Soňa Kúdeľová

Soňa Kúdeľová has made her presence  on the contemporary dance scene in Slovakia as choreographer, dancer, performer and teacher. She is the founder of oz CHAOSMOS (together with visual artist Boris Vitázek).

She studied dance at the conservatory in Banská Bystrica and later she studied at the Department of Aesthetics, Comenius University in Bratislava. The theoretical study she was aimed at finding parallels of dance and other types of art in the historical context. She completed her studies with the work "Analysis of Movement in Wim Wenders Pina movie" and "Postmodern Dance Art and Its Reflections in the Fine Arts". 

She explores new approaches in performative art and their overlaps. By drawing from everyday performativity, she gains experience and knowledge of how to grasp herself, in the cluster of contemporary society, as well as substantial motivation and imaginative spontaneity in the creative process. She creates collective collaborations with visual, musical and intermediate artists and they test the boundaries of artistic expressions in one time and space. Through research of the body and mind, which changes over time, she oscillates along the themes of socio-psychological adaptation, interpersonal relationships and society.

She created three solo dance productions - trilogy - Autopilot (Batyskaf 2017), Autocorrect (Batyskaf 2019) and Autonomy (CHAOSMOS 2021). She also created and developed a collective participatory project “Sound of Silence” (Stipendium 2020) dedicated to working with non-dancers. She collaborates on the projects Manifesto of Possibilities (Petra Fornayová), Game (Tomas Danielis), Custom View (Danielis) Lines (Šicko, Pastirčák, Sliepková/ Biela Noc) Do Dna (mimoOs).

She is a board member of the PlaST - Contemporary Dance Platform and Coordinator of the Dance Residencies Center Telocvičňa at Nová Cvernovka. She is also a co-founder of the dance educational project Telohra (mimoOs).