David Pospíšil, Assistant Director of the Prague National Theatre, is director of this year’s New Prague Dance Festival, which will be held July 2-8. An annual event, this is the festival’s fifteenth year in existence. Dancers from all over the world will compete for prizes in classic dance, modern dance, jazz/hip hop, folk, Latin dance, choreography, dramatic dance, pedagogy, dance talents, Flower Bud, costumes, Prix New State, and Dancing Hand. The most prestigious prizes the festival awards are the Grishko International Award (given by the festival’s main sponsor) and the Grand Prix Praha. These awards are given to the best dance groups as judged by a jury consisting of dance experts from all over the world. The Grand Prix Praha comes with a €1000 prize.
The Festival and Competition’s participants include private and amateur dance schools, and to groups and institutions without age limits. Over 500 schools, organisations, artistic associations, and dance universities from all over the world participate each year. Prague is a magical setting for such a festival, which inspires almost 6,500 dancers, 1400 choreographers, and teachers to develop their talents and creativity. The festival’s participants inspire each other as well as they present their cultures and learn about other cultures.
The New Prague Dance Festival is sponsored by the dance clothing company Grishko, the Prague National Theatre Ballet, and the City of Prague. Prague is proud to host the festival, and warmly welcomes its participants. The festival encourages its participants to experience the city fully by providing an artistic, cultural, and tourist program, with assistance from interpreters, guides, teachers, and technical support staff.
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