Josef Fruček’s uninterrupted four-hour performance is based on a process of continuous construction and deconstruction, generating an endless array of structures by shifting and moving thirty wooden beams. This is an original work by the internationally acclaimed dancer and choreographer Jozef Fruček, who performs as part of RootlessRoot, a company he co-founded with his partner Linda Kapetanea, which features intensely physical pieces exploring the limits of the human body as the dancers struggle to overcome their own physical and dancing limitations.
Choreography: Jozef Fruček
Design, video: Mike Rafail
Music: Vassilis Mantzoukis
Jozef Fruček is a founding member of the RootlessRoot Company. He studied at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, receiving his PhD in 2002. From 2002 to 2005 he was a member of Wim Vandekeybus’s Ultima Vez company, producing the works Blush (both a stage and film version) and Sonic Boom. In 2005 – 2006 he cooperated with the Royal Flemish Theatre in Brussels, creating his own shows. In 2006 Fruček and Linda Kapetanea established RootlessRoot as an instrument for their own productions, research and teaching. Fruček and Kapetanea have conducted a research programme, Fighting Monkey, which exploits martial arts techniques in training dancers, actors and professional development.
In addition to numerous other awards, Fruček’s choreography Collective Loss of Memory won the main prize at the 2015 Czech Dance Platform.