About us

Spitfire Company is an artistic company that includes works of physical, visual and dance theatre. It is currently one of the most progressive ensambles of author theatre in the Czech Republic. The most important and characteristic aspects of the ensemble´s work are: searching of an original physical language of each particular performance, emphasis on experiencing performer´s state of being that generates very present emotions, dealing with a human´s limitation and his/her existential situation.

Press responses

 "Spitfire Company are doubtlessly one of the most interesting and most original creators of physical theatre in the Czech Republic."

Marta Harazimowicz, Nový prostor

"Spitfire Company were never afraid of new creative approaches, syncresis of genres and styles or of resignation to common theatre standards and deconstruction of cliches and expectations of the public. Their will to "be different at any cost" brings original creative individuality into Czech dance."

Zuzana Smugalová, Taneční aktuality 

"Spitfire Company are one of the most distinctive Czech companies at the boarder of physical theatre and "alternative" drama in the broadest sense."

Vladimír Mikulka, Respekt

Our team 

 

artistic direction:

Petr Boháč and Miřenka Čechová


performers: 

Markéta Vacovská, Jindřiška Křivánková, Miřenka Čechová,  Cecile da Costa, Kristýna Šajtošová, Roman Zotov Mikshin, Inga Zotova Mikshina, Michaela Hradecká, Eva Stará, Karolína Křížková, Simona Rozložníková, Ludmila Rašilovová, Michaela Stará 

costumes and masks

Paulína Skávová, Petra Vlachynská 

 

lightdesign:

Martin Špetlík, Jiří Šmirk, Karel Šimek, Pavla Beranová, Jan Tomšů


composers and DJ´s:

 Martin Tvrdý, Jan Kučera, Matouš Hekela, Lenka Dusilová, Sára Vondrášková, Slavomír Hořínek, Jan Šikl  

 

choreography:

Miřenka Čechová, Markéta Vacovská, Cecile da Costa, Kristýna Šajtošová


project management:

Barbora Faifr Repická, Ludmila Vacková 

 

production: 

Aneta Fodorová, Petra Hanzlíková, Tereza Havlíčková 

 

PR a media servis:

Adéla Brabcová 

Awards

Best of Dance 2012 Washington Post 

Miřenka Čechová for The Voice of Anne Frank 

The Herald Angel Award 2013

given by the Scottish magazine The Herald to the "One Step Before the Fall" performance during the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh

Aerowaves Priority Company 2014 

One Step Before the Fall

Total Theatre Award (shortlist) 2013

given by the British magazine Total Theatre to the "One Step Before the Fall" performance during the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh

Total Theatre Award (shortlist) 2015

given by the British magazine Total Theatre to the "The Antiwords" performance during the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh

 

Total Theatre Award (shortlist) 2017

given by the British magazine Total Theatre to the "The Narrator" performance during the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh

Outstanding Performance Award

given to the "The Voice of Anne Frank" performance during the Fringe Prague festival

Grand Prix Zdarzenia

given to the "Svět odsouzencův" performance during International festival Zdarzenia

 

Czech Dance Platform 2013

Dancer of the Year for Markéta Vacovská and Lightdesign of the year for Martin Špetlík - pefrormance One Step Before the Fall

Czech Dance Platform 2018

Dancer of the Year for Cecile da Costa and Lightdesign of the year for Jiří Śmirk -  performance The Narrator

Czech Dance Platform 2019

Lightdesign of the year for Jiří Śmirk -  performance Constellations II. Time for Sharing 

Festivals and theatres

International festival Zdarzenia [PL], International festival FAKI [HR], L1 Contemporary Dance Festival [HU], Fringe Festival in Amsterdam [NL] State Satirical Theatre [BG], Theatre GLEJ [SI], Alone on the stage [SK], The Grotowski Institute [PL], Die Etage [DE], Festival Evropských regionů [CZ[, Festival Flora Olomouc [CZ], The International Festival Zero Point [CZ], Katzen Art Centre (USA), Hale Studio Theatre (USA), International Dance Theatre Festival (PL), MOT Festival (MO), International Mime Arts Festival (PL), Abraxas Theatre (DE), Czech Dance Platform 2012-2018 (CZ), Fringe Prague (CZ), Malá inventura (CZ), Fringe Amsterdam 2013 (NL), i-camp / NT: Neues Theater München (DE), Fringe Edinburgh 2013,2015,2017,2019 (UK), Atlas Performance Centre (USA), Ambassadore Theatre (USA), Broellin Schloss (DE), July Dance 2013 (NL), Biala noc festival (SK),Staatstheater Darmstadt 2016 (DE), Baerum Kulturhus 2016 (NOR), Bordeaux 2016 (FR), Xintiandl Fringe Festival Shanghai 2016 (CHINA), Spoffin 2016 (NL), Bari 2016 (IT), Hellerau 2017 (DE), Saint Etienne 2017 (FR), One Dance Week 2017 (BGR), Tel Aviv International Dance Festival 2019 (ISR), San Francisco International Art Festival 2019 (USA)

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