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The Prague Chamber Ballet is the largest Czech independent professional dance company. Beginnings reach into 1964 when Luboš Ogoun, Pavel Šmok and Vladimír Vašut founding Studio Ballet Prague. To the original idea of Ballet Prague choreographer Pavel Šmok continues in 1975 under a name Prague Chamber Ballet. Formation of this body signified a great break in the development of in those days Czechoslovakian ballet. Especially choreographies of Pavel Šmok, at the same time also visiting Czech and foreign choreographies (J.Kylián, Ch.Bruce, P.Zuska, L.Vaculík, R.North, P.Delacroix, Ruiter, J.Hackman and others) were on the repertory. In nearly half a century of successful activity and art production the group went through goal-directed and successful development, it became important representative of dance art of Czech Republic and the Capital city Prague abroad (Israel, Lebanon, India, China, Australia, Cuba, Taiwan, Germany, Luxembourg, Thailand, Poland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, South Korea, Mexiko) and gained many substantial awards. The present face of Prague Chamber Ballet is represented by 8 regular and 7 external dancers, who are managing extensive motion list from techniques based on classical dance, through techniques of modern and contemporary dance. Linda Svidró is in charge of management of Prague Chamber Ballet and continues in the tradition of innovative and progressive company with Czech and international repertoire. In cooperation with long-time soloist and pedagogue of Prague Chamber Ballet Mrs. Kateřina Dedková – Franková, Igor Vejsada has got a clear focus on the preservation of original choreographies of mister Pavel Šmok. Prague Chamber Ballet is approaching of successful Czech and foreign choreographers with an emphasis on cooperation with choreographers of Czech origin working in the Czech republic and abroad (P. Zuska, M. Radačovský, M. Svobodník, O. Vinklát, L. Timulák, J. Pokorný, T. Rychetský, H. Polanská Turečková, etc).

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