Spitfire Company is an artistic company that includes works of physical, visual and dance theatre. It is currently one of the most progressive ensambles of author theatre in the Czech Republic. The most important and characteristic aspects of the ensemble´s work are: searching of an original physical language of each particular performance, emphasis on experiencing performer´s state of being that generates very present emotions, dealing with a human´s limitation and his/her existential situation.
Total Theatre Award (shortlist) (awarded by British physical theatre magazine Total Theatre) for Antiwords performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015.
Skupa's Pilsner Awards 2014 for Antiwords
Herald Angel Award (awarded by British newspaper The Herald) for One Step Before the Fall performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013.
Total Theatre Award (shortlist) (awarded by British physical theatre magazine Total Theatre) for One Step Before the Fall performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013.
Aerowaves Priority Companies 2014 (awarded by Aerowaves - European Dance Platform) for One Step Before teh Fall
Oustanding Performance Award for The Voice of Anne Frank performed at the Prague Fringe festival 2012.
Grand Prix Zdarzenia for The World of Condemned performed at the International Festival Zdarzenia in Poland.
"This is total theatre." Total Theatre Magazine (UK)
Spitfire Company’s Genius Performance... It has been a long time since Poznan last witnessed as good a performance as The Untouchables by Spitfire Company, an ensemble from the Czech Republic." (R. Rakowski, Moje Miasto Poznan)
"a gut-wrenching tour-de-force" (Anne Brennan, The Herald)
“a powerful piece” (The Skinny)
"A performance which well deserved the standing ovation it received from this audience." (ThreeWeeks)
"Spitfire Company is among the most distinctive Czech ensembles straddling the line between physical theatre and “alternative” drama in the broadest sense of the word." (Vladimír Mikulka, Respekt)
Artistic director Petr Boháč and house directors Petr Boháč, Miřenka Čechová
Founders Petr Boháč, Miřenka Čechová, Ludmila Vacková
Actors and performers Markéta Vacovská, Jindřiška Křivánková, Miřenka Čechová, Marina Kantor, Robert Janč, Petr Vaněk, Petr Reif, Roman Horák, Cecile da Costa, Tereza Havlíčková, Soňa Ferenčíková, Jiří Štrébl, Marek Menšík, Dora Hošnová-Sulženko, Katarina Dietzová, Barbara Látaová, Marketa Jandová, Jiří Bartovanec
Choreographers Cécile da Costa, Miřenka Čechová, Jiří Pokorný, Marketa Vacovská
Visual artists Jan Miko, Paulina Skávová, Martin Špetlík, Michaela Hořejší, Jiří Sozanský, Petra Vlachynská, Barbara Wojtkowiak, Lukáš Rais, Lucia Škandíková
Music composers and DJ´s Jan Kučera, Matouš Hekela, Varhan Orchestrovič Bauer, MR. Ultrafino, Lenka Dusilová, Sivan Eldar, David Kollar
Production and managers Ludmila Vacková, Barbora Repická, Petra Hanzlíková, Tereza Havlíčková
Awards and Acknowledgments
The Herald Angel Award 2013, Total Theatre Awards 2013 (shortlist), Dancer of the Year and Light Design Award 2013 - Czech Dance Platform, Grand Prix – International Festival Zdarzenia, the International festival RomaTheatroFestival award forthe personality of the year for Petr Boháč, the Next Wave festival award for the talent of the year for Jinřiška Křivánková, Divadelní noviny/ Theatre newpaper’s award for the personality of the month for Petr Boháč and the Spitfire Company, Outstanding Performance Award - Prague Fringe, Best of Fringe - Amsterdam, Skupova Pilsner Award
Festivals and Theatres
International festival Zdarzenia [PL], International festival FAKI [CHR], L1 Contemporary Dance Festival [HU], Fringe Festival Amsterdam [NL[, State Satirical Theatre [BL], Theatre GLEJ [SI], Alone on the stage [SL], The Grotowski Institute [PL], Die Etage [DE], Festival of the European Regions [CZ[, Festival Flora [CZ], The International Zero Point [CZ], Katzen Art Centre (USA), Hale Studio Theatre (USA), International Dance Theatre Festival (PL), International Mime Arts Festival (PL), Abraxas Theatre (D), Czech Dance Platform 2012 (CZ), Fringe Prague (CZ), International Dance Theatres Festival Poznan (PL), MOT Festival Skopje (MO), Dance Ostrava (CZ), Tabacka (SK), Fringe Amsterdam 2013 (NL), i-camp / NT: Neues Theater München (DE), Česká taneční platforma 2013 (CZ), Fringe Edinburgh (UK), Atlas Performance Centre (USA), Ambassadore Theatre (USA), Broellin Schloss (D), I Like to Watch Too (July Dance Festival 2013)(NL), Biala noc festival (SK),Festival Dream Factory Ostrava (CZ), Festival Divadelní Flora (CZ), Festival KULT (CZ), Alma Alter (BLG), Cirkopolis Fest 2014 (CZ), Teatromania (PL), A PART Festival (PL), Festival Ulicy (PL), Baerum Kulturhus (NO), Nostop Festival (NO), Intercity Festival (IT), PAMS Festival / MAPO Arts Center (KOR), Bratislava v pohybe (SK), Unidram (D), National Arts Festival (JAR), The Market Theatre (JAR), Acco Festival (ISR), The Kennedy Center / Terrace Theater (USA, London Mime Festival (UK), Colours of Ostrava (CZ), Les Brigittines (work-in-progress) (B), Hellerau (D), MAC Festival Busan (KOR), Grand Theatre Tiajin (CN), Penghao Festival in Beijing (CN), Acco Festival (IS), Fringe Edinburgh, Summerhall (UK), Machom Shalem MASH (IS), Salmon Fesival (ES), Xintlandi Fringe Festival Shanghai (CN), Spoffin Festival (NL), Staatstheater Darmstad (D), Les Recontres de la Forme Count Bordeaux (FR),