Dance Season 2019/2020 is the second year of a nationwide project, the main goal of which is to map current work on the domestic scene of contemporary dance. The organizers and participants of the project strive for a better evaluation of the dance work, promoting discussions, but also making works more accessible to the audience and increase the visibility of contemporary dance in a broader artistic context. One of the motives for the creation of the project was the preparation of the Slovak Dance Platform 2020 as well as the need to stimulate reflection and cultivate heoretical discussion.
After the first successful year, the project continues with reflections and analyzes of works from the contemporary dance scene, which were created in the current season 2019/2020 in Slovakia or in international cooperation (with at least one Slovak co-producer). Five personalities from the field of dance, theory and art criticism map the season and analyze and evaluate all works through a cycle of professional discussions and critical reflections. Outputs in the form of written reflections will be published on the website plast.dance.sk. The project will then culminate in a final public moderated discussion during the Slovak Dance Platform festival in November 2020.
The main partner of the project is the Slovak Arts Council.
Katarína Cvečková is the coordinator of the discussions and the editor of the outputs.
The evaluators of the Dance Season 2019/2020 are Eva Gajdošová, Marek Godovič, Katarína Marková and Michaela Pašteková.
Graduate of the Department of Theater Studies at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. He devotes himself to theater criticism and reflection on contemporary dance and forms on the border of several arts, and regularly contributes to various media (code, Dance Zone, Dance, Monitoring of Slovak Theaters, Týždeň, Rádio Devín, etc.). For five years she worked as a professional editor of the magazine kød - specifically about theater, which is published by the Theater Institute in Bratislava. She is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the online magazine about theater and culture mloki.sk. Under the banner of the MLOKi platform, he also conducts workshops on critical thinking and writing about contemporary dance. In recent years, he has also been involved in the selection of productions for festivals (New Drama, Touches and Connections, International Festival Theater Nitra, Star Nights Bytča) and theater and dance dramaturgy. As part of her doctoral studies at the Department of Theater Studies, DF VŠMU, she dealt with the tendencies of the Slovak contemporary independent scene.
She graduated in dance science at Department of Dance at the Academy of Performing Arts. She danced in the ballet of The theater of Jonas Záborský, VUS, collaborated with Anna Sedlačková and American choreographer Marta Renzi. She was the editor-in-chief of Tanec and Salto magazines. She wrote about dance for other media such as Kultúrny život, Taneční zóna, Divadlo v medzičase, SME etc. Since 2000, she has worked in the publishing department of the Theater Institute, and has authored publishing and exhibition projects in the field of dance. Later, after 2006, she headed the SND editorial department. Since 2012 she is the dramaturg of the SND Ballet.
Graduate of the Academy of Performing Arts in the field of theater science and Polish studies and the Faculty of Film and Television of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague in the field of screenwriting and dramaturgy. In 2017, he also completed his doctoral studies at the Department of Theater Studies, Faculty of Arts, Academy of Performing Arts. As an author, playwright and screenwriter, he has collaborated on various theatrical and radio productions. Since 2011 he has been working at the Theater Institute. He regularly publishes reviews and criticisms in the media such as kod, SME, Tanec, Salto, Pravda, mloki.sk. As a critic, he deals with contemporary drama, physical theater and contemporary dance. He is a member of the editorial board of Tanec magazine.
She graduated in stage research at the Ruhr-Universität in Germany and is currently trying to live in Slovakia. She works in the field of performative art and dance and theater pedagogy. Her work takes on hybrid forms and is a kind of oscillation between site-specific art, performance and installation. She finds a philosophical and theoretical background, which is the focus of her artistic practice, in the field of feminism and new materialism. She sporadically contributes to the online magazine mloki.sk. She is a fan of diffraction.
She graduated from the Department of Aesthetics at the Faculty of Arts of Comenius University in Bratislava. Since 2005 he has been teaching at the Department of Theory and History of Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava, leading seminars and lectures focused on the theory of photography, aesthetics and the theory of consumer culture. She is a member of the editorial board of the periodical Kapitál and the chairwoman of the Slovak Association for Aesthetics. In addition to writing and publishing in various media, she occasionally works as a curator. Since 2018 she has been working in the dramaturgical-production team of the Kiosk festival in Žilina.