“I adapt.”

“I adapt to the dreams and the desires of others. I will adapt to your ambitions. I will adapt to your fears and your weaknesses. I will adapt to your addictions, your point of view and your beliefs. I will listen to you again and again and again. I will listen to you until death, and until the moment when I have to run away.”

A woman named Roselyne is looking for her place.

Her place in the room, her place in the eyes of others, her place in life. She wants to be invisible. She doesn’t want to interrupt. She doubts. She’s always hiding behind something. She found her plant. Roselyne can be a reflection of our doubts, the decisions we haven’t made, the options we haven’t taken advantage of. She is completely imperfect, just like the rest of us.

The production is currently presented at PONEC – dance venue.

About the company

Cécile Da Costa is a French-Portuguese singer, performer and choreographer.

She has performed with International Theatre Studio Farm in the Cave, where she was a company member for 5 years, and has worked with Spitfire Company as a performer and choreographer for several years. She leas physical theatre workshops in the Czech Republic, France, Poland and Greece. Her work is a search for “voices that can move the body and bodies that can move the voice.” She won the 2018 Dancer of Year Award and was nominated for the Total Physical Awards at Edinburg Fringe 2017
for her solo performance The Narrator, directed by Petr Boháč, a multi-genre performance where body and voice oscillate between struggle and fragility. Roselyne is her first authorial production.


Theatre / company


Czech title



Cécile Da Costa


Dominika Špalková


Cécile Da Costa


Jan Šikl

Stage design

Petra Vlachynská

Costume design

Petra Vlachynská

Lighting design

Jiří Šmirk

Length of the performance

55 minutes

Number of travelling persons







Roselyne was one of three Czech productions selected for Aerowaves Twenty21 - a selection of 20 top works for 2021 in the field of physical theatre. In 2020, Roselyne was presented as part of the Czech Dance Platform and became part of the movie The Theatre Night at Plum Yard. In 2021, Dance Movie Festival Prague presented a screendance version of Roselyne.


Pavla Haluzová