Artists & Critics aiming for the same North Star?

In October 2023, Taneční Aktuality / Czech Dance News, organized a gathering at which it invited dance writers to examine to what extent dance review can be sustained as a media practice in today’s information landscape.

An Artwork About the Artwork?

The dance world is traditionally accustomed to seeing the figure of the critic standing there, slightly above the artists, judging or attempting to provide a solid, grounded, and unbiased opinion about an artwork.

Turmoil at Czech Academies of Performing Arts

Students of two artistic schools, the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (DAMU) and the Janáček Academy of Performing Arts in Brno (JAMU), have voiced their concerns about the current situation at their alma maters. 

Beautiful futility of dance

On the web, I come across articles which argue whether the essence of dance is really movement or something else, and I read through debates in which people question the necessity of dance in a dance performance. 


In the past days, the news has been all but positive. However, apart from the downsides that media tend to discuss over and over again, on a daily basis, the current situation has a positive face, too.

Critics and Artists

As is seems, there’s been a growing discourse on the issue of dance criticism recently. What purpose does (or should) dance criticism serve?

Vize tance in danger

Last Tuesday, a debate over the professional organisation Vize tance took place in Studio Alta. As it showed, the organisation had been lacking leadership for a couple of months and is now close to its end.