Michal Toman

Michal Toman is a professional dancer, acrobat, capoeirista, teacher and photographer. A graduate of the master's degree in modern dance at Academy of performing arts in Bratislava, during which he completed a six-month study at Falmouth University in Great Britain in the field of Dance and choreography as part of the Erasmus+ program.

He is a member of the Prague contemporary dance company 420PEOPLE and as a freelance performer he has also established cooperation with the Czech National Theatre, the dance company DEKKADANCERS, and the Slovak contemporary dance company YuriKorec&Co. and with the physical theater ensemble Burki&com. Since 2002, he has been a member of the largest international capoeira association and school in the world, ABADA Capoeira, in which he holds a teacher's belt, many medal positions and titles, such as European Champion 2021, Visegrad Four Champion 2023 and more...

In his teaching activities, he focuses on contemporary dance, capoeira, acrobatics and their mutual combination.


Where does the body end and the behavioral patterns begin into which we try to fit our bodies day after day? Is it at all possible to distinguish between them or have they grown into a single inseparable entity after all those years, a little like a broken leg into plaster? In this piece, Yuri Korec explores the violence we inflict on ourselves to mask who we really are. But also the violence that protects us from ourselves and our surroundings, scrutinizing us almost all the time.

Concept & Choreography: Yuri Korec
Choreography & Performance: Eftychia Stefanou, Jakob Jautz, Eva Priečková, Silvia Bakočková, Zuzanna Pruska, Michal Toman, Alica Šaling
Dramaturgy: Ivana Rumanová
Scenography & Light Design: Matúš Ďuran, Tomáš Hubinský
Music: Matúš Bolka
Production: Skrzprst
Photos: Pavol Jendruš, Noro Knap, Ctibor Bachratý

Premiere: 09 October 2020, Bratislava in Movement/A4 – Space For Contemporary Culture, Bratislava