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All The Things You Said You Never Said Before You Thought You Could Ever Say by Compagnie TDU

One couple journeys between reality and the subconscious. Have you ever wondered what you would say if you had a second chance?

  • Wheelchair Access
  • 17 - 28 March, Tues-Sat 7.30pm, Sun 22 March 5pm

Venue: Downstairs

All The Things… explores the multilayered reality of what we express overtly to the world, and what we keep hidden in the silence of the subconscious. 
Meet one couple.
Watch two versions.
One lives the reality of a missed chance, a missed communication, an unwanted grudge held over nothing; the other physically, verbally, feverishly tries what their former versions don’t – to embrace the fantastic challenge of sharing a life. Around them, of course, the world falls from the sky. Luckily, the imminent chaos turns out to be the just needed catalyst for them to finally grasp for some meaning.

Created and Performed by Guillaumarc Froidevaux, Gema Galiana, Zuzana Kakalikova and Anthony Nikolchev.
Collaborating Artist Vivien Wood.
Written by Anthony Nikolchev.

Here's what audiences are saying:

 'If you like physical theatre at it's best this is the show for you. Beautiful story telling through movement, dance and words. Very moving. Loved it.' 5 stars

'Excellently cherographed, very tight & funny ... it felt very authentic. I left with a feeling of being allowed a view into a private  domestic moment." 5 stars

"The balletic physical theatre is extremely impressive"

A Younger Theatre

'One of the most interesting and creative performances I’ve seen all year… 
A powerful and resonating text written by Anthony Nikolchev which can be both devastating and laugh out loud funny in a heartbeat…' 
Debbie Stoke for Social Butterfly

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  • Tue 17 Mar, 7:30pm
  • Wed 18 Mar, 7:30pm
  • Thu 19 Mar, 7:30pm
  • Fri 20 Mar, 7:30pm
  • Sat 21 Mar, 7:30pm
  • Sun 22 Mar, 5:00pm
  • Sun 22 Mar, 7:30pm
  • Tue 24 Mar, 7:30pm
  • Wed 25 Mar, 7:30pm
  • Thu 26 Mar, 7:30pm
  • Fri 27 Mar, 7:30pm
  • Sat 28 Mar, 7:30pm

Created and performed by Guillaumarc Froidevaux, Gema Galiana, Zuzana Kakalikova, and Anthony Nikolchev.
Collaborating Artist Vivien Wood.
Written by Anthony Nikolchev.
Sound Design Guillaumarc Froidevaux with Bradley Creswick.
Stage Manager: Mario Ruiz.
Dance City Producer: Patricia Stead.
PR and Marketing by: Elin Morgan and Mobius Industries.
 

ANTHONY NIKOLCHEV

IS FROM CALIFORNIA. HIS ACTING AND WRITING HAS BEEN SEEN IN NEW YORK CITY, CHICAGO, LOS ANGELES, AS WELL AS GERMANY, RUSSIA, ARMENIA, POLAND, ITALY, CZECH REPUBLIC, SWITZERLAND, SLOVAKIA AND THE UK.

HE IS A RECIPIENT OF A MID-ATLANTIC USARTISTS INTERNATIONAL GRANT AND A TCG TRAVEL GRANT. FROM 2010-2013 HE TRAINED AND PERFORMED WITH THE STUDIO MATEJKA AT THE GROTOWSKI INSTITUTE IN POLAND.

IN JUNE 2013, HE COLLABORATED AS A WRITER AND PERFORMER WITH VIVEN WOOD IN EXILE. THIS IS HIS SECOND COLLABORATION WITH VIVIEN.

HE IS ALSO AN ADJUNCT FACULTY AT THE CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE FOR THE ARTS SCHOOL OF THEATER. 


ZUZANA KAKALÍKOVÁ

BORN IN SLOVAKIA, AND STUDIED ACTING AT THE ACADEMY OF ARTS IN BANSKA BYSTRICA 2000-2003, AND LATER AT THE ACADEMY OF MUSICAL AND DRAMATIC ARTS IN BRATISLAVA, WHERE SHE COMPLETED HER MA IN DRAMATIC ARTS IN 2005. HER INTEREST IN MOVEMENT LED HER TO SCUOLA TEATRO DIMITRI IN SWITZERLAND, WHERE SHE PRACTICED PANTOMIME, TAI-CHI, DANCE AND ACROBATICS FROM 2005-2006.

SHE IS CO-FOUNDER OF THE MULTICULTURAL COMPANY T-D’U, WITH WHICH SHE HAS CREATED SILENCE... AND OKO, TWO PERFORMANCES WHICH TOURED IN SWITZERLAND, POLAND, SLOVAKIA AND CZECH REPUBLIC. 

ZUZANA PARTICIPATED ON MANY DIFFERENT WORKSHOPS WITH COMPANIES LIKE: FARM IN THE CAVE, LES SLOVAKS, DOMINIQUE DUSZINSKI AND ANA STEGNAR.

SHE IS PART OF STUDIO MATEJKA'S TEAM OF ARTISTS WHICH PASTS 2 YEARS OF RESEARCH ON PHYSICAL EXPRESSION, IN RESIDENCY IN INSTITUTE GROTOWSKI, IN WROCLAW, POLAND. 

STUDIO MATEJKA PRESENTED IN FEBRUARY 2013 ITS CREATION AWKWARD HAPPINESS, OR EVERYTHING I DON’T REMEMBER ABOUT MEETING YOU. MUSIC PLAYS A BIG PART IN HER CREATIVE PROCESS. SHE IS SINGING AND COMPOSING TEXTS AND LOOPS.

IN AUGUST 2013 ZUZANA PARTICIPATED IN THE WORKSHOP AND PRESENTATION OF THE WORK "NATURA E ORIGINE DELLA MENTE" IN BIENNALE VENEZIA 2013 LED BY ROMEO CASTELLUCCI. ZUZANA IS CONTINUING TO WORK WITH HER COMPANY IN SWITZERLAND AS WELL AS IN STUDIO MATEJKA.

 

GUILLAUMARC FROIDEVAUX

GRADUATED FROM MOVEMENT THEATRE SCHOOL DIMITRI IN SWITZERLAND IN 2005.  AFTER HIS STUDIES, HE WORKED FOR VARIOUS INDEPENDENT COMPANIES SUCH AS, TWOF2, TEATRO PALINO, TEATRO PARAVENTO, AS WELL AS FOR HIS OWN PROJECTS (L'USINE À RÊVE, LE PETIT PRINCE) IN SWITZERLAND, FRANCE AND AUSTRIA. FROM 2007 TO 2011, GUILLAUMARC WORKED MAINLY IN TANDEM WITH ZUZANA KAKALIKOVA AS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND PERFORMER IN COMPAGNIE T-D'U FOR THE PERFORMANCES SILENCE… AND ÔKÔ, WHICH TOURED IN SWITZERLAND, CZECH REPUBLIC, SLOVAKIA AND POLAND. DURING THIS PERIOD HE ALSO TAUGHT ACROBATICS AND PHYSICAL EXPRESSION AT LEZARTI'CIRQUE SCHOOL. IN 2011, GUILLAUMARC JOINED THE RESEARCH PROGRAM STUDIO MATEJKA AT THE GROTOWSKI INSTITUTE IN WROCLAW. DURING HIS WORK WITH STUDIO MATEJKA, HE CREATED "AWKWARD HAPPINESS OR EVERYTHING I DON'T REMEMBER ABOUT MEETING YOU", A CO-PRODUCTION WITH COMPANY T-D'U WHICH IS NOW TOURING IN POLAND AND ABROAD. GUILLAUMARC TEACHES BODY AWARENESS, BODY RHYTHM AND PARTNER WORK WITHIN THE STUDIO MATEJKA'S WORKSHOPS IN EUROPE AND USA.

 

GEMA GALIANA

GEMA GALIANA HOLDS A DEGREE IN DRAMATIC ART FROM THE SUPERIOR SCHOOL OF DRAMATIC ARTS IN MURCIA, SPAIN. SHE PARTICIPATED IN NUMEROUS SPECIFIC WORKSHOPS FOR THE PERFORMER AND COLLABORATED AS AN ACTRESS IN MANY THEATRE AND FILM PRODUCTIONS SINCE 2003. SINCE 2010 SHE HAS WORKED WITH THE STUDIO MATEJKA IN POLAND. MOST RECENTLY, GEMA CREATED THE SOLO PERFORMANCE, “THE WOMAN DECOMPOSED” WITH DIRECTION BY MATEJ MATEJKA. GEMA HAS ALSO LED PHYSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOPS IN THE STUDIO MATEJKA’S AND HER OWN TRAINING FOR ACTORS AND DANCERS IN SPAIN (CENTRO PÁRRAGA Y ESCUELA SUPERIOR DE ARTE DRAMÁTICO DE MURCIA), ENGLAND (DANCE CITY), WARSAW (NATIONAL THEATRE ACADEMY). IN 2013, SHE COLLABORATED AS A PERFORMER ON VIVIEN WOOD’S PERFORMANCE, “EXILE,” WHICH TOURED THE NORTHEAST UK. GEMA RETURNED IN 2014 TO CREATE AND PERFORM “ALL THE THINGS YOU SAID YOU NEVER SAID BEFORE YOU THOUGHT YOU COULD EVER SAY,” DIRECTED BY VIVIEN WOOD AND TOURING ENGLAND (NEWCASTLE, LONDON), AND THROUGH EUROPE.

 

VIVIEN WOOD

VIVIEN TRAINED AT THE ROYAL BALLET AND HAS PERFORMED WORLDWIDE WITH INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED COMPANIES INCLUDING MICHAEL CLARK, RUI HORTA AND LLOYD NEWSON.

SHE TEACHES ACROSS THE UK AND EUROPE AT CONSERVATOIRES AND CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANIES INCLUDING NATIONAL DANCE COMPANY OF WALES, PHOENIX DANCE CO, SKANES DANSTEATER AND THE GROTOWSKI INSTITUTE.

Additional information

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Originally commissioned by Dance City, Newcastle. With kind support by: Pantographe, Switzerland; Záhrada, Slovakia; République et Canton du Jura, Switzerland; Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Switzerland; Loterie Romande, Switzerland; and Tanzhaus, Zurich.

Photos by John FG Stead.

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