RootlessRoot company was founded in 2007 by Linda Kapetanea and Jozef Frucek as a vehicle for their own productions, research and teaching.
Based in Athens, a city of iron and concrete, they are building their language of physical expression that is chaotic, raw, and can stay in opposition to what surrounds them both culturally and politically.
Their approach is born out of their belief that the body can still express our innermost desires, feelings and visions, and that time of heroes is not gone. Together they have made award-winning pieces for their own and other companies.
Since 2006 they have been developing the Fighting Monkey research program, an ongoing, evolving framework of ideas for training/working that have developed during the past years they have spent traveling, working and researching all over the globe.
Fighting Monkey folds the application of a martial arts methodology into the education of actors, dancers and physical practitioners. It could be described as form of practical philosophy, a way to animate and explore a range of ideas in a practical setting, giving a physical, empirical dimension to concepts and theoretical study.