6 – 9 APRIL 2018

The aim of this Atelier was to encourage a deeper knowledge of very diverse contemporary dance scenes in Central Europe and closed post-soviet countries, the similarities and differences between them and their potential for international collaboration.

We wished to open doors for better cooperation with and between CEE (Central and Eastern Europe). As mapping and common understanding are long-term processes, we started in Prague with a picture of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland, as well as Ukraine, Belarus and Russia, and created space for follow-up in future in the Baltics and Balkans.

The Atelier was taking place in the framework of the Czech Dance Platform.


Tanec Praha and European Dancehouse Network (EDN).

Tanec Praha       EDN      Creative Europe

        Ministry of Culture Czech republic                MHMP                   Theatre Institute


Friday 6th April
Arrivals and afternoon performances in the framework of the Czech Dance Platform.

Saturday 7th April
In connection with Czech Dance Platform.

- Artists’ trips - Walks through the city led by local artists to delve deeper into the local context with some short performances.
- Brunch CHECK THE CZECHS! - Open to all participants of the platform and Atelier (focus on “space for dance” in Czech Republic) and “Meet the Artists”.
- Performances of the Platform in various venues.
- Gala-closing of the Czech Dance Platform - Performance of 2017 Dance Piece of the Year SWISH by Tereza Hradilkova, Awards Ceremony of the Czech Dance Platform 2018 and party.
    At PONEC – dance venue.

Sunday 8th April
Location: Kasárna Karlín (Prvního Pluku 2, Praha 8 Karlín, 186 00)

EDN Atelier Program
Moderated by Betsy Gregory and Guy Cools

11:00 – 13:30h - Introduction and participative workshops with artist and experts.
15:00 – 19:00h - Panel discussions - Focused on Central Europe (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland) and closed post-soviet countries (Ukraine, Belarus and Russia). With Jadwiga Majewska (Poland), Maja Hriešik (Slovakia), Orsolya Balint (Hungary), Nina Vangeli (Czech Republic), Alexandra Konnikova (Russia), Albert Albert (Russia), Ekaterina Ganushina (Russia), Anton Ovchinnikov (Ukraine) and Olga Labovkina (Belarus).


21:00h Performance - Process by Dora Hoštová
                             At PONEC – dance venue.

Monday 9th April
EDN Atelier Program

Advocating for dance in the Czech Republic
Meeting in the Prague City Hall of several EDN representatives with local politicians (City of Prague, Ministry of Culture, regional authorities, embassies and cultural centres). Best examples, best practices, role of dancehouses in changing times, community work etc

How do you position dance as a politician?!
Urban context where dance has visibility, examples of good municipalities etc.


Registration form: https://goo.gl/Ykibup
Deadline: 21th March 2018
Contact: k