Generation X

Michal Záhora


Concept, choreography, direction

Michal Záhora

Theme, research and artistic collaboration

Tereza Krčálová


Martin Buchtík (STEM Institute of Empirical Research)

Performance, creation

Helena Arenbergerová


Tomáš Procházka

Costume collaboration

Terezie Dvořáková

Project curator and production

Honza Malík & Pulsar z.s.


Tanec Praha z.ú. / PONEC – dance venue, Broumov Monastery Educational and Cultural Centre 

Supported by

Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, Prague City Hall, Studio ALTA, Balada SITE


Thanks to

Aleš Freiwald, Broumov Monastery Educational and Cultural Centre , Tanec Praha z.ú. - Yvona Kreuzmannová, Markéta Perroud, production, PR and technical team of PONEC Theatre, Štefan Bugi Tóth, Zuzana Kubíčková, Dominik Žižka, Dáša Zbořilová, Dragan Dragin, Lukáš Benda, Michaela Raisová

A dance solo that expresses emotions of a generation that experienced the turn of two eras.

A childhood marked by restrictions first accepted by the society and later loosened. Beating hearts, pulse of one’s own blood that can be heard. A man/woman has matured, one that knows what he/she wants and doesn’t want. His/her steps are not guided by his/her will. The Cold War is not over yet. We live in its shadow. We live in escalated positions in which we strive for a basic human politeness. God help us. Only the active one and the one who isn’t afraid to show the direction to others can win.

40 years since birth, 30 years since the revolution – a reflection of one’s own life on the background of a big social change. The performance is based on life experience and worldview of 20 significant individuals born between 1979-1980 who are successful in the Czech society in the fields such as art, science and politics.

Before the performance there will be a sociological happening by Martin Buchtík performed by Honza Malík and Tereza Krčálová.


Participants involved in the preparation phase 

Vojtěch Bednář (sociologist, publicist and university teacher), Ondřej Beránek (film producer), Kamil Bouška (poet), Vojtěch Dlask (pianist, composer and dramaturge), Daniel Erhardt (pianist), Lucie Ferliková (painter), Lucie Kunzová Filimonova (painter), Jan Farský (politician), Jiří Havelka (director and actor), Jiří Honzírek (theatre director), Tomáš Hrůza (photographer, multimedia artist), Martin Jemelka (historian a publicist), Adéla Laštovková-Stodolová (choreographer, director), Judita Matyášová (journalist, writer and cultural manager), Tomáš Měcháček (actor), Hana Polanská-Turečková (dancer and choreographer), Jiří Turek (journalist), Kateřina Tučková (art historian, writer, dramaturge and publicist), Petr Vaněk (actor), Ondřej Závodský (lawyer and civil servant)


Photo: Dragan Dragin
Photo: Dragan Dragin
Photo: Vojtěch Brtnický
Photo: Vojtěch Brtnický