For three weekends in June, we'll be touring the countries from which the festival artists originate along the Žižkov Highline embankment. Bring along the children and grandparents and your friends; everyone can select their preferred options from the weekend menu. Krenovka* isn't just about dancing; you'll encounter artists from the Trať 42 association and the delightful Unijazz Reading Room, enhancing the experience with culinary delights from the North, Africa and Ukraine.


Engaging in movement workshops, beadwork, painting, leather crafting or photography promises enjoyment for both children and adults alike. Nordic literature extends far beyond Hans Christian Andersen, as Scandinavianists Helena Březinová and Radka Stahr will enlighten us, with author readings by Kateřina Pokorná / Svojost. Martin Lacko extends an invitation to the Krenovka Bestiář studio, there will be an excursion to Iceland before Monday evening's When The Bleeding Stops or to Norway, home country of the authors of Rock Me Baby.



10:00 – 11:00 Movement Workshop for Kids – Dance Play
Žižkov Highline
for kids 

Yana Reutova - choreographer, Olena Korotkova - instructor, Anastasiia Pavlovska - instructor

During the workshop, children will engage in various activities, including games and dance exercises, to learn more about themselves. They will also focus on observing their environment, which will inspire their movements. The workshop aims to develop children's movement skills and encourage self-expression.


10:00 – 18:00 Beading with Barbora Šmídová
Žižkov Highline
for kids

Barbora Šmídová

Unleash your creative spirit with Barbora Šmídová! Create traditional Nordic bracelets and various animals typical of Scandinavia, such as reindeer, bears, and different types of fish. The stand will be open all day, so feel free to stop by anytime and craft your own original jewellery.


14:00 – 15:30 Leaving Adriana: Krenovka Bestiář x TANEC PRAHA Festival
Žižkov Highline
painting workshop for kids

Martin Lacko

The art workshop for children (6-13 years old) focuses on the myths of Ariadne, Theseus, and the Minotaur. We will explore the central motif of this year's TANEC PRAHA festival visuals, inspired by Titian's painting "Bacchus and Ariadne," which depicts the arrival of the god of wine and merriment on a small island to a deserted Cretan princess. We'll discuss who left her on Naxos and the events that led to it, then illustrate the myths. Drawing supplies will be provided, but children are welcome to bring their own favourite brushes.


16:00 – 17:00 Hans Christian Andersen - A Tale Lost in Translation 
Žižkov Highline

doc. Helena Březinová, Ph.D.

Danish specialist Helena Březinová takes us into the fairytale world of Hans Christian Andersen. Using several of Andersen's famous fairytales, she demonstrates the sophistication of these seemingly naive texts and what readers miss if they don't experience the real Andersen. Additionally, we'll learn interesting facts about the life of this renowned storyteller, gaining a deeper understanding of his work.


19:00 – 20:00 The Best of Iceland - What we do not have at home
Unijazz Reading Room

Miljo Milev

Miljo Milev takes us on a journey through Icelandic nature, revealing its many remarkable features. Together, we will explore local volcanoes, waterfalls and geothermal fields under the aurora borealis. We will discover the unique aspects of the island, shaped by its separation from Europe. Additionally, we will delve into Iceland's history, current events and social situation.


SUNDAY 9. 6.

10:00 – 11.30 Colourful Painting of the North
wall at the Unijazz Reading Room
painting workshop for kids

Jan Hladík 

Together with an artist and a musician, children will have the opportunity to portray Icelandic and Scandinavian landscapes. By playing with colours, they will create paintings to decorate the surroundings of Krenovka.


11:00 – 12:00 Norway – A Rich and Beautiful Country
Žižkov Highline

Václav Bacovský

How did the land of glaciers, mountains and fjords transform with unexpected oil wealth? How is Norway similar to the Czech Republic, and how is it different? Discover all this and more at the lecture by traveller and photographer Václav Bacovský. He will introduce the audience to the natural beauty and social attractions of Norway, including stories of famous polar explorers like Roald Amundsen and Fridtjof Nansen.


14:00 - 18:00 Analogue Photography 
Žižkov Highline

Free Cinema & Barbora Doleželová

Taking a photo today is easier than ever. That’s why we have prepared an analogue photography workshop for you, where you will learn to slow down and think about what you want to capture. Discover the differences between the digital cameras commonly used today and classic analogue cameras. You’ll have the chance to try out several cameras, including


15:00 - 16:00 Dance in Scandinavian Literature
Žižkov Highline

Radka Stahr

By describing images, mentioning a song, or highlighting the sheer melodiousness of a verse, literature opens up to the world of other media. While intermedial relations to visual arts and music are explored in detail in literary studies, the subject of dance remains underexamined. This lecture will present dance as an important artistic manifestation that can serve not only characterizing but also narratively essential functions in texts. Additionally, we will focus on Scandinavian literature, which has gained wider recognition in recent years thanks to the trendy wave of Nordic detective stories.


17:00 - 18:00 The Magic of Rhythm
Žižkov Highline
for kids 

Tomáš Kerle

Musician Tomáš Kerle will guide us into the enchanting world of rhythms and sounds with cajons. This workshop, primarily designed for children, will teach participants how to explore and create rhythms and sounds using cajons. Get ready for a fun and interactive musical adventure!


19:00 - 20:00 Svojost 
Žižkov Highline
author's reading 

Kateřina Pokorná 

Join Kateřina Pokorna, aka Svojost, on an introspective journey. Through her lyrics, she shares hidden thoughts and emotions, creating a connection through relatable stories. Her music allows for self-discovery as her authentic narration unlocks a deeper understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Her work serves as a mirror, not only for her, but also for us.


The TANEC PRAHA 2024 Festival takes place under the auspices of the President of the Czech Republic Petr Pavel.