• Swish

Tereza Hradilková, Filip Míšek and collective

The seeds for Swish were sown when Tereza was working on Beating, a dance film set in a boxing club.

'I was fascinated by how boxers jump rope. I enjoyed the lightness of their movements, their changing rhythm, the movement of their arms and legs. I was enchanted by the different kinds of jumps and skips, and what really got me was the sound of the jump rope that accompanied their movements.'

So she set to work making Swish, and the jump rope grew to symbolise much more.

'Do you skip over yourself, go beyond your borders, or are you trapped in a repeating circle that you cannot escape?'

Awarded Dance Piece of the Year 2017 at the Czech Dance Platform 2017


Performers: Tereza Hradilková and Filip Míšek

Concept and interpretation: Tereza Hradilková
Dramaturgy: Biljana Golubović
Live music: Filip Míšek
Lighting design: Pavel Kotlík
Lights: Jan Hejzlar
Sound design: Michal Sýkora
Costume: Marjetka Kürner Kalous
Consultant: Lukáš Jiřička
Production: Veronika Hladká
Producer: Jakub Hradilek

Co-produced by Tanec Praha, PONEC – dance venue and Studio Truhlárna

With support from Ministry of Culture Czech Republic, Tanec Praha, PONEC – dance venue, NADACE ŽIVOT UMĚLCE, 4 + 4 days in motion, Motus and Bazaar festival

Images above: Vojtěch Brtnický