Nothing Else, Mothers, 2020

Composition of the relationship between mother and daughter. I was inside you. You’re inside me. Is it possible not to resemble each other?

Author’s production of Anna Klimešová and Dominika Špalková. Choreography by Cécile Da Costa.

Sometimes I look in the mirror and I see you.

Sometimes our gestures are as different as our memories. I was inside you. You’re inside me. We’re holding on. Sometimes I let you go, other times you leave me. Yet we are united. Is it possible not to resemble each other? Can we accept what we don’t like about each other? What do we have in common and what do we carry separately?

“Nothing else, Mothers” is a composition of the mother-daughter relationship.

Several consecutive parts as points in the map depict the path of mother and daughter, which is in constant motion, trembling and transformation. “Nothing else, Mothers” is about melting subjective memory, the power and power of our feelings, acceptance and manipulation. Transmission of emotional patterns from generation to generation. To what extent do we allow ourselves to be influenced by our initial relationships and accepted patterns of behavior? And if we look at them, can we exceed them?

But “Nothing else, Mothers” is above all a common act of understanding.

Dancer Cécile Da Costa and actress Antonie Formanová dance, whisper, play and sing about care, quiet, a trip to Fuji, quiet deals, exaggerated expectations, inexplicable joys and cruel worries.


  • Theme and direction: Anna Klimešová, Dominika Špalková
  • Choreography: Cécile Da Costa
  • Performing: Antonie Formanová, Cécile Da Costa
  • Music: Marie Čtveráčková
  • Scenography: Karolína Kotrbová
  • Light design: Eliška Kociánová
  • Producer: ProFitArt, z.s.
  • Partners: Festival 4+4 days in motion, Alfred in the yard, Fundacja Pałac Gorzanów
  • Supported by: International Visegrad Fund, Capital City of Prague, Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, State Fund of Culture of the Czech Republic

Premiere: 12th and 13thNovember 2020, Alfred ve dvoře, Prague (Cancelled due to the COVID)