Ceren Oran / Moving Borders / Tanečno: THE URGE

Thursday, 01.06.2023, 17:00 — 17:30, The Old Market Hall (square)

Impossibility to go out, to the theater, to meet the audience, colleagues or family. In the spring of 2020, social networks were flooded with videos that testify to the desire of artists to dance and stay in touch, stay visible. Choreographer Ceren Oran chose several of them as inspiration for her latest project, which she deliberately placed in a public space. The Urge draws inspiration from the frustrating experience of two years of pandemic and isolation, but transforms it together with the dancers into something highly vital, contagious in the best sense of the word, in the sharing of joy, energy, fascination of the moving body, in the intense sharing of the moment here and now in direct contact with the viewer in a public space. Collective trauma and an individual’s individual reaction to a social crisis Oran transforms into choreographic images that combine energetic, synchronous dance passages with individual dancers’ improvised solos. Pulsating electronic music determines the dynamics and changing rhythm of the choreography, the energy of which urgently and uncontrollably spreads directly to the audience. The musical component is complemented by live improvisation of the saxophonist, which increases the tension between the dancers – the crowd and the individual – the musician.


Concept, choreography: Ceren Oran
Choreographic cooperation: Maayan Reiter, Rotem Weismann
Dramaturgical cooperation: Karolína Hejnová
Project initiated by: Ceren Oran & Moving Borders, MOVE Ostrava and Tanečno
Dance: Miriam Budzáková, Matúš Szeghö, Paulína Šmatláková, Andrej Štepita, Lukáš Záhorák
Music: Hüseyin Evirgen
Live music: Lenka Molčányiová


* free entry


The Civic Association Tanečno is an association of young people active in the field of art, culture and community organizing. The year-round activities are mainly based on the organization of the Orava Dance and Movement Festival – Tanečno, which has had six successful years. Among the aims of the civil association are the development, creation and preservation of cultural values and the support of education in the field of culture and art. The association also fulfills these goals by creating year-round artistic and educational activities, especially in the Orava region. The association also operates as a creative and performative collective (Passing/station, The urge grows, YOLT, Antrophos Anthem, Gentle man, Na hlasku, Be off…).