The International Festival of Contemporary Dance and Movement Theatre is held every June in Prague and around 20 cities and towns in the Czech Republic.
Since 1989, it has been the culmination of the dance season on the cultural map of the Czech Republic. The main mission of the festival is to enable the widest public to follow progressive trends and outstanding works of dance and theatre in response to changing conditions and new impulses. Quality, variety, contemporaneity, outreach into other genres and space for experiment are the most important elements when shaping the festival program.
In addition to ensembles representing the absolute best in the world (Events of the Season with figures such as Jiří Kylián, Maguy Marin, Ohad Naharin, William Forsythe, Alain Platel, Akram Khan, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Marie Chouinard, Lin Hwai Min, Sasha Waltz and others) the festival also makes space for medium-sized ensembles as well as young artists in the Dance NEWs program line.
Local artists are significantly represented in the program. The festival presents them as a priority in the regions, while also assuming the role of co-producer. It guarantees and supports the creation of new works by Czech artists and their subsequent presentation during the festival and in most cases afterwards as well.
The extensive accompanying program also addresses the widest possible audience through workshops, discussions, screenings and more.
Great public and media interest have given the festival a high profile abroad, where it has become a laureate of the EFFE (Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe).
10 000 — visitors per year
> 100 — events
> 20 — days
> 20 — Czech cities and towns