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Both in dance and in aesthetic perception, I was influenced and shaped a lot by trips and residencies in Morocco, Turkey, Japan, India, Uzbekistan, Iran and Indonesia, where I studied dance and music. However, the influences were always mixed with my Moravian roots.


Playing piano and percussion gave me a certain musicality, very valuable for dance.  Perhaps the biggest influence for me was my partner - a musician Hearn Gadbois, then dancer Sashar Zarif and a long line of inspiring teachers of improvisation and composition (Sandra Reeve, Suprapto Suryodarmo, Daniel Lepkoff, David Zambrano, Kirstie Simson, Smadar Emor, Ruth Zappora, Julyen Hamilton and many others). 


The study I find important is primarily the Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies, N.Y.,  training in dance-movement therapy (TANTER Prague), Hakomi method (Bilbao, Spain), and the discipline of authentic movement (Fran Lavendel, Irmgard Halstrup). Currently also the department of author's work and pedagogy at Prague's DAMU.

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