performative walk with the landscape
The Earth’s body is like an ongoing choreography unfolding in time and space, traveling across the globe. Its resulting movements and dances are inscribed in the landscape.
Can we see and read them? How do we engage with them? TEKTO PARTY is a participatory excursion that bridges geological and artistic disciplines to activate new perspectives on the workings of our bodies, the body of society and the body of the Earth. The partner of this choreographic walk is therefore the Earth itself and our human knowledge of it, as well as our knowledge of contemporary dance.
“In 2022, I wished to finalise one stage of a long-term research project and, based on a series of individual scores, to create one score FOR and IN the landscape. The ultimate vision is a “geological – choreographic nature trail, where instead of information panels you would encounter instructions and invitations to be, to connect, to discover and to create. Meaningful connections.” ZBS
“In ecological performance art, artists, together with the audience and the environment, engage in an emancipated creative dialogue, which prototypes the disruption of hierarchical structures of society as well as an anthropocentric worldview.” MS
12 November at 14.10h
Prague-Žvahov train station
GPS: 50.0456617N, 14.4023681E
start: train stop Praha-Žvahov
end: Hlubočepy and then the restaurant U Škopů
length approx. 2.5 km
difficulty of the trail: medium
WHAT TO BRING:
clothing according to weather
solid ankle boots with good soles
thermos with a hot drink
(we will provide a small snack)
train (OS 25920) departs
at 13.47h from the Main Railway Station
at 14:00 from Prague – Smichov, north platform.
The train passes through the railway bridge known as the Prague Semmering.
tram No. 4, 5, 12, 20 to the Zlíchov stop,
then about 15 minutes on foot along Nad Zlíchovem Street to the Prague-Žvahov train stop
bus No. 128 from the Zlíchov stop to the Nádraží Žvahov – Prosluněná stop and then 5 min on foot to the Praha-Žvahov train stop
to the centre of Prague
bus 120 from the stop Nádraží Hlubočepy
train line S6 from the stop Praha – Hlubočepy
Contact: +420 608 893 399
Limited capacity. Tickets will be available through Goout soon!
concept: Zden Brungot Svíteková movement and choreographic research: Zden Brungot Svíteková, Matthew Rogers scenario and dramaturgy: Marika Smreková performers: Marek Menšík, Marika Smreková, Martina Hajdyla Lacová, Matthew Rogers, Zden Brungot Svíteková costumes and production: Lucia Račková consultant: Mário Olšavský producer: OSTRUŽINA z.s. patrner: MOVE Ostrava z.s. with the support: MKCR, MHMP, SFK, The Nature of Us and Visegrad Fund thank you to: researchers and staff of Czech Geological Survey, Polka Dot, Centre For Choreographic Development s.es.st.a, Katarzyna Kania, Michaela Zemková, Benjamin Richter, Jana Ryšlavá, Daniela Hazuková and all those who joined the journey
6.10. 2022 for the Landscape | as part of the first International Day of Geodiversity
8.10.2023 for audiences of All Ages, Prokopské údolí, Prague
International Geodiversity Day is celebrated on 6.10.2022
Geodiversity encompasses the full breadth of Earth’s features, including geological, geomorphological, palaeontological, soil, hydrological and atmospheric features, systems and processes.
Australian Natural Heritage Charter, 1997
International Geodiversity Day was proclaimed by UNESCO at its 41st General Conference in 2021.