Over its more than twenty years of existence, Farm in the Cave has been passing on its way of working with physical and musical expression in international workshops which are based on their experiences from their research, training and performance creation.

Dates & Events 2023

6.-10.7. | Physical Score / Immerse Performing | Viliam Dočolomanský, Hana Varadzinová, Eliška Vavříková

29.9.-3.10. |  Physical Acting: IN&OUT (Approaches to Creating a Physical Score) | Gioele Coccia a Eliška Vavříková

28.-30.10. | Responsive Body Workshop | Kenneth Flak & Külli Roosna

If you participate in any of our 2023 workshops, you will get a 10% discount for this year's upcoming workshops.

About our workshops

During the workshops company members share various ways of working with expressions which go beyond the borders of the genres of physical, dramatic, dance, or musical theater, and with composition of individual or collective actions. The materials for work with expressions and attentiveness are specific cultural manifestations, space, grounding of the body and voice, the quality of movements and narrations through the intention of an individual part of the body. The shape of movements, intonation of voices, and tectonics of rhythm are materializations of ineffable aspects of human experience, and a way to overcome the borders of autonomy.
Workshop participants have a unique opportunity to try out the practical processes of the creative and authorial work in collaboration with company members who give them individual attention.


 6.-10. July, Centrum současného umění DOX, Praha

 “When you watch performances of Farm in the Cave, you don’t know whether you experience dance, theater, or concert. But one thing is clear - this is contemporary performing art” /Assen Assenov, Director of One Dance Week International Festival/

Farm in the Cave studio is known for its specific method of working with a performer. That is characteristic for personal engagement, immersion in the subject, musicality and high dynamics. The company has become a platform for intense professional development for exceptional dancers, actors, musicians and performers from many countries. Ensemble developed its unique practises of working with expression of the contemporary performer, which transcends the borders between the art of movement, music, and acting. 

In each of their long-term projects members of Farm in the Cave focused on researching current social issues and searched for different ways of how to embody them on stage. However, working with the physical score still remains the pivotal point of individual creative process.

The workshop will introduce participants to various ways of creating the physical score. We will focus on the relationship between the inner structure and the outer composition of action - between rhythm and meaning, as well as between living presence and precise fixing of elements. It will inspire participants in their daily practice, thus leading them from training to creation. It will also strive to offer an individual approach with respect to the momentary dispositions of each participant. 

The workshop will be led by ensemble's artistic director and choreographer Viliam Dočolomanský, as well as members of Farm in the Cave, Hana Varadzinová and Eliška Vavříková, who have led numerous workshops both in the Czech Republic and abroad. 

The workshop is open to students, and professionals of different performing arts, as well as any interested participants without previous professional experience. If overbooked, participants will be selected according to their motivation letters and CV/resume

REGISTRATION / workshop has already finished

  • Workshop fee: 5300 CZK / 350 €

The closing date for registration (including the registration fee payment) is July 2, 2023, or until the workshop capacity is reached. 


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Approaches to creating a physical score

29.9.-3.10.2023 / DOX Centre for Contemporary Art / DOX+

This physical theatre workshop will introduce participants to the main principles of preparing their body for a clear articulation of their movement. It will develop the ability to react, to share with a partner as well as with the audience. At the same time, the training will derive from the personal artistic background of the lectures (Farm in the Cave training, urban dances).

Participants will practice different approaches to the creation of a physical score. They will focus on the movement articulation arising from OUTer and INner impulses. We will integrate working with an object that will serve us as a tool to create a physical score from the “OUTside”. We will use “intentions” to transmit the OUTer composition into  creating the score from your “INner side”.

The workshop is dedicated to all dancers, performers, actors and anyone who wants to expand their knowledge about the body, performative acting and the concept of physical theatre.

You'll be led by Farm in the Cave's performers Gioele Coccia and Eliška Vavříková, who have led numerous workshops both in the Czech Republic and abroad.

The workshop will be led in English.

Time schedule:
Every day: 10:00-13:00 / 14:30-16:30

REGISTRATION / workshop has already finished

  • *Workshop fee: 4 500 CZK / 300 €

 *Lower price in CZK is caused by financial support from the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and the Magistrate of the Capital City of Prague so that we can offer lower prices to Czech residents (including foreign students and expats living or studying in the Czech Republic).

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Gioele Coccia

is an Italian choreographer and performer. He began his artistic career in the field of hip-hop and street dance and later focused on contemporary dance forms.

His strong interest in human expression and movement has always pushed him to explore, and share new possibilities of body movement and the ways of its communication.  Since 2002 he has been performing in various artistic projects around the world. In 2013, he graduated with honors in Science and Techniques of Preventive and Adapted physical activity.

In 2020, Gioele started collaborating with Farm In The Cave. After performing in a dance movie “Ephemera”, he started working with Farm in the Cave on a regular basis for the ambitious project "Commander".   

In recent years, Gioele has also been involved in film making. He directed (engaging himself both as choreographer and performer) several video clips and short films. We mention the short film Psyche&Amore officially selected by the International dance festival in Portugal, Quinzena de Dança de Almada (2023).

He is the Founder and Director of ADATTA PER and Mapigo Project in Tanzania.



Eliška Vavříková

is a performer, choreographer and teacher. She obtained her Master's degree in Classical Drama Acting and her Ph.D. diploma at the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts at Prague. Since 2002 she has been working with Farm in the Cave as a performer, assistant director, lecturer and physical acting consultant. As a choreographer and director she collaborated with Tanec Praha, Divadlo Na Vinohradech, Činoherní studio Ústí and the Body Voice Band ensemble. She teaches Authorial Creativity at the Non-verbal Theatre department at HAMU, Prague. Eliška is also working on her own artistic projects. 




28.-30.10.2023 / DOX Centre for Contemporary Art / DOX+

The purpose of our practice is to create movement responses to a wide range of impulses. For this we integrate ideas from functional anatomy, martial arts and our imagination. We also challenge ourselves with opportunities and limitations provided by sensor technology.

We start with simple movements in order to bring attention to functional connections within the body. This gentle beginning allows us to tune into ourselves, get rooted in the present moment, and prepare for more complex tasks.

In the second part of the workshop we bring attention to our senses. With the help of a partner we expand the range of our movement choices, creating physical responses to internal as well as external impulses, and research different ways of organizing improvised as well as fixed material.

In the end we bring sensor technology into the game, enabling us to research a new set of connections between movement and sound. 

The workshop will be held in English.

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  • *Workshop fee: 3 000 CZK / 200 €
  • Preliminary registration by filling out this form: https://forms.gle/7BCJJL2c1Du1qccu7
  • Send us your CV to: info@faminthecave.com
  • You will finish your registration by paying the deposit of 1500 CZK / 100 Euro. The rest of the fee can be paid until 25 October. We will send you all the payment details after your form registration.
  • Please, write your full name into the message for the recipient so that we can connect the payment with your application
  • The closing date for the registration (and the deposit payment) is 20 October or until the workshop capacity is reached.

*Lower price in CZK is caused by financial support from the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and the Magistrate of the Capital City of Prague so that we can offer Czech residents lower prices.



Internationally active choreographers, dancers and digital artists Külli Roosna (Estonia) and Kenneth Flak (Norway) have been collaborating since 2008. Whether they are creating their own choreographies or collaborating with others, their work deals with the narratives and technologies of the body. They have explored a wide range of themes, including deep ecology, Viking mythology, totalitarianism and internet culture. The core of their work is human experience in interconnected realities. This is often explored through the dancing body’s possibilities and limitations, in a constant dialogue with the digital technologies and discourses that extend and counterpoint it.

They have performed their works all over the world. Additionally, they teach Responsive Body movement technique, composition, and sensor programming at various universities and festivals, adapting their methodology and content to different contexts.

Their interactive music and dance performance Blood Music was nominated for the Estonian Dance Awards 2015; Stalking Paradise, a commission work for Lublin Dance Theater, was selected for the biannual Polish Dance Days. Prime Mover (2018), Two Body Orchestra (2020) and Singularity (2022) were nominated for the Estonian Dance Awards.

More about their work here: https://www.roosnaflak.com/

foto: Kulli Roosna
Foto credit: Külli Roosna

Kenneth Flak
is a Norwegian dancer, choreographer, composer and teacher. He has performed in the works of André Gingras, Dansdesign, Richard Siegal, Kari Hoaas, Preeti Vasudevan and many others.

He is educated at the National Academy of Dramatic Arts in Norway and the Amsterdam Arts School in the Netherlands.

In 2007 he received a Bessie Performer’s Award in New York for his interpretation of Gingras’ solo CYP17. In 2010 he was nominated for the BNG Award in Amsterdam for his choreography Of Gods and Driftwood.

Flak has taught contemporary dance and sound design at universities and festivals around the world. He has taught and performed in Estonia, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Greenland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK, Germany, France, Poland, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Hungary, North Macedonia, Serbia, China, Jordan, India, Japan, Australia, Russia, Belarus, USA, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Italy, Spain, Portugal.

A self-taught composer and creative coder, he makes music and interactive tools for live choreographies and dance films.

He was chair of Norwegian Arts Council Commission for Dance 2018-2020.

Kulli Roosna
Foto credit: Kris Moor

Külli Roosna

is an Estonian dancer, choreographer and teacher. She graduated Tallinn University in 2005 as a choreographer/dancer and continued her studies in Rotterdam Dance Academy in the Netherlands, obtaining her second bachelor degree in 2007. In 2013 she obtained an MA of choreography at Tallinn University.

As a performer she has worked with choreographers Richard Siegal, Stian Danielsen, Karen Foss, Kari Hoaas, Cid Perlman, Dylan Newcomb, Fine5 Dance Theater, and many others.

In addition to recognitions for Roosna & Flak's work, she was awarded the First Prize at the International Festival of Modern Choreography in Vitebsk, Belarus for her solo Circle Through.

Teaching and performing has brought her to festivals, universities and theaters in Estonia, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, the UK, Germany, France, Poland, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Hungary, Jordan, India, Japan, Russia, Belarus, and South Korea.

In 2014-15 she was board member of Estonian Dance Artist Union and head of its Stipendium commission.



Our creative workshops are part of a new Farm in the Cave's project Online Hero, supported by the EEA Fonds, Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, Czech Recovery Plan, NextGenerationEU and the Municipality of the Capital City of Prague.