Association Divadelná Nitra, Dublin Theatre Festival, Kunstcentrum BUDA, Plesni Teater Ljubljana, Contemporary Dance Association, Be SpectACTive!, SLOVAKIA, IRELAND, BELGIUM, SLOVENIA
Blue is the Colour

Sun / 3 / 10 / 21
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM TICKETS HERE
Culture House Párovské Háje

Language: Slovak, simultaneous translation to English

no intermission

Bus departs at 3:15 PM from parking lot near DAB, return at approx. 5:30 PM.

Discussion and the presentation of the project Be SpectACTive!: Monday, 4. 10., 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM, Meeting Point, foyer of Andrej Bagar Theatre


Association Divadelná Nitra, Contemporary Dance Association, Dublin Theatre Festival Company, Kunstencentrum BUDA, Dance Theater Ljubljana, SLOVAKIA, IRELAND, BELGIUM, SLOVENIA

Blue is the Colour
(or Why Rinse a Plastic Yoghurt Cup if Some People Fly to Thailand Four Times a Year)

directed by: Petra Fornayová

The world premiere of the new theatrical co-production directed by Slovak choreographer and director Petra Fornayová.

The world premiere of the new theatrical co-production directed by Slovak choreographer and director Petra Fornayová asks what will convince our spoiled civilization of a need to reformulate its dominant discourse, interrogating the relationship between the individual’s freedom and his or her responsibility – for society, for future generations, for the environment. Are there any solutions to the advancing ecological crisis? Will they be private or – on the contrary – global political strategies? How willing and capable will we be to follow the ‘moral law’ and how far will its limits travel? Through concrete stories and characters inspired by real people – a fanatical botanist, an idealist politician, a militant vegan… – reality will overlap with fiction, texts with movement and image.

koncept, réžia, texty: Petra Fornayová
účinkujú: Vlado Zboroň, Silvia Sviteková, Petra Fornayová
v dokrútkach: Marinko Pintar, Lazi Drago
dramaturgia: Peter Šulej
media, zvuk, technická réžia: Fero Király, Jakub Pišek
scéna: Matej Gavula
videodokrútky a editing: Adam Hanuljak, Jakub Pišek
produkcia: Contemporary Dance Association / Petra Fornayová, Association Divadelná Nitra / Anna Šimončičová
koproducenti: Association Divadelná Nitra (SK), Contemporary Dance Association (SK), Dublin Theatre Festival (IE), Kunstencentrum Buda (BE), Plesni Teater Ljubljana (SE)

v rámci európskeho projektu Be SpectACTive! / Realized in the framework of the European project Be SpectACTive! – Associazione Culturale CapoTrave / Kilowatt (IT), Artemrede – Teatros Associados (PT), Bakelit Multi Art Center (HU), Koproduktionshaus Wien / Brut (AT), Kunstencentrum Buda (BE), Café de las Artes Teatro (ES), Domino Udruge (HR), Asociácia Divadelná Nitra (SK), Dublin Theatre Festival Company (IE), Göteborgs Kommun – Göteborgs Stads kulturförvaltning / Stora Teatern (SE), Institution Student Cultural Centre (RS), Occitanie en scène, Réseau en scène Languedoc-Roussillon (FR), Plesni Teater Ljubljana (SI), Tanec Praha (CZ), Teatrul Naţional Radu Stanca Sibiu (RO), Fondazione Fitzcarraldo (IT), Universitat de Barcelona (ES), Université de Montpellier (FR), Centre national de la recherche scientifique / CNRS (FR).

S podporou Európskej únie – programu Kreatívna Európa.

Projekt podporil z verejných zdrojov Fond na podporu umenia.

Ďalší partneri projektu:

Ministerstvo investícií, regionálneho rozvoja a informatizácie Slovenskej republiky, Flanders – State of the Art, Mesto Nitra, Nitriansky samosprávny kraj, Nadácia SPP, LITA – autorská spoločnosť, Bratislavský samosprávny kraj, Nadácia mesta Bratislavy

Supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

Supported from public funds by the Slovak Arts Council.

Other project partners: Deputy Prime Minister’s Office for Investments and Informatization, City of Nitra, Nitra Self-Governing Region, Flanders – State of the Art, SPP Foundation, LITA – Society of Authors, Bratislava Self-Governing Region, City of Bratislava Foundation

Poďakovanie / Special thanks: Katja Somrak, Urša Adamič, Martina Vannayová, Mateja Koren, Beáta Kolbašovská, Primož Repar

Petra Fornayová (1972) is a Slovak director, choreographer, dancer, and actor. She has authored several original productions (e.g. Manifesto of Possibilities, The End The End, Subjective Future, Opernbal, Objects of Research), staged to acclaim at local and international festivals (Nová Dráma/New Drama, Jamai(s) Vu! Paris, Tanec Praha, Ars Cameralis Katowice, HybajHo! Praha, KoresponDance Žďár nad Sázavou, and elsewhere). Her works Dance with Changing Parts (2018) and Patterns (2019), created in collaboration with the interdisciplinary art group Cluster ensemble, were shortlisted for the Tatra banka Foundation Art Award. Fornayová founded and directs the international contemporary dance and physical theatre festival Nu Dance Fest, and is a member of the editors’ board of Vlna, a magazine for contemporary art. She was nominated for the national film award Slnko v sieti 2018 for her portrayal of Mother in Juraj Lehotský’s film Nina, she played one of the main characters in Mira Fornay’s film Cook F**k Kill nominated for the Czech Lion Film Award 2021, among others, in the category Best Film.