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7 Jun 2015 - 8 Jun 2015

Animal Carnival: Barbora Látalová and her company at Israel Festival in Jerusalem

Czech dancer, teacher and choreographer, Barbora Látalová, will be hosted at the Israel Festival. Together with her company, she will perform her “Animal Carnival” – an interactive dance-theater performance for children.


Barbora Látalová is freelance dancer, actor, teacher and choreographer. She 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, Bára 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.








Animal Carnival

An engaging, interactive dance-theater performance for children inspired by musical motifs from French composer Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Animal Carnival.” Barbora Látalová and her company invite the children in the audience to collaborate with them on the creation of an original multimedia performance. Combining movement, dance, unique video projections, and original music, the children play with concepts of light and shadow, silence, immobility, imagination and creativity. The ensemble members take the children on a magical journey of discovery upwards to the clouds and down underground to a magical animal kingdom where they are free to imagine and perform – using movement, music, and sound to discover and create strange new creatures.

Recipient of the Audience Prize and the Lighting Design Prize at the Czech Dance Festival 2014.








What the critics say...

"...awakens children's imagination, encourages children to direct participation. Animal Carnival is at the same time a very interesting dance performance reflecting classical music and the contemporary world of children. My kids had great fun with the multimedia aspects of the piece (projections on the floor) and opportunity to participate in the events directly as dancers ..." (Sota Sakuma, artistic puppeteer and performer living in Prague)

Duration: 70 min

Recommended for children aged 6-12

Concept: Barbora Látalová | Dramaturgy: Hana Strejčkova | Dancers: Zdenka Bungot Svitekova, Michaelaa Suša, Jana Latalova-Hudečkova, Barbora Látalová | Musical Director: Pavol Rinowski | Coordination and Production: Lucia Račkova | Lighting Design: Robert Štěpanek | Sound Design: Petr Krušelnicky | Video Art: Petr Krušelnicky, Jaroslav Hrdlička, Vojtěch Vaněk | Visual Concept: Marianna Stranska | Technical Directors: Robert Štěpanek, Petr Krušelnicky | Production: TANEC PRAHA / FysioART.


Partners: Embassy of the Czech Republic in Tel Aviv, Israel Festival, Jerusalem Municipality





Jeruzalém, Beit Shmuel, 6 Eliyahu Shama Street

From: 7 Jun 2015
To: 8 Jun 2015


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Date 16 Mar 2015 02:27:00

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