Solo for gallery

Tereza Ondrová (CZ)

Tereza Ondrová

Jiří Konvalinka

Financial support by the Ministry of Culture, Czech Republic.

In colaboration with: Tanec Praha, z.ú. / International Dance Festival TANEC PRAHA

30 min


The TANEC PRAHA 2024 Festival takes place under the auspices of the President of the Czech Republic Petr Pavel.

Solo for gallery is a performance that can be observed from any distance. It is a dance solo that is a sculpture in time, a play with details, attention but also constant transformation and imagination. The audience will experience a dance dialogue between the exhibited works, the space and the dancer Tereza Ondrová. At the beginning of this new dance drawing, there is a concentrated observation of phenomena or situations in her surroundings, but also within herself, in order to allow her to absorb what is essential. Does a work of art come into being through its physical realization or already at the moment it is mentally conceived - by a mere idea?


Tereza Ondrová is a dancer, choreographer, teacher. Studied Dance Pedagogy at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. In 2004 she co-founded the dance company VerTeDance where she created more than 25 pieces. Since 2012 she has been cooperating with Peter Šavel. Together they created the duet Boys who Like to Play with Dolls, which was awarded the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award (2015), Dance Piece of the Year and Dancer of the Year 2014 in the Czech Republic, nominated by Total Theatre Award Nomination and selected for Priority Companies List 2014 by Aerowaves, and As Long as Holding Hands (2015). Since 2016 she has been working with a director Petra Tejnorová (You Are Here, 2016; Nothing Sad, 2017; LET’S DANCE!, 2017; Hello, Is Anyone Out There?, 2017; SAME SAME, 2018; Duets, 2019; SILENT, 2021; Call Alice, 2021, Insectum in.., 2022 with Silvia Gribaudi, GEO, 2023). As a dancer and interpreter she collaborated with choreographers such as Charlotta Öfverholm, Karine Ponties, David Zambrano, Anton Ľahký. She is also a teacher. Between 2018 and 2021 she was part of the EU project Dancing Museums, in collaboration with Tanec Praha (CZ) and Prague City Gallery (CZ).

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Photo: Vojtěch Brtnický