The contemporary dance theatre ensemble Lenka Vagnerová & Company was founded in 2012 by choreographer and director Lenka Vagnerová.
Every year, the ensemble creates new progressive authors' productions that carry elements of dance, physical, puppet and dramatic theatre. Through its activity it participates in the systematic development of the genre of dance theatre on domestic and world stages.
Existential questions, the urgency of human relationships to other beings and surroundings, play with reality and fantasy are characteristic for the production of the ensemble. Lenka puts emphasis on the precision of theatre situations, movement qualities, supports the individuality of performers, uses the strength and dynamics of the group, looks for physical possibilities and movement limits of one's own body. Emotions, physical action, passion, risk, conflict, harmony and intuition are and have always been part of Lenka's original dance and theatrical language.
The ensemble brings together outstanding artists such as: dancers, actors, musicians, visual artists, offers professional educational background, provides residences and internships, gives space to new theatrical forms and connects outstanding artists and creators.
Lenka Vagnerová regularly runs workshops and teaches her dance method "Talk Through Your Body" in dance ensembles, theatres and schools in the international field.
The ensemble with its performances gathered during its existence a number of significant awards and nominations both in the Czech Republic and abroad, e.g.: Herald Angel Award / The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Best Dance Performance / The Singapore Fringe Festival, The City of Pilsen Award / Skupova Pilsen International Festival, Dance Performance of the Year, Audience Award, Dancer of the Year / Czech Dance Platform Festival, Total Theatre Award Nomination / Edinburgh Fringe Festival, several Thalia Awards, etc.
„Lenka Vagnerová a fabulous dancer and a great choreographic talent.
She has attained a refined physical expression owing to her bold sense of theatre and urge to voice her opinion of substantial issues – the question of power, the question of the co-existence between humans and other natural beings. She excels in finding subjects and creating sceneries, as well as coming up with original movement variations, and, what is more, she possesses a great sense of dynamics and humour.
She has confirmed her reputation as the most gifted young Czech choreographer.“ (Nina Vangeli, New York, Master Lecture about Czech Dance 2016)
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
THEATRE NEWSPAPER AWARD 2019/2020 for Lenka Vagnerová: concept, direction and choreography
THALIA AWARD NOMINATION 2020 for Michal Heriban
THEATRE NEWSPAPER AWARD 2017/2018 for Lenka Vagnerová: concept, direction and choreography
THALIA AWARD NOMINATION 2017 for Fanny Barrouquére
OPERA PLUS AUDIENCE AWARD NOMINATION 2017:
- THE BEST DANCER: Fanny Barrouquére
- THE BEST CHOREOGRAPHY: Lenka Vagnerová
THE BEST PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR NOMINATION / I-THEATRE 2017
THALIA AWARD NOMINATION 2016 for Fanny Barrouquére
OPERA PLUS AUDIENCE AWARD NOMINATIONS 2017:
THE BEST DANCER: Fanny Barrouquére, Andrea OpavskáTHE BEST CHOREOGRAPHY: Lenka Vagnerová
THE THEATRE NEWSPAPER AWARD NOMINATION 2016/2017
THALIA AWARD NOMINATION 2015 for Andrea Opavská
THALIA AWARD NOMINATION 2015 for Ivo Sedláček
TALENT OF THE YEAR NOMINATION 2015 for Ivo Sedláček / WORLD AND THEATRE
OPERA PLUS AUDIENCE AWARD NOMINATION 2016:
THE BEST DANCER: Fanny Barrouquére, Andrea Opavská, Ivo Sedláček
THE BEST CHOREOGRAPHY: Lenka Vagnerová
THE BEST DANCE PERFORMANCE AWARD /SINGAPORE FRINGE FESTIVAL 2016/ The Sraits Times Life’s list
PILSEN CITY PRIZE / SKUPOVA PILSEN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2016
HERALD ANGEL AWARD / THE EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL 2014
TOTAL THEATRE AWARD NOMINATION / THE EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL 2014
DANCER OF THE YEAR AWARD / FESTIVAL CZECH DANCE PLATFORM 2014 /Andrea Opavská
DANCE PIECE OF THE YEAR / FESTIVAL CZECH DANCE PLATFORM 2013
DANCER OF THE YEAR NOMINATION for Andrea Opavská, Tomáš Červinka / FESTIVAL CZECH DANCE PLATFORM 2013
LIGHT DESIGN AWARD NOMINATION / FESTIVAL CZECH DANCE PLATFORM 2013
AUDIENCE AWARD / FESTIVAL CZECH DANCE PLATFORM 2011
THALIA AWARD NOMINATION 2011 for Lenka Vagnerova
DANCER OF THE YEAR NOMINATION 2011 / FESTIVAL CZECH DANCE PLATFORM 2011
LIGHT DESIGN AWARD 2ND PLACE / / FESTIVAL CZECH DANCE PLATFORM 2011