The contemporary dance group 420PEOPLE, named after the Czech country code, was founded by Václav Kuneš and Nataša Novotná at the turn of the years 2007/2008, after they returned home from one of the most prestigious dance theatres - Jiří Kylián's Nederlands Dans Theater. The tandem’s vision to build their own contemporary dance group in Prague bring the brand 420PEOPLE into being. The company has now been a stable player on the Czech and international theatre and dance scene for 11 years.
420PEOPLE is a fusion of outstanding dance quality, professionalism, sophisticated playfulness and true daringness in presenting a sheer vocabulary of contemporary dance, improvisation as an inherent part of creation and an unorthodox dialogue with the audience in the form of Q and A sessions, workshops and other activities.
8. - 13. 12. 2020
CLASH! International Festival
Online | 18:00
From the 8th to the 13th of December 2020 - at 6 pm - six events entirely dedicated to dance are going to be broadcasted on clashproject.eu every day. FIlms and talks will animate a unique online program produced by the six European partners involved in the project Clash!
La Fabrika | 19:30
Don´t miss a dance show in an arena full of nets, strange creatures and unexpected twists where everyone has to be alert. It is a place where only “the strongest” survive. The show is inspired by current bestseller SAPIENS – a Brief History of Humankid, a breath-taking yet scary story of humanity and ruthless cruelty, power and intelligence of man.
„When classic and contemporary dance collide and new forms emerge.“
In 2018, 420PEOPLE have become one of the partners of the European project CLASH! - “When classic and contemporary dance collide and new forms emerge“. In cooperation with partners from around Europe, the company will focus on the development of methods of effective work with dancers as well as education through creative work, spanning the years 2018–2021. The project is carried out by the following partners: Balletto di Roma (IT), 420PEOPLE (CZ), Art Link Foundation representing Derida Dance Centre (BG), Companhia de Dança de Almada (PT), Polski Teatr Tanca (PL) and Sapienza University of Rome (IT)
The project CLASH! is primarily designed for the professional community, yet a number of project activities are also accessible to the general public. The project focuses on audience development in dance, which is also going to be the main theme of the upcoming online festival - a 2020 finale of the whole project.
Online CLASH! Festival brought to you by 420PEOPLE from Prague will be held on December 8, 2020. Project partners from around Europe will be taking turns on the following days up until December 13. The program includes an overview of the project’s outcomes and short expert presentations on selected topics. And, most of all, an online premiere of a short dance film.