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Roland Dandó, Nikola Majtánová: “Bitter Desire”

April 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Roland Dandó, Nikola Majtánová: Bitter Desire


dance performance – 12 min

Mutation: the key to our evolution. It has enabled us to evolve from a single-celled organism into the dominant species on the planet. This process is slow and normally taking thousands and thousands of years. But every few hundred millennia, evolution leaps forward. The human being is nothing more than one of the organisms living on this planet. But human beings thinking that it’s all about them. They tend to be different than other species, to be on the top of the world. Creating own artificial word and destroying the nature. Transforming own bodies into the artificial shape, to look perfect. Do we need to be still afraid of something if we are the most dangerous creatures in the world? This infamous moment in life is not eternal, it is temporal. And thus, began the beginning of the new race; a race within the race of humanity; a race which another organisms’ prejudice. How can we make people aware of it without the evil?

Performance & Choreography: Roland Dandó, Nikola Majtánová

Rolando Dandó, born in Slovakia 1993, close to the border with Hungary in the small town Lučenec. He grew up in the modest and poor family. At the age of six his parents were pushing him to study, piano and music history, his teacher saw his potential in the fine art but Roland found himself as a dancer. In the age of 14 he became as a leader of the street dance group “children from the street”. He educates himself by watching the dance videos. He created short choreographies which were perform on the cultural events and competitions. When he won a few competitions, the judges suggest him to study dance and get some professional education. At the age of 18 he was accepted at the Dance Conservatory in Banská Bystrica which established the significant choreographer, pedagogue and director of the dance theater “Divadlo štúdio tanca” Zuzana Ďuricová Hájková. In that time was the director of the dance department her student Tomaš Nepšinský. He established the dance school company and when he left took the place the member of the folkdance company “Lúčnica”. In the 3rdyear Roland and other students represented his school on the international competition in Nice “Jeux de la Francophonie” with the choreography “Egoland” made by Zuzana Juhászová Burianová. In 2015 he successfully passed the living school exam and because of the political issues he decided to leave his country and study contemporary stage dance at the Bruckner University in Linz. Nowadays he is in the 7th semester of the bachelor program. Therefore, he is also working as a model for Art University and as a dancer in the Music theatre in Linz.

Nikola Majtánová, born in Slovakia 1996, Nikola took her first dance classes at basic art school for children in age of 7. She continued her dance education at the J.L.Bellu Conservatory in Banská Bystrica, She continued her higher dance education at Anton Bruckner Privat Universitat in Austria, from 2015, and continues nowadays as student of last year. She is developing a lot outside of school too. She attended many classes with famous dancers as David Zambrano, Rasmus Olme, Daniel Racek, Peter Jasko and others. Summer 2017, she joined Summer intensive in Portugal with teachers like Tomislav English, Ricardo Ambrozio or Gustavo Oliveira who invited her to dance in his performance “Alice in Wonderland” in his residency in France. Her professional experience started with dance movie “Tragoolator” created by Zuzana Burianová in 2012. Later on, she was part of performances: “Dandó”, created by Zuzana Burianová, “Die Mannsprechtige” created by Nikola and her dance partner Roland Dandó in 2015, “Origami” by Roberta Lazo in 2016.This year she worked on own performance “Bitter Desire” with Roland Dandó which had premier on festival Lange Nacht der Buhnen in Linz, Austria. She was dancer in Music Theater in Linz in production Eine Nacht in Venedig in 2017-2018. And continues to work as a model for Art University.

Mo 29.04.2019 // Ars Electronica Center – Deep Space

7 pm


Photo: Marcin Denkiewicz


April 29, 2019
7:00 pm
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Ars Electronica Center – Deep Space
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Linz, 4020 Austria
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