Lenka Kniha Bartůňková

Lenka Bartůňková is a dancer, choreographer and dance teacher, a graduate of Duncan Centre Conservatory in Prague and Folkwang Hochshule in Essen. While studying in Germany, she started working with Renegade Theater, a group combining contemporary dance with street art and visual arts. From 2005 – 2007, she was creating and teaching in Spain while also being involved in a project of the Catalan choreographer Roberto Olivan and cooperating with the La fura dels Baus company. In 2006, she was chosen for an internship in New York and attended dance lessons at Perry Dance Studio and at Dance Theatre and Movement Research. Her US residency resulted in a successful choreography To the World... In 2008, she got an internship in Barcelona where she attended dance lessons at La Caldera dance centre. At Areatangent artistic centre she created the choreography El puente for the festival Temporada alta in Girona. In 2005, Bartůňková received the first place prize at Jarmila Jeřábková international choreographic competition for her choreography Libera me. Two times she was shortlisted for SAZKA Prize for “discovery in dance”, finally wining it in 2008 with her piece Library. In 2010, she was among the group of Czech artists representing the Czech Republic at EXPO world fair in Shanghai. Not only is Bartůňková a prolific choreographer, she is also an outstanding and flexible dancer and an author of impressive site-specific projects (f. ex. Lagrima).