Milan Tomasik


Milan Tomášik, born in Slovakia, currently lives and works in Slovenia. 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 a Dance Web scholarship and went on tour with the Dutch company MAPA (Moving Academy for Performing Art). In 2004, he received the Prize of the City Prievidza (Slovakia) for representing contemporary dance at home and abroad.

Since 2006, he has started making his own work: dance 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 Milovanovic (Aksioma, 2010), the solo Off-Beat (Philéas Productions, Muzeum Institute, Plesni Teater Ljubljana, 2011), documentary-dance film Off-beat live in collaboration with Stanislav Dobák (2014). His last group work is called Hunting season, where he is signed both as an author and dancer with its premiere in October 2014 in Slovenia.

In Slovenia, he has also collaborated with several established choreographers. After a successful audition in 2004, he danced in Iztok Kovac‘ 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 performance Gallery of Dead Women (2005).

Milan worked with choreographer Snježana Premuš (dance performance You, 2007) and theater director Barbara Novakovic Kolenc (theater piece Winter‘s Tale, 2007). Milan made a piece Veselosti minulosti (2012) commissioned by the Slovak dance company Divadlo Studio tanca.

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, PTL (Slovenia), Štúdio tanca, Elledanse (Slovakia), La Raffinerie, Jet (Belgium), the dance schools Statens Scenekunstskole (Denmark), DOCH (Sweden), SEAD (Austria) as well as for summer workshops and festivals in Deltebre (Spain) and Syros (Greece).

He is a co-founder and active member of Les SlovaKs Dance Collective, the company based in Brussels. With them, he created three dance performances (Opening Night, Journey Home and Fragments), and from 2007 performed and toured in Europe, Africa, Middle and North America.

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