About TANEC PRAHA 2020




32nd International Festival of Contemporary Dance and Movement Theatre

Concept, construction, deconstruction, adaptability, flexibility, creativity, reactivity, proactivity, adaptation, freedom, non-freedom, art of the possible… how many things do we create and reshape, what is going through our minds at this time and how much do we have to relearn? It‘s a challenge, a test, a game … In any case, one thing remains certain this year as well – LET‘S KEEP ON DANCING! The TANEC PRAHA Festival is not abandoning its bold plans. In 2020, it is opening the largest space in history for domestic artists, with a deep conviction that they have something to offer. At the same time, it is not giving up on the international context and is intensively discussing options with potential guests in connection with the opening of borders. The first stage of the festival was successfully held on 4th – 29th June 2020, not only in Prague, but also in 17 other Czech municipalities. We called the second stage TANEC PRAHA – Second Breath. We will try to present the planned projects with Slovak, Hungarian and Italian artists in Prague and put the site-specific Lungs of Žižkov project into a complete shape at the end of the Landscape Festival. We will try to move the original program of artists from Brazil, Indonesia/Singapore, Israel and William Forsyth to 2021. Autumn will be guided by the same motto we‘ve had all year: LET‘S KEEP ON DANCING! Yvona Kreuzmannová, Director and Founder 17 September 2020 


About the new visual campaign

Dear Viewers,

Due to the current situation, this year's TANEC PRAHA Festival will be different than we are used to, and the same goes for the advertising campaign. We tucked the almost completed campaign, elaborated in detail by the world-famous photographer Evelyn Benčičová and the Comtech_CAN agency, into an imaginary drawer, and we believe that we will pull it out again in a year. This year we want to reflect the current state of society, but also the state of the festival and our minds. 

Within 14 days, a completely new campaign was created (and is still being created), to which we invited the artist, choreographer, set designer and director Marie Gourdain, who is originally from France, and whose performances will tour the whole country as part of the festival. We used her drawing of a character that disintegrates, folds, rearranges, adapts, but still is there. Just like the festival. Do not hesitate to add your own meanings and feelings to it, everything that is going through your head...

We dance onward!

And merch? We'll HAVE THAT TOO! More details soon. #staytuned

Ivana Poláčková, Tanec Praha Communications Manager  


Praha, Brno, Broumov, České Budějovice, Hradec Králové, Choceň, Jihlava, Karlovy Vary, Kladruby, Liberec, Malovice, Olomouc, Ostrava, Pardubice, Plzeň, Sušice, Tábor, Trutnov, Ústí n/Orlicí, Volyně, v jednání: Manětín, Ústí n/Labem, Ústí n/Orlicí, Varnsdorf, Vrchlabí

Clarice Lima (BR): TREES
Ginevra Panzetti & Enrico Ticconi (DE/IT): HARLEKING
Choy Ka Fai (DE/SG/ID): SoftMachine: RIANTO
Ingrid Berger Myhre & Lasse Passage (NO/NL): Panflutes and Paperwork
Lia Rodrigues (BR): FÚRIA
Silvia Gribaudi Performing Arts (IT): GRACES
Sylvain Bouillet and Lucien Reynes - NAÏF Production (FR): Des Gestes Blancs
Tamara Zsófia Vadas / Ábris Gryllus / Márton Emil Tóth (HU): NIBIRU
Tereza Ondrová (CZ) + Francesca Foscarini (IT): IN BE-TWEEN / part one (Working title)
tYhle / Florent Golfier (CZ/FR): Zápas s jazykem (TP co-production / premiere)
William Forsythe (DE/USA): A Quiet Evening of Dance (Event of the season)
YOSSI BERG & ODED GRAF Dance Theatre (IL): When Love Walked In

Plíce Žižkova - Site-specific project in cooperation with Landscape Festival (CZ)
Žižkovské Mezidvorky - outdoor project (CZ)

Barbora Látalová, Tereza Říčanová (CZ): Kozí kraviny
Cécile Da Costa (CZ/FR): Roselyne
Ingrid Berger Myhre & Lasse Passage (NO/NL): Panflutes and Paperwork
Martin Talaga (SK/CZ): SOMA
Sabina Bočková, Johana Pocková (CZ): Jáma lvová
tYhle/Marie Gourdain (CZ): LEGOrytmus

+ Accompanying program - exhibitions, moderated discussions with artists, workshops, conferences