A Solo For Mr. Folk
21:30, Evanthia Kairi Theatre
A Solo For Mr. Folk
For the making of this piece, a deconstruction of traditional Slovakian folk dances has been varied, rebuilt and revitalized to form a surreal and current pop culture equivalent. Touching upon modern art, music and expressionism, we follow the pathway of a man’s journey revealing a fury of uplifting and enduring perspectives that lead us towards the idealization of himself and his traditional heritage.
Directed by David Zambrano
Choreographed and performed by Milan Herich
Music: Sergei Prekofiev, Sergei Rachmaninov, Lajko Felix, and Asaf Avidan
Duration: 35 minutes
Born in Slovakia, Milan began his first dance steps in the Slovakian traditional children’s dance company Dumbier and graduated at the Banska Bystrica Dance Conservatory.
Later in 2002 he continued his dance training at the renowned school P.A.R.T.S under the direction of Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker, in Brussels.
He worked with different choreographers and companies like Ultima Vez / Wim Vandekeybus in the creation Puur (2005), Booting Looting (2013) and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui to create the show Myth (2007).
Since over 19 years he is in continuous collaboration with David Zambrano as an assistant in classes and workshops and as an interpreter in the works: 12 flies went out at noon, 3 flies went out at noon, Rabbit project, Soul Project and Holes.
Milan Herich is co-founder of Les SlovaKs Dance Collective creating the works Opening Night (2007) Journey Home (2009) The concert, live concert of traditional music and singing (2010) and their last show Fragments.
Since 2013 he has also collaborated with the choreographer Anton Lachky on the creations Mind Gap and Side Effects.
Milan created together with David Zambrano ” A Solo for Mr.Folk” making presentations in Europe and Latin America.
For many years he has been coaching and choreographing in works of renowned circus company Rasposo in the productions Morsure (2014) and La Dévorée (2017)
In end of 2018 he directed and choreographed a full evening performance together with Petr Forman “Turn over a new leaf” for the circus school ESAC in Brussels.