At the conclusion of the festival an international jury will grant the Dance Piece of the Year and Dancer of the Year award.

Audiences vote on the winner of the Audience Award.

The jury of the Institute of Light Design grants the Award for Light Design

Since 2016 the portfolio of awards has expanded to include an award for Manager of the Year / Awards of Jiří Opěla

History of festival awards

The first edition of the festival was organized in 1994. Between 2002 until 2009 Tanec Praha civic assocation announced in a cooperation with SAZKA the SAZKA Prize for "discovery in dance". This prize was linked with the financial award for the realization of the new piece.

In 2011, Tanec Praha civic association together with Arts and Theatre Institute had put together a jury of leading Czech and foreign personalities working in the domain of contemporary dance. The jury awarded the prize the Dance Piece of the Year award. The main focus of this award is an expert reflection on local creation, which is vitally important for the development of individual artists and the entire field.

Since 2005 Tanec Praha announces The Dancer of the Year award.

Traditionally, also the Audience award is announced. The winner of the prize gets one half of festival ticket incomes at PONEC theatre.

The most recent of festival prizes was introduced in 2009 when the organizers of the CZECH DANCE PLATFORM together with the Institute of Light Design decided to award The Light Design Award. This prize resulted from the necessity to raise consciousness about recent trends on the scene of Czech scenic design.

 

Winners

Winners of the CZECH DANCE PLATFORM:

SAZKA Prize for "discovery in dance"
2002 Petr Tyc: To málo co vím o Sylfidách / The Little I Know about the Sylphids
2003 Kristýna Celbová: Agáta 19...
2004 Petra Hauerová: Noční můra / Night Moth
2005 VerTeDance: Tichomluva / Silent Talk
2006 Jaro Viňarský: Posledný krok pred / Last Step Before
2007 Ioana Mona Popovici: Portrét / Portrait
2008 Lenka Bartůňková: Knihovna / Library
2009 Kateřina Stupecká: Da Capo

Dance Piece of the Year
2011 Jarek Cemerek: Void Amongst Humans
2012 VerTeDance: What is the weight of your desire?
2013 Lenka Vagnerová & Comp.: Riders
2014 VerTeDance / Jiří Havelka / Clarinet Factory: CORRECTION
2015 Jozef Fruček a Linda Kapetanea (RootLessRoot, SK/GR) / DOT504 (CZ): Collective Loss of Memory
2016 Farm in the Cave: Disconnected 

Interpretation Award later renamed Dancer of the Year
2005 Lenka Vágnerová: Homo Sentimentalis
2006 Lea Švejdová (Čapková): Synchronicity
2007 Anna Caunerová: Portrét
2008 Helena Arenbergová: Holdin' Fast
2009 Nataša Novotná: Golden Crock, Bo/lero
2010 Tereza Ondrová: Případy doktora Toureta / The Cases of Dr. Touret
2011 Jarek Cemerek: Void Amongst Humans
2012 Lucia Kašiarová: What is the weight of your desire?
2013 Markéta Vacovská: One Step Before the Fall
2014 Andrea Opavská: La Loba
2015 Martina Hajdyla Lacová: SuperNaturals
2016 Jaro Ondruš: GUIDE and Absent 

The Light Design Award
2009 Tomáš Morávek: Da Capo
2010 Jan Komárek: Crime and Punishment, Tore, Gaia
2011 Pavla Beranová: Sacrebleu
2012 Pavel Kotlík: Found & Lost
2013 Martin Špetlík: One Step Before the Fall
2014 Katarína Ďuricová: CORRECTION and collective of authors: Animal Carnival
2015 Adam Uzelac: Phrasing the Pain
2016 team of project GUIDE

Audience Award
2002 Eva Černá & Karel Vaněk: Adáádání – Desert blues
2003 Robert Tirpák: Inside of
2004 Jan Kodet: Lola and Mr. Talk
2005 Kristýna Lhotáková a Ladislav Soukup: Osoby a obsazení
2006 Jaro Viňarský: Posledný krok pred
2007 Jan Kodet: (e)MOTION PURE-KEVEL
2008 Vojtěch Švejda: Albert se bojí / Alberts Fear
2009 Karel Vaněk: Orphans
2010 ME-SA: Echoes
2011 Lenka Vágnerová & Pavel Mašek / DOT504: Mah Hunt
2012 Monika Rebcová: Africa – Consideration
2013 VerTeDance: Simulante Bande
2014 Barbora Látalová and coll.: Animal Carnival
2015 Jozef Fruček a Linda Kapetanea (RootLessRoot, SK/GR) / DOT504 (CZ): Collective Loss of Memory
2016 Věra Ondrašíková: GUIDE

Manager of the Year
2016 Karolína Hejnová

Special Mention
2013 Zuzana Pitterová: Simulante Bande