Tereza studied Dance Pedagogy at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. In 2004 she co-founded the dance company VerTeDance, creating more than 25 pieces.
She has been cooperating with Peter Šavel since 2012. Together they have created the duet Boys who Like to Play with Dolls, which was awarded the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award (2015), Dance Piece of the Year and Dancer of the Year 2014 in the Czech Republic, nominated by Total Theatre Award Nomination and selected for Priority Companies List 2014 by Aerowaves, and As Long as Holding Hands (2015). Since 2016 she has worked with film and theatre director Petra Tejnorová /Temporary Collective (You Are Here, 2016; Nothing Sad, 2017; LET’S DANCE!, 2017; Hello, Is Anyone Out There?, 2017; SAME SAME, 2018). As a dancer and interpreter, she collaborated with choreographers including Charlotta Öfverholm, Karine Ponties, David Zambrano, Anton Ľahký. She is a teacher at the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and teaches movement courses for actors of the National Theatre in Prague.
Within the Dancing Museum project, Tereza often worked with audio guides to accompany and develop new perspectives.
When the pandemic blocked people from traveling to Prague, Tereza created an audio guide of her locality, similar to an audio guide one may receive in a museum, to bring a new perspective and approach to her home city. She also enlisted the museum gallery’s security staff to provide descriptions of the spaces (that people were unable to visit) via a phone call, interweaving their subjectivity with the human connection that comes when two strangers meet to share a common task. This led to the research and creation of SILENT, an audio performance focused on immobility, observation and reflection of movement.
She is currently working on a new piece, Insectum, in Prague with Silvia Gribaudi (to be premiered in June 2022) and a new piece MOVE: A collective distance choreography (working title). The piece, which will premiere in 2022, is now looking for potential partners for residencies, public meetings, workshops and presentations.
Tanec Praha (CZ) // Prague City Gallery (CZ) – Associate Partner //