14.11. 2019 / 17:30


The moving body as a social statement is the theme of the RespondART festival. Can something personal become a political or social manifesto once it is presented on a stage? Can we read concrete inspirations behind abstract movements? Does the capitalistic and post-communistic experience make a difference in how artists approach their topics?

Dancer and choreographer Anna Till and dance theorist Daniela Machová will present their views on this issue. Their contributions will define the space for the further discussion.

Anna Till, dancer choreographer, born 1983, Germany, lives and works in Dresden. She studied „Dance, Context, Choreography“ at Inter-University Centre of Dance Berlin and „Cultural Theory“ at Unversity Lüneburg. Her own and collaborative choreographic works were presented at Berlin (Sophiensaele, Akademie der Künste), Düsseldorf (tanzhaus NRW), Leipzig (Schaubühne Lindenfels, LOFFT), Dresden (European Centre of the Arts – HELLERAU, Motorenhalle), Košice (Tabacka Kulturfabrik, Kasarne Kulturpark), Prague (PONEC Theatre), Florence (Festival Fabbrica Europa), Israel (Room Dances Festival Tel Aviv/ Jerusalem), Santiago de Chile (NAVE), Marrakesh (On Marche International Dance Festival) and Maputo (KINANI International Dance Platform) – amongst others.

Additional to her choreographic work she develops educational formats including seminars at Art University Hamburg and Inter-University Centre of Dance Berlin. Anna Till is an active member of the freelance dance network TanzNetzDresden and Villa Wigman für Tanz e.V. Within these frameworks, she creates various formats to support the freelance dance scene of Dresden.

MgA. Mgr. Daniela Machová, Ph.D. graduated from the Philosophical Faculty of the Charles University in Prague, department of sociology, as well as from the Academy od Performing Arts, department of dance theory. She is the editor and director of Taneční aktuality magazine. She focuses on contemporary dance, physical art, and formal dance. In her academic works, she researches different aspects of dance and sociology (such as dance audiences, freelance dancers and dancers in engagement, Czech phenomenon of “dance classes” etc.).