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Michal Toman

Professional dancer, performer, acrobat, pedagogue, photographer and capoerista. Graduate of the dance field of basic art school Nový Jičín, under the guidance of Anita Vahalová and Hana Zapletalová.

After graduating from the Nový Jičín high school, he was accepted to study at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, where he subsequently successfully completed both bachelor's and master's studies in modern dance. During his master's degree, he completed an Erasmus+ semester at Falmouth University in the United Kingdom in the field Dance and choreography, where he also began his creative work with a performance Of fear and desire.

He is currently a member of the prague contemporary dance ensemble 420People, also the Burki&com physical theater ensemble, and the slovak contemporary dance ensemble Yuri Korec&Co. and the largest international capoeira association in the world, ABADA Capoeira, in which it holds a green (teacher's) belt, many medals and titles. (eg champion of the Visegrad Four 2019 and champion of Europe 2021)

He has collaborated on various art projects (dance performances, films, etc.) both at home and abroad. Such as Beauty and the Beast (Václav Kuneš - National Theater Prague), The Tempest (Jan Kodet - Shakespeare Festival), The Pink Samurai (Jana Burkiewiczová - La Fabrika), iMucha show (Viktor Konvalinka and Tomáš Rychetský - O2Universum), Sapiens Territory (Yuri Korec & Co.), School of the Jealous (Simona Machovičová - National Theater of Moravia-Silesia), Nero and Seneca (Marek Ťapák - RTVS), Salome 1.2. .4. (Emil Leeger. - Artheatro), Feeling the Invisible (Marta Poláková) and others.

In his pedagogical activities he focuses on the use of a combination of the principles of contemporary dance technique with the technique of Afro-Brazilian martial art Capoeira, especially in inverted body positions. In addition to dance, he is also a professional photographer.