The past is just a story told in our head. The future is made of illusion. Only the presence knows neither the time, nor the form nor the needs. Is it possible to delve into the present moment while time keeps mercilessly running?

“Empty your mind. Be formless. Shapeless, like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. You put it into a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”                           Bruce Lee

60 minutes of basic tecniques of happines for one pianist and four dancers. 

First night: 21. a 22. 11. 2016, 20:00, Ponec – divadlo pro tanec, Prague (CZ)

Directed by: Jiří Havelka
Dance: Veronika Knytlová, Martina Hajdyla Lacová, Helena Arenbergerová, Jaro Ondruš
Scene Design: Dragan Stojčevski
Light Design: Katarína Ďuricová
Music: Beata Hlavenková
Produced by: VerTeDance o.s.
Supported by: City of Prague, Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, Tanec Praha NGO / Ponec – The Dance Venue, ALT@RT o.s.

Beata Hlavenková

Beata Hlavenková is a Czech pianist, composer, arranger and producer, graduated in composition from the Janaček Conservatory in Ostrava and mastered in composition, jazz composition and arrangement at the University of Massachusetts. Since 2005 Beata collaborates with Lenka Dusilová, both as a player and co-writer and arranger, sharing in the formation and development of two original musical projects, both awarded in the Czech national Anděl prizes: Eternal Seekers and Baromantika, on which she also worked as a on production. In 2011 together with Lenka Dusilová and Michal Rataj she composed and recorded music for Robert Sedláček’s film Rodina je základ státu. Together with Petr Ostrouchov she co-wrote for Iva Bittová’s album Zvon, where their arrangements for the songs were played by a large symphony orchestra.

Her current independent album Scintilla (2015) was nominated for the award in The Best Jazz and Blues Album category (Czech Music Awards), and the previous independent album Theodoros (2013) has won this category.