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15 Mar 2011 - 17 Mar 2011

Tereza Lenerova @ DANCEUNION

A rising star of Czech contemporary dance scene Tereza Lenerova together with Nikola Krizkova will present her award winning piece Variable at DANCEUNION, a festival of the best European contemporary dance which will showcase 21 upcoming European dancers.

Variable is a story of two people, sometimes close to each other, sometimes apart. Their relationship, formed by memories and future plans, is constantly changing and creates a never ending story. Admired for her authenticity, Lenerova’s choreography  presents a delicacy of dialogue between two performers. Variable was selected amongst 20 best contemporary dances from over 500 submissions by curators of international network Aerowaves and will be presented at Spring Forward in Ljublana. 


Discover 21 rising stars of the European dance scene coming together for three unique days sampling from the best contemporary dance on offer today. Further to the success of its first edition, DancEUnion returns to Southbank Centre with three special mix bills. With physical theatre, exclusive UK premieres and a free programme of events, this is a packed dance festival from emerging choreographers eager to engage, make you think or simply make you smile.

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain, United Kingdom.

Presented by EU Commission Representation in the UK, EUNIC London and Southbank Centre.

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Tuesday 15 March 2011, 7:45pm

DanceEUnion 1

Madalina Dan Romania
Elina Breice Latvia
Tereza Lenerova & Einat Ganz Czech Republic
Liv O' Donoghue Ireland
Barbara Bujakowska & Marcin Janus Poland

From the wonderful presence of the Irish artist Liv O'Donoghue, to the humour and delicacy of dialogue between performers in Tereza Lenerova's (Czech Republic) piece Variable, the opening programme also brings together artists from Romania, Latvia and Poland.

The artists for dancEUnion 1 are supported by the Czech Centre, The Romanian Cultural Institute, Dance Ireland, Culture Ireland, Embassy of Ireland, Embassy of the Republic of Latvia and the Polish Cultural Institute.

Prices: £13
Booking Fee: £1.75 (Members £0.00)
Concessions: 50% off (Limited Availability)
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Wednesday 16 March 2011

DanceEUnion 2

Alexis Steeves Estonia
Rain Saukas Estonia
Lia Haraki Cyprus
Maria Kefirova Bulgaria
Sanja Mitrovic Netherlands
Loreta Juodkaite Lithuania

Poised between documentary and theatre, Sanja Mitrovic (Netherlands) asks 'are we ever going to be happy again?'

The performer in Maija Hirvanen's (Finland) work is in search of her identity, whilst other pieces in this second evening of DancEUnion invite us to participate and engage. Also featuring work from Estonia, Cyprus, Finland and Bulgaria.

Please note this show may contain nudity.

The artists for dancEUnion 2 are supported by the Bulgarian Embassy, the Cultural Department of the Cyprus High Commission, the Estonian Embassy in London, the Finnish Institute in London, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania, Netherlands Embassy, and the Zodiak Centre.

Prices: £13
Booking Fee: £1.75 (Members £0.00)
Concessions: 50% off (Limited Availability)
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Thursday 17 March 2011

DanceEUnion 3

Maud Le Pladec France
Lars Dahl Pedersen Denmark
Doris Uhlich Austria
Nicola Conibere UK
Daniele Albanese Italy
Benjamin Vandewalle Belgium

For the final evening of dancEUnion, encounter the wonderfully engaging Doris Uhlich (Austria) as she asks, 'is there such a thing as the perfect body for dance?'

Also, Maud Le Pladec (France) immerses us in a work that is at the crossroads of contemporary music and alternative rock.

Other featured countries include Denmark, UK, Italy and Belgium.

Please note this show may contain nudity.

The artists for dancEUnion 3 are supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum the Embassy of Belgium, the Embassy of Denmark, Institut Français and the Italian Cultural Institute.

Prices: £13
Booking Fee: £1.75 (Members £0.00)
Concessions: 50% off (Limited Availability)
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15 – 17 March 2011

Tuesday 15 March
The Front Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7pm
For the last five years, theatre director Monika Gintersdorfer and visual artist Knut Klassen have been developing theatre pieces. Using a combination of movement and text, they juxtapose contemporary and traditional culture from Africa and Europe. In 2009 they began to develop the five-part dance series Logobi with the Ivory Coast dancers and horeographers Gotta Depri and Frank Edmond Yao.

Tuesday 15 – Thursday 17 March
The Front Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.15pm (Tuesday 15)
Level 2 Central Bar at Royal Festival Hall, 7pm (Wednesday 16)
The Front Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm (Thursday 17)
Canapé Art playfully explores aspects of human behaviour through the performance of daily routines undertaken with a peculiar twist. A series of tasks are repeated, extended and surprisingly submerged in sugar, performed in and in front of its audience. The result is pockets of performance that hopefully trigger a smile.

Tuesday 15 – wednesday 16 March
The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall,
9.30pm (Tuesday 15), 3.30pm & 5.30pm (Wednesday 16)
Armed with 2,500 carefully arranged cardboard boxes,Maria Jerez invites the spectator to reflect on how space is used in a theatre.

Wednesday 16 March
The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall, 6.30pm
All the world's a stage. If this is true, our life is a single performance. The writers, directors, heroes and extras, even the audience, are the performance. The work of Ádám Zambrzycki and Attila Gergely is entertaining, playful and ironic, merging contemporary dance with stand-up comedy.



Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX


From: 15 Mar 2011
To: 17 Mar 2011


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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