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The Prague Chamber Ballet is the largest Czech independent professional dance company. Beginnings reach into 1964 when Luboš Ogoun, Pavel Šmok and Vladimír Vašut founding Studio Ballet Prague. To the original idea of Ballet Prague choreographer Pavel Šmok continues in 1975 under a name Prague Chamber Ballet. Formation of this body signified a great break in the development of in those days Czechoslovakian ballet. Especially choreographies of Pavel Šmok, at the same time also visiting Czech and foreign choreographies (L.Vaculík, P.Zuska, J.Kylián, R.North, Ch.Bruce, P.Delacroix, P.de Ruiter, J.Hackman, J.Kodet, J.Przybylowicz, L.Holánková and others) were on the repertory. In nearly half a century of successful activity and art production the group went through goal-directed and successful development, it became important representative of dance art of Czech Republic and the Capital city Prague abroad (Israel, Lebanon, India, China, Australia, Cuba, Taiwan, Germany, Luxembourg, Thailand) and gained many substantial awards (Czech literary fund prize for the best choreography, Thálie awards for extraordinary stage performances, Czech Republic dance association prizes, etc.).

The present face of Prague Chamber Ballet is represented by 8 regular and 6 external dancers, who are managing extensive motion list from neo-classical through techniques of present modern dance. Dancers have rich experience from stone theatres and also alternative dances scenes in Czech Republic or abroad. Newly appointed artistic board of Prague Chamber Ballet led by Professor Ivanka Kubicová and Hana Turečková using an external consultations of Markéta Perroud continues in the tradition of innovative and progressive company with Czech and international repertoire. Approached by the young generation of successful and creative Czech and foreign choreographers (H.Turečková, T.Rychetský, Ji-Eun Lee, J.Greben & U.Ivgi, aj).