Milan Tomášik

MILAN TOMÁŠIK is an artist dedicated to teaching, creating and performing. 

He studied dance at the Conservatory J. L. Bellu in Banská Bystrica and at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. In 2004, he graduated from P.A.R.T.S., the international dance school in Brussels directed by Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker. 

Besides his own company, Milan works as freelance choreographer and created several commissioned works for different companies, theaters and schools: Veselosti minulosti (2012) – Divadlo Štúdio tanca (Banská Bystrica); Electric folie (2015) - SEAD (Salzburg); Waves (2016) - SEAD (Salzburg); In-tension (2017) - Amsterdam University of the Arts; Intrecciato (2018) – Scenario Pubblico (Catania); Echo (2019) - SEAD (Salzburg); Pokrm/Jedača (2019) – tri4 association (Banská Bystrica).

His teaching activities includes giving classes Happy Feet for professional companies, festivals and dance Academies as well as workshops Playful Presence in most of the countries in Europe, Argentina, China, Democratic Republic of Kongo, Russia, Puerto Rico and Mexico.

He is a co-founder of Les SlovaKs dance collective, the company based in Brussels. With them, he created three dance performances (Opening Night, Journey Home and Fragments), and between 2007-2018 performed and toured worldwide, including most of the European capitals, Africa, China, Middle, North and South America.

Within a decade (2006-2016) he created three outstanding solo performances, first with a mesmerizing solo Within, shown in a major european festivals and theaters. In 2011 followed by solo performance Off-beat, he received special mention for “musical research and the expressive strength of choreographic language” at Cortoindanza festival in Cagliari, Italy (2015). The show was documented in a short dance film Off-beat live made by Stanislav Dobák (2014). Milan rounds off his solo trilogy with a Solo 2016 (2016).

In 2014 he founded Milan Tomášik & Co and up to day created three dance performances The Hunting Season (2014),  Silver Blue (2015) and Fight Bright (2018).  During 2018-2020 period Milan Tomášik  was an associated artist of Scenario Pubblico theater in Catania (Sicily). 

His latest choreographic work Besi for Divadlo Študio tanca was premiered online in February 2021.