dancer, choreographer, dance pedagogue
Dancer, choreographer and pedagogue Milan Tomášik (1981, Slovakia) has been living and working in Slovenia since 2004. He studied dance at the J. L. Bellu Conservatory in Banska Bystrica and at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava and in 2004 graduated from P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels. In 2001 he received the DanceWeb scholarship, granted by the ImpulsTanz Festival in Vienna. Also one of the co-founders of the acclaimed dance company Les SlovaKs, Milan has co-created three of the company’s evening-length dance performances: Opening Night, Journey Home, and Fragments. Besides making his own work, he has worked with a number of renowned Slovenian choreographers such as Iztok Kovač, Maja Delak, Mala Kline, Barbara Novakovič Kolenc, Tanja Skok, Snježana Premuš, Magdalena Reiter, and many others. In his choreographic practice and movement research, he explores the different modalities of movement and ‘where it comes from’. His interest in the origins and the meaning of dance has led him to work with the ensemble for renaissance music and dance Cortesía, with which he performed between 2006 and 2010.
An experienced dance teacher, Milan has taught contemporary dance in Slovenia and abroad in a variety of settings, from professional dance companies and academies (EnKnapGroup, Ultima Vez, Štúdio Tanca, DanceTheatre Ljubljana, The Place (London), SEAD (Salzburg), DOCH (Stockholm), Scenekunstskole (Copenhagen)) to workshops for amateur dancers, organised by the Public Fund for Cultural Activities in Ljubljana and Maribor. He has been teaching contemporary dance and composition at the Academy of Dance in Ljubljana since 2016.
Milan Tomášik‘s website
COLLABORATIONS AS CHOREOGRAPHER AND DANCER
COLLABORATIONS IN DANCE VIDEO
Playful Presence (workshop)
Happy Feet (technique class)
SELECTED PERFORMANCES IN MORE DETAIL