For Gaia (Pre Gaiu)
Dance: Zuna Vesan Kozánková
Lights: Ján Čief, Piotr Michałowski
Photographs: Boris Verseghy, Zuna Vesan Kozánková
Zuna, a Slovak dancer and experienced improviser, meets Maok, a phenomenal musician and also a great improviser, to create a performance in which to pay tribute to the planet Earth and to tell her „thank you”. Both dance and music within the performance is fully improvised, drawing upon the instant potential of the moment and upon the overall atmosphere.
Zuna Vesan Kozánková
For Zuna, dance is the primary way of expressing herself, and one of the emanations of her taoist soul. She started to dance as a child, then went through an academic education at the Conservatory and Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. Her studies in both Europe and Asia gave her an opportunity to experiment with greater openness and freedom. During the last few years her dance practice has been closely associated with the study of the Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, shiatsu, chi - kung and Taoism. She now draws upon the philosophical aspects of these studies in dance and personal life. The summer dance workshop " Dancing in the mountains" is also a very important element of her artistic practice. Zuna, together with her husband Milan, first established these workshops back in 2000. They have been running the workshops and teaching summer classes ever since then. In 2013, Zuna and Milan moved to the Eagle Mountains (Czech Republic), where they are currently creating PANGEA - an artistic and educational center.
Martin Maok Tesák
Born in Bratislava, musician, multi-instrumentalist, composer of film and theater music. For over ten years he has been creating improvised music including elements of ethnic and experimental art, under the pseudonym MAOK. His projects have involved the collaboration of many guests and performers from other fields of art. He has recorded 17 albums and wrote music for the films made by Juraj Jakubisko (Bathory), Tomas Hulík, a biologist and filmmaker, as well as the traveler, Pavol Barabas (Premeny Tatry, Tatry zamrznuté v Case, Bhutan, Ticho nad oblakmi). He writes music for theatrical and dance productions, plays live in Czech Republic, Slovakia, Scandinavia, Germany, Poland and Korea. He also organizes music workshops where participants are guided to discover their own path to self-expression, through music and sounds.
April 25th | 7 pm | Polish Dance Theatre, 4 Kozia Street, Poznań | tickets: CIM (City Information Centre) and bilety24.pl
Ticket price: 10 PLN
Supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Council.