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The Stranger Gets a Gift Service – Interruptor (Czech Republic)

The Stranger Gets a Gift Service – Interruptor (Czech Republic)

November 4, 2016, between 3.30 p.m. – 20.30 p.m.

November 5, 6, 2016, between  10 a.m. – 20.30 p.m.

Performance-instalation  experienced by one User at a time (45 minutes)

Devised by: Cristina Maldonado
Performer: Cristina Maldonado
Assisted Research: Joao Fiadeiro, Fernanda Eugenio (AND LAB)
Thanks to: Daniel Pizamiglio (AND LAB)
Support: STANDING residency of AND LAB, Atelier Real, Lisbon; Grant Creadores con Trayectoria 2012-2014 FONCA, Mexico; Motus Prague, producers of the Alfred ve dvoře Theatre

Make a reservation for the time that is most convenient for you. Make sure you arrive in the 10 minutes before your appointment, read the User’s Quick Guide and use the device. Reservations can be made here.

A virtual environment performance that disrupts our everyday experience of dialogue and offers a one of a kind visual conversation. How does virtual communication affect what can be expressed or shared? What role do virtual means play in the nature of our dialogues?

“Interruptor” is a visual device designed to create a temporary suspension in the ways we normally perceive space, time and the boundaries between ”You” and ”I”. The User is offered an environment to disrupt our everyday use of communication and its protocols, and to find his/her own way of having a dialogue by only using objects and images.

”When you are ready to activate this device put your hand inside the illuminated area.”

“The Stranger Gets a Gift Service” is a series of performances that seeks to widen the possibilities of how one relates to art by offering “devices“ designed to be used by a one-person audience (the User). Artists from various disciplines have created three independent performance-installations that can be experienced by one User at a time: Amuleto, Interruptor and Reminiscencia.


Cristina Maldonado, leading artist of ”The Stranger Gets a Gift Service”, is a Prague-based Mexican whose background in body movement lends a unique approach to her visual and conceptual experiments with video, sound, collage and performance. Her work unifies experimental theater, dance, participatory art, new and old media. Her topics are body, communication and intimacy. She creates experiential frames connecting installation, video and live action. She works alone or in collaboration with artists from different disciplines and has performed in Mexico, Eastern Europe, New York and Montreal. Since 2003 she has directed many different performance projects in the Czech Republic.


This event is part of "RE//Dance", the pilot edition of the Regional Choreography Biennale, curated by Iulia Popovici, and by Marta Keil and Goran Injac, as co-curators, which will take place between November 1 and November 6, 2016, and will include shows and performances from Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Romania.


East European Performing Arts Platform/EEPAP (Poland) is the co-organiser of the first Regional Choreography Biennale, and Mladinsko Gledališče Ljubljana (Slovenia) is the institutional partner.


All the events in “RE//Dance” – the Regional Choreography Biennale will take place at the Stere Popescu hall on Mărăşeşti Boulevard 80-82. The tickets for the shows and performances cost 25 lei (full price) or 15 lei (reduced), while the entrance to the connected events (“How to Make a Biennial Festival with 100 Euros and 1.000.000 Euros”, the EEPAP round table and Agata Siniarska’s lecture) is free.

Tickets can be purchased online from or from the Stere Popescu hall before the show.