Theatre Dance

I love myself, do you?

explores an old Cherokee fable of two wolves and relates it to the concepts of beauty, identity and self worth. “A fight is going on inside all of us between two wolves. One is evil and the other is good. Which wolf wins? The one you feed.”

Currently taking bookings for 2019/2020 tour! Please contact mcdc.contact@gmail.com

work in progress premiered 7.10.2018 at Emerge Festival, London

RIAH

Riah creates a world in which a person’s hair stores all their memories. Imagine having the ability to look at a single hair and view the memory attached. Now imagine having the power to pull that hair out and erase the memory for good...

Premiered 20.05.2016 at Longhfiel Hall, London

A Love Story

A Love Story takes you on a journey we can all relate to. In a digital age, this piece explores the attachment love can bring.

Are we more devoted to gadgets than our loved ones, seeking positive reinforcement and emotional attachment from our phones in place of other human beings?

Choreographed and performed by Michaela Cisarikova

Spoken word written and performed by Malin Smedhagen

Premiered 8th of October 2016

aLove Story

Are we more devoted to gadgets than our loved ones, seeking positive reinforcement and emotional attachment from our phones in place of other human beings? aLove Story was reworked and developed into a duet for Emerge Festival.

Choreography: Michaela Cisarikova

Spoken word written and performed by Malin Smedhagen

Performers: Natalie Watson, Nick Herman​

Premiered 8th of November 2016 at The Space Theatre

Who, Wants what

MCDC comisioned Ania Straczynska to create this piece of work for the Agenda Platform in Reading.

An ironic world build on games and interations. Is it better to stay in the comfort zone rather than let others influence you? Silliness only further distracts us from our needs, goals and aims; ultimately getting us absolutely nowhere. 

Premiered 09.04.2016 at St Laurence's Church, Reading

PLASIX

 

is a physical contemporary piece based on the development of the One Move Technique, a concept that constructs choreography based on only one move and its experimentations. PLASIX is now being developed into a theatre piece, where dancers travel through unexpected places in a short amount of time through a juxtapositional metamorphosis of contrasting locations. The continual and seamless morphing of one location to the next is used to take the audience on an engaging emotional journey.

 

 

 

Work in progress shared: 12.12. 2015 at The St. Bart's Theatre, Reading

Le Papillon

 

The company’s first full-scale production part of the ‘Butterflies Don’t Do Maths’, in the collaboration with by A. Roshu and composer R. Allchurch. Using an abstract application of physical theatre and contemporary dance techniques.

 

Le Papillon presented twelve seamless metamorphic transformations, expressing the four stages of a Butterfly’s life cycle, with the symbolic restriction of using four props, four dancers and four costumes.

 

 

Premiered: 25.03.2014 at The Space Theatre, London 

Outdoor Work

Street Dance Colour Jam

Junction Dance and MCDC - Michaela Cisarikova Dance Company brightened up Broad Street with a colourful explosion of urban and contemporary dance! Set to a cut and paste mash up soundtrack, dancers improvise with paint and colour on a giant canvas.

Dance artists: Michaela Cisariková Robert Suchy Lewis Cooke

 

Produced by Danielle Corbishley for Junction Dance.

 

Funded by Reading CIC as part of the Arena Programme.

Premiered 11.10. 2018 at Broad Street, Reading

Continue?

A truly original concept. A daring interactive performance which relies on the creativity of the audience to shape and mould the direction of the piece, creating unique outcomes with each performance. What will happen this time?

This outdoor work has been commissioned and performed at Reading High Street by Junction Dance, Lilford Gallery by JimJam Arts and Natalie Su Company as part of Beyond Boundaries at The Broadway Theatre.

Premiered 05.11.2016 at Broad Street, Reading

Continue?

A truly original concept. A daring interactive performance which relies on the creativity of the audience to shape and mould the direction of the piece, creating unique outcomes with each performance. What will happen this time?

This outdoor work has been commissioned and performed at Reading High Street by Junction Dance, Lilford Gallery by JimJam Arts and Natalie Su Company as part of Beyond Boundaries at The Broadway Theatre.

Premiered 05.11.2016 at Broad Street, Reading

Leaf No Trace

 

Outdoor dance performance which brightens up your street with a colourful autumn explosion of urban and contemporary dance.

Concept: Michaela Cisarikova

Created and performed by Jumar Aben, Robert Suchy and Anna Guzag

Premiered 17.10.2018 at IQL Stratford, London

One Move Show 

The One Move Show Choreographic Challenge
 

Michaela Cisarikova created the ‘One Move Show’ concept, which was trailed and successfully shared in September 2015, as a Choreographic Challenge, at the ‘Blueprints’ platform at Stratford Circus Arts Centre, supported and funded by the Fi.eld, East London Dance, New London Performing Arts Centre and Stratford Circus Arts Centre. 

 

 

 

 

 

Premiered: 04. 09. 2015 at The Stratford Circus Arts Centre, London

R&D One Move Show

 

Research and Development of the one move - 'Bart Simpson' (Hip Hop vocabulary) and creative development of the only one move.

 

First ideas and different techniques and layers were used on top of the one move to experiment with never ending possibilities.

 

 

 

R&D: May 2015 at New London Performing Arts Centre, London

Screen Dance

AURORA - Through The Eyes Of A Child (Remix by Toffi)

 

is an artistic project produced by the production company London Focus Production and MCDC.
The song "Through The Eyes Of A Child" is originally a composition of Norwegian artist Aurora, this version is a remix produced by beatmaker and French music producer Toffi.

The music video has been produced by French filmmaker Paul Higginson in collaboration with choreographers and dancers Michaela Cisarikova and Paulina Smatlakova and English filmmaker Bobby Giggz.

Published on 14.08.2017
 

Thursday 

MCDC was commissioned by Malin Smedhagen to work on the project. Thursday is a dance film that explores the physical and psychological abuse endured by those suffering domestic violence.

Concept & Script: Malin Smedhagen                                       Choreographer: Michaela Cisariková
Dance Artists: Cecilia Berghäll & Nick Herman
Director & D.O.P: Malin Smedhagen

Published 07.07.2016

APOCALYPTO

 

It is a choreographic interpretation of themes from ancient cultures and civilizations. Set in a post-apocalyptic time when resources are scarce and human interaction is reduced to its most form. Take what you can and kill or be killed. Reduced to its most basic form.

 

Director and edit: Bobby Giggz

 

 

 

Published: 23.03.2016 London

PLASIX - Dance For Camera

 

Filmed in a site-specific environment released in September 2015. Weeks of research and development exploring the concept of the "One Move Show" led to a dance performance generated entirely from the one move; the six step (Breaking vocabulary). This concept was explored and later on developed into the One Move Technquie.  

 

DOP and edit: Mira Abad

 

 

 

Published: 09.10.2015 London

Mahdi

 

M. Cisarikova was commissioned by Malin Smedhagen to choreograph and star in Mahdi.

 

Wants to take the audience on the emotional and uncomfortable journey of a female refugee. Set in an abstract setting of black and white and stripped from any recognisable context, the film focuses on the internal journey of a mother who is trying to keep her child safe. Anxiety, motherhood, a dream of a better life, confusion and the fragility and innocence of a child are explored in “Mahdi”. A film about human emotions without borders. 


Director, DOP and edit: Malin Smedhagen

Published: 19.01.2016 Sweden

Quand C'est?

 

M. Cisarikova was commissioned by Malin Smedhagen to choreograph and perform in Quand C'est?

 

Attempts to explore the psychological side of cancer. How does it affect us mentally and how does that relate to our body. How does certain feelings, while dealing with the disease, influence how our body moves and reacts? 

Director and DOP: Malin Smedhagen
Editing and Grading: Malin Smedhagen
Dancer and Choreographer: Michaela Cisariková

Published: 07.01.2015 London

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