Rostislav Novák Jr. was announced the Figure of the Year regardless of the profession. The manager of Cirk La Putyka was also the host of the evening, announcing and handing out the awards during an hour-long run on a treadmill in the cultural venue Jatka78 in Prague.
The online premiere of the streamed version of the award-winning production of Orten! took place on the Dramox streaming platform on 14 January. Based on the published diaries of the untimely dead poet Jiří Orten, the production in the coproduction of the F. X. Šalda Theatre in Liberec and 3+KK Theatre in Brno should have premiered on 30 October last year. The theatremakers postponed it due to the epidemic.
The awards for the publications in theatre were given to Barbora Liška, Jakub Liška and Petr Kubala for the CEDIT – kontexty a přesahy tvorby journal published by the Center for Experimental Theatre.
The Theatre Newspaper Award for creative achievements in the pandemic went to the dancer and choreographer Miřenka Čechová for the concept and directing of the multimedia project metaBaletky. The performance metaBaletky is based on her autobiographic book that raised the hue and cry in the ballet community. The author describes the environment of the dance conservatory in the 1990s and her touch experiences.
Laureates of the Theatre Newspaper Award for the pandemic period
Online (one-off projects available on the Internet or TV)
Adam Steinbauer for directing the streamed version of Orten!, 3+KK Theatre, Brno and F. X. Šalda Theatre Liberec, online premiere at Dramox on 14 January 2021
Offline (one-off projects available to the audience live despite closed theatres)
Lenka Dřímalová and members of the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre Ballet for the realization of dance and music happenings Ballet Outside and Dancing Bridges, National Moravian-Silesian Theatre Ballet, Ostrava, 23 April 2020, and 4 June 2021 in the streets of Ostrava
Adriana Světlíková and Petr Pola for the realization of the 19th online and offline Malá inventura festival
Continuous Creative Initiative
Rostislav Novák Jr. and a group of artists associated with Cirk La Putyka for the #kulturunezastavis initiative
Barbora Liška, Jakub Liška and Petr Kubala for CEDIT – kontexty a přesahy tvorby journal by the Centre for Experimental Theatre, published by the Center for Experimental Theatre since 2019
The figure of the Year regardless the Profession
Rostislav Novák Jr. for tireless enticement of cultural activities and searching for new ways to reach an audience in the pandemic in the #kulturunezastavis and Televize Naživo projects
Theatre Newspaper Award
Miřenka Čechová for the concept and directing of the multimedia project metaBALETKY, Spitfire Company, Praha, online premiere on 3 May 2021
Photo: Rostislav Novák Jr. - laureate of "The figure of the Year regardless the Profession" award