Hana Slačálková - CV
Studied dance theory at the Prague Academy of Arts.
Dedicates herself to expressive, modern, and, especially, historic dance. Since 1998, she works as a period dance and Baroque dance aesthetics professional.
As a dancer she co-operated with a number of important choreographers (such as Helena Kazárová, Dorothée Wortelboer, Marc Leclercq, Sigrid T´Hooft, and others), preparing Baroque opera reconstructions, as well as modern premieres of other 16th-18th C. important works. Togehter with her own dance group, for a number of years she performs mainly Baroque dance reconstructions at the Theatrum Kuks, Opera barocca and Festival barokních umění (Festival of Bnarioque Arts) festivals.
She composes entrees and dance suites for mainly Baroque opera performances, composes and reconstructs the original period choreographies.
Theatre co-operation: opera choreographies (J. H. Schmelzer – Herkules und Onfale, G.Bononcini – La Nemica d´Amore, A. Caldara – Scipione Affricano il Maggiore, A. Caldara – L´Asilo d´Amore.
Film co-operation: historic film and TV series choreographies – Henry IV of Navarra (2008), Borgia (2011-2013), Interlude in Prague (2016), Britannia (2016), Knightfall (2016), Genius (2016).
As a consultant, she co-organises period balls and festivities.
Each year she leads special seminars, dedicated to Renaissance and Baroque dance, in Prague and all over the country. She is teaching the history of dance and ballet, and historic dancing, at the Prague Dance Conservatoire.