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MAYA award

The Kylián Fund Prague was the main partner of the first-ever MAYA Award in 2017. The competition for this prize is announced by the Festival of Dance Films and awarded to an individual or a creative team behind the best theme in a dance film. The purpose of this award is to motivate and encourage domestic production in the field of "dance for camera". We donated the 60,000 CZK prize to the first award winner Mária Júdová.

Mária and her colleague, Andrej Boleslavský, created Unlit Horizon, a virtual-reality dance film. The film premiered in Prague on March 1, 2018, in the SmetanaQ Gallery. The authors worked with the original choreography from Markéta Kuttnerová's film LV-426 and created the film with dancers Fanny Barrouquère and Branislav Bašista. The film was shot at the Institute of Intermediation and is shown in room-scale virtual reality, where the viewer is surrounded by the images and can also alter the viewing angle.