Animal Carnival

An interactive dance performance for children based on the musical suite of the same name by French composer Camille Saint-Saens, this multimedia production combines movement and dance with video projections, original music and sound, while also playing with light and shade, silence and stillness. The artists were inspired by the diversity of the animal kingdom: they journeyed underground and into the clouds, dove underwater and got lost in the tall grass. Thanks to the audience of children that is present on stage from beginning to end, new creatures are discovered with each performance. Join us and plunge into the world of animal imagination. The performance has an accompanying visual and sound workshop, which includes activities designed to reflect on the performance.

About the Company

Barbora Látalová
Barbora is a free-lance artist, choreographer, dancer, teacher and founder of the artistic group OSTRUŽINA. She is a graduate of the Duncan Centre Conservatory in Prague. She completed an internship at Hunter College, City University of New York, and studied modern dance and dance therapy at NYU. She has been a lecturer in movement at HINT University in Norway. She is the creator of the dance performance Fg = G [(m₁m₂)/r²] / Dance and Physics, a project that includes interactive workshops for children in schools, and the award-winning project Animal Carnival. For the past ten years, Barbora has been actively engaged as a leader of the PONEC children’s studio at Prague’s Ponec - dance venue, and as part of the TANEC PRAHA Festival’s “Dance to Schools” project. She has been a member of the Czech board of ASSITEJ since 2018.

Theatre / company

Barbora Látalová & comp.

Czech title

Karneval zvířat


Barbora Látalová

Length of the performance

70 minutes

Stage area


Number of travelling persons



No language barrier




Czech Dance Platform - Audience Award and Award for Lighting Design, 2014


Bára Látalová