Why and for whom do we write? What does theoretical reflection bring to the development of the art of dance? What are the conditions, obstacles and joys of writing about dance?
Mgr. MgA. Lucie Hayashi, Ph.D., maiden name- Burešová (*1983), finished doctoral studies at Music and Dance Faculty of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (HAMU) in Dance Science/Dance Theory and got her master degree also from Japanese Studies at the Charles University in Prague. Besides dance journalism and production, she works on anthropological research of Japanese dance. Hayashi is cooperating on Japanese theater and dance productions, she, for example, choreographically prepared Madama Butterfly 2016 (ND Prague, directed by J. Heřman) and Nonomiya 2014 (NDM Ostrava, directed by J. Nekvasil) or spectacle Haiyu to Ame 2016 (Švandovo divadlo Praha, directed by Kristýna Loužecká ). She is assistant director of The National Theatre Opera in Prague and secretary of the HAMU Dance Department. She is lecturing Japanese dance and theater at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University and Academy of Perfroming Arts, where she is also teaching the Dance management and production and Performing Arts Management. She is the founder and editor of Taneční aktuality, an online Dance News Magazine, where she publishes regularly reviews, interviews or articles about dance.
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