Let´s meet in dance – Crazy Dance Breaks
This dance community project was initiated in 2016 by Ostružina z.s. in collaboration with Tanec Praha z.ú. / PONEC- dance venue as pilot project Dance for Žižkov! at the Elementary school Cimburkova, Prague 3.
In 2018 – 2021 it was already running under the name Let’s meet in dance – Crazy dance breaks at the schools Cimburkova Elementary School, Prague 3 and Trávníčkova Elementary School, Prague 13.
Once a month excerpts from dance and movement performances came to the school. You could find them during the longest break in the corridors or outside, in the neighborhood of the school. On the same day, a class interested in the project had the opportunity to follow a workshop with the artist(s) and discover more about the performance itself, how it was created and everything related to it.
Concept: OSTRUŽINA z.s. – Barbora Látalová, Zden Brungot Svíteková
Dramaturgy: OSTRUŽINA z.s., Tanec Praha z.ú.
Production: OSTRUŽINA z.s. – Lucie Račková, Martina Filinová – Tanec Praha z.ú.
Video: Pavel Havrda, Petr Kout, Zdeněk Durdil
Photodocumentation: Vojtěch Brtnický, Lucia Račková, Martina Filinová
Co-producers: OSTRUŽINA z.s. a Tanec Praha z.ú.
With the support: Státní fond kultury, MHMP, MŠMT
Partners: Cimburkova Primary School, Prague 3, Trávníčková Primary School, Prague 13
Thanks to: Mgr. Ilona Žďárská, Mgr. Zuzana Felixová and all the artists, pupils and teachers
Pilot project Dance for Žižkov!
in cooperation with Cimburkova Primary School Prague 3
A total of 26 artists, dancers and musicians from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Tibet, African Ghana and the Netherlands danced and performed for the pupils.
Barbora Látalová, Zden Brungot Svíteková – DIFFERENT?
Andrea Miltnerová and Michal Turek – The Bird
Csaba Molnár et al. – Prankster
Studio Light and Marta Vodenková – Jola Mangpo
tYhle Lukáš Karásek and Florent Golfier – Higher
Ghana Dance ensemble
David Zambrano and Václav Kalivoda
how it went?
school year 2019/2020
Let’s meet in dance – Crazy dance breaks
In a follow-up project we have already collaborated with two schools: Cimburkova Primary School, Prague 3 and Trávníčkova Primary School, Prague 13.
We have collaborated with the following artists and showed excerpts from their works:
Bohumíra Eliášová – Boxinbox
Johana Pocková and Sabina Bočková – Pit Lvová
tYhle and Marie Gourdain – Legorytmus
how it went?
choreography by Bohumíra Eliášová
performers: Jana Novorytová, Michaela Raisová and Lucie Charouzová
Trávníčkova Primary School, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPu3YoswTyo
Cimburkova Primary School, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgrVlzt7mqg
choreography, performers: Johana Pocková, Sabina Bočková
musical direction: Lukáš Palán
Cimburkova Elementary School, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68DSdIr3pr0
Trávníčkova Elementary School, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVF74ytS0Gk
choreography: Marie Gourdain and tYhle
performers: Sabina Bočková, Štěpánka Mancová, Lukáš Karásek, Tomáš Janypka.
Cimburkova Elementary School, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o48-NnkVT0Y
school year 2020/2021
Let’s meet in dance
In connection with the epidemiological measures of the Czech government, the continuation of the project took place only in the school year 2020/2021, when it was shown twice in September in the outdoor spaces of Kostnické náměstí in Prague 3 for the pupils of Cimburkova Primary School and then, in December 2020, filmed as a video in the surroundings of Trávníčkova Primary School.
We have invited excerpts from solo performances by the artists:
Viktor Černický – PLI
Cecile Da Costa – Roselyne
Markéta Stránská – LeŤ
tYhle – LES FANTÔMES
“Roselyne has a lot to say. Phantoms use the corners. Markéta is interested in what new obstacle will bring her, and Victor builds incredible pieces out of ordinary objects.”
See the full film here: https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/491996518
The film, coupled with an online workshop, has subsequently become part of distance learning in some primary schools in the Czech Republic. It was also shown as part of the Festival of Art and Creativity in Education, organised by SPKV (Society for Creativity in Education) in collaboration with DOX in January 2021. In the spring it was then included in the Czech Television EDU programme and online workshops with artists combined with short films in PONEC Junior, PONEC Theatre’s online public programme.