Denisa Musilova’s POOL began as a study for Susan Marshall's PROTOTYPES in July 2018, and will be further developed into an evening-length work that will premiere in June 2023 at the Rehearsal for Truth Festival. POOL is a collaborative fusion of performance, visual art, and documentary that explores the male gaze, self-objectification, and the way power can shift as we move between looking, seeing, and being seen.
Denisa Musilova is an award-winning performer and choreographer creating live, introspective, movement-based experiences in which psychological struggles are given physical form. She has choreographed “Swing Heil” directed by Iveta Ditte Jurčová; the musical “Branicky Zazrak,” directed by Academy Award-winning director Jan Sverak; "Quixote," directed by Mark DeChiazza for Peak Performances at Montclair State University; and Amy Beth Kristen’s "Savior," which premiered at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Musilova was commissioned to present a new work for Susan Marshall's 2018 Prototypes and performed at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Gala in 2019. Currently, Musilova works as a guest choreographer for the Horacké Theater Jihlava, where she has staged multiple plays, working with prominent theater directors including Dodo Gombar, Michal Zetel, and Rastislav Ballek. In the Czech Republic, Musilova has danced in the production of “Viva La Mama” at the National Theater in Prague, as well as collaborated on new choreographies for DEKKADANCERS, Theater Bílá Holubice, and Tantehorse. Her authorial works have been co-produced and presented at the Tank, Dixon Place, Next@Graham, NY Butoh Festival, Movement Research, Czech Center, Triskelion Arts, 92nd Street Y, LATEA Theater, Triskelion Arts, La MaMa, SOAK Festival, Venuše ve Švehlovce Theater and Theater Akropolis Prague.