Pavel Knolle

Director, set and Costume designer and dancer

Born in Nový Bor, graduate of Prague Dance Conservatory, after studies entered engagement in Laterna magika, where he danced as a soloist in all inscenations. At the beginning of the 90s established a ballet group with a choreographer David Slobašpycký, named Prague Festival Ballet. They took part in a couple of tours abroad(USA, Portugal, China, Turkey). Guest to F. X. Šalda Theatre in Liberec (Ratcatcher, Romeo and Juliette, chor. P. Šimek) and National Theatre Ballett (Mozart? Mozart!, chor. P. Zuska). Pavel devotes himself to designing sets and costumes for dance and ballet inscenation (National Theatre, Laterna magika, Prague Chamber Ballet, National Theatre Brno, F. X. Šalda Theatre, National Theatre in Ostrava, Municipal Theatre Ústí nad Labem, Southbohemian Theatre etc.) In 2002 nominated for Thalie Award for performance in duet Les Bras de Mer (chor. P. Zuska, from Graffiti) and gained price from Dance Association of the Czech Rep. Since 2010 till 2020 chief of the artistic ensemble of Laterna magika under National Theatre. Director and stage designer of Laterna magika 2017 premiere Cube, director of the project The Garden.

Portfolio and cooperations:

The Canterville Ghost

DEKKADANCERS, 2022 (costumes by Pavel Knolle, ch. by Marek Svobodník, director Štěpán Benyovszký)

Stabat Mater

DEKKADANCERS, 2021, (sets and costumes by Pavel Knolle, ch. by Štěpán Pechar, Ondřej Vinklát)

Big Bang !

Tatabojs & DEKKADANCERS, 2021 (costumes by Pavel Knolle, ch. by Marek Svobodník, Tom Rychetský, Viktor Konvalinka)

MašínGun Brothers

F. X. Šalda Theatre, 2021 (sets and costumes by Pavel Knolle, ch. by Marek Svobodník, Viktor Konvalinka, režie Štěpán Benyovszký)

The Man From Malta

One man show, DEKKADANCERS 2021 (sets and costumes by Pavel Knolle, theme & directing by Štěpán Pechar)

Metamorphosis

DEKKADANCERS, 2021 (sets and costumes by Pavel Knolle, ch. by Štěpán Pechar, Ondřej Vinklát, director Štěpán Benyovszký)

The Princess With The Golden Star

Pilsen Ballet of DJKT, 2021 (sets and costumes by Pavel Knolle, ch. By Štěpán Pechar, Ondřej Vinklát, director Štěpán Benyovszký)

Labyrinth

Ballet of South Bohemian Theatre, 2021 (sets and costumes by Pavel Knolle, ch. by Štěpán Pechar)

A.I.

DEKKADANCERS 2020 (sets and costumes by Pavel Knolle, ch. by Štěpán Pechar, Ondřej Vinklát, Viktor Konvalinka)

HornyBach 18+

DEKKADANCERS 2019 (sets and costumes by Pavel Knolle, ch. by Štěpán Pechar, Ondřej Vinklát, Marek Svobodník, director Štěpán Benyovszký)

The Garden

Laterna magika, 2018 (director Pavel Knolle, ch. by Štěpán Pechar, David Stránský)

The Visitors

DEKKADANCERS, 2018 (sets and costumes by Pavel Knolle)

Romeo and Juliet

Teater Vanemuine, 2018 (set design by Jan Dušek, costumes by Pavel Knolle, direction and a choreography Petr Zuska)

Petite Corde

Bayerische Staatsballett II, 2018 (costumes by Pavel Knolle, ch. by Marek Svobodník)

Cube

Laterna magika, 2017 (direction, theme, sets and costumes by Pavel Knolle, ch. by Štěpán Pechar, David Stránský)

The Last Supper

DEKKADANCERS 2017 (sets and costumes, ch. by Štěpán Pechar, Ondřej Vinklát, Marek Svobodník, director Štěpán Benyovszký)
Winning award Opera+ for best choreography of the year