Lucie Hayashi studied dance science at the Faculty of Music and Dance of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (PhD.), where she currently works as a secretary of the Dance Department, and Japanese studies at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University, where she gives lectures on Japanese theatre at the Far East Institute. As a dance writer, since 2010 she has been editor-in-chief of the specialist online magazine Taneční aktuality.cz. She has intensively devoted to anthropological research into Japanese dance, whose results have been published in specialist periodicals and presented at dance and ethnology conferences (in the Czech Republic, Norway, Japan, Ireland, Croatia). As a dancer, she has worked with a number of Czech and foreign choreographers, and participated in theatre performances in Japan, where she studied the Noh, Kyogen, Butoh and Buyo dance forms. Since 2007, she has collaborated as a movement adviser with the National Theatre, where since 2011 she has been engaged as assistant director at the Opera, and worked on the productions of Les enfants terribles (2011, directed by Alice Nellis), The Jacobin (2011, directed by Jiří Heřman), Gloriana (2012, directed by Jiří Heřman), Don Giovanni (2012, directed by SKUTR: Martin Kukučka and Lukáš Trpišovský), Pélleas et Mélisande (2012, directed by Rocc Rappl), Orfeo ed Euridice (2013, directed by Hartmut Schörghofer), Simon Boccanegra (2013, directed by David Pountney), The Cunning Little Vixen (2014, directed by Ondřej Havelka) and The Fall of Arkun (2014, directed by Jiří Heřman). For the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre in Ostrava, she has choreographed the production Nonomiya, inspired by Japanese theatre (2014, directed by Jiří Nekvasil).
Updated: December 2015