Animal Carnival

An interactive dance performance for children (6–12 years) based on the musical motif of the same name by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns. The 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, into the clouds, underwater and through the grass, and also created many new and bizarre creatures. Thanks to the child audiences, who are present on the stage from beginning to end, new creatures are created every time. Plunge with us into the world of animal imagination!

The performance is connected with a movement, music and visual arts workshop with the artists. Children can try out movement and dance, learn about the animal kingdom, listen to music, create new music and sounds, and engage in artistic reflection.

About the company

Barbora Látalová, freelance dancer, actor, teacher and choreographer.  Graduated in Duncan Centre Conservatory Prague. She is member of the international theater company Nie ( N/GB). As a dancer and performer she is involved in projects in the Czech Republic and abroad. She is member and collaborator of the civic association SE.S.TA. ( Centre for Choreographic Developement ) She creates her own projects in cooperation with various artist and coaches.  Her solo Margaretha Holds Forth was  nominated for interpretation in Czech dance platform 2012. The last years Barbora has been co – working especially with the dance artist and pedagogue Zdenka Brungot Svíteková. They created workshops in schools linked to the performance  for children and young audience Fg = G [(m1 x m2)/r²] ,  premiere in 2010. She is  teaching together  with dancers and pedagogues  Michaela Suša and Zdenka Brungot Svíteková  the Children' s Studio in Ponec theatre which offers to the general public regular afternoon lessons of dance-dramatic education for children aged 4 and older. She is also participating in project Dance in schools and Creative partnerships 2014 in Czech Republic. Since 2012 she has been working as artistic advisor of Dance for children as part of the dramaturgy for festival TANEC PRAHA.

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