New jubilee yearbook „Ročenka“ is out in the stores

In specified shops, you can now find the fresh out Ročenka by Taneční aktuality for the years 2016 and 2017. Its cover is taken up by Radim Vizváry, an eminent performer in the field of Czech pantomime and bearer of Thalia Award 2016 for the “Solo” presentation. This year’s Ročenka closes the decade long publishing cycle with the last selection of texts from internet portal The publication highlights important events of 2016/2017 season of dance, new circus and pantomime scenes.

Ročenka is opened by a series of articles summarizing the happenings in ballet (Roman Vašek), contemporary dance (Jana Návratová), pantomime and movement theater (Ladislava Petišková) and new circus (Veronika Štefanová).
The publication is systematically divided into sections by regions. Apart from reviews of premiere productions in standard theatres, you will find observations from festivals and reports on various dance related events. Ročenka also presents texts on influential figures associated with dance (Emanuel Siblík), remembers the ones that recently passed away (Markéta Kyliánová, Vladimír Vašut, Richard Weber) and interviews other various prominent personages in the dance world – Eva Kröschlova, Kateřina Slavická, Libor Vaculík and more. The 2016/2017 yearbook traditionally concludes with bonus article, presented this time by Monika Šmídová, who explores the topic of “Choreography between intermediality and interactivity”. The whole book brings the up to date image of our dance art and as a printed document will be preserved for future generations.
Lucie Hayashi, The Editor in Chief of Taneční aktuality, comments on the last printed version of Ročenka: “Financially, it is regrettably no longer possible for us to afford yearly print of Ročenka; which is why we decided to realize a new project instead. We intend to publish a new periodical named “Tanecni aktuality – Special Edition”, featuring original articles from our editors and fellows.”
This new format is further outlined by its coordinator Petra Dotlačilová: “The new publication will engage onto Czech dance and movement art stage respecting significant anniversaries, studying its evolution and main events of past season. This project is meant to offer the space for deeper contemplation and analysis of the given topic (review, report, reflection, study or profiled interview). For foreign audience interested in Czech dance scene, a bilingual format is also expected”
The text archiving option on portal will not be lost. The editorial board plans on offering PDF versions of articles to download for free, starting this season 2017/2018.
The yearbook “Ročenka” by Taneční aktuality can be purchased for CZK 189,– through a coupon form here or physically at these stores:
PRAGUE – Grishko, Sansha Praha, Ponec, Archa Theatre, NoD/ROXY, Duncan Centre, Studio ALTA, e-shop PROSPERO of the Arts and Theatre Institute, Karolinum bookshop, Academia bookshop, Baletní Akademie Adély Pollertové, DanceLab Studio, Contemporary Studio
BRNO – National Theatre Brno, Grishko, Dance shop Brno, JAMU script shop
ČESKÉ BUDĚJOVICE – South Bohemian Theatre
PLZEŇ – J. K. Tyl Theatre, New Scene
LIBEREC – F. X. Šalda Theatre
OLOMOUC – Na Cucky Theatre, Moravian Theatre Olomouc
OSTRAVA – National Moravian-Silesian Theatre, Cooltour culture center
Taneční aktuality are the first online magazine in Czech Republic that brings news from both domestic and foreign dance scenes; in its repertoire being professional dance, as well as pantomime, new circus and other genres associated with movement. The portal contains mainly author articles, reviews, interviews and reports and coverage on current events in the world of dance. The webpage also offers a unique dance calendar providing an agenda on dance events in Czech Republic, an archive of domestic performances since 2007 and an overview of planned workshops, auditions and contests.  Source: Press release

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