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Photo: Michal Hančovský: International Choreographic Residency 2018: tYhle, Marie Gourdain: Medusa


Under the guidence of Kathy Casey (CA) and Alice Chauchat (FR/DE)

Date of event19.–27. 8. 2021 |  Place of eventPrague I online

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 fourteenth edition! The residency will run according to current possibilities, the concept is prepared to enable work in the studios and international coaches will work with residents through streaming. Applications should be sent by May 15.

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 2021 will be under the guidance of Kathy Casey (CA) and Alice Chauchat (FR/DE).


"All of the participants as well as coaches were open-minded and could engage themselves for the projects of the others. To observe the development of all the projects was a really nice experience." Laura Brechman, performer, choreographer, writer, phd student, participant on Residency

"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 peer to peer discussion in the evening (2 hours daily)
/ Chat rooms - informal online discussion pear to pear in a group of residents
/ One-day seminar with lectures and video screenings
/ Two public presentation of the choreographic project

Work with a foreign coach will take the form of streaming, as well as evening debates and a conference day. Work in progress and morning trainings will take place with the participation of the public.

Due to pandemic restrictions, if you are not able to come to Prague, Couching will be parallely online and IRL in Prague.


Topic 2021

Theme of this year Coaching Residencies will be the dramaturgy of the virtual and its interaction with the viewer. We will be interested in the methodological and choreographic work with scores, games, tasks and tutorials. How are we working together in the times of separability? How does our body change when it operates in virtual algorithms? What is its sensibility, when it is not able to touch or smell the dust from the other room? Are we shifting our senses and perception? Is listening a form of touching?

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
/ DVD records 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: 140 € (the cost of accommodation is not included).


Kathy Casey

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Alice  Chauchat

Alice Chauchat Životopis

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Send your application form including CV and project description at the latest 15th May 2021.


Obligatory attachment: Together with the application send a DVD or link to a video of your choreography, from which you will come out on the residency, you can also attach samples of your previous work. The show should take about 15 minutes.

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


Rezidency takes place with support of MKČR, MHMP and in cooperation with Studio ALTA and National Gallery Prague.


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