SE.S.TA for professional development

Ever since the foundation of the Centre for choreographic development SE.S.TA there have been projects focusing on professional development of dancers, choreographers and teachers at the heart of its focus. SE.S.TA provides the artists with various platforms for meeting international tutors, coaches and renowned artists not only from the dance field but also from fields seemingly distant.

A great asset of the organization is its focus on international and interdisciplinary cooperation. All projects for professional artists are characteristic by attendance of international famous artists, interprets, choreographers, teachers, scene designers, dramaturges and others and at the same time there are always organized with the idea of a wider impact than just on contemporary dance. Within the activities professional public can get acquainted with architects or scientists and topics such as circulation, Baroque in contemporary world, score, plan etc.
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 looked into architecture and in 2018 we are getting ready for the last topic – sociology.
An inseparable part of most of the programmes for professionals is round tables and discussions where participants can discuss the topics brought up by their art in detail, share their points of view and enrich one another. Even though these events might not be extra visible and they might not always result in clear conclusions, they are 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. Main projects representing this part of SE.S.TA activities are Residence for choreographers with coaching, Retreat, Choreographic forum or seminar School is dancing. Plan of activities of the Centre for choreographic development SE.S.TA can be found in Event programme and we regularly inform about them on our Facebook profile.


Green Streets of Europe

1. 12. 2023 Estate Žďár nad Sázavou

Green Streets of Europe is a transformative residency project addressing environmental challenges within the performing arts sector. In 2023- 2025, four European festivals for performing arts in public spaces will collaborate with artists to explore and co-develop more sustainable formats for international touring and festival programming. The festivals are Imaginarius, located in Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal, KoresponDance, located in Žďár nad Sázavou, Czech Republic, Špancirfest, located in Varaždin, Croatia and PASSAGE Festival, located in Helsingør, Denmark. Each partner is situated "off-center" from the larger cities in their countries, have local anchoring as a key element in their festival DNA, and all focus on public space performances



The program offers artists diferent spaces  and time for research and performance preparation in the Žďár nad Sázavou Estate, region Vysočina. Residencies 2023 are held in five Clusters - creative residencies for 2-3 groups of artists at the same time.


16. 2. 2024 Online ZOOM

How to present yourself, your company, and your projects: From the pitch to the dossier? In this free webinar, you will hear a short presentation of our seminar Self-Promotion Strategies for Performing Arts: BE_YOU. You will also learn more about an expert in communication strategies and lecturer Mara Serina (IT).



15.–17. 3. 2024  Online ZOOM

An effective workshop on self-promotion and networking for artists, company managers, project and cultural managers, and producers. How do you speak and write about yourself and your projects? Mara Serina (IT) gives practical indications based on her long experience in communication strategies for performing arts. 3 days, 2 hours per day: short, quick, effective!


2.–11. 9. 2024 National Gallery Prague, Trade Fair Palace

How do we resist categorisation? How do we let dances converse with each other without reducing their differences to simplifying parameters? We invite you to join the transdisciplinary Museography Choreography project led and choreographed by internationally acclaimed choreographer Alice Chauchat (FR/DE). The workshop will result in a dance performance presented on Sun 6 Oct 2024 at National Gallery Prague.


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