PONEC ONLINE: From the VerTeDance Archive. Learned Helplessness

VerTeDance & Jiří Havelka

Creative team

Veronika Knytlová, Tereza Ondrová, Martina Hajdyla Lacová, Karolína Hejnová, Robo Nižník, Jaro Ondruš, Petr Opavský, Katarína Ďuricová, Lucia Kašiarová, Jiří Havelka, Lali Ayguade Farro, Adriana Černá, Karel Štulo, Tomáš Žižka a studenti KALD DAMU


VerTeDance o.s. a Čtyři dny o.s.

Za podpory

Magistrát hlavního města Prahy, Ministerstvo kultury ČR, Nadace život umělce, METROSTAV a.s. a ALT@RT o.s.


Watch a film that records the original source of inspiration for the successful production of Correction. After more than 100 performances in our country and abroad, few people know that the theatrical version was preceded by a site-specific project in the ORCO building – the former Electric Companies, former spas – and that it was inspired by a literary masterpiece from a 1950s Communist camp. Have you seen Correction in our theatre? Then add another dimension to your experience. If not, lay the groundwork for the repeat performance that you will see live at the PONEC Theatre!

The film will be released on May 14 at 8:00 p.m. and will be available for viewing until midnight. 

If you want to see the movie in full screen mode, please open it in new window HERE and then click on the icon in the right corner at the bottom. 



The performance is open to everyone for free, but if you would like to support artists working at the PONEC theatre, you will be very pleased.
You can support artists on donor platforms:

or by going on the GoOut and buying a "ticket" for the performance.

We really appreciate all the support and thank you! 



In its latest production, VerTeDance abandons its usual home stage at Prague’s Ponec Theatre in order to delve into the underground spaces of the former municipal spa. The project is loosely inspired by Dagmar Šimková’s book We Were There, Too, about her experiences in a communist prison camp in the 1950s. The contradiction between the site’s original purpose and its current state resonates with the fates of people who were tortured and killed for expressing a noble spirit. VerTeDance has invited an international team of renowned artists to collaborate on this project: movement is being coordinated by Lali Ayguade Farro, a long-term dancer with the famed Akram Khan Company, the music is by Polish composer Rafał Dętkoś, and the performance is directed by Jiří Havelka.Sledujeme svébytné filmové dílo nebo jen záznam 24 bezpečnostních kamer? Jejich nebezpečná všudypřítomnost není příjemná „odsouzeným“ ani divákům. Bezmoc v každém záběru.