Children meet in the Children's Studio of the PONEC Theatre at regular intervals from October to May. The whole year is divided into thematically conceived sections, which are always led by two instructors with live musical accompaniment. The instructors are certified dancers and teachers, some of whom have worked with PONEC long-term on the Dance for Schools project.
Barbora Látalová is a dancer and teacher, a graduate of the Duncan Centre Conservatory, where she taught Dance Education to children. She completed an internship at Hunter College of City University of New York, where she studied modern dance and dance therapy at NYU at Miriam Roskin Berger, and also studied dance at the lycée in Prague and movement at the acting faculty of HINT University in Norway. Since 2002 she is a member of the NIE international theatre group. She is the co-author of the dance performance Fg = G [(m₁m₂)/r²] / Dance and Physics, a project that includes interactive workshops for children in schools. As part of the Dance for Schools program she regularly teaches at the elementary school at Havlíčkovo nám. in Prague 3 and at the V Zahrádkách elementary school.
Zdenka Brungot Svíteková
Zdenka Brungot Svíteková is a dancer, performer and teacher, a graduate of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, CND Paris, danceweb Vienna, SITI Co. in Saratoga Springs and seminars focusing on contemporary movement and theatre techniques, improvisation, composition, somatic approaches and movement analysis. As a performer, co-creator and assistant she has worked together with many Czech and European artists. She also concentrates on her own authorial creation.
She is one of the initiators and organizers of the ImproEvents Prague festival focusing on stage improvisation and actively devotes herself to improvisation, in particular in cooperation with musical artists. She contributes to dance magazines and works as an interpreter at events connected with dance. She co-authored the dance performance Fg = G [(m₁m₂)/r2] / Dance and Physics, a project that includes interactive workshops for children in schools, and also shared in the creation and performance of Carnival of Animals.
George Cremaschi was born in New York, where he studied music, composition and contrabass. He composed music for dancers, rock groups, installation artists, improvisational performers, poets, film, theatre and orchestras, and has also played together with many of them. He currently lives in Prague, where he founded the Prague improvisational orchestra and, among other things, teaches at FAMU and Prague College.