Glove Concern / Rukavičkářské závody

Premiere 27.11.2023

It is liberating to see female performers who are not afraid to take a risk – it is certainly a challenge for them to do so, regardless of their wealth of experience. That charge of courage and pride is the spice of the choreography.  Lucie Kocourková, 10.12.23, Opera+

It was wild, liberating and also beautiful! Petra Zachatá, 19.3.24, Divadelní noviny



The skin is the embodiment of a thin line separates the inner from the outer world. A sensory organ with which we perceive the surrounding world, a rare material. The surface of the body can also reflect what’s inside. Our skin is hypersensitive, as is society as a whole – exposed and scared. What does it say about us and what is its value? It can no longer protect us in the world we have created, so we prefer to go through it “with gloves on”.

Since time immemorial we have been killing animals to wear their skins on our own. To warm us, protect us, beautify us. We take upon ourselves the responsibility for prioritizing the utility of the surface over the preservation of life within. Over time, the leathermaking craft is dying out. Not because we don’t want to continue wearing flexible and tough leather, but because people have been replaced by machines. We don’t want to have anything to do with death anymore.

In Glove Concern, human and animal are in an embrace. Which of them is an endangered species and what is actually dying out here? Put yourself in the skin of someone or something else for a moment.

Concept, choreography: Tereza Lenerová
Created and performed by: Andrea Miltnerová, Jitka Čechová
Dramaturgy: Maja Hriešik
Collaboration on concept: Jiří Havlíček
Music, sound design: Floex
Light design: Jan Hugo Hejzlar
Costumes: Radka Vyplašilová
Producer: tactic
Production: tactic, Romana Packová
Co-production: Tanec Praha z.ú. / PONEC – dance venue
Supported by: Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, City of Prague, State Fund of Culture of the Czech Republic, Micro and Macro Dramaturgies in Dance – supported by EU – program Creative Europe, co – financed by EU from the program NextGeneration, National Recovery and Resilience Plan and
Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic.
Partners: Studio Truhlárna, Plum Yard

Inspiration and starting point of the performance