Barbora Latalova

Concept: Barbora Látalová
Dramaturgy: Hana Strejčková
Musical direction: Pavol Rinowski
Created and performed by: Barbora Látalová, Zdenka Brungot Svíteková, Michaela Suša, Inga Zotova -Mikshina
Visual concept: Marianna Stránská
Videoart: Petr Krušelnický, Jaroslav Hrdlička, Vojtěch Vaněk
Lighting design: Robert Štěpánek
Sound: Petr Krušelnický
Thanks to: Toméo Vergès,Technicians of Ponec theatre, Kateřina Markovičová, Marie Pešková
Producer: OSTRUŽINA Z.S.
Co-production: Tanec Praha
With the support of: City of Prague, MČ Praha 3 / Prague 3 district, Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, Život umělce Foundation
Partners: PONEC - The Dance Venue, French Institute in Prague, CHECKPOINTART, Studio Truhlárna, Lunchmeat, VOSTO5, Strašnické divadlo

About the performance

An interactive dance performance for children (6–12 years) based on the musical motif of the same name by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns. The multimedia production combines movement and dance with video projections, original music and sound, while also playing with light and shade, silence and stillness. The artists were inspired by the diversity of the animal kingdom. They journeyed underground, into the clouds, underwater and through the grass, and also created many new and bizarre creatures. Thanks to the child audiences, who are present on the stage from beginning to end, new creatures are created every time. Plunge with us into the world of animal imagination! The performance is connected with a movement, music and visual arts workshop with the artists. Children can try out movement and dance, learn about the animal kingdom, listen to music, create new music and sounds, and engage in artistic reflection.

About the artists

Barbora Látalová, freelance dancer, actor, teacher and choreographer. Barbora is a member of the international theatre company Nie (N/GB). As a dancer and performer she is involved in projects in the Czech Republic and abroad and is a member and collaborator of the civic association SE.S.TA. (Centre for Choreographic Development). She creates her own projects in cooperation with various artist and coaches (D. Boivin, B. Massin, G. Witmann, T. Verges). In recent years, she has collaborated especially with the dance artist and teacher Zdenka Brungot Svíteková with whom she is involved in the “dance for schools” project as a teacher of dance and movement in primary schools in the Czech Republic. Since 2012 she also has been working as an artistic advisor for DANCE FOR CHILDREN as part of the dramaturgy for the Tanec Praha festival.


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