Jozef is a founding member of RootlessRoot. He graduated from the Academy
of Music and Theater of Bratislava, completing his PhD Thesis in 2002.
During 2002-2005 Frucek was a member of Wim Vandekeybus’ Ultima Vez,
creating Blush (stage and film versions) and, Sonic Boom.
During 2005-2006 he collaborated with the Royal Flemish Theater in
Brussels (KVS) on his own work.
In 2006 he and Linda Kapetanea formed RootlessRoot as a vehicle for their
own productions, research and teaching (see below).
Together with Kapetanea Frucek is developing the research program of
Fighting Μonkey – an applied methodology of martial arts in the education
of dancers, actors and movement practitioners. They regularly give workshops
at international festivals and in vocational schools.
From 2006 – 2011 both Frucek and Kapetanea were on the teaching faculty
at the Athens State School for Dance. Since 2012 Frucek is member of the
teaching personnel of the University Ludwik Solski State Drama School
of Krakow in Poland.
What is Fighting monkey
We are movers with a strong athletic and artistic background.
We consider movement not restricted to moves.
We consider movement to be the means for survival, knowledge, creativity and pleasure.
We created Fighting Monkey out of a burning need to develop as humans
through a practice that would nourish our passion and love for life.
FM is an innovative movement practice with wide applications in various fields
such as Sports, Martial Arts, Rehabilitation, Arts, Communication to name some.
FM studies how our structure and physiology interrelate with our behaviour,
emotions, thoughts and memories.
FM creates “Movement Situations” that help you transform training
into activity that positively affects your daily life.
FM allows you to test how valid is your knowledge and how creatively adaptive you are
when you encounter the unknown.
FM supports your potential in the field you want to excel.