Discussions and lectures

Centre for choreographic development SE.S.TA considers one of the most important conditions for development of artistic disciplines, dance and choreography included, to be exchange of experience, opinions, points of view and mutual enrichment not only amongst dance professionals, but experts from various artistic as well as non-artistic fields. Therefore SE.S.TA organizes regular meetings with international guests such as artists and scientists. These meetings are open to wide public and the discourse can therefore be joined by everybody, professionals as well as laymen.

Similarly to our other activities, the organization’s focus on international and interdisciplinary cooperation is visible, also in discussions and lectures. In discussions French choreographers meet with British dramaturges and Czech architects, Spanish performers meet German dancers etc. and they discuss topics such as circulation, space, plan. This span also shows itself in multi-annual project What is dramaturgy? where experts and artists of five various fields – music, architecture, film-making, sociology and literature confront their own attitudes and experiences with dance and its dramaturgy. Each year is dedicated to discourse in one field, we have already completed music, literature and film, in 2017 we had a look into architecture and in 2018 we are getting ready for the last topic – sociology.

An important factor in all forums is the missing pressure for a clear conclusion, the members are not pushed to come to a conclusion, the goal of the discourse is the discussion itself and exchange and enrichment that happens in between. The outcome of our forums is usually a specialized article which is put unto our blog-page where it is accessible to wide public.
Even though these events might not be extra visible they represent an important tool of art and provide vital space for narrowing opinions, widening one’s own horizons and asking new questions that are vital for development of art.
The main projects representing this part of SE.S.TA activities are Choreographic forum, Round table within the Residence for Choreographers with Coaching, Round table within the School is dancing project etc.
The plan of activities of the Centre for choreographic development SE.S.TA is to be found in Events programme and on our regularly updated Facebook profile.



17. 3. 2023 - 19. 3. 2023  Online

Theoretical and practical 3 day-long workshop on self-promotion and networking for all artists who want to be heard and who want to learn how to “sell” what they created in the best way. The workshop can also be attended by producers, agents, cultural managers, students, and everyone who is interested from the general public.


18. 4. 2023 Prague, Ponec - dance venue

CHOREOGRAPHIC CAFÉ is a moderated discussion of experts and dance fans, which reflects on a specific topic based on the watched performance in terms of choreography and dance. This time we will focus on the topic of THE POSITION OF THE MAKER AND THE POSITION OF THE AUDIENCE.

Choreographic Forum 2023

6. – ⁠9. 10. 2023 Prague


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