Karine Ponties (BE/FR/CZ)

Karine Ponties is Frenchwoman living in Belgium since her days studying at the famous Mudra School, but for many Czech artists she has been an inspiring muse and mentor for years. She impressed the heads of Tanec Praha already in the late 1990s, when she introduced her first piece Dame de Pic with her own ensemble, which she founded in 1996. After that, she returned practically every second year with new pieces, including collaborations with local artists such as Jaro Viňarský and Pierre Nadaud, culminating in Mi non sabir as part of Trans Danse Europe. Their journeys have repeatedly intersected and opened explorations and interconnection of movement, light, design and music, attracting other Czech artists.