Milan Tomasik

Nationality: SK
Current Residency: SI
Generation: 6 | 2002-2004
Last Update: January 21, 2013

Milan Tomášik, born in Slovakia, currently lives and works in Slovenia and Belgium. He studied dance at the Conservatory J. L. Bellu in Banská Bystrica and at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. In 2004, he graduated from P.A.R.T.S, the international dance school in Brussels directed by Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker. In 2001, he participated in Vienna’s ImpulsTanz festival with aDance Web scholarship and went on tour with the Dutch company MAPA(Moving Academy for Performing Art). In 2004, he received the Prize of the CityPrievidza (Slovakia) for representing contemporary dance at home and abroad.

In Slovenia, he has created five dance performances: the solo Within (PTL, 2006), Baga-Basta in collaboration with Alexander Gottfarb (PTL, 2008),3NITI, a show for three female performers (Flota, 2008), the multimedia performance Displaced Body in collaboration with Jelena Milovanović(Aksioma, 2010) and the solo Off-Beat (Philéas Productions, Muzeum Institute, Plesni Teater Ljubljana, 2011).

In Slovenia, he has also collaborated with several established choreographers. After a successful audition in 2004, he danced in Iztok Kovač‘ s company En-Knap, in the Mozart-Hype as I Wanna Be show (2005). In the same year, Maja Delak and Mala Kline asked him to participate in the dance-theater performanceGallery of Dead Women (2005). Milan worked with choreographer Snježana Premuš (dance performance You, 2007) and theater director Barbara Novakovič Kolenc (theater piece Winter‘s Tale, 2007).

Milan is interested in the meaning and the source of dance; this fuels his collaboration with Cortesia, an ensemble for renaissance music and dance. His teaching experiences include giving classes for professional companies like En-Knap, Ultima Vez, Dance Studio, PTL, La Raffinerie, Jet, the dance schools Statens Scenekunstskole, DOCH, as well as for summer workshops and festivals in many European cities. He is a co-founder and active member of the currently very successful Les SlovaKs Dance Collective. With them, he created three dance performances (Opening NightJourney Home and Fragments), and from 2007 performed and toured in Europe, Africa, Middle and North America

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