DFKH 2021

DFKH 2021

The seventh year of the festival maintained and deepened the line of presentation of independent theatre in the Czech and European context, focusing on productions unknown to Czech audiences, and developed the festival’s vision as a working platform at the beginning of the theatre season. In addition to the above objectives, the DFKH has succeeded in providing support to independent sector artists from countries where civil society is either emancipating or gaining in importance and where art is becoming an expression of democratisation and is therefore persecuted. The host countries, whether digital or offline, were: Belarus, Poland and Ukraine. DFKH 2021 reflected, on the one hand, the geopolitical changes in the countries of the former Eastern bloc, where there are worrying tendencies to reduce artistic diversity, and, on the other hand, the global coronavirus pandemic, which fundamentally threatens the existence of culture.


Companies and performing artists

Ondřej Novotný and Štěpán Gajdoš (Bakchanti), Michaela Dašková (This is not about me!), Igor Shugaleev (375 0908 2334 / The body you are calling is currently not available, Matěj Šumbera (Luminofor), Musaši Entertainment Company (Entomologious), Teatr Kana (Gęstość zaludniena), PYL (ČBRŠK), 8lidí (La moneda), Theater X10 (Mezní stav), Ufftenživot (What’s happening), Loutky bez hranic (Bojím se v lese), Divadlo b (Pohádka lesní), Toy Machine (Eliška a jiné královny)


Independent festivals in the Czech Republic, Central and Eastern Europe and their importance for city and regional culture.

Independent theater in the context of political changes in Belarus and Ukraine

Both discussions were hosted by Veronika Štefanová (ČRo Vltava)

Thomas F. Eder: Presentation of Research on European Independent Theater

Guests: Tania Arcimovich (Belarus), Palina Dabravolskaya (Belarus), Davide D'Antonio (Italy), Thomas F. Eder (Germany), Judit Böröcz (Hungary), Stefan Prohorov (Bulgaria), Marika Smreková (Slovakia), Eva Yakubovska (Ukraine), Lenka Dombrovská, Lenka Havlíková, Kryštof Koláček, Honza Kvasnička, Magda Petráková, Petr Pola, Adriana Světlíková, Jakub Vedral

Accompanying programme

Načeva a zdivočelí koně (concert)
H-effect (directed by Roza Sarkisian, Ukraine)
Y Parents (from the series Y events of the X10 Theatre, Anna Chrtková, Petr Dlouhý)
Platform X10 (online project of Theatre X10)


X10 Kutná Hora curator (year-round activities)

Radka Zahradníková   radka@divadlox10.cz

DFKH curator

Ewa Zembok   ewa@divadlox10.cz