Martin Kilvady

The Craft of Dry Lands Ice-skating

tanz, performance, dance, Kilvady, tanz_house
(c) A. Vidal

SA 26th October • 8 p.m.

ARGEkultur theatre

double bill with CieLaroque/helene weinzierl


In his solo, Martin Kilvady’s intention is to present the work of the craftsman, his skills and knowledge, the aesthetic-poetic feeling, the dance steps that have grown dear to his heart throughout the years of studio and stage experience.


Tonight I'm sculpting the dance

Shaping my body

As craftsman hands reveal the formless clay

I'm dancing for you

Movement bends the silence

Gentle veil of music

A dancing fool carrying the weight of the world

(Martin Kilvady)


Martin Kilvady was born in 1974 in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia, where he graduated from high school. Subsequently, he enrolled in a program for teacher education in contemporary dance at the Comenius University in Bratislava, the School of Music and Dramatic Arts where he received his "Master of Arts". During the summer of 1997 he became a member of Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker's Rosas dance company, in Brussels. He danced in numerous performances. Between 2001 and 2004, he collaborated with the choreographer Roberto Olivan. In the seasons 2002-2004, he worked with the circus company Rital Brocante. From 2003-2009, he has been a member of Thomas Hauert's company ZOO. Martin Kilvady is co-founder of Les SlovaKs Dance Collective. They created Opening Night, Journey Home and Fragments.  Martin has been involved in more than 30 original creations and performed throughout all the continents of the world. He is guiding an ongoing movement research and has been teaching for more than 25 years.


creation, performance: Martin Kilvady • music: God is in the House - Nick Cave costume: Mat Voorter