Upcoming events

20.01 / 9:00 + 10:30

L. Tretiagová and Dance Studio Light: Traveling in the branches / For Schools

What happens with a friendship when the friends have to split up and go to the two ends of the world? Will it endure or will it be divided?

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23.01 / 20:00

Alicia Cubells: Solo

In her solo, Spanish dancer Alicia Cubells tries to open herself to Czech soul, culture, to Prague.

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24.01 / 20:00 / Living Room

Cinema in the Living Room: Gayby Baby (Maya Newell, AUS, 2015)

This charming documentary about the everyday joys and sorrows of Australian children of homosexual parents is an important contribution to the debate on contemporary forms of family. Free entry!

26.01 / 15:00

Masked Altík, or the Carnival Afternoon where nobody gets revealed

A creative afternoon for children and their friends in masks. During the workshop, children will create or improve their costumes and masks, which they will present at the following dance workshop. We are expecting many interesting tasks and a big masquerade at the end.

26.01 / 19:30

Kristýna Täubelová and coll.: I´ve Seen Everything

This project is inspired by lives and works of many creative women and by the possibilities and limits of a body.

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27.01 / 19:30

Kristýna Täubelová and coll.: I´ve Seen Everything

This project is inspired by lives and works of many creative women and by the possibilities and limits of a body.

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28.01 / 19:30

Tomáš Procházka, Peter Tilajčík (SK): KAFKA.DREAMING

This physical performance brings a unique interpretation of two crucial works of Franz Kafka - The Metamorphosis and the Letter to My Father. The duet doesn´t tell a story, but it provokes the spectator´s phantasy. The performance was nominated for the DOSKY 2016 award.

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30.01 / 19:30

Tanzwerke Vaněk Preuß: Jáchymov / RespondART

Dramaturge Guido Preuss and choreographer Karel Vaněk are setting off on a search for the sources of power, in order to create a “dance monument” for the forgotten, cursed but also charming city of Jáchymov. The performance is followed by a discussion!

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02.02 / 19:30

Csaba Molnár and collective: Prankster

A project created by five Prague-based Slovak dancers and choreographed by Slovak Hungarian Csaba Molnár. Europeans looking for their folk origins with a naughty smile on their lips.

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07.02 / 19:00 / Living Room

Living Room Art Space: Dan Vlček + concert Ba:zel

Dan Vlček is a visual artist and a musician. His site-specific project for the new exhibition program Living Room Art Space naturally converges drawing and sound thanks to the work with spatial qualities. The exhibition opening will be followed by a concert of the Ba:zel duo and the entry is free!

09.02 / 19:30

Markéta Jandová, Jitka Tůmová: The Burial Feast + Hana Polanská Turečková: Choreographic Exercises I.

Two duets in one evening. In the performance The Burial Feast, artists explore taboos connected with dying. Choreographic Exercises are practical notes on the physical theatre.

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12.02 / 19:30

Ufftenživot: Loneliness & Stuff + Lukáš Homola: Solus

A bitterly amusing duet and a poetic solo by the youngest generation of artists are reflecting loneliness in today’s world. With both smile and seriousness, irony and pathos, they speak about the distressful search for common human happiness.

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16.02 / 18:00

Residents 2017 / ALTA in PROGRESS

The results of two-week long research will be presented by two collectives: Marie Gourdain & Hana Turečková, Ivo Sedláček & Daniel Tůma & Pavel Kozohorský. Free entry!

17.02 / 19:30

Petra Tejnorová and collective: Hit by a Flower

The journey to the inner worlds of three concrete women reveals in several scenes and from different perspectives the notions of women that are created by the society and sometimes by themselves.

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18.02 / 19:30

Petra Tejnorová and collective: Hit by a Flower

The journey to the inner worlds of three concrete women reveals in several scenes and from different perspectives the notions of women that are created by the society and sometimes by themselves.

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22.02 - 01.03

Festival Malá inventura 2017

15th edition of the new theatre showcase will have its festival center again at ALTA.

23.02 / 18:00

Csaba Molnár and coll.: Prankster / Malá inventura 2017

A project created by five Prague-based Slovak dancers and choreographed by Slovak Hungarian Csaba Molnár. Europeans looking for their folk origins with a naughty smile on their lips.

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24.02 / 16:00

Plata Company: The One Thousand Dozen / Malá inventura 2017

A performance about the golden rush on Alaska is a part of the New Blood on the Stage programme section.

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25.02 / 16:00

Marek Menšík, Sláva Zubkov: The Cat / Malá inventura 2017

This performance was inspired by the poem for children “The Cat Who Lived a Million Times” by the Japanese writer Yoko Sano and it aims for a contemporary, non-verbal form of communication that can be understood by audiences of any age and of different nationalities.

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26.02 / 16:00

L. Tretiagová a TS Light: Jola Mangpo / PREMIERE

JOLA means „suitcase“ in Ladakhi. JOLA MANGPO means many suitcases. Every suitcase holds problems. We appraise them, through them away and discover them, play with them, face them. The most important thing is not to lose your way and try to overcome even the steepest hill!

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27.02 / 18:00

Loneliness and Stuff + Between the World and Me / Malá inventura 2017

A duet about loneliness and sharing and a solo by a proud Barbadian about the life in a predominantly white Central European society.

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28.02 / 18:00

tYhle / Marie Gourdain: Un / Malá inventura 2017

A solo for one dancer, who reacts to the space and structures on the stage and lets them affect him. His motions and development process are created in space and become his function at the same time.

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Living Room Art Space – the new exhibition program of Studio ALTA

Since February, the Living Room will become a space for multi-genre site specific installations. During the opening of Dan Vlček´s exhibition on Feb 7th, there will be also a virtual reality projection and a concert of ba:zel. Free entry!

After two years, Karel Vaněk will present his latest work at ALTA

The project Jáchymov offers a unique reflection of this contrasting city, which was shaped by both death and life. The only show in Prague will take place on Jan 30th within the RespondART project!

It was a beautiful year, thank you!

After a short Christmas break, we will open the Living Room for you on January 2nd. We wish you beautiful holidays! Lucia, Karolína, Klára, Lída, Jirka, Štěpán, Káča, Táňa & co.

Think Through Dance! continues

The intense workshops will be led by Jos Baker, Francesca Pedulla, Karine Ponties and David Zambrano and you can also look forward to rich accompanying programme. The presale is running, follow the updates at http://www.altart.cz/workshops/?lang=en.

Let´s experience the present moment!

The unique project Eau de Vie by performers Lucia Kašiarová and Peter Šavel, who will be accompanied by musician Tomáš Vtípil, will fill up ALTA with unexpected encounters and events on Dec 10th. This project vacillates between a performance and a ritual and it has a limited capacity – don´t forget to make a reservation!

SatSang – the project by dance groups ME-SA and Artyci

SatSang is an improvised performance created by experienced dancers and improvisors with a live music by Slovak musician Maok, led by Zuna Kozánková. Don´t miss the only Prague show at ALTA on Dec 1st!

Festival New Generation will present works of young choreographers

The 5th edition of the international festival for dance academies New Generation takes place at ALTA on Nov 24th – 26th. The festival connects contemporary dance and physical theatre and it is a platform for presentation and confrontation of students and young graduates.

The night of open theatres and unique experiences at ALTA!

This year, Studio ALTA will again join the European Theatre Night, which will take place on November 19th. You can look forward to rich program for both children and adults – besides theatre and dance, there will be also workshops, tour through ALTA´s premises and discussion. The program is free!

A renewed premier of Absent at ALTA

This dance performance about losses that can be advantageous will be presented at ALTA as a renewed premiere on October 31st and December 12th. Don´t miss this performance, that was created for the VerTeDance ensemble by Jaro Viňarský, who was awarded the American Bessie Award 2013!

Don´t Miss HYBAJ HO!

The best of contemporary Slovak dance after two years again in Prague! The 8th edition of festival for contemporary Slovak dance will take place on October 20th – 24th and it will offer both very well-known stars and young artists, as well as a rich accompanying programme. Follow our website and facebook for the updates!

The Climax of the Year-Long Project RespondART Will Take Place on Sept 24th – 26th!

Is dance or theatre capable of moving the world behind the walls of theatres? Should artists be engaged? These and other questions will be asked by Czech and German artists during the RespondART weekend. The performances are followed by discussions!

This season´s first premiere will be a counterpoint of two forces of nature

Counterpoint by Andrea Miltnerová, Rita Góbi and Jan Komárek is inspired by nature and the fascinating microscopic world of insects. The precisely executed choreography comprises instinctively generated movements in which the human and the animal constantly intertwine. Coproduced by theatre Alfred ve dvoře. Premiere on September 4th and 5th.

The next season of the Living Room will be opened with the Dance Movies Marathon!

After the summer reconstruction, we are opening the Living Room for you on August 22nd. Come and check out the new ALTA and enjoy the Dance movies Marathon!

Summer Trainings For All Dance Enthusiasts!

Come and dance, stretch yourself, improvise, have fun, frolic and share the joy of motion! This year´s summer trainings will be led by Michal Záhora (12. – 14.7.), Věrka Ondrašíková (19. – 21.7.) and Soňa Ferienčíková (16. – 18.8.). For more information go to http://www.altart.cz/workshops/?lang=en.

Milan Tomášik in PROGRESS

On May 25th, Slovak dancer and choreographer, member of the world-famous Les SlovaKs Dance Ensemble, Milan Tomášik will make a presentation within the ALTA in PROGRESS programme. Don´t miss the unique opportunity to see a work in progress of his upcoming Solo!

Celebrate the Mother´s day with Yellow Sisters and NANOHACH!

Moms, leave your kids with their dads and enjoy a weekend full of dance and music dedicated above all, to women. Besides the vocal and dance workshops, you can look forward to the performance Suna no onna by the NANOHACH ensemble and a short concert of Yellow Sisters at the Stromovka park.

Festival for Music Improvisation overlapping to other media coming soon!

This year, Studio ALTA will become the main venue for the festival Vs. Interpretation. You can look forward to stars of (not only) music improvisation from all around the world. We start on April 28th!

The Ufftenživot ensemble has a hard time. They suffer from loneliness.

In their latest project, the inseparable duo of young and self-ironical performers and dancers – Sára Arnstein and Jiří Šimek, will dig into loneliness with bitter humour. Premiere on 15th and 16th April!

The workshop Medicine In Dance led by Zuna Vesan Kozánková continues!

The first weekend in April will be dedicated to the second workshop from the series that connects contemporary dance, contact improvisation, and Chinese medicine principles together. Follow the news at the Workshops page!

The Festival of identity in art and motion BAZAAR coming soon!

This year, Studio ALTA will again host the international dance and performing arts festival featuring the visions of artists not only from the Czech Republic but from other countries in central and eastern Europe. All are dealing with questions of identity in art and motion. We start on March 19th!

Angelic closing night

Don´t miss the last performance of ANGEL-y, a popular clownish show by Lucia Kašiarová and Vanda Hybnerová. The last trip to the Heaven´s door will take place on March 11th!

Studio ALTA was awarded the Czech Theatre DNA prize for an exceptional action in the field of new theatre!

A few days before the first birthday of the new halls of Studio ALTA, the Czech cultural network Nová síť has decided to acknowledge their contribution by awarding us for the community activities and rehearsal room 23. Thank you and let´s celebrate together on Feb 27th!

Celebrate with us the first year in our expanded space!

In the last year, Studio ALTA has become one of the most important creative hubs in the Czech Republic! In the Living Room, almost a hundred interdisciplinary, cultural, educational and community activities took place. The team of the Malá inventura festival recognized the contribution of the new halls by nominating Studio ALTA for the Czech Theatre DNA Prize for an exceptional action in the field of new theatre. Thank you and we are looking forward to seeing you!

RespondART – series of socially engaged performances

RespondART is a year-long project of Studio ALTA in cooperation with theatres Alfred ve dvoře (Prague), Tanzfaktur (Cologne, Germany) and Brottfabrik (Bonn, Germany). During the project, these four theatres will show several socially engaged performances followed by discussions led by Alice Koubová. The aim of the project is to initiate and reinforce active reception of performing arts, better understanding of today´s world and own critical thinking.

Prague premiere of Un by French set designer Marie Gourdain

A solo for one dancer, who reacts to the space and structures on the stage and lets them affect him. His motions and development process are created in space and become his function at the same time. The Prague premiere will take place on Feb 6th and 7th!

Series of workshops Think Through Dance continues!

The project Think Through Dance! will continue also in 2016. Czech dancers will have the opportunity to get to know the works of artists from around the world. This year´s workshops will be lead by Zuna Kozánková, Lali Ayguade Farro, Jos Baker, Michael Simon, Jaro Viňarský and Peter Šavel. Moreover, a symposium of all tutors will take place at ALTA at the end of the year. For more information, go to http://www.altart.cz/workshops/?lang=en.


ALTA IN PROGRESS is a new series of work in progress presentations of works from the fields of dance and nonverbal theatre. During the presentations, you can reveal the secrets of experimental artists, understand the process of creating a performance, and discuss with the artists. The entrance is always free! The first work in progress presentation entitled Partial Uncertainty by Jana Novorytová and Michaela Raisová will take place on January 14th.

Thank you for making ALTA homely with us!

Only thanks to you we have an outstanding year behind us, let´s jump together into the next one! After a short Christmas break, we will open the Living Room on January 4th. Marry Christmas to you and we are looking foreward to meeting you in the new year! Yours Lucia, Karolína, Lukáš, Andrea, Klára, Eliška, Štěpán and Táňa.

You will experience Much More Than Christmas at ALTA!

At ALTA, we will say goodbye to the past year with dance and Czechoslovak humor. Come and enjoy two days of workshops, performance Clear by the Slovak Debris Company and the last performance of our emblematic Much More Than Nothing with an unrestrained after party! Much More than Christmas – December 18th and 19. Looking forward to seeing you!

Cinema in the Living Room will welcome the director Veronika Lišková

The guest of the last screening in November will be the author of the documentary movie Daniel´s World. Come to discuss about the fates of the paedophiles and the director´s experiences from the movie shooting!

Karel Vaněk´s Hidden Tracks at Studio ALTA

Karel Vaněk returns to Studio ALTA to perform his latest music and dance production Hidden Tracks, in which he meets after 25 years the artists from the legendary performance Little Blue Nothing. The only performances in Prague will take place on November 8th and 9th!

Cinema in the Living Room

Since August 2015, we launch the cinema in the living room! Great films in the cozy ALTA café – we have sofas, comfort and drinks for you. Check our program and select a movie according to your taste – FREE ENTRY!

Summer at Studio ALTA

After the summer break, we are opening for you on August 17. If you miss dance, visit our summer courses: http://www.altart.cz/program/myslet-tancem-letni-treninky-ve-studiu-alta/
Thank you for the perfect season and we are looking foreward to meeting you after the holidays!

Studio ALTA became a member of the international network Trans Europe Halles

Studio ALTA is the first cultural institution in Prague that became a member of the network Trans Europe Halles (TEH). This organization brings together independent cultural centres usually built in abandoned industrial buildings and supports their international artistic cooperation across Europe.

Member of the world-famous ensemble Les SlovaKs is going to give a guest performance at Studio ALTA

Milan Tomášik and his international ensemble are going to present their latest project Hunting Season at Studio ALTA on May 18th. The performers studied body as the primal resource – fast, rapid and brave, but also accurate and cautious. The only show in Prague!


Martina Hajdyla Lacová has been awarded The Best Dancer of the Year Prize!

The supernatural heroin Martina was awarded at this year´s Czech Dance Platform The Best Dancer of the Year Prize, for her superhuman performance – congratulations!!!


The series of workshops THINK THROUGH DANCE! continues

In April, the Norwegian choreographer Karen Foss is going to lead a workshop at Studio ALTA, later in June Nicole Mossoux and Patrick Bonté. For more information see: http://www.altart.cz/workshops/?lang=en