1981 26. April in Prague, Czech Republic
2019 – Pilates instructor certification (MŠMT)
2018 – SEFTE certificate (Ministry of Education)
2005 – graduated from Folkwang Hochschule(Essen-Germany)
2001 – graduated from Duncan Centre Conservatory of Higher Education
1999 – Duncan Centre Conservatory – graduated with a high school diploma
2010 – Represented the Czech Republic at the World EXPO in Shanghai
2008 – Residency in Barcelona at the Area tangent art studio, during which she choreographed “El puente” for the La Temporada Alta festival in Girona.
2008 – 1st prize of the choreographic competition SAZKA Award for “discovery in dance” for the work “Library”
2006 – Nominated for the SAZKA Choreographic Competition for “discovery in dance” and received a scholarship to New York, where she collaborated with Dance Theater and Movement Research during her studies
2005 – 1st prize in the Jarmila Jeřábková Choreographic Competition for the work “Libera me”
- Lenka Kniha Bartůňková independent choreographer, dancer and lecturer of Contemporary Dance and Pilates technique. She graduated from the Duncan Centre Conservatory in Prague, where she studied under Eva Blažíčková and other Czech and international professors ( Lenka Flory, David Zambrano, Renata Celichowsky…..). For five years she lived in Germany where she studied stage dance at the Folkwang Hochschule under the guidance of professors and dancers of the important German choreographer Pina Bausch. For several years she collaborated with the German group Renegade theater, which is dedicated to the fusion of contemporary and street dance culture. For two years she lived in Spain, where she was involved in creating, teaching and performing. She collaborates with Czech and international choreographers and artists. Professionally she has visited countries such as UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg, New York, Kazakhstan, Jordan (Amman), Egypt (Cairo), China (Macau, Shanghai), Africa (Zimbabwe, Ghana).
In 2005 she won the first prize in the Jarmila Jeřábková Choreographic Competition. In 2006 she received a two-week scholarship in New York, where she attended dance classes at Perry dance studio, Dance theater and Movement research. She was twice nominated for the main prize for discovery in dance in the Sazka Prize for Choreography competition, which she received in 2008 for her choreography Library. In 2008 she received a scholarship to Barcelona, where she attended classes at La Caldera Dance Center. At the Area tangent centre she choreographed “El puente” specifically for the Temporada Alta festival in Girona. In 2010 she was part of the Czech Republic representation at the International EXPO 2010 in Shanghai.
She has been living in the Czech Republic since 2008.
Her goal is to continue international exchange and broaden her experience in the dance and art world. For this reason she founded the cultural company FARO moving space z.s. https://www.faromovingspace.cz/
Performing experience and collaboration
- Interpretive experiences abroad: “Don’t feed the alligators” French group 100 Issues (Letní Letná 2021 festival), (Roberto Olivan – Kiosko das almas perdidas), Die Zauberflote (La fura dels baus), Zero Orizontale (Chiara Girolomini), Show case of the body(Chikako Kaido), The second class (Samir Akika), Limpieza (Norbert Steiwartz), Clavigo (Samuel Schwartz), Sueno numero 7 (Ben Riepe), Rumble, Street live – (Lorca Renoux) Renegade theater – Pottporuss,
- Interpretive experience of the Czech Republic: The Tears of Elina (The Makropulos Thing), Ariadne, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Magdalena Švecová), The Enchantment (Forman Brothers Theatre), Till They Die (Petr tyc), Momo, The World Made of Paper (Mirka Eliášová), Transforma (Maya Lipsker and Verte Dance Group), Moving orchestra – Improvisation evenings, Carmina Burana (Petra Hauerová) A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Eva Blažíčková), Portrait (Yoana Mona Popovici), Orbis pictus (dance group Nanohách + Michal Záhora), And who is Anik? (Petra Fornayová), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Tereza Indráková), Pentimiento (Andrea Miltnerová), The Brides of Charon (K. Celbová), Kafka alert (Jan Komárek), Blue (Eva van de Rakt)
- “Eymen – point of view” For more information about the making of the documentary (30 min.) see the heading Making up to 60 min. Promo video link
- “Cold Buffet – The Dance of the Inertia ” You can watch the video at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMXbXNiDd_c
- Face to face – Choreography: Eva van de Rakt, Music: Aleš Kudela, Camera: Robert Novák Four letters
- Subways – choreography:Christl Piete, direction: Daniel Conrad
- The stories of milkmans wife – choreography and direction by Anca Huma, cinematography by Maria Gimenez (Germany)
- My name is Luisa – Gabriela Mathe (Hungary)
Movement collaboration in theatre:
- Tik tak, tik tak – T. Jarkovský, J. Vašíček – Drak Theatre (Hradec Králové)
- Kocourkov – Jan Jirků – Minor Theatre (Prague)
- Macbeth – Pavel Khek – ABC theatre (Prague)