Lenka Horalová

Lenka Horalová focused for many years primarily on contemporary dance, especially as a member of the ensemble Filigree in Brno. Since 2004, she started to explore the world of Baroque dance, first in the form of occasional seminars and summer schools with local and foreign teachers (Hana Slačálková, Andrea Miltnerová, Dorothée Wortelboer, Béatrice Massin, Françoise Denieau, Bérangère Bodénan, Ludovica Mosca), including participation in the renowned Academy in Sablé-sur-Sarthe (France). She also owes much to the collaboration with her father, the dancer and teacher František Dofek. Since 2012, she devotes herself continuously to Baroque dance under the auspices of Alla Danza Brno. In the summer 2015, they participated in the project Bach 15 of the French choreographer Béatrice Massin, which explores using the principles of Baroque dance in a completely contemporary context.

Alla Danza Brno was founded in 2012 as the Brno section of the well-established Prague historical dance ensemble Alla Danza. While the original Prague group engages in dances ranging from Gothic to the 19th century, Alla Danza Brno under the artistic direction of František Dofek specializes in the Baroque period. It deals primarily with the interpretation of the original choreography of social and theatrical dance of the French Baroque, aimed at its own choreographic productions, for example in last year’s cooperation to bring Purcell’s opera The Tempest on stage at Brno’s educational theatre Divadlo na Orlí.