Viktor Černický – PLI

PLI brings together 22 conference chairs, obsessive rhythm and one devoted man. On a small platform, Viktor Černický dives resolutely into the effort for indefinite construction, reconstruction and deconstruction of the Universe. The outcome is an intelligent and playful solo – a physical metaphore for endless human dynamics, patience and striving that turns even the most ordinary objects into incredible pieces of architecture.

Following the baroque philosophy of Gottfried Willhelm Leibniz, PLI is an unpredictable and humorous performance where baroque robustness is replaced with spatial modesty and material minimalism.

Length 40 min Who is it suitable for? 0-999


Viktor Černický
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O souboru Viktor Černický

Viktor Černický creates works that straddle the fine line between dance, performance, circus, and physical theater. He heads the long-term research project called The Body as Object / The Object as Body which looks at the dynamics of relationships between the object and the subjective individuality of the performer.

His first solo performance Parolapolea earned him nominations in categories Dancer of the Year and Dance Performace of the Year at the 2017 Czech Dance Platform. His latest solo piece PLI, presented after 2 years of work in November 2018, received the Audience Award and Total Award of Czech Dance Platform 2019. With this performance Viktor has received an international recognition and become a part of Aerowaves Twenty20 selection.

Viktor is currently involved in the European project Shape It!, focused on mediating dialogue between dancers and young audiences, and is preparing a new work in a co-production of the international network BeSpectACTive! In addition to his own work, he collaborates with, among others, Daniel Gulko, Dominique Boivin, Cirk La Putyka, or Compagnie Mossoux-Bonté. Since 2019 he has been a guest teacher at the Prague DAMU in the international program Ma DOT.


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Concept / choreography / performance: Viktor Černický
Light design: Zuzana Režná
Dramaturgy: Lukáš Karásek
Technical realization: Drahomír Stulír
Co-production: PONEC Dance Theater
Premiere: November 11, 2018, PONEC – dance venue

In collaboration with: PONEC – dance venue (CZ), BuranTeatr Brno (CZ), CNK Záhrada Banská Bystrica (SK), Théâtre De L’arsenal Val-de-Reuil (FR), CIRQUEON Praha (CZ), Alfréd ve dvoře Theatre (CZ), Studio Alta and Festival Bazaar (CZ), Pôtoň Theatre (SK), Festival Kiosk (SK), CSC – Centro per la Scena Contemporanea Bassano del Grappa (IT)

Financially supported by Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and The City of Brno.


Audience Award and Total Award of the Czech Dance Platform 2019.
Theater News Award 2019 nomination for concept and choreography.

Dance performance of the Year and Dancer of the Year nominations at Czech Dance Platform 2017.

“PLI is not just a great performance, it is a visionary step. A window into the theater of the future where fundamentals of conventional art forms no longer apply.” – Martin Macháček, Dance Zone

“A unique piece, dazzling with its genius simplicity and absolute harmony of all elements.” – Josef Bartoš, Dance News

“Such incredibly powerful is this childlish world with its simplicity, craziness and fears.” –Veronika Hrabalová, Dance Zone