Invisible Traces

Yana Reutova & coll. (UA/CZ)

Yana Reutova 

Yana Reutova with performers: Jitka Čechová, Kateřina Jabůrková / Žaneta Musilová , Lukas Bliss Blaha

Jitka Čechová, Žaneta Musilová, Lukas Bliss Blaha

Tomáš Kerle

Lucie Podroužková, Štěpán Rubáš

Soňa Rizmanová 

Tanec Praha z.ú. / PONEC – dance venue

Tanec Praha z.ú. / PONEC - dance venue, City of Prague, Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, co - financed by EU from the program NextGeneration, National Recovery and Resilience Plan and Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, Krenovka, SUDOP REAL

Aerowaves a Yvoně Kreuzmannové and whole team of Tanec Praha

20 min

27. 5. 2023 Žižkovské mezidvorky / Krenovka





The project was implemented with the financial participation of the EU through the National Recovery Plan and the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic.​

The TANEC PRAHA 2024 Festival takes place under the auspices of the President of the Czech Republic Petr Pavel.

Yana Reutova – Together Alone – triptych 

How to cope with the heavy feeling of loneliness? How to explain it? And why is it sometimes strongest when we are surrounded by people?

Even when we are together, in the end we are each on our own in life.

What will unexpected meetings and crossing fates bring? 

The triptych is a reflection of the author's chance encounters with various artists during two years in Prague, where she fled before the war.

Part II. - Invisible Traces

Fingerprints, a tangle of inconspicuous lines, hiding our uniqueness and genetic heritage. Invisible traces, unconsciously left in our surroundings, on things and people. We are covered by them too. Others have left them on us, on the surface, but also inside, as fleeting evidence of an experienced closeness. We create these invisible connections every day; we are the bearers of them, either unwittingly or by our own will.

The performance uses spoken word in English and Czech language.


Yana Reutova worked as a dancer, choreographer and teacher in the Odessa region. In 2014 she founded Dance Theatre Plastilin and created several performances receiving some awards. She organized the Dance Platform Most festival (5 years) and worked a lot with children (Creative Kids project) and her students. After that she started the Speaking with the Body festival, which took place only once. In March 2022, she took her daughter and several students and fled from the war to Prague, where she now works. She is involved in projects by other choreographers and herself leads workshops for children and develops her own work with various artists.


Jitka Čechová is a graduate of the Duncan Centre Conservatory (2017). As part of her studies, she participated in a dance internship in New York City (José Limón Dance Foundation Professional Certificate Studies Program), several research study programs in contemporary dance (in Belgium and the Netherlands) and a research stay in China (CEEC Summer Dance Camp 2017) focused on classical Chinese technique, kung fu, performance and choreography. In 2022, she graduated with a Master's degree in Performing Public Space at Fontys School in the Netherlands. She is the co-creator of performance dis pla y, which was awarded the main prize of the Czech Dance Platform (2022). She has participated as a dancer in projects such as White Piece (ch.: Sofia Krantz), Pulsar (ch.: Michal Záhora) Provoke-self! (author: Michal Nikodem), Rotas Afora (ch.: Flávia Tápias) and There Is a Sense Of Being (author: Tereza Lenerová), Glove Concern (author Tereza Lenerová), Fairy Tales (POCKETART).


Žaneta Musilová takes on the roles of choreographer and performer for the dance ensemble SPOLK. She is a graduate of the Duncan Centre Conservatory and is currently pursuing a degree in choreography at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. Additionally, she collaborates on artistic projects with Cirk La Putyka, Adéla Stodolová in the performance "Krajina 0," and Yana Reutova. Simultaneously, she works as an instructor at Dana Pal's Creativity Dance School.


Lukas Bliss Blaha is a dancer and performer born in Australia, he completed his master's degree at the Department of Nonverbal Theatre at HAMU (Academy of Performing Arts in Prague). He is one of the founders of the contemporary circus ensemble Cink Cink Cink, with which he has toured across Europe and Turkey with their productions. He collaborates with groups such as Spastiks and Tantehorse, and is actively involved in authorial creation.


Photo: Vojtěch Brtnický
Photo: Vojtěch Brtnický
Photo: Vojtěch Brtnický