Meduza is like a painting performed on stage, one that invites us to loosen our ties and question boundaries – between life and death, hope and despair, black and white. The boundaries on which we balance, expressions of those fragile moments that can turn our life upside-down.

Influenced by her background in the visual arts, choreographer Marie Gourdain’s unique approach leads her to set a still image in movement. Inspired by Théodore Géricault’s painting The Raft of the Medusa as a starting point, she succeeded in creating a collage that reflects her perception of today’s world.

The exploration of boundaries is also manifested through the contrast on stage between four simple geometric boards and their minimalistic and functional manipulation with the “figurative” bodies and expressive movements of the five dancers who handle them.

About the company

tYhle is a collective of generation-Y artists dealing with contemporary movement and visual art. The group was created as a result of serendipitous artistic meetings. tYhle are children of the new millennium, children of globalization with diverse roots, who create with shared curiosity, ambition and a taste for unexpected surprises. The experiences that have shaped them and the places they’ve come from are different, but they’ve found a common language - in physical theatre.


Theatre / company


Czech title



Marie Gourdain


Marie Gourdain


Marie Gourdain


Lukáš Urbanec


Lukáš Karásek

Stage design

Marie Gourdain

Costume design

Marie Gourdain

Lighting design

Zuzana Režná

Length of the performance

51 minutes

Stage area


Number of travelling persons



No language barrier


Czech Dance Platform 2019: 3rd place in Audience Prize. Czech Dance Platform 2019: special mention from the International Jury for: "Great teamwork and an innovative creative process thanks to which a challenging concept was successfully achieved. [...] the courage to take risks, artistic integrity and the creative approach to stage design."


Marie Gourdain