Reference Code: IE 2135 N56

Title: The Katarína Mojžišová Papers

Dates of Creation: 1999-2012

Level of Description: Fonds

Extent and Medium: 20 items (19 files)



Name of Creator(s): Mojžišová, Katarína (b. 1975) (now Zagorski, Katarína, following her marriage in January 2013).

Biographical History: Katarína Mojžišová is a Slovakian dance artist who worked in Ireland between 2005 and 2012.  Born in Uherské Hradiště in the former Czechoslovakia, she gained an MA in Dance from VŠMU Bratislava in 1999.  Her diverse career includes dance, film, theatre, and performance art.  She has a particular interest in experimental dance works and cross-genre projects, such as O1, a 7-hour performance created in collaboration with sound artist Robin Parmar in 2006, and The Rite of Spring, Limerick (Commissions Award of The Arts Council and Limerick City Council), performed in the Parkway Shopping Centre on the day of vernal equinox in 2007. She has also created numerous choreographic works supported by art institutions and dance companies, including Parsifal Project (commissioned by Framemakers Symposium 2005); Dragon (supported by Daghdha Dance Company and selected for Dublin Fringe Festival 2006); and The Auction (commissioned by Excursions: Performance Festival 2005 and selected for Have-U-Met-Nosti Festival, Dublin, 2007).  Katarína was also involved in the former Mentoring Programme of Daghdha Dance Company and has lectured on dance and performance at the University of Limerick and the Sculpture and Combined Media of Limerick School of Art and Design.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Donated by Katarína Mojžišová to the National Dance Archive of Ireland on 30 May 2012.



Scope and Content: Promotional material, DVDs, and a book illustrating Katarína Mojžišová’s career as an independent contemporary dancer, choreographer, and dance teacher.

Appraisal, Destruction and Scheduling Information: All records have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

System of Arrangement: The materials have been arranged into two series according to the aspect of Katarína Mojžišová’s career to which they relate.  Series 1 has been further sub-divided into eight sub-series by choreography and listed chronologically by date.


Conditions Governing Access: Unrestricted access to all items.

Conditions Governing Reproduction: Standard copyright regulations apply to all items.  For photocopying or reproducing material, please consult with the staff.

Language/ Scripts of Material: English.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements: Paper documents and DVDs in good condition.  Items N56/1/2/11/5/11/6/21/7/21/8/1, and 2/1 require a DVD player or a PC or laptop with a CD drive.  Item N56/1/1/3 requires a PC or laptop with VLC Media Player, Windows Media Player, or RealPlayer.

Finding Aids: A hard copy of the descriptive catalogue is available at the Special Collections and Archives Department, Glucksman Library, University of Limerick.



Archivist’s Note: Papers arranged and described by Anna-Maria Hajba.

Rules or Conventions: This description follows guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd edition, 2000; Irish Guidelines for Archival Description, 2009; National Council on Archives: Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997; and EAP Guidance on Data Protection for Archive Services, 2018.

Date of Description: February 2013.  Revised November 2020.

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