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8 Jun 2018 - 9 Jun 2018

Guide at Birmingham International Dance Festival

What if one day we could look back at our life, would we be able to avoid what we now see as mistakes? If we could ask for advice, would we have any such questions? Guide is an audio visual experience in which the past and present become one. As a performer sculpts lights immersed in electronic music, we wander through a sci-fi version of the afterlife.

Winner of The Audience Award, Light Design Award and Dancer of the Year for Jaro Ondruš at the Czech Dance Platform 2016, Guide was selected for Aerowaves Twenty17 and presented during Spring Forward 2017 in Aarhus (Denmark).

Concept and choreography: Věra Ondrašíková
Light design and interactivity: Dan Gregor
Live Music: Filip Míšek
Live programming: Michal Rydlo
Performers: Jaro Ondruš, Josef Kotěšovský       

Technical cooperation: Pavel Kotlík
Dramaturgy: Marta Ljubková
Costumes: Hana Frišonsová

About Věra Ondrašíková 
After graduating from the arts grammar school, Věra Ondrašíková went on to study choreography at AMU in Prague. As a dancer she has taken part in projects by Czech and foreign choreographers. She won the Most Outstanding Dancer Award at the Masdanza Festival in the Canary Islands and was nominated in the Das beste deutsche Tanzsolo competition in Leipzig. She has appeared as a guest performer at, among others, the Komedie Theatre in Prague (Klára S. – directed by David Jařab). Her performances have been presented at the Tanec Praha Festival, the Biennale de la danse in Lyon, the Aerowaves Festival in London, Aerodance in Amsterdam, Cynetart in Dresden and Masdanza in the Canary Islands (1st prize for group work). She has worked as a choreographer in residence in Mexico, Germany and France. She created the choreography for Havel'sAntikódy at the New Stage of the National Theatre, which was also performed in Washington, Miami and New York in 2013. Since 2017 she has been working with japanese choreographer Min Tanaka.  Her performances were selected for Aerowaves in London and Spring Forward 2017 in Aarhus (Denmark).

From Fri 8 June to Sat 9 June / 7pm & 6.30pm
Patrick Studio, Birmingham Hippodrome, Thorp Street, Birmingham, B5 4TB

Tickets: £12 / £10 conc / Under 25 £8
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Supported by Ministry of Culture Czech Republic

Part of Birmingham International Dance Festival

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photo: Martin Šandera

Věra Ondrašíková


Patrick Studio, Birmingham Hippodrome, Thorp Street, Birmingham, B5 4TB

From: 8 Jun 2018
To: 9 Jun 2018


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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