The long-term strategy of Czech Dance News is not only to develop reflection on the art of dance, but also to care for those who are engaged in this reflection. To provide new information, impulses and examples of good practice from abroad.
One of the largest and oldest dance festivals in Europe takes place every July in Vienna. Dozens of different dance workshops, up to eight full-length performances and other accompanying programmes, including films or open-air classes, are offered every day in several cultural institutions and outdoor spaces.
The 35th edition of Tanz im August (TiA) marks Ricardo Carmona’s first as artistic director. Carmona is a former dance and performance curator for Hebbel Am Ufer, presenting a programme that reconsiders the conceptual and physical versatility of contemporary choreographic gesture through the search for new narratives, facing the current climate, and political urgency.
After experiencing the first couple of days, I returned to catch some glimpses from the third and final week of the festival, including the powerful TAO Dance Theatre, recently awarded the 2023 Silver Lion, Biennale College Choreographers’ well put together pieces, and the choreography for objects by Andrea Salustri.
Located in the stunning buildings of the Arsenale di Venezia, the Teatro Malibran, and Ca' Giustinian (Venice), and Teatro del Parco (Mestre), the Biennale Danza’s three-week programme represents a festival with an international character...
At the beginning of the summer, Prague's venues Venuše ve Švehlovce and Studio ALTA took on an interesting challenge by inviting three butoh dance teachers to lead masterclasses and offering participants an extra scholarship for their participation.
Each year, performers from all around the world gather in the Serbian capital for the Belgrade Dance Festival. Under its slogan Together, We Celebrate Dance, the festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, offering theatregoers a selection of new and old names during the month-long festival.
In early spring, Prague traditionally hosts Czech Dance Platform, a showcase of “the most interesting Czech contemporary dance and movement theatre.”
How do dancers in the world of classical ballet obtain a promotion? The question is rarely asked because most often it is assumed that a dancer’s rank is determined by a company’s Artistic Director. Not so at the Paris Opera Ballet...
It must have been Day 3 of Kiosk Festival for Theatre and Dance when, scrambling out of my tent – surrounded by a watery moat from the last night’s torrential rain at Stanica Cultural Centre – I understood how near to art I had come.
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?
This year‘s Bazaar Festival thematically followed the previous edition and focused on migration and resistance to threats in the environmental crisis.
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