Lucia Holinová

 A graduate of the Music and Dance Faculty of The Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, Ms Lucia Holinová (1973, Bratislava) specialised in dance and pedagogy of modern dance. As performer she was with the ensemble Allegro (1986 – 1990), the Dance theatre Bralen (1990 – 1991) and the dance ensemble a dato. She collaborated with a number of leading Slovak and international choreographers and stage directors, such as Mary Fulkerson, Marjolein Sinke, Allyson Green, Milanom Sládkom, Marta Poláková, Anna Sedlačková, Šárka Ondrišová, Monika Čertezni, or Jana Tereková. Ms Holinová is a choreographer, dancer, tutor, dance dramaturge, and editor-in-chief of the magazine TANEC.

In duet with Milan Kozánek, Gagarin, it was already during her studies at The Academy of Performing Arts that Ms Holinová clearly defined the nature of her forthcoming work. It is particularly her approach to the contact technique and partner work that she sets out themes of relationships without emotional overcharge. She instead portrays them through the objective lens of principal interest and quest that follows after the triggering tension and conflicts. In the female duet Škára (1999) she played out, for the first time, the theme of hiding and peeking into the inner world. She revisited the theme in the production FUGA (2012). She developed the new dimension of fragility and vulnerability vis-à-outside manipulation and abuse in her productions WATCH (2015) and WATCH NOW (2016). In 2016 she presented her work-in-progress, the project Dunaj/Niveau Stable.

As dramaturge she worked with the choreographer Šárka Ondrišovoá on the productions of 4 MEN (SND 2011), Voda na vode (Theatre elledanse 2011) and FROST (Ballet Bratislava 2012); with Monika Čertezni on the project Hedy – Sólo pre jednu ženu a dvoch mužov (SND 2017); and with Jana Terekovoá on the production of 70 sukien mala (2018).

In 2014 she founded, together with Monika Čertezni, Daniel Raček and Anna Sedlačková, the civic group Neskorý zber. it brings together mature dancers. Here she created, in team choreography, the production Zámerné čakanie (Theatre elledanse 2014). In addition to excellent partner movement material, she brought in the piece tender setting of image dramaturgy.

In 1996 she played major role in founding the Association of Contemporary Dance and the international festival Bratislava v pohybe. From 2001 to 2002 she was co-author and co-manager of the project Tanec v Aréne that regularly featured works by Slovak choreographers on stage the theatre Aréna in Bratislava. In the period 2010 – 2013, she was managing director at the Theatre and Dance School elledanse. Since 2014 she has been editor-in-chief of the quarterly TANEC, about the art of movement. At the same time, she regularly gives dance lessons in the movement theatre LEN TAK TAK. Dancers dance here together with people with physical impairments. She created for the Theatre the production PI STORY (2015) about the history of Pisztory Palace in Bratislava.

As tutor she focuses on contemporary dance technique, improvisation, Alexander technique, and integrated dance.