Eva Kolarova


A native of the Czech Republic and a Canadian resident, she studied at the National Dance Conservatory in Prague, Maurice Béjart’s school the Rudra Béjart Ballet School, in Lausanne, Switzerland and Ballet Academy in Munich, the Hoschule für Kunst und Musik.
She danced with Ballets Jazz de Montréal from 2016 until June 2017, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens from 2011 to 2015 in Canada and Ballet du Rhin, in France, from 2009 till 2011. In September 2015 she took part of a project with Joseph Sturdy (Dans I Nord) for a new work, The Haze, and tour in Sweden.
She launched her career as a freelance dancer and choreographer based in Montréal from May 2015 and created her own project based company called Eva Kolarova Danse in 2016.

Artistic Vision

I view dance as a very complex form of artistic expression that cannot be restricted to a single aesthetic. As a choreographer, I want to synthesize a number of approaches within classical and contemporary dance that serve my artistic vision. I attach great importance to the act of conveying ideas, emotions and concepts to the audience, while respecting certain minimalism, purity and aesthetic form of movement (one might say along classical lines as you can see in my recent creations Blue Dependence as well as in my previous work e.g. Listen).
I am interested in more than emotion and seek a number of connecting themes: stories, experiences or ideas to weave together in space. My goal ideally is to let people dream and leave the theatre with inspiration and an elevated mind!

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