Tejnorová Petra

(*1984)

Director, author, teacher

Petra Tejnorová’s independent projects and alternative performances are documentary probes trying to uncover the guts of taboo, neglected and thorny topics.

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The director and author Petra Tejnorová creates her own theatre projects and guest performances. She has been engaged in documentary theatre, physical and dance theatre, authorial theatre, theatre probes in various social layers and classes. In projects Nevina (2014) and Nick (2015) she focused on the genre of live cinema, the fusion of theatre and film. She has had guest performances in Dejvice Theatre, HaDivadlo, New Stage of the National Theatre (Láska a informace, 2016), Ponec Theatre (Kolik váží vaše touha?, 2011; You are here, 2016), Archa Theatre, Minor Theatre, Alfa Theatre etc. She has cooperated with spaces of Alfred ve dvoře, Alta Studio (Uhozené květinou), Roxy/NoD. She regularly cooperates with the dance company VerTeDance (Pojďme na tanec!, NOTHING SAD, 2017). She is also a film director (Haló? Je tam někdo?, 2017; Das Mädchen und die Waffe, 2014).

She graduated from directing of alternative and puppet theatre at KALD DAMU in Prague. She is currently the teacher in Acring Bachelor’s Programme at KALD DAMU.

She created several successful productions when studying at DAMU (the award of student and professional jury at the 8th International Festival of Puppetry Universities Wroclaw 2006, Zlomvaz in 2006, the award in the theatre section at the International Festival Zdarzenia – Tczew – Europa 2007, award for directing at Skupa’s Pilsen Festival in 2008). In 2008 she was nominated for the Alfréd Radok Award in the category of Talent. In 2009 she received the Josef Hlávka Award. The production Kolik váží vaše touha? became the dance production of 2011 and the dance play YOU ARE HERE received the audience award at Dance Platform 2017.