Two women, both dancers, both the same age, are said to have a remarkable physical resemblance. At first, they have no idea about each other, maybe they just heard that everyone has a double somewhere. Is it possible to find answers through another person? What makes us identify and connect with others and ourselves? Tereza Ondrová and Francesca Foscarini are on a journey between a documentary and an intimate statement, in their joint work, they touch on a number of topics, such as the female psyche and its changes, loneliness, vulnerability and, finally, acceptance of the state in which the performing arts currently finds itself. And even though these two women don’t know each other, can they share an emotional bond that transcends geography?
Temporary Collective is a live platform with a wide range of other collaborators that creates dance and theatre pieces, audio performances and work in the urban environment, using research and conceptual processes. The collective is founded and led by dancer Tereza Ondrová and director Petra Tejnorová.
Teresa Ondrová is a dancer, choreographer, teacher of 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 . As a dancer and interpreter she collaborated with choreographers such as Charlotta Öfverholm, Karine Ponties, David Zambrano, Anton Ľahký. Between 2018 and 2021 she was part of the EU project Dancing Museums, in collaboration with Tanec Praha (CZ) and Prague City Gallery (CZ).
Author Tereza Ondrová / Performers Tereza Ondrová, Francesca Foscarini / Dramaturgical advisor Monica Gillette / Directorial cooperation Petra Tejnorová / Light design Katarina Morávek Ďuricová / Sound design Jan Čtvrtník / Translation Marta Ljubková
Produced by Temporary Collective – Daniela Řeháková, Júlia Pecková / Co-production Tanec Praha z.ú. – Festival TANEC PRAHA / Supported by Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, State Cultural Fund of the Czech Republic City of Prague, Studio ALTA