At the beginning of the summer, Prague's venues Venuše ve Švehlovce and Studio ALTA took on an interesting challenge by inviting three butoh dance teachers to lead masterclasses and offering participants an extra scholarship for their participation.
Czech Dance News will host workshops for dance critics and cultural managers with personalities from the European professional arts media scene
Czech Dance News, in cooperation with MOVE Fest Ostrava, will host workshops on Sustainability of Dance Media, focusing on the sustainability of arts media in terms of economics, HR and building a steady audience. The workshops will take place as part of the MOVE Fest festival .
On the evenings of the 29th and 30th June at the Montpellier Danse Festival, Anne Martin, Pina Bausch Dance Company soloist from 1979 to 1991 and later a teacher at CNSMD in Lyon, presented Umwandlung – her first solo dance piece at the tender age of 68.
As its last première of this spring season, Staatsballett Berlin presented a Stravinsky double-bill, featuring two of the composer’s masterpieces, Petrushka and The Rite of Spring, under the choreographic signatures of Marco Goecke and Pina Bausch.
In its third week, the TANEC PRAHA festival presented two personalities of contemporary European choreography: the Belgian Jan Martens and the Irish Oona Doherty.
It has become almost a tradition that the Losers Cirque Company, in the late spring days, with a bridge to the holidays, settled next to the BRAVO! Theatre in the area of the Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia in Prague's František district.
The Nultý bod Festival, which celebrates its 15th anniversary this year, will spend its celebration by relaxing. In Prague, the festival regularly fills the cultural programme in July and offers innovative performances of contemporary foreign and Czech works...
Sasha Waltz's pieces are touring the world from Berlin, her current home base. The last visit to the Czech Republic by this petite lady, who recently celebrated a significant anniversary in her life, was in 2015 when her Impromptus opened Tanec Praha festival.
The last premiere of this season for the Czech National Ballet in Prague was rather unexpectedly the romantic La Sylphide. Replacing the originally intended programme of George Balanchine's Who Cares? and Brahms - Schönberg Quartet.
In the West, especially in the United States, programmes made entirely of George Balanchine's works are very common. In the Czech Republic, however, until this year no ballet company had ever staged a similarly composed evening.
As Dancing Pina opens, a camera towers over a performer lying face down on a studio floor. Delicately inching her forearm along the ground, the dancer is scrutinized by Malou Airaudo, who intervenes with agitated intensity.
Romanian-born prima ballerina, former principal dancer of The Royal Ballet and lead principal of English National Ballet, Alina Cojocaru, was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in April this year for her services to ballet.
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