Imagine a world where you can’t progress despite your best efforts to push forward. VerTeDance have created a beautifully poignant piece about our lack of freedom, reclusion, and our power to make decisions. The cast weaves around their own shadows, whilst a live modern minimalist soundtrack by Clarinet Factory builds a fluid tension. Reflexes, slants and curvatures; pushing off, tipping and falling – every imbalance is corrected and brought back to equilibrium. With theatrics, choreographic moments and subtle humour, Correction shows that the attainment of freedom often goes hand in hand with loss. But above all, it shows that lack of freedom to decide can also result in comfort, relief, familiarity, and devotion – even happiness.
Director: Jiří Havelka
Choreography and Dance: Veronika Knytlová, Marta Trpišovská, Tereza Ondrová, Martina Hajdyla Lacová, Helena Arenbergerová, Karolína Hejnová, Robo Nižník, Jaro Ondruš, Rado Piovarči, Petr Opavský, Michael Vodenka
Live Music: Clarinet Factory
Light Design: Katarína Ďuricová
Costumes and Stage Design: Dáda Němeček
Production: VerTeDanceo.s., danceWATCH – Karolína Hejnová
Supported by: City of Prague, Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, Foundation
Život umělce, METROSTAV a.s., Tanec Praha NGO / Ponec – The Dance Venue, Čtyři
dny o.s. and ALT@RT
Photography: Vojtech Brtnicky / Radek Holes
The dance company VerTeDance was founded in 2004 by the trio Veronika Knytlová and Tereza Ondrová, dancers and choreographers, and Pavel Kotlík, a light designer. Over 10 years of their existence, VerTeDance have created almost twenty projects, having joined forces with uncountable outstanding personalities of the Czech and international dance scene.
26 June 2015 BE Festival in Birmingham at BE Festival
30 September 2016 in Sarajevo at MESS Festival
VerTeDance is the only Czech company to have won the most prestigious Czech award in the field, The Dance Piece of The Year, as many as three times: for Silent Talk in 2005, for What is the Weight of Your Desire in 2012, and for CORRECTION in 2014. Other awards are: The Dancer of the Year 2010, The Best Light Design Award (2012 and 2014), and The Theatre Journal Award (2012 and 2014).