TANEC PRAHA Festival 1992 | 20 – 30 June 1992

In 1992, the more modest fourth edition of the festival with a more carefully thought-out program confirmed that it was on the right path. In that year, despite all the resistance of the then official criticism, the importance, prestige and audience popularity of the festival and of contemporary dance began to rise. This was the first festival to be organized by the independent entity Tanec Praha, whose founders were, for example, Stanislava Doubravová, Jan Hartmann, Petr Kratochvíl (to this day in the supervisory bodies), Yvona Kreuzmannová, Zdeněk Prokeš, Pavel Šmok and Vladimír Vašut. Le Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève dazzled with a fascinating and exciting feature-length piece by Ohad Naharin Kyr / Perpetuum. Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company presented a repertoire of names such as Susanne Linke and Mats Ek, and also Rami Be’er performed for the first time in Prague. In 2008 he would return with a full-length work as the artistic director of this ensemble. That year audiences also enjoyed unexpected experiences with artists such as Hervé Diasnas or Michele Abbondanza. In addition, the CH Tanztheater Zurich enlivened the Černín Gardens in a site-specific project with the Czech art group Tvrdohlaví. And there were plenty of other Czech artists, too.