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MAH HUNT


Premiere 4.9.20106 / PONEC - the dance venue / Prague

Duration: 55 min.


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AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS:

AUDIENCE AWARD 2011 / FESTIVAL CZECH DANCE PLATFORM 2011
NOMINATION THALIA AWARD  2011 for Lenka Vagnerová 
NOMINATION DANCER OF THE YEAR 2011 for interpretation / FESTIVAL CZECH DANCE PLATFORM 2011
Light Design Award 2.place / FESTIVAL CZECH DANCE PLATFORM 2011


I live in a world without animals – I miss theirrules.” 

In this duet, two people decided to experiencehunting. What will it look like? That depends on the set rules…

The piece introduces a passionategame of two people who are trying to find their lost emotions and meaning totheir lives. Ravine, permanent struggle but also mutual respect are allinterwoven with harmony, the hunter can easily become prey.


Concept and Choreography: Lenka Vagnerová & Pavel Mašek


Performing: Andrea Opavská/Lenka Vagnerová, Radoslav Piovarči


Music: Ondřej Smeykal, David Vrbík and collage


Scenography and Costumes:  Jakub Kopecký

Light Design: Jakub Kopecký, Jan Mlčoch/Michal Kříž

Sound: Jan Středa/Eva Hamouzová


Coproducer: PONEC - the dance venue / TANCE PRAHA

Production: Andrea Vagnerová 

With the support from: Ministry of CultureCity of Prague


REVIEWS:

“This astounding and inspiring piece of physical theatre truly doesbreak the boundaries of anything that I have seen before. The ingenuity oftheir dance sequences is breathtaking to behold and absolutely professional.” ★★★★★ (Louise Hemfrey, Brodway Baby, 22August, 2011)


“Ravishing, disorientating, imaginative, captivating, Mah Hunt reflectsthe complexities of human relationships and the shadow cast by our evolutionaryheritage.” (Gareth K. Vile, The Skinny, 12August 2011)


“Vágnerová and Mašek’s symbiosis is something to behold – tirelessmovement and innovation make you afraid to blink for fear of missing somethingwonderful.” (Will Noble, The Prague Post,26 February 2011)


"The resourcefulness of the duet’s movement vocabulary, the daringbody configurations and the magic of intense concentration are simplybreathtaking..." (Nina Vangeli, Mladá FrontaDnes, 7 September 2010)


"Mah Hunt is an exquisitely meticulous piece of work leading up toa remarkably compact stage performance ...Mah Hunt is a production I feel likegoing and seeing at least once more – there’s still plenty to discover is thispiece." (Jana Bohutínská, A2, 30September 2010)


"The production breaks into short scenes offering tender shadowplay, wild music, soothing and mysterious sounds of the jungle or a perfectlyharmonised movement underlined by soft shades of an absolutely spot-on lightdesign. All of it brings a lyrical atmosphere dramatised by repeated fights inwhich one is the hunter and the other is hunted whereas these roles keepswitching from one to the other." (Veronika Štefanová, Blog Divadelníchnovin, 8 September 2010)


"The piece has a great dynamics, is full of smart ideas and doesnot lack humour.” “Mah Hunt is all you want from a good dance theatre piece:superb dancers, technical precision, full- on stage presence, swiftness and aninteresting idea which does not let you leave the theatre "empty-handed.” (Anna Konigsmarková,Metropolis, 30 September 2010)


"A playful and minimalist play sending the chills down your spineat times is truly charming and elegant. Funny enough to make children draw kidsin and chaste enough not to make their parents blush." (Vojtěch Varyš, Týden.cz, 23October 2010)