Václav Kuneš

founder and artistic director of 420PEOPLE, choreographer, dancer

In 1993 he graduated from the Dance conservatory in Prague. Then, for 11 years, he was a member of the Nederlands Dans Theater where he worked with Jiří Kylián, Ohad Naharin, William Forsythe to name a few. In 2004 he became a freelance artist, danced many years with Saburo Teshigawara and for one of his works, Scream and Whispers he was nominated for Dancer of the Year 2005 award in Cannes. He worked as an assistant to J. Kylián with many companies from around the world. As a choreographer he worked for theatres in Europe, USA and Japan. Since 2007 he is the artistic director at 420PEOPLE, group he co-founded with Natasa Novotna. For collaboration with 420PEOPLE he invited many choreographers and dancers: Crystal Pite, Ohad Naharin, Jiří Kylián and Jo Strömgren. 420PEOPLE also coproduced dance movie Closed with Jo Strømgren and Nomad, new work by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui created in collaboration with Eastman, Tanec Praha Dance Festival in 2017. His latest work The Watcher has been premiered in September 2018 with live music by award winning rock band Please the Trees.