Manuel Ronda / Tanečno: YOLT – YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE

Friday, 02.06.2023, 15:00, A4 – Space for Contemporary Culture

This physical theatre performance is a reflection upon the structural system orientated in one main direction in which we people live in. It points out their paradoxic morals, their power games and the loss of orientation once there is no structure any more.


– 4 performers

– 35 squares

– 1 Eva

– 1 Dorota

– a composition

– little red riding hood

– a bit of salsa

– hierarchy

– left and right

– something special

– the meaning of life

“YOLT combines two principles, two worlds. The world of rationality and the world of intuition, basic instincts. Drawing from fairy tales, they deconstruct stories and reflect on their moral messages. Using movement and text, they play with the concepts of good and evil, structures of power and the pleasures we are constantly seeking. The production presents dance and acting talents of four young and talented performers, attuned to the poetics of of the experienced Italian director and choreographer Manuel Ronda.”

(Eva Gajdošová)

Choreography and direction: Manuel Ronda

Performance: Miriam Budzáková, Silvia Sviteková, Matúš Szeghö, Andrej Štepita

Music: Eva Sajanová

Lights, stage, costumes: Dorota Volfová

Illustrations: Manuel Ronda

Visual: Matúš Szeghö

Production: Tanečno o.z.

Manuel Ronda

Manuel Ronda studied industrial design at the University of Architecture in Genoa and the School of Modern Dance Theater in Amsterdam. He works worldwide as a dancer, actor and performer – he collaborates with various artists and groups (UltimaVez/Wim Vandekeybus, Rootlesroots/Kapatenea-Fruček, Andre Gingras, Frederic Flamand, Tasya Krougovykh/Pussy Riot…), dramaturgically assists choreographer Elena Fokina and works as an actor at the children’s theater “Teatro del Piccione”. His solo “El Gran Salto” was premiered in Tijuana, Mexico in 2019 and he is currently touring and leads workshops worldwide.


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…).