Solo 2016

Solo 2016 is a personal and at the same time a universal account of a dancer who, through a series of various emotional states, speaks about a world beyond the black box; about intimacy, sadness, trust and hope, beauty and terror.

The dancer’s movement is the thread joining and connecting the past and the future with the present moment, in which everything changes while the body constantly traverses the space and time within and without the line of forces that violently intrude in our intimate space.

The intertwinement (of styles and periods) in music functions as the body’s extension into space and dictates the change in muscle tensions that produce rhythm – as traces of movement in time.

The border between the illuminating and the absorbing light is situated on the thin line between presence and fading, between the disappearing and the flowing [of life] outside and inside a closed space of [creation].

Solo 2016 is a reflection of a moment, uncatchable and at the same time timeless, which comes and is already gone; one has no strength to grab it.

Choreography, dance, selection of music: Milan Tomášik

Choreographic assistance: Špela Vodeb

Dramaturgy: Andreja Kopač

Light design and technical director: Luka Curk

Costume and set design: Jasna Vastl

Video: Hana Bi

Production: KUD Cortesia

Co-productions: Tersicorea/Suoni e Pause (Sardinia/Italy), Dance Theater Ljubljana (Slovenia), Cankarjev dom Ljubljana (Slovenia), Tabačka Košice (Slovakia), Mediterranean dance centre Svetvinčenat (Croatia), Studio Alta Prague (Czech Republic)

Project is co-financed by the Municipality of the City of Ljubljana, Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Ljubljana, the Municipality of the City of Celje, Fond na podporu umenia



MILAN TOMAŠIK born in Slovakia in 1981. He studied dance at the Conservatory J. L. Bellu in Banská Bystrica and at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. In 2004, he graduated from P.A.R.T.S, the international dance school in Brussels directed by Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker. In 2001, he participated in Vienna’s ImpulsTanz festival with a DanceWeb scholarship and went on tour with the Dutch company MAPA (Moving Academy for Performing Art). In 2004, he received the Prize of the City Prievidza (Slovakia) for representing contemporary dance at home and abroad. For the solo dance performance Off-beat, he received special mention for “musical research and the expressive strength of choreographic language” at Cortoindanza festival in Cagliari, Italy ( 2015).

Milan Tomášik has collaborated with several choreographers: Eva Weissmann (2000-2005), Iztok Kovač‘s company En-Knap (2005-2006), Maja Delak and Mala Kline (2005), Snježana Premuš (2007), Barbara Novakovič Kolenc (2007). Milan made a piece Veselosti minulosti (2012) commissioned by the Slovak dance company Divadlo Štúdio tanca.

His teaching activities includes giving classes Happy Feet for professional companies, festivals and dance Academies as well as workshops titled Playful Presence in most of the countries in Europe, China, Democratic Republic of Kongo and Mexico.

He is a co-founder and active member of Les SlovaKs dance collective, the company based in Brussels. With them, he created three dance performances (Opening Night, Journey Home and Fragments), and from 2007 performed and toured in Europe, Africa, China, Middle and North America.

In 2014 he founded Milan Tomášik & Co and created two dance performances Hunting Season (2014), which received awards for the best lighting design at Kiosk and Gibanica festivals, and a piece for four dancers called Silver Blue (2015).

After the solo performances Within (2006) and Off-Beat (2011), in Solo 2016 Milan rounds off his trilogy of solo performances created in the last decade.

Milan Tomášik became an Associate Artist of Scenario Pubblico theater in Sicily for the 2018-2020 period. 


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