For the fifteenth time, the Tanec Praha festival is back in full swing in the Czech capital, featuring foreign dance companies from eight countries and numerous choreographies from local dancers. In the space of eleven days, Czechs will be able to see the best of the best in contemporary dance not just in Prague but also in the Moravian city of Brno and the Bohemian town of Most. And, for the first time in its history, the festival is accompanied by a projection of dance movies at the French Institute in Prague.
The Ponec theatre in Prague, concentrating mainly on contemporary dance, is one of few cultural institutions that was lucky enough to be spared by the devastating floods in August, despite being located in the Karlin district that suffered most damage. From November 18th to November 29th, it will present the Dance in Holland festival, introducing some of the best and most interesting Dutch dance companies to Czech audiences. Yvona Kreuzmannova is one of the festival's main organisers:
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