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 15 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.
7. & 31. 10. 2023
La Fabrika | 19:30
"If it could, what would the exhibition stand have told us?" 420PEOPLE will perform the performance of Václav Kuneš’s latest choreography entitled EVER!, a musical collage for four dancers and six exhibition stands at La Fabrika Theatre. ENGLISH FRIENDLY
10. & 11. 10. 2023
THE WATCHER & PLEASE THE TREES
La Fabrika | 19:30
Dance show of the 420PEOPLE contemporary dance group and the rock concert of the band Please The Trees is here! The proven cooperation between Václav Kuneš and Václav Havelka brings again an unforgettable experience. The Watcher is coming!
25. 10. 2023
INspiraCe - CLOSING NIGHT
Archa Theatre | 20:00
Don't miss the music and dance project by 420PEOPLE and the BERG Orchestra! The unique symbiosis of Sylva Šafková's choreography and Tomáš Reindl's music underscores the interaction of dancers and musicians, in which there is also room for improvisation.
3. 11. 2023
HeArt of Noise
Archa Theatre | 19:00
The latest dance performance by the contemporary dance company 420PEOPLE, choreographed by Sylva Šafková, introduces a modern take on futurism in movement, music and set design. The audience will enjoy the best dancers, a water surface directly on the stage and the live sound of the Futurists’ iconic instrument, the intonarumori.
heart of noise
PREMIERES ON 21. & 22. SEPTEMBER 2023 | Archa Theatre
The latest dance performance by the contemporary dance company 420PEOPLE, choreographed by Sylva Šafková, introduces a modern take on futurism in movement, music and set design.
As the name suggests, the dance performance HeArt of Noise is inspired by noise. People tend to perceive noise negatively as something disturbing. However, such a negative connotation may not always be appropriate. For example, English uses the same term for “noise” and “sound”. Thus, it may be possible to say that the performance was inspired not by noise but by sound - as a counterpart to the music. The noise, of course, is not random but composed. Conceptually, the performance follows the Futurists’ manifesto “Art of Noise” (L’arte dei Rumori) written by Lugi Russolo, who saw noise primarily as a new way of experiencing sound, not bound by the limited range of sounds of traditional musical instruments. Sylva Šafková has invited the sound magician T. Reindl & OMNION to collaborate on this project. They will create their version of stage noise in its diverse forms on stage, using recordings and live music. Marek Cpin’s choreography for the 420PEOPLE dancers will be enhanced by industrial sounds, strikes on water, human body sounds, voices and heartbeats. The audience will enjoy the best dancers, a water surface directly on the stage and the live sound of the Futurists’ iconic instrument, the intonarumori.