Pli brings together 22 conference chairs, obsessive rhythm, and one devoted man. On a small platform, Viktor Černický dives resolutely into the struggle for indefinite construction, reconstruction and deconstruction of the universe. The result is an intelligent and playful solo, a physical metaphor for endless human dynamics, patience, and striving that turns even the most ordinary objects into incredible pieces of architecture. Inspired by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, the iconic Baroque philosopher, and Gilles Deleuze’s stirring The Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque, Pli is an unpredictable and humorous performance that twists our imagination and takes our breath away. Černický likens Leibniz’s thought to a magical performance without magic tricks, in which the philosopher brings together the seemingly impossible, approaching the complexity and refinement of this world with very simple principles, which he multiplies and folds in every possible way. Creation thus appears as a sophisticated piece of architecture, extremely rich in details, highly elaborate in style, robustly shaped, hard to believe, and yet simple, modest, and absolutely true. Following Leibniz’s approach, Pli replaces baroque robustness with spatial modesty and material minimalism, yet is neither narrow in form nor straightforward in expression.

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The 26th Kalamata Dance Festival will take place following the special instructions issued by the Ministry of Health, with priority given to public health and with a sense of responsibility towards the public and the artists.

-The sale of tickets this year will take place exclusively through and the network of VIVA sellers.

-Tickets are strictly personal and non-transferable.

-All Festival venues will operate with a maximum capacity of 55% so as to maintain the required physical distance between spectators. In this framework, tickets will be available either for individuals or for a group of two persons.

-Audience members are not allowed to move to seats, different than those indicated in their ticket or by the ushers. 

-Audiences are kindly requested to arrive at the theatre 45 minutes before the start of the performance, in compliance with the health authorities’ instructions.

-It is mandatory for spectators to use a non-medical mask, at Kalamata Castle Amphitheatre when entering the theater and until seated, as well as when leaving the theater, and at Kalamata Dance Megaron Alternative Space when entering the theater, during the whole performance, as well as when leaving the theater.

-During their entrance and exit from the venues, audience members must maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 metre between them, following the instructions of the Festival’s personnel as well as the respective signage, so as to avoid crowding. Towards this goal, audience is not permitted to linger in the common areas outside the venues.

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Cancellations allowed.

The organizer of this event is the following company: "ΦΑΡΙΣ" ΚΟΙΝΩΦΕΛΗΣ ΕΠΙΧΕΙΡΗΣΗ ΔΗΜΟΥ ΚΑΛΑΜΑΤΑΣ constitutes the platform selling tickets on behalf of the organizer. The cancellation and refund policy is determined by the organizer.
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Concept/choreography/performance: Viktor Černický

Lighting design: Zuzana Režná

Dramaturgy: Lukáš Karásek

Technical realisation: Drahomír Stulír

Co-production: Tanec Praha/PONEC – dance venue

In collaboration with: BuranTeatr Brno, CNK Záhrada Banská Bystrica, Théâtre de L’Arsenal Val-de-Reuil, CIRQUEON Praha, Alfréd ve dvoře Theatre, Studio Alta and Festival Bazaar, Pôtoň Theatre, Festival Kiosk, CSC – Centro per la Scena Contemporanea Bassano del Grappa

With the financial support of: Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, City of Brno



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