Zden Brungot Svíteková

The Czech artist will have her artistic research session from 4th to 18th of May in Gdaňsk, Poland right before the SOBIESZEWO ISLAND CONFERENCE. Her host organization is Polka dot Foundation.

Zden Brungot Svíteková is a moving artist. Dancer, performer, collaborative artist, dance maker. She graduated in dance pedagogy at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, then continued completing her studies in France, USA, and Norway. Since 2001, through engagements, collaborations, residencies and fellowships, she has been working internationally as free-lancer, dancing, performing, collaborating and from 2012 also signing her own works. One of the leading interests in her artistic approach is to create and to cultivate a space for personal, embodied expression of each individual. Her artistic reflection is being nourished by interest in natural and human sciences (physics, psychology, geology, language and communication a.o.) and always, with greatest curiosity and respect, by encounters with different beings, cultures and landscapes.Zden is deeply interested in movement research, scoring and improvisational approaches dialoguing with composition. During 2010 – 2015 she has been one of the initiators and organisers of ImproEvents Prague – an annual international festival for improvisation as a performing form.
Since 2010 Brungot Svíteková has also been in a close artistic dialogue with what later became OSTRUŽINA z.s. of which she is one of the founding members and a co-leader. Ostružina produces high quality dance pieces with focus on young and adult audiences with participation as a common denominator for most of its productions. 
Zden also collaborates with Centre For Choreographic Development SE.S.TA and Tanec Praha o.s., often in frame of young audience, community art and mediation/transmission oriented activities, in form of performances, creative projects in schools, participatory events or workshops.