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 "Frontier" 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.
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.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE PIECE:
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 ?!“ .
Invited as a guest teacher and a choreographer at the Korea National University - Dance, in Seoul, South Korea
From March till June 2018 Eva got a new opportunity and was invited as a guest teacher of contemporary dance and as a choreographer for the Dance department at renowned Korea University in Seoul, South Korea.
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.
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.
Come and join me. I am teaching a FREE workshop for the dance community in Montreal, within the Festival Quartiers Danses 2017. The workshops will take place at the Place des arts.
To register CLICK here: http://quartiersdanses.com/en/ateliers-de-danse-gratuits/
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
SATURDAY 26TH AUGUST ▶︎ 12 PM
I am very happy to be invited to perform in the opening of Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur and perform my new two duets I choreographed, especially with the live music of Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk one of the most influential cultural couples in music in Canada today.
I was invited to give a contemporary workshop in dance studio Schola Artist in Brno, Czech republic.
Platform is a chance to discover the work of Springboard 2017’s international Emerging Choreographers! These hand-selected artists will present excerpts of their work at L’espace culturel Georges-Emile-Lapalme in a FREE performance open to the public.
I will be participating as an emerging choreographer at Springboard Danse in Montréal this upcoming June 2017. I was selected to create a new work for young talented dancers from around the world.
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.
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.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 27 2017 FROM 6:00pm
Conseil des Arts de Montréal
1210 rue Sherbrooke Est, Montréal H2L1L9
A SPECIAL EVENING WITH THE 14 COMPANY DANCERS
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.
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: http://www.dansealacarte.com/#!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
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.
I am proud to announce that Fragmented Mind was chosen to be part of the FESTIVAL CLASSICA on the 5th June 2016 at 3:30pm in St.Lambert.
For more info:
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.
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: http://m.placedesarts.com/mobile/shows/event.en.html?event.id=17400
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.
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.
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.
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
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
MARINA THIBEAULT, alto
DOMINIC PAINCHAUD, violoncelle
AVERY ZHAO, artiste visuelle
SOPHIE MORRO, artiste visuelle
JEAN-FRANCOIS LABELLE, artiste visuel
EVELYNE LAFOREST, danse
REMI OUELLETTE, danse
Samedi 30 mai, 22 h 30, Centre multifonctionnel de Saint-Lambert
Durée : 90 min.
Billets: $25 Régulier / $15 Etudiant
Site du festival: http://www.festivalclassica.com/
Site de Art Crush: http://artcrushshow.com/
GERMAN EXPRESSIONISM & PERPETUAL MOTION
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