Date: 29 April 2020
Time 18:00 h (Portugal)
Follow the event in Zoom session at https://zoom.us/j/7865700512
This is a moment to practice dance in a very contemporary perspective and designed so that it can be followed and enjoyed by everyone, regardless of age or gender.
Who is Vaclav Kunes?
In 1993 he graduated from the Dance Conservatory in Prague, Czech Republic. Then, from 1993 till 2004, he was a member of the Nederlands Dans Theater where he worked with Jiří Kylián, Ohad Naharin, William Forsythe, Paul Lightfoot, Mats Ek, Nacho Duato, Johan Inger, Andre Gingras or Hans van Manen to name a few.
In 2004 he became a freelance artist, danced many years with Saburo Teshigawara and for one of his works, Scream and Whispers he was nominated for Dancer of the Year 2005 award in Cannes. He was guesting at various gala events with Roberto Bolle, Sylvie Guillem and others.
He worked as an assistant to J. Kylián with many companies around the world. As a choreographer, he worked for theatres in France, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, USA, Czech Republic and Japan.
Since 2007 he is the artistic director at 420PEOPLE, group he co-founded with Natasa Novotna.
This action is part of the European project Clash – when classic and contemporary dance collide and new forms emerge, co-funded by the Creative Europe Program (Grant Contract n ° 2018 – 2032/001 – 001) and in Portugal, by the Ministry of Culture through the Direção-Geral das Artes.