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The best of Czech Dance from 16th April in Prague Staff

Written by Staff Published on 06.04.2010 16:37:59 (updated on 06.04.2010) Reading time: 4 minutes

Czech dance platform – the best from the Czech Dance – from 16th April in Prague
This year´s Czech dance platform festival will within 5 April days offer 17 works, which represent the best from the area of contemporary dance and movement theatre. The programme which is prepared by the expert jury will be held from 16th to 20th April in the Prague´s theatres Ponec and Archa, Roxy/NoD, Studio ALT@ and Synagogue in Palmovka. „It is heartwarming that there are still enough productions to choose from on the Czech scene. The jury consists of 4 members who endeavoured to consider properly the total  number of those interested and attendance in the platform. The discussions on the new Czech works were very interesting and a bit controversial at times, which is part of art,“ describes the course of selection of the most successful works for the festival´s programme the manager of organizing civic association Tanec Praha Yvona Kreuzmannová. Advance sale of tickets from 90 CZK up has already started  in the Ponec Theatre on 26th February. For more detailed information about the programme  see
This year´s festival reflects upon the efforts of artists to join various dance-theatre genres. There will be presented the production The Cases of Dr. Touret for instance, in which the actress and mime Anna Polívková combines successfully acting, improvisation, dnace, movement, but also mime show. Further, site specific project Echoes by dance group ME-SA, which revives the spirit of the Synagogue´s site in Palmovka, is worth mentioning. The festival´s spectators can also see the production 100 Wounded Teras, which was awarded the prestigious prize of critics in the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh 2009. This year, the festival is also dedicated to families with children – on Sunday afternoon Bára Látalová will provide entertainment and involve them into the interaction on the stage using the work inspired by physical laws. The spectaors can also look forvard to the theatre-motion semi-opera The Crime and the punishment by Jan Komárek, which will be played on the industrial premises of the ALT@ Studio. Last but not least, there will also be presented the visual-dance work Fish by Lenka Bartůňková, the winner of the SAZKA Prize for  „the discovery in dance“ 2008.
The Czech dance platform gives the general public the unique opportunity to see a wide selection of dance performances in a short period of time. „The festival will drag a spectator into the intensive whirl of dance, in which artists, experts, but also spectators will meet one another in the open atmosphere; this year´s motto is: Get Swept Away!, invites spectators to this event the festival´s manager Kateřina Višinská. For the performing companies, performers and choreographers the festival provides the space for meetings and discussions with foreign and native professionals: „this year we will highlight the platform even more as an open space for international meetings of artists and producers which will serve for establishing the contacts among the creators and operators of foreign and regional theatres and festivals, particularly by means of debates and planned exchange of projects,“ adds Kateřina Višinská. In addition, after the end of each production the paying visitors will decide with their votes, as they did last year,  who will be awarded the Prize for the Spectator 2010.
Already  for the second time the theme of light design in contemporary dance will appear in the accompanying programme: in the opening part of the festival, there will be held an open discussion among light designers and technicians; the main programme then will be assessed from the formal, artistic-technical point of view by the expert jury including foreign members, who will during the open discussion on 20th April again award the prize for light design to the best domestic work. The accompanying programme under guidance of the Institute of Light Design is aimed at developing a broader technical debate on the issues of current events and establishing the tradition of meeting of domestic and foreign light designers.
The festival Czech Dance platform was supported by:
The capital city Prague, the Ministry of Culture of the CR, Tschechienonline, A2,, Pressweb, Radio Wave, ČRO 3 Vltava, Taneční aktuality, Metropolis, Taneční zóna, Top report, Právo, Grand Princ, Pragueout, Sanquis, Listy hl. Města Prahy, Kino Aero and Světozor Cinemas
Partnership institutions:
Archa Theatre, Roxy/NoD, Studio Alt@, Synagogue in Palmovka / Serpens o.s., Institute of Light Design
Progamme of the festival
Fr / 16. 4. / 4 pm / Archa
VerTeDance: Emigrantes
Fr / 16. 4. / 8 pm / Ponec
Lenka Bartůňková: Fish
Sa / 17. 4. / 2 pm / Ponec
Bára Látalová and col.: Fg = G. [(m1. m1) / r2]
Sa / 17. 4. / 5 pm /Alt@
Dagmar Chaloupková: Gaia
Tereza Lenerová / Einat Ganz (ISR): Variable dance theater / Sara Puchowska: 4:4

Sa / 17. 4. / 8 pm / Archa
420PEOPLE – Václav Kuneš: A Small hour ago
Sa/ 17. 4. / 8 pm + 9.30 pm / Synagoga na Palmovce
ME-SA: Echoes
Su / 18. 4. / 5 pm / Alt@
Mirka Eliášová: Until I Find It
Ioana Mona Popovici (RO): The Amnesic Days of the Polar Nights

Su / 18. 4. / 8 pm / Ponec
Anna Polívková / VerTeDance: The Cases of Dr. Touret
Mo / 19. 4. / 6 pm / Roxy/ NoD
Věra Ondrašíková and col.: Loa > 15 Steps
Jan Vrána / Kyklos Galaktikos: Magnet

Mo / 19. 4. / 8 pm / Ponec
Jozef Fruček (SK) / Linda Kapetanea (GRE) / DOT504: 100 Wounded Tears
Tu / 20. 4. / 6 pm / Alt@
Jan Komárek & NANOHACH: Crime and Punishment
Tu / 20. 4. / 8 pm / Ponec
Dora Hoštová: Tore
Ji Eun Lee / ME-SA: Blame me




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