I have met up with the members of the SPOKL collective in a virtual space. Their project called S dovolením (Excuse me!), though still a work-in-progress, caught my attention shortly before the autumn closure of theatres.
The Czech National Ballet is bringing another online world premiere this week. Scheduled to be presented over the company’s YouTube channel on Thursday, March 25, Dos Solos Soles
Three questions for Douglas Lee: “You can get emotional resonance from an unusual shape or dynamic movement.”
Determined not to rob its audience of an exceptional experience, the Czech National Ballet is going to publish video recordings of three brand-new performances (originally presented under the umbrella title Phoenix) on its YouTube channel.
David Hinton: “The way you make a good dance film is not by simply filming a good piece of theatrical dance.”
Dance Film Festival Prague is going to happen in May, but organisers of this event already have now prepared a little teaser for its audience.
Radim Vizváry: "I’d love to revisit the idea of Mr Radok and Mr Svoboda that Laterna magika is a multimedia theatre and a space for experiment.“
A half a year ago, Radim Vizváry was invited for collaboration by Laterna Magika, initially to represent the Czech Republic at Expo and create a brand-new piece, and eventually to become Laterna’s artistic director.
The artistic director of the ballet ensemble of South Bohemian Theatre in České Budějovice, Lukáš Slavický, celebrated his 40th birthday on September 17th.
Miřenka Čechová is a leading contemporary creator of multi-genre performances. She describes herself as a workaholic and a perfectionist.
Petr Zuska on postponed première of Radio Free Cunning Little Vixen: “Creating a choreography to spoken word in specific and tricky.”
The preparations of the production of Radio Free Cunning Little Vixen were cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic days before the première.
She arrived at our meeting right from the Dance Department (HAMU) where she had been selecting applicants for an exchange programme in America which she organised.
Alina and I met in a café near the National Theatre last autumn. During our conversation, she laughed after every other sentence, using wild gestures and carefully checking her pronunciation...
He enrolled at a conservatoire only to improve his pirousettes. He devoted all his childhood and teenage years to Latin-American dances and believed he would do it forever.
In recent months, the debates within the Czech dance industry have become somehow hysterical. Studio Alta, the most progressive Czech production platform...
Christian Spuck commenting on Czech premiere of Leonce & Lena: „I changed myself and that is why my point of view of the piece changed too.”
Ballet company of the National Theatre in Prague prepared two premieres in one month.
Interview with ballet master Curtis Foley: “I like going into institutions, shaking them up a little and giving them something new and fresh”
Meeting a young artist, who has devoted his time and energy to dance teaching and coaching of professional dancers, is a truly uplifting experience.