Karolina Plicková, World andTheatre
Vagnerová’s Gossip, whose English title is close toincantation and upon being spoken hisses unpleasantly in a serpentine way, is achangeable, lively and moving dance huddle, which can induce nausea as in atrip on a roller coaster. It is speculated how an outsider can become anaggressor, while still retaining lightness, wit and anunforced street zest. It combines dance, kinetic, puppet and dramatic theatrein a complex, almost total form, which with the minimum of scenographic aidscreates images so imaginative that we can have the feeling as if we weresitting in the cinema with 3-D glasses over our eyes – obviously with theadvantage that we are witnessing the energy of live dancers. Everyone gives anoutstanding performance: they are inscrutable and dangerous, they have to bealways on their guard, because a potential attacker might ambush at any time.
GOSSIP on 24.4. 19:30 La Fabrika
THE JURY’S VOICE
Olga Fraitová (member of the spectator jury): GOSSIP is dance theatre par excellence and definitely a standout for the Platform’s Spectator Jury. As always with Lenka Vágnerová, it is pure joy to watch dancers who get under her choreographic control. Andrea Opavská’s reputation is without question, in this case her entourage is made of fresh charismatic faces lead by the contortionist Fanny Barrouquére. Lenka Vágnerová turned director, she has produced a theatre form, a jigsaw that perfectly falls into place, including Ivan Acher’s music and Jakub Kopecký’s set designs. Its poetics reminds me of Peeping Tom. Visually flawless, tiny little cruel in the undercurrents.
Nina Vangeli visit New York last Year. We are bringing transcipt of her Master Lecture about Czech Dance. "Dance in the region between the vampire and the werewolf"
- Four NOMINATIONS for GOSSIP in Opera Plus Audience Award 2016 - the best dancer, best choreography. We are happy. You can vote for Fanny Barroquére, Andrea Opavská, Ivo Sedláček and Lenka Vagnerová here
- Another NOMINATION - TALENT OF THE YEAR 2015 for Ivo Sedláček in magazin Svět a divadlo. CONGRATULATION!
- Two THALIA AWARD NOMINATIONS for ANDREA OPAVSKÁ and IVO SEDLÁČEK for the performance GOSSIP. We are so happy, congratulations!
Next shows on 22. and 23. March in La Fabrika
LENKA VAGNEROVA ABOUT GOSSIP AND MORE - CZECH DANCE INFO
WORKSHOP Lenka Vagnerova & Company
Andrea Opavska a Fanny Barrouquére
18. a 19.12.2015 info
WORKSHOP Lenky Vagnerové a Branislava Bašisty
28. a 29.11.2015
Premiere GOSSIP on November 24th 2015
Information and photos here.
Lenka Vagnerová & Company invites you to the open class in to the Studio ALTA
Rezervation via email firstname.lastname@example.org, open class fee is 100 Kč.
Open classes are held in the terms below. The duration is 90 minutes.
November 2015 terms will be added...
Lenka Vagnerová works as an independent choreographer, dancer and dance teacher in the contemporary Czech and international dance scene. In 2012 she established in Prague dance theatre Lenka Vagnerová & Company.
Existential questions, urgency of topics of man's relationship to animals and the environment, play with reality and fantasy are characteristic for the creations of LV&C. Lenka puts emphasis on the qualities and details of the precision of movement; she uses the power of group dynamics; she is looking for physical capabilities and physical boundaries of man's own body. The company regularly collaborates with dancers, actors and musicians.
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS:
HERALD ANGEL AWARD 2014
TOTAL THEATRE AWARD NOMINATION Fringe Edinburgh Festival 2014
DANCER OF THE YEAR AWARD - ANDREA OPAVSKÁ (Czech dance platform 2014)
DANCE PIECE OF THE YEAR 2013
Dancer of the Year 2013 - nomination for Andrea Opavská and Tomáš Červinka, Festival Czech Dance Platform
Light Design Award - nomination for Michal Kříž
Audience Award 2011, Festival Czech Dance Platform
Thalia Award 2011 - Nomination for interpretation - Lenka Vagnerová
Dancer of the Year 2011 - Nomination for Pavel Mašek
Light Design Award, 2.place, Festival Czech Dance Platform 2011
THE THEATER NEWSPAPER AWARD NOMINATION 2014
RIDERS AND LA LOBA ON EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL 2014 HERE