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.

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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 transform the way people see and experience contemporary dance through a 4 minute long immersive virtual reality experience. It explores the boundaries between the virtual and the real-world experiences and advances research in the fields of participatory performance, human-computer interaction and VR technologies.

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 without the use of a predefined storyline. The body seeks and moves through the world and acts as an intermediary, offering constantly new changes to meanings that go far beyond the limits of physicality.

premiere / 10.4.2018 Garden - Center of Independent Culture / Námestie SNP 16, Banská Bystrica

theme, choreography, visual concept, director Milan Kozánek

co-author and artist_Evandro Pedroni

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. The mass scene backdrop surpassed the organizers' expectations several times despite the cold and unfavorable weather. The festival was attended by young artists and secondary students (Central School of S. Mikovina B.Štiavnica) and high art schools (Academy of Arts BB, VŠMU Bratislava) from the fields of digital art, new media art, performance art, video art and photography.

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 place on 3 October 2017 in Košice, at the premises of KulturPark at the NEW DANCE DAYS 2017 event. The second one, a few days later, on October 14, 2017, in space Basta - Bardejov.

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 performance of musicians. It is born and grows in the environment in which artists live and work, and therefore reflects their life experience and attitude - a true presence. We dance instead of anger, hate, snorting, dancing instead of wars, instead of disposing one another in any way, because we paste all the passion into the sweat of our bodies.

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 contemporary dance.

Performers:

JÁN FIALA, ŠTEFAN SZABÓ, MICHAELA TURCEROVÁ
DÁVID PETRÁŠ
JAAN
ZAMATOVÉ PAZÚRY + PETR OCHVAT

6 June 2017 at 18:00 at the Worker House in Banska Bystrica.

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 events throughout Finland will take place. Celebrations commenced on 31 December 2016 in Helsinki at a magnificent festival attended by some 130,000 visitors. The program was prepared for all ages. Approximately 1,000 people and 300 performers participated in its preparation. The main theme of the evening was Together / Spolu.

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 its extraordinaryness and new expression means, dynamics of energy and movement, emotional diversity, or mental acrobatics of man. Man with his transformations in an adventurous way from a socially - arid area to a new world. World in which stressful and fast life is under the technology. Factors that affect people so much that they become uncontrollable, "crazy" beings with unpredictable responses.

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 presence on stage. Body straightforward story idea. Itself is strong enough medium. Purity movement is often more telling than words, is not we focus on the creative process. Rights of the human body was for us especially "character" in discovering unusual movement skill virtuosity.

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% per annum and the opportunity to multiply it. Investment deposit of an expert on investment. Visual artists Lukas Matejka and Pavol Soukal of the civic association TRAKT together with young dancers Radoslav Piovarči participated in the realization of this exciting creative TV commercials, which resonated in the media. Project was known under the thumb of Czech Advertising maker Tomas Masin.

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