01.08.2022 / 19:30
01.08.2022 / 20:30


Work in progress times two! Movement, strength, tension, and folklore. Martin Talaga and Fredrik Petrov invite us to peek into the freshest moments of their recent creative work. Both of them have been recently exploring folklore – from Brazilian legend to traditional Balkan culture.


𝓕𝓻𝓮𝓭𝓻𝓲𝓴 𝓟𝓮𝓽𝓻𝓸𝓿: 𝓕𝓸𝓵𝓴𝓵𝓸𝓻𝓮

The project with the working title “Folklore” is based on folk culture and traditions from the Balkans, especially Bulgarian folk dance. This project examines the possibilities for maneuvering to express diverse facets of sexuality in an accentuated, heteronormative culture of tradition. How will a queer body navigate through established traditions and cultural affairs, in an attempt to create a new folk dance that accommodates more naturalness, and which more people get to take part in and feel at home with?. How can folk traditions and folk dance once again unite, though under new and modern terms?.


𝓜𝓪𝓻𝓽𝓲𝓷 𝓣𝓪𝓵𝓪𝓰𝓪:  𝓣𝓱𝓮 𝓗𝓮𝓪𝓭𝓵𝓮𝓼𝓼 𝓜𝓾𝓵𝓮

Martin Talaga is a Prague-based artist, working as a dancer, choreographer and performance artist mainly in the field of physical theatre and contemporary dance. Besides contemporary dance he is also interested in experimental and visual work as well as traditional folklore dances. During his studies and professional career he has had a chance to cooperate with various choreographers, theatre directors and companies. As a choreographer, he has already produced several successful productions, including Thirsts, SYNovial (collaboration with Marek Zelinka), BOI (collaboration with Matej Matejka), FAUNUS and SOMA, which won the Discovery in Dance and the Dance Piece of the Year awards at the Czech Dance Platform Festival 2018.

Fredrik Petrov is a Norwegian/Bulgarian dance artist, actor, and music producer based in Oslo, Norway. He graduated from the Norwegian National Academy of The Arts with a BA in Contemporary dance (2016). Since then he has worked in several unique artistic constellations, spanning from dance to theatre and film. Petrov is now forming his own creative projects and aims to establish a distinct artistic point of view. In his artistic research, the relation between authenticity and fraud is central.


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