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About the festival

The TANEC PRAHA International Festival of Contemporary Dance and Movement Theatre is one of the biggest events in the Czech cultural calendar. Every June since 1989, the festival showcases the diversity and quality of the current foreign and domestic dance scene, gives space for experimentation and crossover with other genres, and supports the emergence of new works as co-productions. The program, which addresses both the general and professional public (from children to the elderly), is structured into program lines such as Event of the Season (essential groups and figures from the world dance scene at the opening and closing of the festival), festival co-production in international collaboration, TANEC PRAHA FOR CHILDREN, Dance NEWs (space for young talents from the Aerowaves platform), TANEC PRAHA FOR STUDENTS, VEN.ku TANCI (dance in public and non-traditional spaces) and others. At present, the festival’s program offer is featured in 20 cities and municipalities, both indoors and outdoors.  

TANEC PRAHA has long enjoyed the patronage and support of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and the City of Prague, and individual productions have been presented under the auspices of various national embassies in the Czech Republic. The festival received its highest award for its 25th anniversary season in 2013, when it was ranked first in a competition of 235 European festivals in all genres in the EU Culture program. In 2017 it became the only festival in the Czech Republic to win the EFFE (Europe for Festivals – Festivals for Europe) Award, for its extraordinary quality, engagement and impact of its work in the local context, and is again part of the EFFE Guide to European festivals.

The TANEC PRAHA Festival was the impetus for the establishment of the non-governmental non-profit organization (NNO) Tanec Praha in 1991 and remains the main activity of this NNO.

2019

Coming soon.

History

Overview of festival history is availible in document here

Mission

Our mission is to annually and continuously organize the international festival at the highest artistic and organizational level. The festival strives to present inspirational and high-quality works of contemporary dance and movement theatre to the widest possible audience, to help discover and compare the latest trends on different continents, to motivate, inspire and connect the Czech artistic scene with those in other countries, and to help foster conditions for the development of contemporary dance throughout the Czech Republic.

Vision

Our vision is to move the concept of contemporary dance to the principle of openness to new ideas, mutual dialogue and cooperation at the national and international level, and to remain a recognized and progressive cultural event in Europe.

We want to continue to:
– popularize, make accessible and bring dance closer to all groups of people without any restrictions;
– encourage the exchange and sharing of experiences from the domestic and foreign dance scenes, stimulate development, and inspire and motivate experimentation;
– support the emergence of new works with international outreach, and be a guarantee of good cooperation;
– share valuable artistic experiences and up-to-date social topics with the public;
– promote the visibility of contemporary dance in the regions of the Czech Republic with respect for local partners and artists, and extend the possibilities of cooperation in the field of presentation and creation itself; and
– be a respected partner for an open dialogue at home and abroad.

We believe in the important mission of dance as a living and constantly evolving art form. We therefore continue to focus on all the possibilities of exploring its diversity, the currency of the artistic message and popularization in the widest possible public discourse.

Priorities of the Artistic Board when planning the festival vision:
– artistic quality
– creativity / originality
– diversity, courage to experiment beyond borders of genre
– topicality of the artistic message, themes and forms
– openness of the message / cooperation

Artistic Board

Yvona Kreuzmannová founder and director
Markéta Perroud co-director
and external domestic and foreign consultants

Our team

Yvona Kreuzmannová director
Markéta Perroud co-director
Alena Brožová festival manager for Prague
Veronika Hladká festival manager for the regions
Martina Filínová manager for children and school activities
Katarína Ďuricová technical director
Anna Nováková advertising campaign coordinator
Kateřina Kavalírová media relations
Justýna Suma online marketing
Marie Vejvodová PR for regions, copywriter
Michaela Dáňová sales coordinator

And many others involved in PR and marketing, sales, production of individual events indoors and outdoors, technical services, performers and audience care, etc.

About the campaign

Information will be provided soon.

Press Releases

5th February 2018
Programs released for TANEC PRAHA 2019 and the Czech Dance Platform

5th December 2018
TANEC PRAHA Festival 2019 to be opened by Korean choreographer Eun-Me Ahn

26th June 2018
The 30th annual TANEC PRAHA Festival 2018 culminated yesterday in long
ovations!

12th June 2018
TANEC PRAHA Festival is a third of the way through – and still holds a few trump cards!

30th May 2018
French Academy grants highest honour to a Czech artist in 180 years!

9th March 2018
30th Anniversary Year of the TANEC PRAHA Festival to be Opened by Jiří Kylián!

11th December 2017
30 Years of the TANEC PRAHA Festival

Finance

The funding of the festival is based on support from subsidy programs, especially the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and the City of Prague, selected statutory cities and regions or city districts, embassies of participating countries or their cultural institutes, important media partners and a number of smaller partnerships.

Download the organization’s annual report HERE.

Become our partner!

Together for dance!
You contribute to the development of the TANEC PRAHA Festival, and we make sure that in addition to feeling good about being a proud partner, other people also know about your help.

How? Write to us at: office@tanecpraha.eu

Feedback

Your suggestions and comments matter to us. We try to respond fully to the views of spectators, supporters, viewers and stakeholders.

We welcome your feedback!

Write to us at: office@tanecpraha.eu

 

Do you remember the 30th edition of TANEC PRAHA festival? Share your festival experiences and opinions with us using a short questionnaire!

You can find the questionnaire here.