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International Dance Day 2024: Dance Conservatories Gala

Dance Conservatories Gala

The New Stage

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    April 2024

    Saturday 27. 4.

    Tickets available

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    The New Stage

    Art 4 People presents…


    Painting and dancing have the advantage over other arts that they are common to all countries and all peoples; their language is understood by all and makes the same impression everywhere.
    (Jean-Georges Noverre)

    In 1982, the International Theatre Institute (ITI) Dance Committee first proclaimed 29 April as International Dance Day on the occasion of the birth of the French dance reformer Jean-Georges Noverre (1727–1810). From that moment on, this globally recognised holiday (registered under UNESCO) spread to all countries of the world, symbolically linking different nations and their cultures through the universal language of dance. Each year, a dance personality is also asked to give a message on this day and their message then travels across the planet.

    In addition to the traditional events held in the Czech Republic, culminating in a gathering of performers and spectators of many dance styles on Střelecký ostrov, this year for the first time there will also be a special gala performance at the New Stage, on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 April 2024.

    Art 4 People, in collaboration with artistic partners, will offer audiences two original performances by the best companies from the Czech Republic.

    Dance Conservatories Gala – 27 April at 8pm
    The gala performance of all Czech dance conservatories will present young talents and perhaps even future stars of domestic and foreign companies in a dramaturgically varied programme that will feature the best of the selected schools’ repertoire.

    International Dance Day in Prague, 29 April  
    The programme on Střelecký ostrov will undoubtedly delight dance fans and the general public alike. Stretching throughout the day, it will feature dozens of dance performances, workshops focused on a variety of dance genres, dance classes and evening parties, as well as  a concert of Pekař and his band. Entrance to all events will be free. Pekař’s song Vrcholky a pády will represent the motto of this year’s celebrations. Jakub Mazůch, a finalist of the most recent StarDance edition, will prepare for it a nationwide flashmob. More information is available at


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    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. We are currently selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika taking place in April-September 2024.

    When purchasing online, you can get an e-ticket. You can pick up printed tickets in person at the box offices of the National Theatre.

    What to wear?

    By their appearance, attire and behaviour, the audience is obliged to adhere to the accustomed practice expected from them when attending a theatre performance.

    Parking at the National Theater

    While visiting The National Theatre and the New Stage you can use again the underground car park of the National Theatre. Information and a parking fee.


    Buffets on the New Stage

    Use Café Nona for refreshments on the New Stage.