Tell us a bit about your dance background and where you’re from.
Hi, I am Michal, and I am 20 years old and this is my first year in the company. I come from the small royal dowry town of Bohemia, Jaroměř, Czech Republic. When I was around twelve years old I started my first dance steps in Flash Dance Company.

 

Michal Vach | Photo by Dylan Tedaldi

Where did you study and where did you dance prior to joining Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company?
I graduated from Dance Centre Prague, conservatory – grammar school where I was a member of two school companies, younger Baby Ballet Prague (BBP) led by Agurtzane Peréz Oloriz and older Ballet Prague Junior (BPJ) led by Victor Svidró. We performed with the Prague Symphony, travelled all over the Czech Republic and abroad. I was also a guest dancer in the Prague Chamber Ballet.

 

Michal Vach | Photo by Dylan Tedaldi

Can you tell us a bit about your experience as a dancer in the second company, KCDC 2? And then to your transition to the main company?
After a successful private audition, I joined the second company, KCDC 2, in September 2019 with full enthusiasm to discover the special language of KCDC and Rami Be’er’s work.  After an enjoyable tour to Germany, I joined the main company in late 2019.
As quick and unexpected as was the transition to the main company, I will say, “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!”  – Audrey Hepburn

What attracted you to the movement language of Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company and Rami Be’er’s work?
I remember when I saw the company for the first time during festival Divadelní svět Brno 2017 at The Janáček Theatre in  Brno, Czech Republic. They were touring with awe-inspiring work of “Horses in the Sky“. When the curtain opened I was immediately amazed by the scenography.  I had this unforgettable feeling that the earth was shaking; seeing such unreal dancers’ movement skills in combination with stunning music and flawless light design.

Michal Vach | Photo by Dylan Tedaldi

What is it like living amongst professional dancers, international dance students, and dance professionals at The International Dance Village in Kibbutz Ga’aton, Israel?
It’s not just a beautiful and unique place in northern Israel, but it’s also the perfect place to continuously grow and gain more experience to become a better performer, choreographer, and even a teacher and inspire people from all over the world!

Can you share with us how/what you feel dancing with the company on stage?
The idea of our company is to be like a diverse garden.  Different ages, different cultures, and backgrounds sharing the same passion on one stage.  Every dancer is so special and blooms in his or her own way but together we are one breath.  The most important thing is we are one big family, we support, listen and help one another.

A closing thought?
To my teachers and family, I want to thank each and everyone one of you for all your support.


Come dance with us at our home at the International Dance Village in Kibbutz Ga’aton, Israel and take part in the:

Kibbutz Summer Intensive

Dance Journey Program

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