Upcoming events

25.04 / 18:00

BUZZ talks: A Plastic Ocean + Discussion

A Plastic Ocean is a new feature-length adventure documentary that brings to light the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle.

26.04 / 19:00

Living Room Art Space: Anne-Claire Barriga – You Can Only Walk Away / Exhibition Opening

Artist and poet Anne-Claire Barriga works with three layers – painted symbols, objects and poetry. Invasion, disruption and a dynamic structure unites these works.

27.04 / 15:30

Mladí Ladí Dětem – Workshop: Max Vandervorst

Max Vadervorst, a musical instruments inventor and an outstanding Belgian musician will arrive to Prague to lead workshops and to open the window to the world of music, where imagination is endless.

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29.04 / 13:00 - 19:00 / Exhibition Grounds Holešovice

International Dance Day

This outdoor dance celebration takes place in front of the Exhibition Grounds (Výstaviště), and it brings together professional artists, children, local communities and passers-by. The program is hosted by Ufftenživot (Sára Arnstein and Jiří Šimek) and Vanda Hybnerová.

30.04 / 17:00

Cécile Da Costa: Bublínek and Pápeří / ALTA in PROGRESS

A poetic, musical story about Bublinek and Pápeří: 2 story tellers, 2 languages (Czech and French) 3 musicians and artwork to take you on a beautiful journey through love and death. For children 6-12 years old. Free entry!

04.05 / 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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12.05 - 14.05

RespondART weekend

This series of physical performances is followed by discussions with artists and spectators. The aim of these discussions is to develop the performance´s reception beyond simple consumption.

12.05 / 19:30

Anna Konjetzky: Chipping / RespondART

This dance performance by respected German choreographer speaks about a body in an ever-changing environment.

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13.05 / 17:00

Ufftenživot: Keep Calm / RespondART

Work in progress presentation. In Keep Calm, two parallel stories will explore the origin of the species known as homo sapiens sapiens, its cultural evolution, and the ups and downs of its history.

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14.05 / 11:00 - 16:00

Open Breakfast + Ceren Oran: Sag Mal… + Soundpainting workshop / RespondART for children

An afternoon devoted to children. Sag Mal... is a dance theatre piece for the very little ones about communication without words. Before the performance, children can try the creative method called Soundpainting.

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16.05 / 10:00

L. Tretiagová and Dance Studio Light: Jola Mangpo

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

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19.05 / 9:00 + 10:30

L. Tretiagová and Dance Studio Light: A Very little Witch / For Schools

The story of the little witch inspired by a fairytale book by Otfried Preussler, is about defiance of a young girl. She rebels against older witches and opposes their unjust conviction.

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23.05 / 14:30 - 17:30

Altík in Bloom

This creative afternoon for children of ages 1-13 will be led by tutors from the Children´s Studio Altík. This event is a part of the Week of arts education and amateur arts.

28.05 / 17:00 / Exhibition Grounds Holešovice

tYhle / Marie Gourdain: LEGOrhythm / PREMIERE

This street performance is inspired by sports, Olympic games and the Spartakiad and it balances on the edge of the absurd, tries to free the spectators and release them from strict rules in order to get closer to pure abstraction, motion without target and dance. The premiere takes place at the Výstaviště Holešovice with the Family Day of Prague 7!

02.06 / 19:30

Alicia Cubells: Solo

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

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06.06 / 19:00 / Living Room

Living Room Art Space: Kateřina Zochová / EXHIBITION OPENING

This audiovisual installation will make good use of artist´s experience with string instruments manufacturing. Visitors can listen to the objects, play them or just observe them. The meditative sounds are alternated by fairytale stories narrated by the author.

07.06 / 16:30

afterall: until summer!

The final presentation of children from the Children´s Studio Altík – for their mums, dads, brothers and sisters, grandmas and grandpas and other family members and friends.

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08.06 / 16:30 + 18:00

afterall: until summer!

The final presentation of children from the Children´s Studio Altík – for their mums, dads, brothers and sisters, grandmas and grandpas and other family members and friends.

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09.06 / 19:30

David Zambrano: Porta Llave + Milan Herich: A Solo For Mr. Folk / PREMIERE

A duet and a solo by nonconformist artists, who go beyond the borders of different genres and who extend the research of physical material as such.

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11.06 / 16:00

CreWcollective: Public Presentation of Improvisation Workshop / TANEC PRAHA 2017

This workshop on dance and music improvisation is led by Petr Vrba and Kateřina Dietzová and it reflects the situation, when you find yourself alone on a stage without prepared material and you have limited time and spectators sitting in front of you. Presented by the TANEC PRAHA festival.

14.06 / 19:30

Face To Face #01

This is the pilot episode from the new impro series, which are co-produced by CreWcollective. During these sessions, artists from different fields will meet face to face on the stage. The first jam will be presented by dancers David Zambrano and Florent Golfier and musicians George Cremaschi and Lucie Páchová.

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15.06 / 18:00 / nám. Václava Havla

VerTeDance, David Zambrano, Zrní: Ceviche / TANEC PRAHA 2017

This dance and music improvisation with a taste of lemon will caress all your senses. The show takes place at Václav Havel square within the TANEC PRAHA 2017 festival.

21.06 / 9:00

L. Tretiagová and Dance Studio Light: Krabat / For Schools

This interactive performance for children 6+ and teenagers speaks about the fascination by dark powers. The only way out from their traps is the way of strong will, real friendships and the magic of love.

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21.06 / 10:00, 13:00, 16:00

Lucia Kašiarová, Peter Šavel, Tomáš Vtípil: Eau de Vie

Let´s experience the present moment. Let´s taste it. Let´s smell it. Let´s listen to it. Let´s see it. Maybe it will touch us. Eau de Vie is not a performance. Eau de Vie is a shared event.

23.06 / 18:00

Csaba Molnár and collective: Prankster + Folk Dance Party!

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. After the performance, we will finish the season with a folk dance party!

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Put Výstaviště Holešovice in Motion!

On April 29th, the exhibition grounds in Holešovice will get lively thanks to the outdoor dance celebration that takes place within the International Dance Day. The event is organized by ALTA in cooperation with PONEC, Altík, Alfred ve dvoře theatre, Duncan Centre and ensembles Ufftenživot, tYhle, Prague Improvisation Orchestra, Bejvávalo and many more. Everybody gets a piece of the action!

The results of the summer student residencies audition have been announced

During the holidays, there will be three groups of young artists at ALTA, led by Monika Částková + Helena Štávová, Anna Banháková and Eva Urbanová. Congratulations and looking forward!

Handa Gote About Revenge

The new piece by Handa Gote Research & Development will be premiered at ALTA on March 30th and 31st and in April, there will be four more shows. The story of “Die Rache” derives from a revenge and it is described as a psychedelic Western from the Czech-German border region.

The Third Edition of the Bazaar Festival

On March 17th – 19th, ALTA will become one of the venues of the Bazaar Festival, which is produced by Motus / Alfred ve dvoře Theatre. You can look forward to performances and work-in-progress presentations mainly from central, eastern and southern Europe and on Saturday, also on discussions from the RespondART series.

ALTA barometer

Not sure, when is the right time to work, have fun or play with kids at ALTA? Check our recommendation at www.studioalta.cz/barometr! Every week, we prepare a schedule for you according to planned activities and events.

Become a resident at Studio ALTA!

Studio ALTA announces the fourth year of residencies for students of dance and theatre academies. The deadline for application is March 5th, 2017. For more information go to http://www.altart.cz/rehearsal-room/?lang=en.

Bring your children to theatre!

From January, children under 14 accompanied by adult have free entry to all evening performances at ALTA!

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