29.09.2022 / 18:30
30.09.2022 / 18:30


TETSU is a dance quintet, which was created in close connection to the musical composition.

The basis of the musical structure and the whole piece is inspired by the Chinese system wu-xing (in Japan known as gogyō). This system holistically describes five phases, processes, elements, movements… present in the composition of the universe, nature or in the lives of human beings.

We could perceive TETSU as if we would look into a fire, around which we sit, dance, live. We notice how it weakens and strengthens, at times we need to revert our eyes from its fiery heat, at other times we wanna blow into it to make it burn stronger. We could look into its flickering flames and connect through them with our cultural archetypes or personal memories. And after a while we might notice how – while watching this fire – we are moving together, gently, in a unified rhythm… In a rhythm similar to that of our own heartbeats. What all can vibrate and resonate in the bodies of all who are present through this group experience? An experience determined by the energy of the dancers in dialogue with the never ending flow of music and movement?

TETSU is a celebration of life and its energy. It is the energy that shapes us. TETSU is the iron forged by five dancing bodies in the atmosphere of transforming dynamic, tonal and rhythmic cycles of the music.

Project management and production: Barbora Janáková
Concept and choreography: Peter Šavel
Movement material and dance: Barbora Janáková, Eva Priečková, Silvia Sviteková, Andrej Štepita, Jaro Viňarský, alternation: Miroslava Stašková
Alternation: Miroslava Stašková, Peter Šavel
Music: Marián Zavarský
Lighting design and technology: Juraj Čech
Costumes and scenic visuals: Laura Štorcelová
Production: Andrea Tušimová
PR: Juraj Bilény, Katarína Šipocz Svobodová
Internship: Irene Márquez
Costume production: B.C.M.
Fashion style. Bulletine: Katarína K. Cvečková
Video record: Noro Knap. Graphics: Ivana Kleinová
Logo: Timur Aloev
Photography: Nina Pacherová.
Production: mimoOs
Co-production: Studio Alta, Nova Cvernovka
Partners: Slovak Arts Council, Bratislava Region, Erasmus +, Telocvičňa – Residential Center for Dance and Performing Arts (coordinates: Platform for Contemporary Dance), NuDanceFest, TELOHRA, BRaK, VÚB Foundation, Bratislava City Foundation

Residence: International Visegrad Fund Studio Alta, A-I-R 2022 REZI.DANCE v lese Komařice

The creation of the performance was supported by the Slovak Arts Council using public resources.

photo Natália Zajíčková a Nina Pacherová

Pay What You Can

In 2021 all events at Studio ALTA were free. In 2022 we are introducing a new pricing system – Pay What You Can – which will allow you to choose to pay for your ticket an amount you can afford.

Tickets for each event now feature a suggested amount, giving you access to performances at ALTA for a lower price. Great! If you can pay more, you will help others pay less. We don’t wish to judge nor stigmatise but create a space for mutual solidarity and make culture accessible.

The Pay What You Can system is inspired by similar systems used by Theater, Atelier 210 in Belgium, and Battersea Arts Centre in London.


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