Burkicom - Ostrov


“Together we create space for the development of opportunities for companies and dancers to perform internationally. We connect the efforts of companies in the field of international cooperation, facilitate access to new talents on the international scene, educate them and increase the readiness of dancers to work internationally. We share experiences and look for ways of being sustainable while further developing contemporary dance and physical theatre.”


International market of dancers

Dough is the foundation of the feast.“

From May 13 to 15, 2023, participants will go through three-hour long introduction workshops with choreographers of the ensembles 420PEOPLE, BURKICOM, DEKKADANCERS, FARM IN THE CAVE and LENKA VAGNEROVÁ & COMPANY. They will get to know their way of working, collaborate with them on a specific assignment and get feedback from them. The exchange will also include a casting for a new project of the Farma v jeskyni ensemble and the possibility to participate in future projects of other ensembles. The event is open only to professional dancers, graduates and students of dance schools selected on the basis of a CV they submitted and their movement demonstration video.
Venue: La Fabrika, Komunardů 28, Prague 7

Max. number of participants: 50
Entrance fee: 160 EUR (Early Birds / for registrations before April 20, the fee is 140 EUR).
Please send your CV + your movement video to lenka@burkicom.com.

Networking basecamp

We will eat what we have baked.“

A networking programme aimed at the development of creative activity, collaboration and international opportunities; with the participation of ensemble leaders and promoters from several European countries. Lectures, discussions, case studies, open workshops.
Venue: La Fabrika, Komunardů 28, Prague 7 & Paralelní Polis, Dělnická 475/43, Prague 7

Open to professional public. Accreditaction required.

Bread&Café Networking, May 16 and 17 / 10.00 – 12.00 AM
Informal working meeting. Presentation of ensembles, presentations and discussion of various issues. (Guests)

Bread&Conference, May 16 / 2.00 – 4.00 PM
International conference on creative development, sustainability and international cooperation. How to establish yourself abroad? How have others succeeded? How does a booker, promoter or dance house director think? What is important in the field of European dance today? How is the Czech scene perceived abroad? How is the world of theatre different from the world of dance? How about the audience? Moderated discussion with international guests. Open to the expert community. To artists, ensembles, theatres, festivals, cultural managers, journalists.
Speakers: Wolfgang Hoffmann (Aurora Nova / D), Iva Horvat (Art Republic / ES), Yoram Karmi (Fresco Dance Company / ISR), Katherina Vasiliadis (Fresco Dance Company / ISR), Štěpán Kubišta (Association of Independent Theaters Czech Republic / CZ)
Moderator: Saša Michailidis
(open to professionals public / accreditation)

World Café & Bakery, May 17 / 2.00 – 4.30 PM
Moderated workshops with representatives of theatres, festivals, but also promoters and marketing specialists from the field of theatre, dance and beyond. What is the Czech dance scene missing? What prevents us from growing? How to cooperate? Elaboration of topics, work in groups. We will certainly not find brilliant solutions, but maybe we will discover our own shortcomings and move forward together. Open to the expert community.
Moderator: Saša Michailidis

Bread&Art, May 18 / 2.00 – 4.00 PM
A walk beyond the theatre. Introduction to the context of the Czech art environment.
In collaboration with the 4+4 Days in Motion Festival.


Saturday 13. 5.

09.00 – 10.00
International market of dancers / registration / La Fabrika

10.00 – 11.00
International market of dancers: Warm Up / La Fabrika

11.15 – 14.15
International market of dancers: 420PEOPLE / workshop / La Fabrika

15.30 – 18.30
International market of dancers: DEKKADANCERS / workshop / La Fabrika

Sunday 14. 5. 

09.00 – 10.00
International market of dancers: Warm Up / La Fabrika

10.15 – 13.15
International market of dancers: BURKICOM / workshop / La Fabrika

14.30 – 17.30
International market of dancers: FARM IN THE CAVE / workshop / La Fabrika

Monday 15. 5.

09.00 – 11.00
International market of dancers: Apres ski / La Fabrika

10.00 – 13.00
International market of dancers: FARM IN THE CAVE / casting / DOX

Welcome Bread / Opening of Networking basecamp part of Bread&Dance Prague / Jatka 78 (guests)

DEKKADANCERS: A.I. / Jatka 78 (tickets)

BURKICOM: Pink Samurai / La Fabrika (tickets)

Lenka Vagnerová & Company: Gossip / La Fabrika (tickets)

Abend Brot: Dance&Dance&Dance / La Fabrika

Tuesday 16. 5.

10.00 – 12.00
Bread&Café Networking / La Fabrika (accreditation)

14.00 – 16.00
Bread&Conference / Paralelní Polis (accreditation)

420PEOPLE & PLEASE THE TREES: The Watcher / La Fabrika (tickets)

BURKICOM: The Island! / La Fabrika (tickets)

DEKKADANCERS: Double Shot / La Fabrika (tickets)

Abend Brot: Dance&Dance&Dance / La Fabrika

Wednesday 17. 5.

10.00 – 12.00
Bread&Café Networking / La Fabrika (accreditation)

14.00 – 16.30
World Café & Bakery / La Fabrika (accreditation)

Guest: Ceren Oran & The Moving Borders: The Urge (DE/CZ) / Holešovická tržnice, in front of the hall 7 (free tickets)

Lenka Vagnerová & Company: Amazones / La Fabrika (tickets)

420PEOPLE: INspiraCe / Archa Theatre (tickets)

Abend Brot: Dance&Dance&Dance / Archa Theatre

Thursday 18. 5.

14.00 – 16.00
Bread&Art / 4+4 days in motion (accreditation)

420PEOPLE: Why Things Go Wrong / Studio Maiselovka (tickets)

Farm in the Cave: Commander / DOX (tickets)


A joint project of leading Czech contemporary dance and physical theatre companies 420PEOPLE, BURKICOM, DEKKADANCERS, FARM IN THE CAVE and LENKA VAGNEROVÁ & COMPANY.

Five contemporary dance and physical theatre companies came together to present and start talking about the topic of the long-term status, sustainability, collaboration and development of contemporary dance and physical theatre in the international context. Bread&Dance Prague will offer an open approach, presentations of the latest projects, workshops with choreographers and discussions on international networking.

Producer: Burkicom
Preparatory committee: Jana Burkiewiczová, Sylva Šafková, Pavel Knolle, Jiří Macek, Eliška Seveldová
Collaborating choreographers: Jana Burkiewiczová, Viliam Dočolomanský, Viktor Konvalinka, Václav Kuneš, Štěpán Pechar, Sylva Šafková, Lenka Vagnerová, Ondřej Vinklát
Project & Production Managers: Ivona Szantová, Betka Gabrielová
Market of Dancers produktion: Lenka Bílková
PR & Marketing: Janka Kellerová, Aneta Jochim
Social media: Aneta Jochim, Kristýna Jurášková
Graphic design: Martina Černá, Imagery
Collaborating organisations: IETM, 4+4 Days in Motion
Supporting institutions: Ministerstvo kultury ČR Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, Prague City Hall, Embassy of Israel
Spaces: La Fabrika, Jatka 78, divadlo Archa, DOX, Studio Maiselovka
Thanks to: Richard Balous, Libor Kasík, Jiří Sulženko, Adriana Světlíková, Pavel Štorek, Hana Třeštíková

The project is supported financially by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic as part of the Recovery and Resilience Plan under the EU Recovery and Resilience Facility.


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