"During Dictatorship of Love Sandra Kramerová succeeds in arousing the suggestion of a mass choreography ★★★★
The Love clearly splashes from the motor skills, smiles and proudly raised chins."
"Kramerová's dance language is reminiscent of the work of the Hungarian-born choreographer Krisztina de Châtel (79). Suppose they were to join forces: a great ideal to fight for."
Annette Embrechts Volkskrant
"The marching is in the legs," says choreographer Sandra Kramerová. "The upper body expresses love.” In her new performance Dictatorship of Love dance turns into an ode to one ideal: love. But is the love still beautiful and valuable if it forms a dictatorship that leaves no room for other beliefs? “I find it fascinating that we have ideals that we want to achieve but once we see them as the absolute truth can also be oppressive.''
Anika van de Wijngaard Leidsch Dagblad
"Sandra is very interested in how things don't seem oppressive at first, but end up being oppressive, especially in this day and age. According to her, in social behavior there is always the question of whether people are happy to do something or whether they are actually forced to do it. So Sandra wants to show that the concept of freedom is not that simple. Sometimes you choose to stay somewhere because it means more freedom than if you left.
According to Sandra, the big question is whether the dancers are really happy to do this. They are going through something challenging, but for what? Is it worth the pain and effort? The ending seems positive, but there is a deeper layer of oppression underneath.'' STUdance
"Fascinated by the tension between surrendering to the greater whole and preserving individual freedom, Kramerová goes in search of the beauty and the darkness of mass dance with four professional dancers and a group of ten amateur dancers.'' Rebo nieuws
"Amazing how Sandra Kramerová conjures up all those socialist gender roles ★★★★
Her consistent performance in the minimal decor of the solo performance 'Majka' is impressive." Annette Embrechts Volkskrant
"In the gripping choreography Majka, Sandra Kramerová goes in search of the 'ideal' manifestation of women in 1970s Czechoslovakia. The result is a direct confrontation with universal archetypes."
"Kramerová succeeds here in giving the uncontrolled a hopeful beauty."
"Here too Kramerová manages to symbolize the pressure of political expectations with almost oppressively powerful dance."
Karima Aissaoui Theaterkrant
"Creating a character that makes you feel really involved as an audience, that's what dance maker Sandra Kramerová is very good at. Her solo performance Majka drags me along from the start. But it is precisely because she performs her choreography so strongly that I am left with the feeling that I am missing something. That is a wonderful experience."
Maarten Baanders Cultuurpers
"In Majka the Slovak choreographer Sandra Kramerová gives a powerful twist to images of women from commercials and political propaganda."
"Kramerová is now alone on stage, but thanks to a strong team in the wings, decor, video, light and sound form a convincing synthesis."
"Thanks to strong body control, timing and articulation, an image of a rather idiosyncratic type gradually emerges."
Jacq. Algra Het Parool
"With multimedia projects I focus on creating a complete theater experience and I dig into the cultural background of Eastern European heritage. I have lived abroad for twelve years, from Israel to New York and now here. That gives me a good mix of points of view with which I can reflect on my culture and bring it into my dance work."
"Discipline, perseverance, dedication - Kramerová shows and feels it convincingly."
Jacq. Algra Het Parool
"With the piece hovering between a tribute and a commentary, Kramerová does a good job at making us feel her simultaneous shame and joy."
"The dominant thread of the piece, reinforcing the political value of the body,
is precise and well crafted."
Lucia Fernández-Santoro Movement Exposed