contemporary dance

Contemporary dance is a dance performance genre that developed during the mid twentieth century and has since grown to become one of the dominant genres for formally trained dancers throughout the world, with particularly strong popularity in the U.S. and Europe. Although originally informed by and borrowing from classical, modern, and jazz styles, it has since come to incorporate elements from many styles of dance. Due to its technical similarities, it is often perceived to be closely related to modern dance, ballet and other classical concert dance styles.

In terms of the focus of its technique, contemporary dance tends to combine the strong and controlled legwork of ballet with modern dance’s stress on the torso, and also employs contract-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation characteristic of modern dance. Unpredictable changes in rhythm, speed, and direction are often used, as well. It sometimes also incorporates elements of non-western dance cultures such as elements from African dance including bent knees, or movements from the Japanese contemporary dance Butoh.

22. November 2018

Festival od Light and Shadow 2018

The Festival of Light and Shadow, a member of the Germany based international association of festivals ECOMOVE International, since last year, has already seen a significant […]
22. November 2018

The second Gelnica Illuminations

The second year of the multi-genre festival Gelnica iluminations took place on Saturday, September 8, 2018. Artists from all over Slovakia were targeting the center of […]
18. November 2018

Multifestival 2018: Move of the skeleton

With the support of the Arts Support Fund, the City of Trenčín and the Trenčianska Foundation, the third follow-up of the Children’s Festival under the new […]
25. May 2018

Dust

DUST is a Virtual Reality piece which invites the audience to experience dance performance from the perspective of eternal particle travelling in space. DUST aims to […]
8. May 2018

As it is

The introduction of the Artyci Dance Company in cooperation with TRAKT “As It Is” is a continuation of the study of the Purity of Body Expression […]
17. December 2017

Festival of Light and shadow

The light and shadow festival in Banská Bystrica in 2017 marked the striking and growing interest of the broad and professional public about contemporary multi-gen art. […]
17. December 2017

MIMO reprise

TRAKT, with the support of the Slovak Arts Fund, has prepared 4 new reprise of the MIMO project in partnership with its partners. The first one took […]
17. December 2017

Prevalence of good

Taken together by the choreographer of Banská Bystrica Dance Studio and musical composer, he prepares a compact work combining performer performance of dancers and live artistic […]
19. June 2017

Extrakt festival

An evening of short concerts of experimental music, in the performance of young Slovak musicians and artists connected with transitions to the visual digital projection and […]
23. April 2017

Suomi100

Finland in December 2017 celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. On this occasion, throughout the year 2017, various events, concerts, exhibitions and other […]
23. April 2017

MIMO

Modular dance installation MIMO is a project that aims to – physically – communicate through new forms of contemporary dance and digital media. Installation wishes with […]
19. March 2017

Pure

PURE dance performance without the story, focusing on the rim of physicality. Two dancers ponukajte their body’s own presence to investigate the purity observed as a […]
19. March 2017

Investment deposit

Between the wind and the hurricane between drought and flood, the headless risk and ordinary fear is an opportunity to gain favorable interest rate of 2.4% […]
19. March 2017

Festival of light and shadow

2nd year of the event Festival of light and shadow took place in Banská Bystrica and followed a positive feedback from the first year in 2015. […]
25. January 2016

Dust

In late May, viewers could experience the dance-theater performance with elements of digital projection PRA(C)H – DUST in English. The young choreographer and director Radoslav Piovarči […]