PerformCzech Advisory Council

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The PerformCzech Advisory Council is an advisory body of the ATI’s Department of International Cooperation, the main aim of which is to promote and present contemporary Czech performing arts internationally.

The work of the council includes

  • providing consultation on strategy and forms of cooperation towards the promotion of Czech theatre and arts abroad,commenting on promotional materials devoted to Czech theatre, dance, and contemporary circus published by the ATI,
  • selecting and recommending Czech theatres and their productions and projects for inclusion in events abroad and in the Czech Republic,
  • consulting on projects, presentations, events, study stays, exchanges, residencies, conferences, and other international cooperative projects in which the ATI is involved or is invited to participate in.

 

Members

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Helena Havlíková

Helena Havlíková is an opera journalist and specialist in electronic media regulation. She writes regularly about opera for the newspaper Lidové noviny and magazines Hudební rozhledy, Harmonie, Živá hudba, and also publishes work in Czech Music Quarterly. Every Monday in the Opera Panorama programme on Czech Radio Vltava she provides commentary on current events in opera, and she also contributes to other radio programmes. She is a member of the Thálie Awards’ opera jury. She is an expert in media legislation and regulation and teaches these subjects at the university level.

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Luděk Horký

Luděk Horký is a theatre and television dramaturg and teacher, and the deputy head of the Czech National ASSITEJ Centre. From 1998 to 2006 he worked as a dramaturg for ABC Theatre and Prague City Theatres (Městská divadla pražská). He is currently head of the Centre of Dramaturgy for Children’s Productions at Czech Television (Česká televize). He also collaborates in a dramaturgical capacity with director David Drábek and with D21 Theatre. He is an external lecturer for the Theatre Studies Department at Charles University’s Faculty of Arts and cooperates with NIPOS ARTAMA and Prague’s Radar Theatre as a lecturer in theatre.

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Jan Jiřík

Jan Jiřík is a theatre arts expert, a journalist, an editor, and a festival dramaturg. He studied theatre arts at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University in Prague, where he also completed his doctoral studies. He spent 2003-2004 and 2007 on a study stay at Warsaw University. He has published articles in Czech and international journals and has contributed to collective monograph publications. He collaborates with the Polish theatre arts review Pamiętnik Teatralny as an expert reviewer. He is a dramaturg for the international Palm Off Fest theatre festival, works for the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, and works as an editor for the ATI.

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Lucia Kašiarová

Lucia Kašiarová is a Slovak artist based in Prague who is active in various branches of the performing arts. She has been the co-creator of a number of projects and works with artists in the Czech Republic and abroad. Since 2007 she has been the director of the ALT@RT project and of Studio ALTA, a creative space that under her leadership has established itself as an open professional platform devoted to showcasing the contemporary performing arts, contemporary dance, and multi-genre projects. She is the director HYBAJ HO! festival of Slovak contemporary dance in Prague and a fan of improvisation and chance.

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Eva Kesslová

Eva Kesslová is the head of BERG Orchestra, the only Czech orchestra that specialises in contemporary and 20th-century music. With the aid of a Fulbright Scholarship she studied at New York University in the United States, and won a scholarship from the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, and the International Society for the Performing Arts. She tries to apply a creative approach to presenting new music and managing the arts.

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Ewan McLaren

Ewan McLaren is a dramaturg, a producer, and a director. Since 1992 he has been active in multiple ways in advancing the independent arts scene in the Czech Republic. For eight years he worked freelance for a variety of Prague theatres. He was one of the curators and main organisers of the Identity.Move! project, a European research platform for contemporary dance. He is currently the artistic director of Alfred ve dvoře Theatre and the dramaturg of the Bazaar Festival in Prague.

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Markéta Perroud

Markéta Perroud is a culture manager and a respected dancer with a classical dance education. She holds the French State Diploma of Pedagogy in Dance, and she graduated from a one-year programme in arts management in Lyon. Since 2010 she has worked with Tanec Praha as a member of its artistic board, in November 2011 she was appointed co-director of the Tanec Praha festival and relocated to Prague. In 2015 she was awarded the insignia of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Literature for her contribution to developing French-Czech relations.

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Jakub Škorpil

Jakub Škorpil is a theatre journalist, an amateur actor, a director, a translator, a croquet player, and a former supernumerary actor for the Opera Company of the National Theatre in Prague. He graduated from the Theatre Studies Department at Charles University in Prague. He has been involved in the creation of several theatre magazines and is the co-founder of and continues to contribute to the critical blog NaDivadlo. Since 2001 he has worked as an editor for World and Theatre magazine (Svět a divadlo). He has been a member of Puchmajer Culture and Theatre Society (Kulturně divadelní spolek Puchmajer), an amateur theatre company, for more than two decades.

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Jiří Turek

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Michal Zahálka

Michal Zahálka is a translator, an editor for the ATI, a member of the programme board of the Pilsen Theatre Festival, and a co-organiser of the contemporary French drama and theatre festival ‘Eat That Frog’ (Sněz tu žábu). He specialises professionally in French drama (especially Neoclassical and contemporary) and its translation into Czech, modern British drama, and the problem of theatre translation in general. From the 2018/2019 he will be working as a dramaturg and a member of the new artistic management of Prague Municipal Theatres (Městská divadla pražská).

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Kateřina Dolenská

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Tereza Sochová

Ředitelka divadla DISK a externí pedagožka katedry produkce DAMU. Členka výboru českého střediska ASSITEJ a odborné rady NIPOS - Artama pro činohru a hudební divadlo. Je ředitelkou a výkonnou produkční nezávislého souboru Cabaret Calembour, o. p. s. V minulosti se podílela na řadě alternativních nejen divadelních projektů, především s uměleckou skupinou kolem režiséra Jana Nebeského.

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Lucie Hayashi

Mgr. MgA. Lucie Hayashi, Ph.D. vystudovala doktorské studium taneční vědy na HAMU a japonská studia na Filozofické fakultě UK. Je zakladatelkou Tanečních aktualit, v letech 2010–2017 byla jednatelkou o. s. a následně ředitelkou o.p.s., do roku 2018 šéfredaktorkou. Pracuje jako asistentka režie Opery Národního divadla v Praze a vedoucí katedry tance HAMU. Je členkou rady Asociace tanečních umělců České Republiky, dramaturgické rady České taneční platformy a Institutu intermedií a členkou grantové komise Ministerstva kultury ČR pro profesionální tanec a nonverbální divadlo - festivaly, odbor zahraniční spolupráce a evropská hlavní města kultury. Kromě taneční publicistiky, PR a produkce se věnuje antropologickému výzkumu japonského tance a taneční kulturní politice, pravidelně přednáší na mezinárodních konferencích a publikuje odborné studie. Choreograficky spolupracuje na inscenacích japonského divadla, přednáší o japonském tanci a divadle a vyučuje základy tanečního managementu a produkce.

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Adriana Světlíková

Mgr. Adriana Světlíková vede servisní organizaci pro kulturu Novou síť z.s, je ředitelkou festivalu Malá inventura.  Působí jako konzultantka, lektorka  a mediátorka v oblasti živého umění, spoluiniciovala ceny Česká divadelní DNA, konferenci Culture Get-Together dále program na podporu rezidenčních tvůrčích pobytů v rámci zemí V4 - VARP - PA, Czech dance showcase Edinburgh a mnoho dalších.  Je členkou grantových  komisí v oblasti divadla a viceprezidentkou Českého střediska scénických umění ITI.  Absolventka FF UK (Katedra teorie kultury), vedla divadlo NABLÍZKO, kde byla u zrodu prvních stínových tlumočení do znakového jazyka. Podílela se na několika evropských projektech. Jejím hlavní pole zájmu je networking v rámci českých regionů a změna společenského klimatu skrze kulturu.

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Lucie Něměčková

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Martina Pecková Černá

HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT, SECRETARY OF THE CZECH ITI CENTRE, COORDINATOR OF THE PACE.V4 NETWORK

+420 224 809 173
+420 775 858 794
martina.peckova-cerna@idu.cz


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