DEKKADANCERS are a free association of professional choreographers and dancers. In less official terms, they are a remarkable society of individuals addicted to dance who strive to cope in a creative manner with this lifelong burden of theirs, and want to share their trauma with others. The establishment of DEKKADANCERS in 2009 logically resulted from their personal creative compulsion as well as from the desire to realise their own projects.
The founding members are the dancers and choreographers of the National Theatre in Prague, Tom Rychetský and Viktor Konvalinka, along with photographer and performer Hejný. Consisting of Marek Svobodník, Ondřej Vinklát and Štěpán Pechar, dancers and choreographers of the National Theatre in Prague, the second generation of DEKKADANCERS appeared on the stage in 2015.
This is the first time that DEKKADANCERS perform in České Budějovice.
The new ballet evening Dekkadancers has three parts - Just in time, Afternoon of a Faun and The Elixir:
The choreography Just in time by the duo Vinklát – Pechar is set to the music of the contemporary German composer Max Richter (Untitled figures) and the classical composer Franz Schubert (2nd sentence of the string quartet No. 14, Death and the Maiden – andante con motto). By combining classical and electronic music, “just in time” conveys the feeling of time passing through movement.
Debussy’s famous composition named after the well-known poem L’après-midi d’un faun by Stéphane Mallarmé renders, choreographed by Marek Svobodník and completed with music by Radiohead, a state of altered conscience – dreaming, in which images preserved in our memory and our imagination are mixed with events of the external that we are experiencing in the moment.
Viktor Konvalinka’s choreography The Elixir is a witty “visual audio-book written in blood“ to the libretto by Štěpán Benyovszký. Welcome to a sleepy French country bar, which livens up suddenly after the guests find out that somewhere in the vicinity you can find the key to the elixir of eternal life. You can expect a story full of action, humour and dancing to a colourful mixture of music.