria MayErin FlynnKyra Jean GreenJanelle HacaultJason Martin and Greg Selinger

LocalMotion lab show will have its world premiere:

March 1st, 2019 at 7pm 

Salle Rouge/ Espace Danse/ Wilder building/Quartiers des Spectacles

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16th Edition Festival Quartiers Danses
8:00 PM20:00

16th Edition Festival Quartiers Danses

I am very happy to announce that I will be participating at the 16th Edition Festival Quartiers Danses, in Montreal, Canada on September 11th, 2018 at Cinquième Salle, Place des Arts. 

This new duet is called "Encounter" and is about two individuals, a woman and a man who come from very different cultures. 

Despite all the differences in the language and social barriers which lie between them, they feel a deep, inexplicable connection and attraction to each other. It is stronger than all the social constructs and taboos surrounding them.

In the face of these challenges, they try to find a way to deal with their rising emotions. They cannot demonstrate or express them fully, nor can they deny the elephant in the room. 

Their bodies travel through a wide range of emotions, from tenderness to violence, from resistance to passion, from happiness to desperation, all while under the surface, their secret attraction builds.

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Daegu International Festival 2018, South Korea
8:00 PM20:00

Daegu International Festival 2018, South Korea

I was invited to perform at the Daegu International Choreographic Festival 2018, to present my new solo piece, called "Who was I ?" 

The date of my performance will be on June 2nd, 2018 in Daegu, South Korea. 



One day I woke up in the morning feeling confused.                                             

I did not want to leave my bed, my head was empty and the only one thought I had was:

“Who am I ? Where am I, and why ? “

This question was never on my mind before. I don’t feel the time passing by, maybe I am still dreaming ? Or am I awake in my dream ?

I am trying to calm down…. I am Eva, I am a woman, I am a daughter, I am Czech ….. NO ! this is not me, these are my roles… like clothes I put on every day.

But who am “I “ without all this ?! OR who was I before the world told me, who to be ?  And here my journey of self discovery begins within this solo piece, called

“Who was I ?!“ .

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7:00 PM19:00

Performing at the event NIGHT TO REMEMBER

I WAS HAPPY TO BE INVITED AND PERFORM AT the 6th Annual, A Night To Remember Gala in support of the Alzheimer Society of Montreal.

The purpose of A Night To Remember is to help dispel myths about the disease and eliminate the stigma associated with dementia. The needs are increasing exponentially so our goal is to invest now in building dementia-friendly communities right here in Montreal. Our goal is to inspire you with a feeling of hope about the ability for people to continue enjoying life. From in-home respite and art therapy workshops to counseling and educational support groups there are many ways to improve the quality of life for people at all stages of the disease.

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8:00 PM20:00

Quartiers Danses

I will be participating with my new creation Constellation in dance festival Quartiers Danses in Montréal, performing on September 10th at Cinquième Salle at Place des Arts. 


In Constellation, rising choreographer Eva Kolarova uses the imagery of the night sky to reflect on loneliness in a world of frantic entanglement. The frenzied nature of our cities, our countries and our own web of anxieties cause us to lose sight of the larger picture; the great expanse of stars above. She faces our feelings of solitude and insignificance head-on, reminding us to look up at that cradle of constellations; that map of history and civilization which connects us all.

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12:00 PM12:00

Performance outside/ Street performance


Stream of light | Eva Kolarova

A beam of light crosses the windowed door of the hall and invites the outside world into the house. On the shelf, an old hat, a souvenir from past travels… In this contemporary ballet, three performers remind us of our insignificance in the face of the greatness of the stars that look over us.

  • Dancers: Eva Kolarova, Renata Comisso, Andrew Mikhaiel
  • Music(composer) Max Richter
  • Lighting  Daniel Ranger


At Place du marché Atwater

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5:00 PM17:00

Sharing Dance Montreal

JUNE 2, 2017 from 5pm till 8pm, Jardins Gamelin, Quartier des Spectacles

I am happy to be participating with my solo which I have choreographed and will dance myself at Sharing Dance Montréal. 

"Come see the beautiful Eva Kolarova perform at Sharing Dance Day 2017 at Jardins Gamelin, Montreal on JUNE 2nd!"

Sharing Dance is Canada’s National Ballet School’s flagship community outreach initiative offering free dance programs for all Canadians—to get healthy, active and artistically engaged. Featuring multifaceted programming and supported through a collection of free online resources, Sharing Dance includes:

High-quality dance activities for children and youth—both in and out of the classroom.
Health and wellness dance programs for seniors, focused specifically on improving quality of life and creating community.

Sharing Dance Canada 2017, a nation-wide, engagement program culminating in multi-generational community performances on Sharing Dance Day, celebrating Canada’s 150th.

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6:30 PM18:30


FRIDAY, JANUARY 27 2017 FROM 6:00pm
Conseil des Arts de Montréal
1210 rue Sherbrooke Est, Montréal H2L1L9

Come meet the dancers and discover their work in studio before they leave on tour. The work shown has been choreographed by the BJM dancers - a first for our Montreal audience!

For the more festive, keep the night going with music selection by Guillaume Michaud. Musical performances by Laurent Bourque Kayleigh O'Connor and Annie Pigeon.

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Participation with a new duet Chrysalis - phase III. by Eva Kolarova at Carte Blanche
8:00 PM20:00

Participation with a new duet Chrysalis - phase III. by Eva Kolarova at Carte Blanche

Carte Blanche is a platform for artistic performances that highlights and fosters the diversity of practices, approaches and philosophies within the professional dance community in Montreal. In addition to bringing dancers from all corners of the city, this event presents extracts of plays and short works of contemporary ballet, contemporary dance, urban dance, circus, videodance (Cinédanse) and more.
Carte Blanche offers an annual meeting place for dance professionals in our community, a crossroads for meeting new people and network with artists from a variety of styles and dance companies. In presenting Carte Blanche, Dance a la Carte like to encourage the choreographers and artists to create freely, to take creative risks, explore new partnerships and mergers, and deepen the distinction of their artistic signature. We welcome distributors, directors and officers of the Montreal dance community and beyond, to provide the greatest possible visibility to our artists and our collective.

More info:!carte-blanche/cdmc

Benefits are followed by a big party in the beautiful Rialto Theatre

2nd September at 8pm
(Cocktails and music from a live DJ).

Photos by  Sasha Onyshchenko

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Matter - choreographic residency in France
to Jul 9

Matter - choreographic residency in France

Matter is a new cca 80min full-evening creation for three dancers, it is a collaboration between me as a choreographer and multimedia engineering and visual artist for live performance and interactivity Thomas Pachoud.

Matter will take place in the summer of 2017 in France.
For now we will have a first residency of research and creation from June 20th to July 9th 2016 at the Centre National Chorégraphique à Montbéliard.

You are cordially invited to attend our first presentation of work in progress on Wednesday 6th July at 19h at 

La Scène Numérique de MA Scène Nationale de Montbeliard

21 rue Leprince-Ringuet, 25200 MONTBÉLIARD.

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7:30 PM19:30

Art Crush

Collaboration between Eva Kolarova and Art Crush.

ART CRUSH is an invitation to get into the music and to revisit pieces that may be familiar for some, and new to others. It's a window to experience them through the prism of other art forms. The concert can be described as an on-stage visual 'transmission' of mood and emotions from one artistic discipline to another and back again, forming a chain reaction or cycle of inspiration.

The ensemble unites musicians, dancers and visual artists on stage together.

What ignites the idea for a choreography, how does the music affect the dancer or inspire the line of an artist? How will they interpret the music's emotions, colours and nuances?
A show based on the classical chamber music setting, Art Crush hopes to create a powerful concert experience that transports the public past standard boundaries and explore a different way to experience these musical works. Musicians, dancers and visual artists will be on stage together.

A premiere performance you don’t want to miss! The Art Crush Show ensemble presents, in its entirety, Canadian Richard Reed Parry’s debut album, recently released on the Deutsche Grammophon label. A member of the rock band Arcade Fire, composer and multi-instrumentalist Parry has created innovative, experimental music that’s played in sync with the heart and breathing rates of the musicians performing it.

Saturday 4th June, 2016 at 7:30pm

Multi-purpose centre, 81 Hooper St., Saint-Lambert

Duration: 90 min.

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World premiere of Fragmented Mind creation by Eva Kolarova
8:00 PM20:00

World premiere of Fragmented Mind creation by Eva Kolarova

Welcome to Fragmented Mind - an original contemporary ballet choreographed by Eva Kolarova, playing at Place des Arts on February 12th & 13th. Through dance, video projection and original scoring, we explore the fragility of the human mind and how psychosis is manifested in our society. This multidisciplinary show is brought to the stage by a dedicated team of young professionals based in Montreal, with residencies at L'Espace Marie Chouinard and L'école Supérieure de Ballet du Québec. It truly is a labour of love, born and raised in Montreal... GET YOUR TICKETS HERE:

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to Oct 11

Dance creation "Förvandlingen" or also "The Haze" by Joseph Sturdy in Sweden

I was chosen to dance in a new dance creation "Förvandlingen" by Joseph Sturdy in Sweden, a collaboration between Dans I Nord company and I that began the 24th August, rehearsing in a city Pitea in Sweden, where we had our residency. The premiere was on the 18th September following by a tour in Sweden. In total 15 presentations in a different cities.

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to Aug 22

Participation at NDT Summer Intensive in Den Haag

I have the honor and great pleasure to share the news that I was selected to participate in NDT summer workshop and that I have been offered a scholarship to be able to participate.

NDT Summer Intensive is a unique experience which takes place in the atmosphere and surroundings of our company’s home. In our studios you will take part in an intensive training program comprised of our company repertoire, workshops new composition and classes focused on dance technique. We offer a professional training program aimed at developing yourself as a versatile contemporary dancer, which will be overseen by our international artistic team of choreographers and teachers. The repertoire of NDT’s resident and associate choreographers forms the basis of this two weeks course.

Open Evening


The last evening of NDT Summer Intensive we welcome everybody at the Open Evening in Theater aan het Spui in The Hague! In the theatre studios you can enjoy open lessons and rehearsals and experience the participants results of the summer course. FInal elemet of the evening is a presentation of new work by choreographers Jianhui Wang, Jiří Pokorný, andJoeri Dubbe.

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2:00 PM14:00

Princess Agnus Dei

2 show times, Thursday June 4, 2015; 2pm & 8pm 
Tour de Lévis, Jean Drapeau 

Venue has a maximum capacity of 50 per showing. TICKETS MUST BE RESERVED IN ADVANCE
To reserve, email:
Directions will be sent to you via email when you reserve.

Princess Agnus Dei
An independent production created and directed by: Astrid Lloyd. Original score by Ralph Denzer
Thursday, June 4th, 2015. 2pm and 8pm. Tour de Lévis, Ile Ste Helene, Parc Jean Drapeau, Montreal 

Princess Agnus Dei is a multimedia performance set against an elaborate architectural installation, Hammock. The focus of the work is the character Princess, performed by dancer Eva Kolarova, elaborated with an original score, featuring piano, violin, clarinet, and voice; all punctuated with a heartbeat of Métis jig. The costume and installation are constructed of industrial materials: white electrical cable, red marrettes, black rubber tie-downs, and white zip ties. The architectural element, a giant hammock and tube ladder made of cable lace, functions as the bed of Princess. Both materially and conceptually, the structure is an extension of the costume, body and persona of Princess. Using traditional bobbin lacemaking techniques, 40 custom made steel bobbins, Hammock has been under construction since 2008.

Princess Agnus Dei and Hammock belong to a much larger art/life experiment called The Superwoman Project; A Novel in Four Costumes (2000- ongoing). The Superwoman Project can be described as a freedom quest, a study of archetypes, and an experiment in performativity–– how individuals perform themselves into being. Each of the four costumes represents a distinct persona, who is also responsible for her own body of work. The project addresses a wide range of interconnected themes including sexuality and violence, freedom and bondage, liminality (interiority vs. exteriority), and the metaphysical relationship between bodies and architecture.

The character of Princess was developed in response to horrific images of slaughtered women which surfaced during the 2006 trial of mass murderer Robert Pickton. First exhibited as solo performance, the current iteration of Princess is an ensemble production comprised of several performing artists. The ritual performance of Princess casts out the Sad Victim archetype.

As a Master of Fine Arts candidate at Concordia University, Lloyd has been studying the intersections of performance art, theatre and ritual. Following the performance of Princess Agnus Dei in Montreal, the massive cable lace structure will be installed in a grove of Trembling Aspens on the shores of Lac Matagami in Northern Quebec where it will remain indefinitely. The June 4 performance draws together a rich group of artists all interested in experimental performance work.


Ralph Denzer - composer 
Eva Kolarova - Princess - Lead Dancer
Yvonne Chartrand - Heart of Princess - Second Dancer (Métis jigger)
Emilie Monnet - Voice of Princess - Vocalist
Marie-Lys Trudel - Sadness - Violin
Milan Sumas - Liberty - Clarinet
Julie Migner-Laurin - Beauty - Piano
Solo Fugere - Comfort - Mime

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10:30 PM22:30

Art Crush concert

Concert avec un concept nouveau genre qui fusionne la danse, la peinture et la musique de chambre. Vivez une expérience musicale dynamique, avec une véritable transformation multidisciplinaire où se métamorphosent les diverses formes artistiques.

Découvrez Art Crush, un évènement à partager avec vos amis et familles! 

Art Crush Show / En vedette l’ensemble Art Crush : Marc Djokic, Marina Thibeault et Dominic Painchaud 

MARC DJOKIC, violon 

AVERY ZHAO, artiste visuelle
SOPHIE MORRO, artiste visuelle


Samedi 30 mai, 22 h 30, Centre multifonctionnel de Saint-Lambert
Durée : 90 min.
Billets: $25 Régulier / $15 Etudiant
Site du festival:
Site de Art Crush:

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to May 23

Death and the maiden, creation from Stephan Thoss


Inspired by the eponymous score by Franz Schubert, this creation is rooted in Greek mythology : the abduction of Kore, the daughter of Demeter, goddess of the harvest, by the God of Hell, Death. This myth, a veritable analogy of the cycle of seasons, was

Stephan Thoss’ inspiration. Death and the Maiden is sure to be a meditation on the themes of time, from youth to old age. German expressionism and perpetual movement are hallmarks of this deeply moving ballet.

Presented at Place des Arts, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens

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