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Michal Záhora

Michal Záhora is a dancer, choreographer and teacher. After graduating from Duncan Centre Conservatory in 2003, he became a member of the Norwegian national ensemble Carte Blanche where he performed in choreographies by Amanda Miller, Ohad Naharin, Ina Christell Johannesen and other renowned artists. In 2004, he started dancing at the Italian company of Roberto Zapalla. From 2006 to 2008, as a member of Scottish Dance Theatre in Great Britain, he was systematically concentrating on teaching contemporary dance technique, giving seminars at London Contemporary Dance School, Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, and Scottish School of Contemporary Dance. Since 2005, he has been a member of NANOHACH dance company. It is in co-operation with NANOHACH that he created his authorial pieces Synchronicity and (2005): they were presented around the Czech Republic and in Spain, the USA (Southern Theatre Minneapolis), and England (Southbank Centre London). Two times Michal Záhora was shortlisted for SAZKA Prize for “discovery in dance” (in 2006 for Synchronicity and in 2008 for Resonance). His most recent piece Fragile Fragments was created in 2010 in cooperation with Jan Komárek. As a dancer, Záhora has gained a lot of experience from cooperating with foreign choreographers, among them Paco Decina, David Parsons, Liv Lorent, Adam Benjamin or Janet Smith. As to Czech choreographers with whom he has worked, the most renowned are Jan Kodet (Jade and Danse Macabre) and Eva Blažíčková (an artistic-pedagogic project Špalíček, 2009). Presently, Michal Záhora teaches dance abroad and at Duncan Centre Conservatory in Prague where he was appointed director in September 2009.

“Michal Záhora’s Resonance is a true choreography, a piece clearly distant from mere dancing... “
(Petr Šourek / Nový Prostor, February 2008)