Prague, Czech Republic
SE.S.TA was initially founded in 1999 and since 2010 it has been operating as the first Centre for Choreographic Development in the Czech Republic. SE.S.TA's objective is to foster development of professional contemporary dance in the Czech Republic in an international context.
SE.S.TA offers diverse forms of professional development, one of which is confrontation with different ways of thinking and creating. Performers, pedagogues and theoreticians representing different artistic fields and cultures exchange their ideas during professional encounters. There are four main fields of activity carried out by SE.S.TA; educational and research workshops, seminars and residencies for dance professionals (choreographers, dancers, pedagogues, critics and theoreticians) in the Czech Republic and abroad, production and co-production of new contemporary dance performances in cooperation with Czech and foreign artists and institutions and distribution of contemporary dance productions in the Czech Republic and abroad. Last but not least SE.S.TA’s activity is educating theaudience by organizing open lectures, exhibitions, presentations and discussions.
Additionally SE.S.TA initiates debates between culture professionals, politicians and representatives of public sector to stimulate discussion on relations between art and society.