The gift voucher opens a door to the world of contemporary dance and movement theatre, where plenty of interesting things will happen in the new year. The international TANEC PRAHA Festival is preparing an exceptionally varied program for June 2024, this time with an excursion across the dance cultures of several continents, and the recipient of the voucher will be able to choose according to their own tastes and preferences.

The 36th annual festival will be opened on June 2 at the New Stage of the National Theatre by renowned Brazilian choreographer Lia Rodriguez. Her Encantado is replete with colour, expression, surprising moments and spontaneity. Erika Zueneli (IT/BE) has prepared a veritable whirlwind of diversity, total otherness and unpredictable situations for the climax of the festival in Landfall on June 27.

The entire TANEC PRAHA 2024 will be packed with events. Marco da Silva Ferreira (PT) will present the captivating work CARCAÇA with his dancers indoors, while the unusual duet built for performers from France Fantasie Minor will be presented outdoors, in non-theatrical spaces. Another festival guest, Amala Dianor (FR), has a phenomenal sense for every detail of the body's movement in space, and has transformed the famous 2014 solo Man Rec to respond to the completely different body of the female dancer in the solo Wo-Man.

The program will also include three shorter performances from the Aerowaves platform (one at the beginning of each festival week) by creators from Iceland, Greece and Ireland. They will bring not only experiments, but also powerful topics that remain taboo in society.

Of course, there will be no shortage of local performing artists represented at the festival. In the very first week, the Czech ensemble POCKETART, two-time winners at Aerowaves and now part of the European network of dance festivals Big Pulse Dance Alliance, will symbolically kick off the first week. Fairy Tales choreographed by Johana Pocková and Sabina Bočková is co-produced by the TANEC PRAHA, Sísmograf (ES) and Julidans (NL) festivals. Other Czech premieres co-produced by the TANEC PRAHA Festival also have international outreach. Spitfire Company went to Africa to find talent for Petr Boháč's original concept Vivat Messi.

Outdoor projects will connect dancers from the Czech Republic, Ukraine and Brazil. Yana Reutova (UA/CZ) and Clara da Costa (BR/PT) are preparing a duet for non-theatre spaces, where the "3 on 3" project by Flávie Tápias (BR) will also be staged with three performers from the Czech Republic and three Brazilians. But for the third year, the festival will focus on the contemporary Ukrainian scene in a different way. There will once again be collaboration with the Landscape Festival, and the Žižkov Highline, specifically the embankment above Krenovka, will serve as another dance venue. It is there that the festival centre will be created, offering a variety of dance treats for adults and children.

Children will also be invited to the theatres. Ten years after the fascinating experience of Akram Khan's production of DESH at the State Opera, the festival will bring an adapted version of Chotto Desh to young audiences of children and their parents. Works for small children can also have other nuances, as shown by the Norwegian performance or dance rock concert Rock Me Baby, which was created for toddlers, but also draws in their older siblings and parents.


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