Stelecký Island Prague
Date and Time:
June 24, 2017 at
Rena Milgrom (1966), CMA, DMT, RSME, RSMT
2011-2014 TANTER Prague,
2009-2011 LIMS (Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies), New York,
2006 – Masaryk University Brno – Art Therapy
1985 – 2016 accredited courses in Body-Mind Centering, discipline of Improvisation, Central Asian dances, Contemporary Dance, Rhythm.
Certified Movement Analyst, teacher, event organizer, Dance-Movement Therapist, Registered Somatic Movement Educator and Therapist, Choreographer, Performer. Based on her modern dance background and years of research on traditional dances and rituals from India to Central Asia she has synthesized a dance style drawing from contemporary and eastern dance. Her teaching method is based on principles of Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies and other Somatic disciplines. Her work is divided into few areas – education, therapy, performance. Rena has been teaching dance extensively throughout the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Currently she is teaching Laban Movement Studies at the Palluca Dance Conservatory in Dresden and in her private studio DanceLab Prague. As a Dance and Somatic Therapist, she is working with the Parkinson patients under Parkinson-Help, Prague. Her artistic projects have been always multimedial or Site-specific. Rena is the director of Open field NGO, focusing on Somatic education,music, performances and festivals. As a somatic educator, she has developed a two year program “Conscious Body”.
History of Site and Related Water Issues:
Stelecký Island is one of the most visited and lively islands on the Vltava river in the Prague Center. In the past, from 13.centrury, the Island was used as a strategic defense place for the city as well as ground for archery, later for physical activities under Sokol association. The island suffered many times from the river flood. Flooding and drought are the crucial issues in our country.
Live Band: Empty Mountains are full of Wind and Rains ( drums, clarinet, saxophon, base, violin)
15-20 dancers (professionals and semi-professionals). In this choreography, I would like to address the water and refugee crisis as related issue
We are planning to work with Arnika NGO – environmentally focused organization. We would like to raise awareness about human impact and threat to the water issues.
Directions to the Site of Performance:
Tram no.22,18,9 to Vítzná tram stop across the Vltava river on Malá Strana.
Email for more information:
How can I get involved?
We will welcome volunteers to help us organize the event and be there with us.
Other resources and links:
http://arnika.org, Dancelab Praha