Sláva Daubnerová

After her graduation from high school in Prievidza, where she received the Deutsches Sprachdiplom, Daubnerová received a degree in cultural studies from Comenius University in Bratislava. She then completed her doctoral studies at the Department of Theatre Studies of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. In 2006, she founded a professional theatre platform called P.A.T. focused exclusively on contemporary theatre and dance using new media. As part of the platform, she produced her first solo project Cells and later a whole series of multimedia, music or stage installations and theatre projects (HamletmachinePolylogueM.H.L.Some disordered interior geometries, Iluminárium, Untitled, Solo lamentoso). In recent years, she has appeared as a guest author, director and actress in several theatres in Slovakia and abroad (National Theatre in Prague, Drama Department of the Slovak National Theatre, Aréna Theatre in Bratislava, HaTheatre in Brno). She is the laureate of two prestigious Dosky Awards and several prizes of the Slovak Literary Fund, Nová dráma/New Drama festival awards or the Tatrabanka Foundation Prize. Her productions and performances were often presented on Slovak festivals (New Drama, Dotyky a spojenia, The International Festival Divadelná Nitra) and also have represented Slovakia at international festivals in USA, Russia, Italy, Germany, Poland, South Korea, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia and Armenia.

She also participated in numerous international site-specific projects (TransForma 2009, Thalia Theater Halle) and artist residencies (Grotowski Institute in Wroclaw, Le Tas de Sable – Ches Panses Vertes in Amiens). In 2011, she won a scholarship from the Berliner Festspiele for the Internationales Forum des Theatertreffens in Berlin. In 2012 – 2013, she led seminars about dance theatre at the Academy of Performing Arts. In 2014, she taught at the Department of Cultural Studies at Comenius University in Bratislava. In 2014, among other topics, she held lectures on performativity and gender issues for Humboldt University’s theatre in Berlin.