tYhle / Marie Gourdain & coll. (CZ/FR/SK)

tYhle is a collective of Czech and French artists based in Czech Republic. It is a platform for performance, dance, physical theatre and visual arts, created by four young artists. The collective was founded in Brno in 2015 after already three years of collaboration between Lukáš Karásek and Florent Golfier. They were later joined by lighting designer Zuzana Režná and scenographer/choreographer Marie Gourdain.


Marie Gourdain 

French choreographer, scenographer and visual artist. Since 2010 she has developed her artistic activities mainly in Prague (CZ). Her work merges her formation in the visual arts with contemporary dance drawing on the elements of graphic and sculptural composition and the detailed analysis of movement. She studied animation cinema at ENSAD Paris (École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs) and the VŠUP in Prague. She received the Frédéric de Carfort Prize (2011) and the ENSAD Sculpture Prize (2009) for her work in sculpture. As a scenographer she has worked with many choreographers, such as Karine Ponties, Rita Gobi, Andrea Miltnerová, Lucia Kašiarová etc. In 2015 she joined the French-Czech physical theatre and dance collective tYhle and began her choreographic work. Today Marie has three pieces in the collective’s repertoire: UN (2016), LEGOrytmus (2017) and Medúza (2018). She has recently created a new company in France called Matière Mobile.


Jaro Viňarský 

Dancer, choreographer and performer, founder of the SKOK! civic association. Studied ballet choreography at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava and dance choreography at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. Between 1998 and 2000, he was a member of the professional Dance Studio Theatre in Banská Bystrica. In 2006, his solo performance The Last Step Before earned him the prestigious SAZKA Award in the Czech Republic, in the Dance Discovery category, and the Audience Award at the Czech Dance Platform. Since 2004, he has cooperated with a Belgian choreographer Karine Ponties. In addition to choreography, he currently leads creative dance workshops for non-professional dancers..He is a laureate of the prestigious New York Dance and Performance Award / The Bessies 2013 in the Outstanding Performer category for his project The Painted Bird / Bastard, by Pavol Zuštiak.


Václav Kalivoda 

Trombonist, musical improviser and idea maker. Studied at the Prague Conservatory. In 2015, he graduated from the Bard College Conservatory of Music in the USA and then spent a year on a Darmasiswa internship in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, where he studied gamelan, traditional Indonesian music. In addition to playing classical music on trombone, both solo, chamber and orchestral, he also devotes himself to other genres (jazz, swing, klezmer, samba, etc.) and music for theatre and dance performances. He improvises with various dancers and musical groups (Voříšci, Moving Orchestra, Pražský improvizační orchestr, B4, etc.). He also focuses on improvisation for children with the aim of developing natural musical perception. He is a musician of the PONEC Theatre Children's Studio and the Dance for Schools project.

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