MAIA: TENZE work-in-progress

30. 8. 2013 from 19:00

The Work in Progress programme presents the creation of the Tenze dance performance by choreographer MAIA as interpreted by dancer Jana Vrána. The performance utilizes Tens equipment, which allows artificial, technically controlled transmission of impulses to the dancer’s body, influencing his/her subsequent movement.

Work in progress format: an open practice along with a discussion and examples of work, leading to establishment of a joint creative dialogue between the artists and the public.


Concept, choreography: Markéta MAIA Kuttnerová

In cooperation with performer: Jana Vrána

Music: Joshua Koch /CH/

Light design: Jiří Hajdyla

Consultant: Andrej Boleslavský (CIANT)

Production: Honza Malík (m a i a production)

Markéta MAIA Kuttnerová   


Began with prominent dance teacher Petra Blau (Karlovy Vary Primary School). Then continued her studies at the Duncan Centre Conservatory (graduated in 2011), including a study visit at Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in the Netherlands, participated as a performer in author Eva Blažíčková’s educational project Špalíček Bohuslava Martinů. She created several smaller choreographies, which she introduced for example at the 2009 and 2012 Szolo-Duo festival in Budapest (duets entitled Engulfment and Planetoid LV-426). Markéta’s focus is primarily on creating original works. After graduating, in March 2012 she debuted with a separate work of choreography entitled LV-426 (also performed at the 2012 Czech Dance Platform, the 2013 Little Inventory, the Enter  6: Biopolis Festival, in Ostrava, Jihlava and abroad – in Germany and Russia. Markéta also created several smaller works that she for example entered in the Szolo-Duo 2009 and 2012 festivals in Budapest (the Engulfment and Planetoid LV-426 duets). This year, Markéta has prepared an exceptional premiere (one performance) of Breath Control, a performance that is a three-part site-specific project created exclusively for Prague’s Era svět. She is preparing the experimental Tenze project (to premiere on 4 Oct 2013 at the Ponec Theatre in Prague) in artistic cooperation with the CIANT Institute for Art and New Technologies and the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art. Markéta is also a co-founding member of Prague’s Eks art association (Hon na lišku; 2012).