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Pulsar association is a platform that realizes dance performances in the field of contemporary dance created on the basis of a clearly chosen dramaturgy. The intention of Pulsar is to artistically process socially engaged themes, to find new dance expressions for them. In addition to this main activity, Pulsar is engaged in the creation of new artistic and artistic-professional formats, through which it explores new artistic possibilities. These formats allow to develop artistic work in close connection with the audience. It also creates facilities for artists invited to create original work and last season worked with young dance makers, providing them with artistic and production facilities to explore their own expression and broaden their social and philosophical outlook. 

 

Pulsar is currently formed by Honza Malík and Tereza Krčálová. Among the major undertakings that innovatively approach the situation on the dance scene and strengthen the progressive development of the dance field are: conferences and performances 30 years of dance The Next Promises, artistic meetings Catch Reality! 1-6, the interdisciplinary conference The Role of the Artist Today, the miniseries Dance Through the Camera's Eye, the experiment dis pla y, the project for ´Innovation and Art´ Absolutely Unacceptable! part I and II, the project for emerging artists Unestablished, the experimental interdisciplinary event Be provoked by dance!, the on.line road.talk series Choreographer in the Ring 1st-9th round, the framework programme for the 30th anniversary of the Duncan Centre).

 

Pulsar was founded at the turn of 2016/2017 by Honza Malík and Michal Záhora. Originally, the group functioned as a platform for one choreographer. Already then, works were created that dealt with selected social themes in their spiritual, philosophical and social complexity, and a variety of choreographic practices emerged. These included works such as Pulsar, Concert for HER, Anniversary - one hundred years of Czech statehood, Celebration - a dance pilgrimage through the countryside. In 2019, Michal Záhora began to collaborate artistically with Tereza Krčálová. The performances Generation X and The End´s Turnabout (Europa towards Omega Point) were based on dramaturgically developed research.

 

Pulsar continuously develops cooperation with foreign countries. In addition to presenting works outside the Czech Republic (besides neighbouring countries, Croatia, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, USA, UK), it tries to create new concepts of artistic cooperation with foreign artists. 

 

In 2024, we prepare, we create:

 

project GUTEN TAG MISTER K.! on the occasion of anniversary of Franz Kafka (Armenia, Georgia, Italy, Greece, Hungary, Austria, Spain, England, Egypt, Taiwan, May-November 2024)

 

BE PROVOKED BY DANCE! for Mental Healths Weeks (Czech regions, September-October 2024)

 

dance cantata TRIBES (fall 2024)

 

II. livestream serie CHOREOGRAF V RINGvia BRATISLAVA 5th-7th round (April 11th-14th 2024)

 

 

The association is supported by:

Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, City of Prague, TANEC PRAHA association, Erasmus+ programme.

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  • DEVOID

    6. 3. 2017 20:00 divadlo Ponec Theatre, Praha

    DIPTYCH

    11. 3. 2017 19:30 městské divadlo, Jablonec n.N. /cz/

    PULSAR

    a world premiere 19. 3. 2017 20:00 divadlo Ponec Theatre, Praha

    PULSAR

    21. 3. 2017 18:00 Moving Station, Plzeň /cz/

  • PULSAR

    21. 3. 2017 21:00 Moving Station, Plzeň /cz/

    PULSAR

    7. 5. 2017 20:00 divadlo Ponec Theatre, Praha

    DEVOID

    12. 5. 2017 20:00 divadlo Ponec Theatre, Praha

    SUITA -in process- (KONCERT pro NI)

    Night of Museums 19. 5. 2017 19:00-23:00 Galerie GASK, Kutná Hora /cz/

  • DIPTYCH

    exhibition opening 24. 6. 2017 19:00 Hrad Klenová /cz/

    Letní setkání v Broumově / Summer Encounter in Broumov

    17.-21.7. tvůrčí taneční setkání akreditované MŠMT / creative dance session 17. 7. 2017 daily 9:00-16:30 kulturně-vzdělávací centrum, klášter Broumov monastery /cz/

    DEVOID

    festival Cool v plotě 9. 9. 2017 19:00 Sladovna, Písek /cz/

    sole performance

    for invitations only 14. 9. 2017 19:00 Trojský zámek, Praha

  • PULSAR

    20. 9. 2017 20:00 divadlo Ponec Theatre, Praha

    DEVOID

    Night of theatres 18. 11. 2017 20:00 divadlo Ponec Theatre, Praha

  • open dance class

    31. 1. 2018 18:30-20:00 divadlo Ponec Theatre, Praha

    open dance class

    21. 2. 2018 18:30-20:00 divadlo Ponec Theatre, Praha

    PULSAR

    Small Inventory Festival 2018 24. 2. 2018 18:00 divadlo Ponec Theatre, Praha

    PULSAR

    17. 3. 2018 19:00 městské divadlo, Jablonec n.N. /cz/

  • CONCERT for HER

    a world premiere 21. 3. 2018 19:00 Atrium na Žižkově, Praha

    DEVOID

    last show in Prague 22. 3. 2018 20:00 divadlo Ponec Theatre, Praha

    PULSAR

    28. 3. 2018 20:00 DIOD Theatre, Jihlava /cz/

    CONCERT for HER

    18. 4. 2018 19:00 Atrium na Žižkově, Praha

  • CONCERT for HER

    4. 5. 2018 20:00 Mezi trámy, Žamberk-Zakopanka /cz/

    PULSAR

    28. 5. 2018 20:00 divadlo Ponec Theatre, Prague

    Letní setkání v Broumově / Summer Encounter in Broumov

    9.-13.7. tvůrčí taneční setkání akreditované MŠMT / creative dance session 9. 7. 2018 denně / daily 9:00-16:30 kulturně-vzdělávací centrum, klášter Broumov monastery /cz/

    CELEBRATION

    dance in the landscape with a walk, one show only 29. 9. 2018 15:00 exteriéry Klenová, Galerie Klatovy/Klenová /cz/

  • CONCERT for HER

    10. 10. 2018 19:00 Atrium na Žižkově, Prague

    ANNIVERSARY

    a world premiere 28. 10. 2018 20:00 divadlo Ponec Theatre, Prague

    ANNIVERSARY

    30. 10. 2018 20:00 divadlo Ponec Theatre, Prague

  • Be provoked by dance!

    Small Inventory Festival, Work on: Progress programme 26. 2. 2023 11:00 Korso in National gallery, Prague

    I WILL EMERGE FROM THE FOREST, STRAIGHTEN MY BACKBONE, AND IT SHALL BECOME MY SWORD.

    a world first night / Theatre Festival Kutná Hora 8. 9. 2023 21:00 Kutná Hora /cz/

    I WILL EMERGE FROM THE FOREST, STRAIGHTEN MY BACKBONE, AND IT SHALL BECOME MY SWORD.

    Festival THEATRE PILSEN 14. 9. 2023 19:00 Moving Station, Pilsen /cz/

    I WILL EMERGE FROM THE FOREST, STRAIGHTEN MY BACKBONE, AND IT SHALL BECOME MY SWORD.

    21. 9. 2023 20:00 X10 Theatre, Prague

  • I WILL EMERGE FROM THE FOREST, STRAIGHTEN MY BACKBONE, AND IT SHALL BECOME MY SWORD.

    8. 10. 2023 20:00 HaDivadlo, Brno /cz/

    Be provoked by dance!

    for students & teachers 10. 10. 2023 10:00 Výměník1, České Budějovice /cz/

    Be provoked by dance!

    10. 10. 2023 19:00 Výměník1, České Budějovice /cz/

    Be provoked by dance!

    13. 11. 2023 19:00 Meta Theatre, Munich-Moosach /de/

  • Be provoked by dance!

    15. 11. 2023 19:00 Theaterwerkstatt Bethel, Bielefeld /de/

    Be provoked by dance!

    16. 11. 2023 19:00 Brotfabrik - Studio 5, Bonn /cz/

  • Be provoked by dance!

    12. 3. 2024 19:00 Goethe-Institut, Prague

    Choreograher in the Ring via Bratislava 5th round

    19th Nu Dance Fest 11. 4. 2024 18:00 A4, Bratislava /sk/

    I WILL EMERGE FROM THE FOREST, STRAIGHTEN MY BACKBONE, AND IT SHALL BECOME MY SWORD.

    19th Nu Dance Fest 12. 4. 2024 20:00 A4, Bratislava /sk/

    Choreograher in the Ring via Bratislava 6th round

    19th Nu Dance Fest 13. 4. 2024 18:00 A4, Bratislava /sk/

  • Choreograher in the Ring via Bratislava 7th round

    19th Nu Dance Fest 14. 4. 2024 18:00 A4, Bratislava /sk/

    I WILL EMERGE FROM THE FOREST, STRAIGHTEN MY BACKBONE, AND IT SHALL BECOME MY SWORD.

    Exhibition of Belarus Art 18. 4. 2024 18:00 Beseder Gallery, Prague

    I WILL EMERGE FROM THE FOREST, STRAIGHTEN MY BACKBONE, AND IT SHALL BECOME MY SWORD.

    19. 4. 2024 19:30 DIOD Theatre, Jihlava /cz/

    I WILL EMERGE FROM THE FOREST, STRAIGHTEN MY BACKBONE, AND IT SHALL BECOME MY SWORD.

    29. 4. 2024 19:30 X10 Theatre, Prague

  • INSECTUM K.

    ARé Festival 11. 5. 2024 20:00 HayArt Cultural Center, Yerevan /am/

    INSECTUM K.

    13. 5. 2024 20:00 Goethe-institut, Tbilisi /ge/

    INSECTUM K.

    14. 5. 2024 20:00 library, Tbilisi /ge/

    INSECTUM K.

    14. 6. 2024 20:00 Austrian Cultural Forum, Roma /it/

  • INSECTUM K.

    15. 6. 2024 20:00 Milan /it/

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Выйду з лесу, выцягну хрыбет i ён будзе мне замест мяча. /

I will emerge from the forest, straighten my backbone, and it shall become my sword. 

PULSAR against TOTALITY

The Belarusian state. A system that depresses and deadens. It promotes uniformity, monotony and obedience. Crowds of individuals understand that they want to live differently. To speak differently. To breathe different air. Their stories have become individualized. This story is about discovering and awakening our own resources. The moment a person realizes how vulnerable they are. How traumatized they are. How much his whole world has collapsed. But the world is still standing and has many layers. Variants. Variations. It's not over yet. It doesn't look like it's going to let up yet. But the transformation has already begun...  

The dance-theatre event is the result of cooperation between Czech and Belarusian artists. It is based on a dramatic text by a Belarusian playwright. The production is based on the text and on the direct personal experience of Belarusian artists with the suppressed protests and the subsequent liquidation of cultural life in Belarus.

Original text: no name67 /by/

Translation, dance dramaturgy, direction: Tereza Krčálová

Choreography: Kateřina Stupecká, Helena Ratajová

Expert supervision: Romana Štorková Maliti

Music: Yegor Zabelov /by/

Artistic cooperation and stage design: Tomáš Žižka

Costumes: Mariana Novotná

Light design: František Fabián

Creation, interpretation: Tereza Krejčová, Jolana Šturmová, Helena Ratajová, Anna Wollemannová

Project curator, realization, production: Honza Malík a PULSAR association

Reviews:

"...The production activates with uncanny ease personal experiences of the tricky boundaries between care and violence, freedom and restriction, safety and threat..." M. Martinová, A2, #20/2023

"...Pulsar grasps the theme of serious human rights violations, the use of systematic torture and the suppression of personal freedom as a stage poem. The weight of it falls on the viewer with a kind of literary delicacy. It gives him space. It is not impotent. It shows the way to solidarity and the courage of the individual. And above all, it opens up a societal issue that, in times of actual wars, we should know and think about." M.Faustová, October 14th 2023, Opera+

"...The stagers led us into an imaginary forest of bridal-white outfits and filled it with mysterious and all kinds of dislocated images. A quartet of dancers (....) awakened and explored the archetype of the psychic, accentuating both life-giving and lethal abilities. (...) It was akin to walking through an art gallery, with Picasso's Guernica, Max Ernst and Dali's anti-war paintings and Munch's The Scream hanging side by side, which are unfortunately again topical appeals..." V. Boušová, Tsunami 2, September 22nd 2023

„…Based on the specific political situation of a European country, Pulsar has managed to realise a performative event in which the spectator is confronted with his own life situations, such as monotony, fear, frustration or trauma. The Belarusian undercurrent is surprisingly absent from the production; what remains are the generally load-bearing and powerful messages, which stand out most strongly in the dance parts. (…)The Pulsar team worked with the text not as inspiration or a literal script, but interpreted it through dance and performative means based on the physical experience of the text. (…)That forest is experiences, past events and emotions, and our spine, our axis, according to Pulsar, will no longer bend, but will resolutely face what is to come.“ K. Šalounová, 21. 9. 2023, Taneční aktuality

under the auspices ofIvan Vyrypajev & Embassy of Independent Belarusian Culture

Co-producers: X10 Festival Kutná Hora, GASK Kutná Hora, CED – Centre for Experimental Theatre in Brno, Next Wave Festival

Supported by: "Nulová pozice" association, Theatre X10, Theatre of the National Theatre, Studio TEP39, TANEC Praha/Studio Krenovka, Studio Dance Perfect, Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, City of Prague, EU4Culture Mobility

a world first night: September 8th, 2023, GASK, 9th Theater festival in Kutná Hora /cz/

pražská premiéra: September 21st 2023, X10 Theatre, Prague, …příští vlna/next wave…festival

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Honza Malík

Honza Malík

Honza is a freelance artist since 1999 when he graduated from the Duncan Centre Conservatory. He danced for the State Opera in Prague (1999-2003, choreographies of Petr Tyc and Petra Hauerova), he was a member of Austrian Laroque Dance Company (2004-2005 and 2012-2016).  

He was one of the original founders of the NANOHACH dance company (2004-2016) where he worked as a dancer, producer and manager. As an art director, Honza supported and supervised all 32 company projects, he has been taking care of their continuous production in the Czech Republic and abroad. As an interpret, Honza was a co-author of authorial projects by Czech authors such as Michal Zahora, Lea Svejdova, Jan Komarek and he cooperated with foreign choreographers such as Karen Foss, Ioana M. Popovici, Nigel Charnock, Petra Fornayova, Fabrice Ramalingom, Lenka Flory). Honza was nominated fot The Best Interpretation Award 2008 and Dancer of the Year 2010 Award . In 2011 he was awarded for The Best Actor Critics Award (Russia). Honza also has recieved The Personality of the Year Award 2014 (Next Wave Festival, Prague) and The Dance Manager of the Year 2017 (Czech Dance Platform, Prague).

At the end of 2016 he has found Pulsar association, which realised and creates conditions for a artistic work of Michal Zahora.

For many years, Honza has also been involved in other projects than performances in the field of contemporary dance. He cooperated with the production of international choreography competition Jarmila Jerabkova Award/Festival New Europe (2003-2010) and vs.Interpretation, a music improvisation festival that overlaps with other genres as well. Between years 2011-2013, he was an initiator and supporter of creative work by Czech choreographer Maia. In 2013, Honza initiated a creation of a program section dedicated to contemporary dance theatre space4dance under the Prague Pride Festival. He also curates and coordinates for this festival creation of original dance performances: international project Dogtown (2015; choreography by Nadar Rosano, Israel), Black&White (2017; choreography by Jana Vrana, Cz).

Since 2014, Honza organises a series of discussions dedicated to contemporary dance LET´S TALK ABOUT DANCE that are organised once or twice in a year at different public culturally and socially creative spaces in Prague.

As a dance lector he was a lector of an international project Dancing Europe in Olomouc (Cz, 2008 and 2010) and since 2007 has been teaching at the Duncan Centre (dance technique and individual consultations of authorial pieces).

 

 

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PULSAR association
(registered by Ministry of the Interior of Czech Republic,
nr.: VS/1-1/5908 5/04-R)

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Na Zámyšli 26/4
Praha 5 - Košíře
150 00
Czech Republic
tax nr.: 26681528

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+420 732 271 309

info@praguepulsar.cz

honza@praguepulsar.cz

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/Michal-Záhora-Pulsar-865716266810289/

 

http://operaplus.cz/vyrocni-ceny-opery-plus-hlasovani-o-nejlepsi-tanecni-vykon-a-choreografii/
 

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