Milan Kozánek is a graduate of the dance department at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, currently active as dance teacher, choreographer and expert advisor. Based on his twenty years of research and teaching at institutions such as Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD), TanzQuartier Wien, Konservatorium Wien University (AT), Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds (UK), TIP – School for Dance, Improvisation and Performance in Freiburg (DE), University of Calgary (Canada), Milan has developed his own teaching method. Together with Zuna Vesan Kozánková they founded the dance company Artyci in 1996. They have created 14 pieces for the company, which have been shown in Slovakia and abroad (Germany, Austria, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Canada, Thailand, China). Since 2010 the company has seeked cooperation with performers and directors exploring the link between physical movement, text, voice and singing. Milan has participated in numerous research projects on theatre with theatre-makers from artistic collectives such as Studio Matejka, Teatr Piesn Kozla (PL), Res Ratio Network (GR), Med a prach (SK).
Evandro Pedroni is a Brasilian performer, dancer and choreographer based in Vienna. After graduating from the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (2013) he won a scholarship for the Vienna artistic centre TanzQuartier Wien (TQW) 2013/2014. In 2016 he received a scholarship of the Austrian federal office. As a performer he has cooperated with Martin Nachbar, Oleg Soulimenko, Hubert Lepka, Stella Zannou, Edan Gorlicki, SETanz Theater, Akemi Takeya, Elisabeth Tambwe, Cie. Willi Dorner, La Trottier Dance and others. He also creates his own pieces, such as solo The Eye of the Beholderfor the project Werkstück in TQW (2016). In 2017 he made S/M – Stage Made in collaboration with Claire Lefèvre. Evandro´s work has been presented at festivals such as Imagetanz (AT), FreierTanz Delta (DE), Pad – Performance Art Depot (DE), FAKI 18 (HR).
As It Is
Script,Choreography,Visual Concept, Direction: MilanKozánek
Co-creator and Performer: Evandro Pedroni
Cooperation in Dramaturgy: Andrej Kalinka
Light Desing: Ján Čief
Premiére: 10. 4. Záhrada – centrum nezávislej kultúry Banská Bystrica
The performance As It Is is a continuation of the study of purity of the expression of a human body without a predefined narrative. Through movement, the body seeks and defines its space in the world and acts as a mediator, offering constantly changing meanings going beyond the borders of physicality.
Supported from public funds by the Slovak Arts Council.
Záhrada Independent Cultural Centre.
Bratislava Self-Governing Region.