The Holektiv company was founded in 2016, when Andrea Vykysalá ( Benková), Eva Stará and Karolína Křížková were united by a desire to create together. Thanks to this meeting, a purely female ensemble was formed on the Czech cultural scene. The name itself in czech is a play on words implying a group of girls/women.
Holektiv combines and connect genres such as physical theatre, dance and contemporary circus. Over the years, the company has managed to create its own unique signature style and estethic poetry.
Holektiv works and performs on the Czech and international scene and in addition to choreographic and interpretive projects is also involved in dance and circus pedagogy.
Dancer, performer, acrobat and choreographer. She studied dance at the Duncan Center Conservatory and continued her movement studies at the Department of Nonverbal Theater at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. She collaborates with companies such as Spitfire Company, Tantehorse, Burki&com., on TS Light and FysioART studio performances. She has collaborated with directors such as R. Magro, D. Gulko, M. Forman, Š. Pácl and others. She is currently also teaching at the Dance Studio Light and ZUŠ Choceň. During workshops, she teaches contemporary dance techniques, pair acrobatics and improvisation. In her own work, she tries to combine contemporary circus, dance, and theater.
She graduated with a Master’s degree at the Department of Nonverbal Theater at the Academx of Performing Arts in Prague. She works mostly combine non-verbal theater, contemporary circus and dance. She is also involved in children’s theater – she created the devised the theatre fairy tale “Me, you and that” and as a performer collaborates on projects with H. Strejčková (FysioArt). She also collaborates with the ensembles Spitfire company, VerTeDance, directors: M. Forman, R. Magro, D. Gulko and others. She teaches circus techniques at the Cirqueon Circus Center and conducts theatrical movement courses at the Archalab studio. During workshops, she also teaches hand to hand and acrobatics for parents with children.
Andrea Vykysalá (Benková)
Studied at the Duncan Center Conservatory and then at the Dance Department of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague with a specialization on contemporary dance. She is currently continuing the Doctor‘s program at the Dance Department of HAMU. As a performer she has collaborated with artists such as: M. Talaga, H. Strejčková (FysioArt), D. Gulko, M. Purucker, ND Brno in the opera Káťa Kabanová (directed by R. Carsen) and ND Prague in the opera Salome (directed by M. Trelinski ) and others. She co-created the choreography for the film Jan Palach (directed by R. Sedláček), and created the choreography for Pretty Mery K’s music video (directed by M. Johnson) and RMMBR (directed by J. Moravec). She also works as a teacher of contemporary dance for children and adults and is engaged in theater production.
Performative event In the MASS project, we focus on the research of the theme of self-consciousness and self-determination. We analyse the means and methods that we as humans use to help build our own reality and identity in the context of today’s society. What do we consider ...
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The coffee-machine shines. The coffee flows. Kaffee! Women sitting down. Gossiping. Klatsch! Kaffeeklatsch. A theatre piece with dance, acrobatics and coffee. *The term „Kaffeeklatsch“, meaning gossiping at coffee, has its origins in the 1. half of th 19th century. In those days, women weren’t allowed into public cafés, ...
The Trick Brothers met Holektiv in La Fabrika in Holešovice in May 2007 and then the idea of their common project arose. Seemingly delicate women of Holektiv – Andrea Vykysalá, Karolína Křížková a Eva Stará – are able to perform acrobatics easily and use simple gestures and means ...
A dream of the first place and futile fame And she kept growing And she ventured to sit on a plane, But to take off? A gentle period adaptation of the first Czech female pilot´s story, in which she wanted a lot but she managed a ...
Make your flying dreams come true with us and try what it feels like to lose one´s head in the clouds! Three determined aviatrices build up their own airplane and will make you believe it will take off! Street performance which brings you in the atmosphere of the ...
One is a cry and two are the laught, three will be a marriage, four will be a birth, five of them are the silver, six are a gold seven are a secret which you don’t tell, eight are a heaven, nine are a hell and ten were ...
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