Taneční aktuality - Special Edition

Taneční aktuality’s Special Edition is a print magazine containing new original texts (in Czech with English translation) that have not been published on Taneční website nor in any other media. Special Edition has replaced Taneční aktuality’s Yearbooks - the first issue was published in September 2018.


Special Edition 2020

The theme of the third Special Edition is "Dance and Audience". As in previous years, the issue will be bilingual (Czech and English), as its aim is also to speak to the international dance community at home and abroad and to connect the Czech dance community with the European context.

The coordinator of the project, Petra Dotlačilová, explains the motivation for the theme: "The audience is one of the integral parts of theatre and this art form simply cannot exist without it. We may have become even more aware of this during the coronavirus pandemic, when the physical contact between the viewer and the artist was broken. On the other hand, the audience is often taken as such an automatic part of the theatre that their experience or role is still relatively little reflected. That's why in this year's Special Edition we decided to explore the relationship between dance and its audience from different perspectives."

The 2020 issue will thus present, for example, various forms of the so-called audience development of Czech festivals and theatre ensembles. It will also explore the potential of Czech dance to be politically engaged and specific forms of interactive work with the audience, from productions for children to those using the latest communication technologies. The authors will also present the dancers' views on the audience and their own viewer´s experience or expose the phenomenon of kinesthetic empathy that the spectator can experience in the auditorium.

Special Edition 2020 will be available in the network of partner bookshops, dance shops and theatres at the beginning of the new season, but you can order the issue online right now – you will get it as soon as arrives from the print centre, with 30% discount.

Daniela Machová, director of Taneční aktuality, adds: "By pre-sale, we want to offer a discount to our loyal readers, and at the same time make it easier for us to cover the costs already incurred with the preparation and publication of the Special Edition 2020. The coronavirus epidemic has also indirectly affected us and obtaining financial support for the publication is more difficult this year.”

Order the Special Edition 2020 in pre-sale with 30% discount! We will send you the issues as soon as it is published - in October 2020.

The pricelist:

In pre-sale: 90,- Kč  /€ 4 ,  post and packaging : 69 ,- Kč / € 3 (in Czech Republic), 169,- Kč / € 6 (abroad) 

In general distribution: 129,- Kč / € 6

For order forms and further information please see below.



Special Edition 2019

The theme of the second issue, to be launched in October 2019, is “Dance and Movement Arts in Czech Regions.” The Taneční aktuality editorial team have focused on cultural life outside the capital - the venues, festivals and personalities who cultivate ballet, contemporary dance, pantomime, new circus and crossover genres in the local regions. Such content is supposed to increase the readers’ awareness of cultural events across the country and thus encourage audience mobility. The 2019 issue will be bilingual (Czech and English), so it can serve to international promotion of Czech art in regional centres.

The coordinator of the project, Petra Dotlačilová, explained: “It was quite difficult to choose from the variety of events taking place in the field of movement art throughout the Czech Republic – it only indicates how vital the scene is, even outside Prague. The texts often show the positive development in the quality and quantity of dance creations, the increasing interest of spectators and the drive of those people who have merit in the cultivation of art in the local regions,”
Special Edition 2019 is completed with the traditional overview of the past season in the domains of ballet, contemporary dance, new circus and nonverbal theatre.
Via Czech Centres, Special Edition 2019 will travel to 22 countries around the world.

Contents of Special Edition 2019:

The pricelist:

Online order through THIS FORM:  99,- Kč  /€ 5 ,  post and packaging : 69 ,- Kč / € 3 (in Czech Republic), 169,- Kč / € 6 (abroad) 

Personal sale via the members of TA: 99,- Kč  /€ 5 

The regular price of distribution: 119,- Kč / € 6

Special Edition 2019 will be available in the network of partner bookshops, dance shops and theatres:


                       Divadlo Archa, Na Poříčí 1047/26, Praha 1
                       e-shop Grishko, Mikulandská 4/122, Praha 1
                       Knihkupectví Karolinum, Celetná 18, Praha 1
                       Knihkupectví Academia, Václavské nám. 34, Praha 1
                       Knihkupectví a antikvariát Aurora, Spálená 110/53, Praha 1
                       Knihkupectví Ostrov, Ostrovní 132/17, Praha 1
                       Baletní Akademie Adély Pollertové, Na Poříčí 25, Praha 1
                       Studio DanceLab, U Zvonařky 9, Praha 2
                       Studio Contemporary, Náměstí Míru 9, Praha 2
                       Divadlo Ponec, Husitská 899/24a, Praha 3
                       Sansha Praha, Čajkovského 5, Praha 3                     
                       Duncan Centre, Branická 41, Praha 4       


                       Grishko, Staňkova 15, Brno
                       Dance Shop Brno, Orlí 542/27, Brno
                       Knihkupectví Academia, náměstí Svobody 79/13, Brno
                       Prodejna skript JAMU, Novobranská 3, Brno


                       Cooltour Ostrava, Výstaviště Černá louka, Pavilon C1, Ostrava
                       Národní divadlo Moravskoslezské, Smetanovo nám. 8B,Ostrava

            České Budějovice: 

                       Jihočeské divadlo, Dr. Stejskala 424/17,České Budějovice


                       Divadlo na Cucky, Dolní náměstí 42, Olomouc


                       UFFO, Náměstí republiky 999, 541 01, Trutnov


                       Moving Station, Koperníkova 574/56, Plzeň


Special Edition 2018

A new printed magazine named Special Edition 2018 was released in late August 2018 and had its premiere at the prestigious Tanzmesse festival which took place from 29 August to 2 September 2018 in Düsseldorf.
The chief editor Josef Bartoš explained the launch of this new format: “For ten years, we published the annual Yearbook every autumn, it was a selection of texts published on our website over the previous season and complete with news from various genres, or some interesting bonuses. Our editors have agreed on closing this chapter and bringing something new to our readers. In the Special Edition we provide space for deeper analyses of selected topics and personalities that hardly ever appear on our website.”
What the Special Edition borrowed from the original Yearbook is the recapitulation of a past season. The first review of important events in the field of contemporary dance has been produced by Josef Bartoš, and Roman Vašek and Ladislava Petišková have reflected on ballet and pantomime. Hana Strejčková, taking on a new role, focuses on the field of new circus.
The Special Edition’s supervisor Petra Dotlačilová described the content of the pilot issue: “The 2017/2018 season was rich in round anniversaries and birthdays of individual artists, companies, events and spaces. Therefore, we’ve decided the Special Edition’s theme should be Anniversaries of Czech Dance.”
The issue contains the recapitulation of the thirty years of Tanec Praha festival, as seen by its director Yvona Kreuzmannová (interviewed by Jana Bitterová), the recapitulation of Spitfire Company’s ten years of existence, written by Daniela Machová, or the review of the evolution of ALTA Studio which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year (Lucie Břinková). Two prominent personalities of Czech dance and ballet, Jan Kodet and Petr Zuska, have celebrated their life anniversaries, and Lucie Hayashi and Lucie Dercsényiová write about their impact and their work. Historical topics complete the current ones - Natalie Nečasová takes a look back to the year 1918 and Monika Čižmáriková remembers the important Czech modernist Milča Mayerová.
The Special Edition boasts attractive content and a new fresh look in full colour, designed by Martina Koželuhová. The advantage of the new format is the bilingual version that will help to spread the awareness of Czech dance abroad.

Taneční aktuality Yearbook

Between 2007-2017, Taneční aktuality published an annual Yearbook, which digested the most important texts reflecting the past theatre seasons, and also included bonus texts which had not been published on the website.

If you want to buy a single issue of the Yearbook or the complete edition, contact us on All annual issues are available in PDF to be downloaded to your e-readers.


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