Monday, August 20, 2012

questionnaire with participant Lea Chapkova (Nanohach CZ)

When have you been to Budapest - Hungary with your piece and artistic work earlier?
4 years ago we performed in Mu theatre with our company Nanohach piece "Portret" made by rumanian chor Ioana Mona Popovici (at L1 Cont. Dance Festival)

What do you know about Hungary and what kind of informations do you have about our dance life? 
I had possibility to meet few young hungarian dancers, choreographers and I was surprised how different with different backronds they were. We have similar history not only in dance so there is some understanding and easiness in discussing and sharing.

Do you have any preference who do you want to reach with your art and piece?
I do not have any specific image who I want to reach.

What kind of piece will you bring to L1danceFest and does this piece mean any differences or similarities to your earlier works? 
This piece "Sunna no onna" was made for 3 dancers to perform it outside in parks and gardens for large public not only for theatre public. In Budapest I will perform a solo version for theatre.

What exaclty did you work on with this piece and where did you perform it already? 
I performed it just on different places in Czech rep.

Do you have any hobby beside working as a dancer or creator? 
Because I am also teaching at different places I do not have really some specific hobby exept winter sports.

Can you write some details about your artistic life - which direction did you come from and which direction do you go right now? Tell us some important steps from your background! 
First step made my mother - she gave me to dance studio and I fell in love with it. In 1992 was opened first contemporary dance school in Prague - we were the first generation. Than I studied at P.A.R.T.S. and I met new world of dance. After I traveled with company "Deja donné" so I could see and be on different places and meet interesting people. After coming back to my country we started our company Nanohach we try to be part of dance field still cooperate with people from abroad. At the same time I teach at conservatory young students of dance.

How did your summer time go? Did you get any new inspirations? 
I spent summer time with my family and little son so it was more about being with people which are most close to me and get power from that.

Does it mean any differences to play your pieces in different countries? If so, could you please tell us in what sense? 
I feel more free in front of people who does not know my history and backrond. And of course there is a curiosity how people with different culture will react.

Do you work and show your work for getting applause (for the audience) or does the working process mean anything else for you? What kind of feedback are you open for? 
of course applause is great satisfaction but I love process of creation of meeting with other dancers and researching.....

Do you read critics about your works? What kind of critic do you need? 
I read critics. Positiv critic is for me always big impuls to continue and to believe in what I do. But critic which would give me new impuls would be also great but this is very rare.

Do you criticize other’s works? Do you write about it? 
I try to say critics but it is difficult to find right words to say and to help. I do not write them.

Are you open for a round table discussion with the audience after a premier or after your show? 

Here you find some words, could you put them in sentences which could be kind of ars poetic of you!
     To fill in , to get closer , to hug people you love....
      is there a way to perform that feeling?
      is there a way to exchange our lifes?
      Everybody have a nation ,some of us religion, home where you belong
      where somebody cook organic food...........

Lea's performance takes place on 19th September in MU Theatre.

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