“I adapt to the dreams and the desires of others. I will adapt to your ambition. I will adapt to your fears and your weaknesses. I will adapt to your addictions, your point of view and your beliefs. I will listen to you again and again and again. I will listen to you until death, and until the moment when I have to run away.”
A woman named Roselyne is looking for her place.
Her place in the room, her place in the eyes of others, her place in life. She wants to be invisible. She doesn’t want to interrupt. She doubts. She’s always hiding behind something. She found her plant. Roselyne can be a reflection of our doubts, decisions we haven’t made, options we haven’t taken advantage of. She’s completely imperfect, just like the rest of us.
Cécile Da Costa is a French-Portuguese singer, performer and choreographer.
She has performed in performances of the Farma in the Cave theatre, of which she has been a member for five years, and has now worked as a performer and choreographer of the Spitfire Company for several years. In the Czech Republic, France, Poland or Greece she leads workshops of physical theatre. In his work, she looks for “voices that can move the body and bodies that can move the voice”. For her solo performance The Narrator, directed by Petr Boháč, she won the Dancer of the Year award in 2018 or the nomination of the Total Physical Awards in Fringe 2017, in this multigenre performance body and voice oscillate between struggle and fragility. Roselyne is her first authorial production.
Roselyne was selected as one of three Czech produtions to Twenty21 by Aerowaves – a selection of 20 top works for 2021 in the field of physical theatre.
In 2020 Roselyne was presented within the frames of Czech Dance Platform and became a part of a movie The Theatre Night at Plum Yard. In 2021, Dance Movie Festival Prague presented Roselyne in a dance on camera form.
Currently the production is presented at the PONEC – dance venue.
Theme, Concept and Choreography: Cécile Da Costa
Directorial Collaboration: Dominika Špalková
Scenography and Costumes: Petra Vlachynská
Light design: Jiří Šmirk
Music: Jan Šikl
Produced by: ProFitArt
Coproduction: Studio Alta
With the support of: Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, Capital City of Prague, State Fund of Culture of the Czech Republic, Foundation for the Life of an Artist, Drak Theatre, Cirqueon, Coal Mill, Tanec Praha / PONEC – dance venue