Soňa Kúdeľová

Soňa Kúdeľová (1992) has worked on the Slovak contemporary dance scene as a choreographer, dancer, performer, and lecturer. She graduated in dance from the Conservatory in Banská Bystrica and later continued her studies at the Department of Aesthetics of the Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava. Her theoretical focus was on the parallels between dance and other art forms in history. She completed her studies with intermedia works interconnecting dance with other forms of art, entitled An Analysis of Movement in Wim Wenders’s Movie Pina” and Postmodern Dance Art and Its Reflection in Visual Art.

In the period 2017–2020, Kúdeľová created a trilogy of solo dance productions in collaboration with the Batyskaf platform – Autopilot, Autocorrect, and Autonomy. Since 2020, she has been working on a new project – a collective participatory performance entitled Sound of Silence.

Kúdeľová also collaborated on the production A Manifesto of Possibilities (Petra Fornayová) and the collective multimedia installation Lines (2021). She participated in the projects To the Bottom (mimoOs) and Game (Tomáš Danielis), took part in residencies in Budapest and Graz, as well as several research projects and performances at various events in art spaces in Bratislava (White Night, JAMA, Bratislava City Gallery, Good Market, Umelka Gallery). Kúdeľová has enjoyed cooperation with many artists (Barbora Janáková, Lukáš Bobalík, Dominika Koššová, Jonatán Pastirčák, among others).

Kúdeľová is also a co-founder of the Telohra project of continuous education. Her collaboration with Boris Vitázek resulted in the establishment of the interdisciplinary civic association CHAOSMOS. It is a platform that represents artists who are active in dance, performance, and audio-visual art. It focuses on the creation and presentation of performative and movement-based artworks with an emphasis on visual aesthetics co-created by innovative media and technologies. In the project’s outputs, the artists present collective creative processes, enriching the dance work with the autonomous parameters of the used media.

Soňa Kúdeľová is a member of the board of PlaST– Platform for Contemporary Dance, and a coordinator for the Residency Centre for Dance and Performing Arts – the Gym in Nová Cvernovka, where she also works as a residency coordinator as part of the Reaktor and Residance projects.