Viktor Černický: PLI – Shape It EU project's performance
Date and timeTue 26.10.2021, at 9:30 a.m.
PLI brings together 22 conference chairs, obsessive rhythm and one devoted man. On a small platform, Viktor Černický dives resolutely into the effort for indefinite construction, reconstruction and deconstruction of the Universe.
The outcome is an intelligent and playful solo - a physical metaphore for endless human dynamics, patience and striving that turns even the most ordinary objects into incredible pieces of architecture.
Following the baroque philosophy of Gottfried Willhelm Leibniz, PLI is an unpredictable and humorous performance where baroque robustness is replaced with spatial modesty and material minimalism.
Concept / choreography / performance: Viktor Černický
Lighting design: Zuzana Režná
Dramaturgy: Lukáš Karásek
Technical realisation: Drahomír Stulír
Co-production: PONEC – dance venue
Premiere: November 11th 2018, PONEC – dance venue
Financially supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and The City of Brno.
Duration: 40 min
Mandatory advance registrations starting from 1 September: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shape It is a project which aims to broaden the audience for contemporary dance in Europe. We are doing this by inviting early career dance makers in Europe to consider how an existing performance can be reconsidered for an audience of young people. Through development labs, residencies and over the next 18 months, we will support artists to reimagine the audience for their work. Together, through the partnerships we build, the conversations we have, and the audiences we meet, we seek to model a new approach to developing dance for young people.
Shape It is delivered by a partnership of The Place (UK), Annantalo (Finland), Comune di Bassano del Grappa (Italy) and Tanec Praha (Czech Republic) and funded by Creative Europe.
PLI has been awarded with the Audience Award and Total Award of the Czech Dance Platform 2019. Viktor Černický has received a nomination for concept and choreography in Dance and Movement Theatre category at Theatre News Award 2019.
"PLI is not just a great performance, it is a visionary step. A window into the theatre of the future where fundamentals of conventional art forms no longer apply." (Dance Zone, Martin
"A unique piece, dazzling with its genius simplicity and absolute harmony of all elements. From my point of view it definitely belongs among candidates for theatre event of the season, the author has set the bar really high." (Dance News, Josef Bartoš)
"As if was Černický affirmating his unique personal style of creating that he proposed two years ago in his first solo performance Parolapolea (presented and awarded with a residency in Bassano del Grappa at the Czech Dance Platform 2017)." (Dance Zone, Bára Kašparová)
"Such incredibly powerful is this childlish world with its simplicity, craziness and fears." (Dance Zone, Veronika Hrabalová)