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.

9. March 2022

Fulla goodbye party performance

Fulla’s works are leaving their home after decades – the Ľudovít Fulla Gallery and Ružomberok. The current unsatisfactory state of disrepair of the gallery building does […]
14. October 2021

Festival of lights and shadow 2021

The Festival of lights and shadow in the heart of Slovakia came into existence in 2015 on the occasion of the UN declaration of that year […]
14. October 2021

Weird Things Festival 2021

Weird things Festival is a cultural and multidisciplinary event of theater, fine arts, music, film and dance production of any type. The festival climaxes in Stará […]
14. October 2021

Just ask her

Do you need more space? Do you want to be here? How does it feel to be in the spotlight? What do you want to say? […]
14. October 2021

Culture for the Valley

When you hear someone mention valley Demänovská dolina, most of us imagine a symbol of tourism, sport and beautiful nature. Unfortunately, valley Demänovská dolina has now […]
19. April 2021

Re:index intermedia

Re:index is an intermedia project at the crossroads between sound and object installations linked with contemporary dance, fine arts, intervention into the public space and institutional […]
19. April 2021

CL!CR!

“On a global scale, climate change is going to have radical ecological, social, economic and political impact which will also affect our country in a dramatical […]
19. April 2021

Charon

Dance-visual performance entitled CHARON is inspired by the mythological creature Charon – the ferrymen of souls, and the Joseph Campbell thesis about mythology being a power […]
18. July 2020

The Tap Tap with Kilometer Dance

Friday’s program at the Pohoda in the Air 2020 Festival was opened by the Czech big band The Tap Tap in a project with Kilometer Dance […]
12. March 2020

poNOIR & Atopic

The idea of the ATOPIC contemporary dance performance is the theme of atopic in relation to itself and influencing the mental state based on the diagnosis […]
2. November 2019

The Festival of Light and Shadow 2019 in Trnava

In 2019 the Festival of Light and Shadow is expanding from the public space of Banská Bystrica to “Little Rome” to Trnava. In Trnava’s environment, the […]
2. November 2019

The Festival of Light and Shadow 2019 in Banska Bystrica

The Festival of Light and Shadow will traditionally light up the public space of Banská Bystrica in 2019. The 5th year will present contemporary visual forms […]
7. October 2019

Atopic

It is said that “the skin is the window into the body” and therefore we can see various manifestations of the skin in health and in […]
25. August 2019

Interpellation

A full-length dance performance / conceptual movement form for four dancers where choreography overlaps with fine art. The author / director of the project is Tomáš […]
26. January 2019

Hello sir, may I help you?

On 25 January 2018 at 19.00, a physical-theatre dance solo was performed in the premises of the Literary and Dramatic Union of the Primary School of […]