Moetivi Caravan / Expedition Home – the book
The book about four years of Moetivi Caravan is full of photos from residencies and trips. The texts in Czech and English summarise the entire development of the international project from the first idea, through the residencies to the three finished performances in the Czech, Icelandic and Norwegian caravans. The book can be purchased at Moetivi Caravan performances or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whimsical Paranoid: work-in-progress (gallery)
On Friday, September 22nd, performers Martina Martín, Sade Mamedova and Lorenzo Ponteprimo concluded their creative residency. Thank you to everyone who came to see the work-in-progress of their project Whimsical Paranoid and the National Recovery Plan for support.
The international creative residency at KD Mlejn will be ended by work-in-progress dance sci-fi performance
More Than Just Theatre is the title of the residency project announced by the production platform ProFitArt together with the German partner The Theaterfestival Schwindelfrei. The first of the two selected residencies, the dance sci-fi project Oxy-Gen | Embers, will be finalized this Friday, July 14, with a public work-in-progress at KD Mlejn in Prague.
Norwegian Moetivi Caravan on PIT Festival
At the beginning of June we went to Porsgrunn, Norway, to the PIT festival, which featured a performance of our partners of the Moetivi Caravan project. The Norwegian production, which was created parallely with the Czech and Icelandic productions, is called Jomfrulandet, also explores what home means to us, and takes place in a small caravan. We thank the Norwegian team for taking us on their own journey to find home, and the EEA and Norway Grants for their support. Look at the photos in the gallery.
Oxy-Gen | Embers
Oxy-Gen| Embers is the first project we selected based on open call. The first of two residencies we are doing in collaboration with Theaterfestival Schwindelfrei Mannheim and KD Mlejn within the project More Than Just a Theatre. A project by German dancer and choreographer Lisa Bless and her collaborator, dancer Anand Dhanakoti from India. The dance sci-fi performance transports us to the not too distant future of our planet. To two different climate scenarios in two different sci-fi worlds. A fusion of contemporary dance, physical theatre, kathak and martial arts. The residency starts on June 26th and we can’t wait to welcome Lisa and Anand to Prague.
Cécile Da Costa took part in the happening of #kulturunezastavis initiative. As Roselyne, she performed with her plant in a subway car on the route from Motola to Hostivař Depot.
Teaching by Circus
Since the beginning of this season, a circus workshop for teachers with Robert Janč and Cécile Da Costa Teaching by Circus has been taking place.
ProFitArt in the new year
Hello to our theater friends in the new year and would like to invite you to the theater experiences that the beginning of 2023 brings us.
Theatre premiere of Ewa Żurakowska’s multi-genre project Home Beyond the Borders? in Venuše ve Švehlovce
Polish performer Ewa Żurakowska created her project based on the book House of Day, House of Night by Nobel Prize winner Olga Tokarczuk. The production Home Beyond the Borders?, which invites the audience into the world of dreams, surreal and visionary reality, had its Czech site-specific premiere in Prague’s Invalidovna (Studio ALTA) and will now be added to the repertoire of the Venuše ve Švehlovce Theatre. Theatre premiere takes place on Monday, November 21. The performer received a broader nomination for the Thalia Awards 2022 for her performance in the production.
Ewa Zurakowska nominated on Thalia Awards
Ewa Żurakowska appeared in a wider nomination for the Thalia Awards 2022 for her role in the production Home Beyond the Borders?!
“…the performer tells a suggestive story about the world of the Czech-Polish border, which she literally “materializes” with her intense physical acting, both in the form of dialogues with the audience and in her own dream monologues. She is characterized by sensitivity, complex acting and a charismatic ability to establish direct contact with the audience.”
A year ago, the production had its Czech site-specific premiere in Prague’s Invalidovna, and soon you will have the opportunity to see it again!
A special family production in a caravan will take you on your way home
The author’s production by Dominika Špalková and Bára Ungerová is looking for an answer to the question of what makes home a home. The original project takes place in a specially adapted caravan, which is also an art installation and can accommodate only eight spectators. Moetivi Caravan / Expedition Home premieres in Lubná near Polička, where the project originated, on June 21, the day of the summer solstice. After the premiere, the caravan will tour Czech festivals.
Moetivi Caravan / Expedition Home – preview
We cordially invite you to the preview of the Moetivi Caravan / Expedition Home project.
We are looking for Ukrainian musicians
To the author’s production of Polish performer Ewa Zurakowska Home Beyond the Borders? according to Olga Tokarczuk’s book House of Day, House of Night, we are looking for Ukrainian musicians.
Premiere of the author’s production by Cécile Da Costa, Zero etc.
What if while looking in the eyes of disasters we could still tell each other beautiful stories? Performance-dialogue of Cécile Da Costa, her eight-year-old daughter Thelma and performer Lukáš Karásek will have its premiere on February 26th, 8 p.m., in Ponec – dance venue.
Moetivi Caravan / Expedition Home – work in progress
We cordially invite you to the work in progress presentation of the Moetivi Caravan / Expedition Home project.
The preparation of a new author’s project led the artists to Norway and Iceland
Moetivi Caravan / Expedition to Home is the name of a new project, which is being prepared by the authors and protagonists Dominika Špalková and Bára Ungerová under the banner of the ProFitArt production platform. As part of an expedition to the essence of what makes a home a home, they set out on a journey to Iceland. In Norway and Iceland, two more versions of the production are being created in parallel, by Norwegian and Icelandic artists these days they arrived for a residential stay with us, in the Czech Republic..
Nothing else, Mothers will have its premiere at Palac Akropolis
The author’s production by Dominika Špalková and Anna Klimešová will finally have its premiere after several delays. The composition of the relationship between mother and daughter called Nothing else, Mothers will take place for the first time on September 13th at the Palac Akropolis in Prague. Dancer Cécile Da Costa and actress Antonie Formanová will appear in the production for two performers.
Home Beyond the Borders? will premiere in Czech at Underground club Eden Broumov
Polish performer Ewa Zurakowska based her upcoming project on Nobel Laureaute Olga Tokarczuk´s novel House of Day, House of Night. Production Home Beyond the Borders? will take the audience into the world of dreams, surreal and visionary reality in premiere on 20th August at Underground club Eden in Broumov.
Home Beyond the Borders? will premiere at Gorzanow Castle
Polish performer Ewa Żurakowska based her upcoming project on Nobel Laureaute Olga Tokarczuk´s novel House of Day, House of Night. Production Home Beyond the Borders? will take the audience into the world of dreams, surreal and visionary reality in premiere on 31st July at beautiful Gorzanow Castle.
Roselyne on Tour and New Projects
We are very happy that everything is slowly returning to normal and that we can look forward to a lot of interesting events and projects that await us in the coming months. Find out about what’s ahead of us here:
Dance on camera movie Roselyne premiere
Dance on camera movie Roselyne directed by Tereza Vejvodová will have its premiere at the Dance Film Festival as part of the opening night “At home or the evening of Czech premieres”. You can see him in the company of Dark Horse, A Few Words of Uncertainty and Ephemera on June 3rd at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are already on sale.
With the beginning of Spring we started to work on several new projects. Find out more about the exciting news.
Roselyne in a movie and reviews
Dance Film Festival Prague presented Roselyne in dance on camera form. Online premiere of Cécile Da Costa´s solo was premiered online on February 11th, 2021 succesfully in eyes of audience and also reviewers.
Roselyne as a dance film
Dance Film Festival Prague has chosen our Roselyne and you can see it together with a choreography Dark Horse by Lenka Vagnerova in a dance for camera form at February 11.
ProFitArt wishes you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Online premiere of Nothing else, Mothers
At December 30, 2020 you can watch an online premiere of our new production Nothing else, Mothers. A following link to the video of an author’s production by Anna Klimešová a Dominika Špalková with performers Cécile Da Costa and Antonie Formanová will be opened since 8 pm only till midnight.
Theatre Night at Plum Yard.
The Theatre Night this year has moved into an online space and our Roselyne has become a part of Plum Yard. Cécile Da Costa has connected her art with genius loci of this unique place and also other artists. Look at photos from the filming process and also at the movie itself.
European platform Aerowaves picked top twenty productions of physical theatre. Our Roselyne is one of them! Congratulations to Cécile Da Costa and whole team.
The Aerowaves platform is celebrating 25 years since its founding at The Place theatre in London. Aerowaves is about discovering new talent. It represents a great chance for them to perform on the international scene, which has been helped for 10 years by the Spring Forward festival. Every year, from hundreds of registered videos, experts select 20 works that have the potential to gain international attention.
Twenty21, i.e. a selection of 20 top works for 2021, includes three works from the Czech Republic, thanks to the unquestionable quality, diversity and original concept of each author. Two authentic female solos by Tereza Lenerová Hradilková (Don’t Stop) and Cécile Da Costa (Roselyne) and one appealing duet by Sabina Bočková and Johana Pocková / PocketArt (The Lion’s Den) are selected representatives of the Czech Republic who withstood tough competition from more than 600 entries from 35 European countries. The Czech Republic had a total of 13 registered works, which is a very solid number.
Site-specific premieres cancelled.
Unfortunately, site-specific premieres of our new project Nothing else, Mothers, which were supposed to take place on October 13th and 14th at the 4+4 days in Motion Festival had to be cancelled due to current epidemiological measures. Instead we could show you a work in progress presentation on October 11th in Nová strašnická škola. Thank you all for coming and also thanks to Vojta Brtnický for coming to take photos.
Nothing else, Mothers. The author’s production about the mother-daughter relationship will have a site-specific premiere at the festival 4+4 days on the move.
The author’s production of Dominika Špalková and Anna Klimešová awaits a site-specific premiere at the festival 4+4 days on the move. Two compositions of the mother-daughter relationship called Nothing else, Mothers will take place in the Secession space of the New Terrible School. The production for two performers will star dancer Cécile Da Costa and actress Antonia Formanová.