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Under the guidance of Jean Gaudin (FR) and Alice Chauchat (FR/DE)

Date of event16. – 24. 8. 2023  |  Place of eventPrague

Develop your project in an intensive residency with the support of experienced art coaches and an international group of other creators. A number of established choreographers have used the unique concept of artistic coaching for more than ten years, get a place in the sixteen edition! Applications should be sent by May 12 2023.

The goal of the Residency is to support the artistic work of emerging choreographers and guide them in reflection of their initiated projects. The Residencies are the platform for developing a discourse in contemporary dance, art and life echoing the Czech and international dance and art scene.

The objective of the Residency is not aiming to form professional dancers, nor to direct aesthetic aspect of the expression. Rather it wants to encourage the invention or reinvention of variable modes of choreographic work and to boost the research of unusual ways of expressing artistic intention. The Coaching Residencies have a form of a dialogue between emerging choreographers and hosting coaches who navigate them in their artistic work.

The Residency last ten days and apart from intensive tutoring of the choreographers it includes lectures and everyday feedback sessions, common discussions and mutual presentations of the artistic processes in the frame of open rehearsals and public presentations. Both the public presentations and common discussions offer artists the possibility to confront and share their work with their potential audience.

The Residency 2023 will be under the guidance of Jean Gaudin (FR) and Alice Chauchat (FR/DE).

"The reflections and questions that the coaches asked throughout this experience allowed us to move forward without judgment and with respect for each of the participants. Focusing on the creative process is the essence of this accompaniment, which has provided me with a space, and a place of safety, where I can continually develop and try new things." Agata Jarošová, Choreographers' Residency with Coaching 2022

"This coaching residency is an amazing opportunity for all stages of working in progress. It’s a good way to build a new network.It gives you the possibility to grow in your way of working and it gives you new tools.Pay attention to last day/evening.Keep on going! Such an inspiring, educational and cozy space." Elena Iachininoto, performer, choreographer, participant on Residency

Artistic coaching brings a shift in thinking about artistic creation and its process.


/ Morning Studio practice session (opened for public)
/ Work in the studio independetly and with the coaches (4 – 6 hours daily)
/ Moderated team discussion every evening
/ Referencies of the Trade Fair Palace, National Gallery Prague
/ One-day seminar with lectures and video screenings
/ Two public presentation of the choreographic project

Work with experienced art coaches will take the form of independetly work in the studios as well as evening debates and a conference day. Work in progress and morning trainings will take place with the participation of the public.


Practical information:

We offer
/ Dance studio of sufficient capacity for their interpreters
/ Supervision of a professional coach
/ Peer-to-peer cooperation with other choreographers
/ Constructive discussion and feedback
/ Morning trainings
/ Conferences and lectures by experts from various fields
/ Record of the work of progress
/ Meeting with the audience
/ International networking
/ Sharing know-how and possibilities leading to actual results
/ Half of the Travel costs covered
/ Help with finding an affordable accommodation (we do not cover accommodation costs)

PRICE: 200 € (the cost of accommodation is not included).


Send your application form including CV and project description at the latest 12th May 2023.


Obligatory attachment: Together with the application send a link to a video extract of your choreography, from which you will come out on the residency if you have now or at last till 30. 6. 2023.

You can specify the name of the coach you would like to work with during your stay. We will endeavor to meet your demands.

This year we will favorise projects that are in the process of its creation and not in the final phase. The project should not be less than two months before the premier.

Contact: Eva Dryjová, eva.dryjova@se-s-ta.cz


Coaches - lecturers:


Alice Chauchat

Alice Chauchat is a dance practitioner based in Berlin since 2001. Most of her activities revolve around dance and range from dancing to choreographing to teaching to supporting peers to making up frames for being and acting together to writing to pondering in practice on politics and ethics of togetherness in and outside a dance studio. After studying in Lyon's C.N.S.M and at P.A.R.T.S., Brussels, she co-founded the collective B.D.C. together with Thomas Plischke, Martin Nachbar and Hendrik Laevens (1999-2001). In 2015 Alice graduated from the Amsterdam Master in Choreography and is now engaging a doctoral research on relational subjectivities in dance. She is currently a guest professor in HZT Berlin (2017-19).

Jean Gaudin:

After having the opportunity to work with such personalities as Maurice Béjart and Carolyn Carlson, he presented his first choreography in 1978 at Bagnolet and decided to found his own company a year later. In his choreographic work he focuses on merging diverse means of artistic expression. Within the whole of his career he has been cooperating with video-artists anD filmmakers: altogether he has co-created more than 15 dance films to date. Likewise, he has always been intensely cooperating with musicians, composers and graphic artists. In 1995 he first cooperated with director Yves Beaunesne: since then he is regularly invited to cooperate on opera productions by the latter. Two important tendencies have been detectable in his creation since the very beginning: attraction to extraordinary locations and a relentless will to tell stories about human beings, whether humorously or seriously. His productions are presented in France as well as abroad: they were performed for example at the Théatre de la Ville in Paris or at the Avignon Theatre Festival. He has created over 30 productions and 14 dance videos: the latter were presented at the Video-Dance festival at Centre Pompidou (Paris), at the Barbican Centre in London and at the Masarat festival in Palestine. Jean Gaudin works for SE.S.TA as a mentor within choreographic residencies and as an expert within the Ateliers of Reading Dance. [ www.compagniejeangaudin.com ]



PRICE: 200 € (the cost of accommodation is not included).


Send your application form including CV and project description at the latest 12th May 2023.




Rezidency takes place with support of Státní fond kultury ČR, MKČR, MHMP and in cooperation with X10 Theater and National Gallery Prague.

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