ONE STEP BEFORE THE FALL
A hypnotic wave of voice and sound by Lenka Dusilová and power dance by Markéta Vacovská converge in a single moment in the boxing ring. This new multi-genre project by the acclaimed Spitfire Company deals with the themes of fighting, exhaustion, the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease, and collapse.
“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. The hands can't hit what the eyes can't see.” - Dedicated to Muhammad Ali and all the fighters around us.
Herald Angel Award, Total Theatre Award (shortlist), Aerowaves Priority Companies 2014, Dancer of the Year and Light Design Award 2013 - Czech Dance Platform, the Award of Czech Theatre Times for the Personality of the year at category Alternative Theater, the Award of Czech Theatre Times for the Personality of the year at category Dance and Choreography, Nominated for Best Performance - Thalie Award 2012, Aerowaves Priority Companies 2014, Dance Tranzit Awards 2015
Theater UFFO (CZ), Experimental Venue Roxy / NoD (CZ), Czech Dance Platform 2013 (CZ), I Like to Watch Too (July Dance Festival 2013) (NL), Fringe Edinburgh (UK), POKE Festival (SK), Festival of Solo Performance in Cheb (CZ), KULT Festival (CZ), London Mime Festival (UK), Colours of Ostrava (CZ), Hellerau (DE), Aerowaves Festival 2015 (ES), Tiajin Grand Theatre (CN), Penghao Festival Beijing (CN), Nonstop Festival in Moss (NO), Dancenet Sweden Tour 2015: Lund, Malmo, Jonkoping, Stockholm, Falkenberg, Uddevalla (SE), Dansehallerne (DK), Dance Festival Lublin (PL), Staatstheater Darmstadt (D), Baerum Kulturhus (NO), Les Rencontres de la Forme Countre Bordeaux (FR)
"A merging of these two figures with the half-improvised sound generated by a synthesizer and Lenka Dusilová's vocals and with Markéta Vacovská's extremely physically challenging performance loaded with imaginative movement and abstract physicality that unearths the existential depths of the human body and psyche." Theatre Events of 2012 (Vladimír Hulec, Czech Theatre Times)
"A performance which well deserved the standing ovation it received from this audience." (ThreeWeeks)
Concept, Directed by: Petr Boháč / Choreography: Markéta Vacovská Dance: Markéta Vacovská / Cecile da Costa / Music, Vocals: Lenka Dusilová / Scenography: Petr Boháč, Jeník Bubal / Light Design: Martin Špetlík / Photography: Martin Mařák / Production: Aneta Hladovcová, Tereza Havlíčková, Barbora Repická, Jeník Bubal Production: Studio Damúza o.p.s., Bezhlaví z.s. Co-producers: UFFO – SCT, Experimental Venue Roxy / NoD