L'ARTÈRE, développement et perfectionnement en danse contemporaine vous invite à venir rencontrer et discuter avec l'artiste Jozef Frucek de la compagnie Rootlessroot.
Rendez-vous au Studio F, le mercredi 20 septembre, de 17h30 à 19h30.
RootlessRoot is a structure that supports our vision and creative ideas. We could describe it as a white cloud always changing, disappearing, appearing and flowing, as it needs. It is a movement driven, reflective platform that we have established in order to develop an artistic language that is accessible, primal, creative and playful.
We are movement practitioners that are fundamentally interested in human emotion and cultural expression. It’s a structure through which we realize our practical philosophy in order to further expand and discover our artistic capacities and desires to dive into the emotional landscapes of the human being.
RootlessRoot is a meeting point, an intersection and a threshold where conflicting ideas transform into a journey of sculpturing events inserted with risk and unpredictability.
We have had the honor of collaborating with great artists such as John Parish, Miso Kascak, Vasilis Mantzoukis, Isabelle Lhoas, Jukka Huitilla, Hildegard de Vuyst, Ivan Archer, Martha Frintzila, Paris Mexis and Akram Kahn amongst others.
Jozef is a founding member of RootlessRoot. He graduated from the Academy of Music and Theater of Bratislava, completing his PhD Thesis in 2002.
During 2002-2005 Frucek was a member of Wim Vandekeybus’ Ultima Vez, creating Blush (stage and film versions) and, Sonic Boom.
During 2005-2006 he collaborated with the Royal Flemish Theater in Brussels (KVS) on his own work. In 2006 he and Linda Kapetanea formed RootlessRoot as a vehicle for their
own productions, research and teaching (see below).
Together with Kapetanea Frucek is developing the research program of Fighting Μonkey – an applied methodology of martial arts in the education of dancers, actors and movement practitioners. They regularly give workshops at international festivals and in vocational schools.
From 2006 – 2011 both Frucek and Kapetanea were on the teaching faculty at the Athens State School for Dance. Since 2012 Frucek is member of the teaching personnel of the University Ludwik Solski State Drama School of Krakow in Poland.