AURA’29: Dance Company BARBORA LÁTALOVÁ & COL. | Czech Republic

  • Date: 4 October 2019 16:00
  • Place: National Kaunas Drama Theatre, Laisves av. 71, Ruta Hall
  • Premiere: 2013
  • Duration: 75'

Interactive performance for children 5-12
Audience Award and Light Design Award of the Czech Dance Platform 2014.

Images: Alice Hruba

Concept: Barbora Látalová
Dramaturgy: Hana Strejčková
Music: Pavol Rinowski
Creation and performance: Barbora Latálová, Zdenka Brungot Svíteková, Michaela Suša, Jana Látalová
Production: Lucia Račková
Visual concept: Marianna Stránská
Videoart: Petr Krušelnický, Jaroslav Hrdlička, Vojtěch Vaněk
Light Design: Robert Štěpánek
Sound: Petr Krušelnický
Technical direction: Robert Štěpánek, Petr Krušelnický
Production: OSTRUŽINA z.s.
Coproduction: Tanec Praha z.ú.


An interactive dance performance for children based on the suite of the same name by French composer Camille Saint-Saens. The multimedia production combines movement and dance with video projections, original music and sound, while also playing with light and shade, silence and stillness.

The artists were inspired by the diversity of the animal kingdom. They journeyed underground, into the clouds, dived underwater and got lost in the tall grass. Thanks to the child audience, that is present on the stage from beginning to end, new creatures are being created every time. Plunge with us into the world of animal imagination! The performance is connected with a visual and sound workshop as part of reflexion on the performance.


Barbora Látalová is a free-lance artist, choreographer, dancer, teacher and founder of artistic group „Ostružina“. She is a graduate of the Duncan Centre Conservatory in Prague. She completed an internship at Hunter College of City University of New York, where she studied modern dance and dance therapy at NYU.

She was a lector of movement at HINT University in Norway. She is an author of the dance performance Fg = G [(m₁m₂)/r²] / Dance and Physics, a project that includes interactive workshops for children in schools as well as the awarded project Animal Carnival. She is co-author of two interactive performances for adults and families: Different? (2015) which was supported by the EU fund Creative Europe and family lab interPlay (2018). At the moment she is working on new performance for children and their parents (4+) with famous czech writer and artist Tereza Říčanová.  Last ten years Barbora Látalová is actively working as a leader of the PONEC children’s studio at Prague in PONEC – venue for dance and in the artistic program of TANEC PRAHA „Dance to schools“.  Since 2018 she is a member of the Czech board of ASSITEJ.

With the support of: City of Prague, MČ Praha 3 / Prague 3 district, Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, Život umělce Foundation

Partners: French Institute in Prague, Czech Centres, Studio Truhlárna.