Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

To live freely and happily, you must sacrifice boredom.


After their successful Jungle Book project, DEKKADANCERS and the Czech Philharmonic are presenting another collaboration, a spoken-word dance performance about freedom and knowledge – Jonathan Livingston Seagull – based on the iconic literary work by Richard David Bach.  

The young seagull Jonathan is crazy about flying. He’s not interested in scrounging for food like most of his companions. He loves to fly! High, far, a headlong plummet, doing whatever his mood dictates! Despite all the self-doubt and his rejection by the flock, through perseverance he is granted freedom, knowledge, and the joy of being.

Nowadays, when we often don’t know what to put our faith in, more than ever before, a possibility opens up that has always been there – faith in oneself. Faith is like an inner compass that, with good intentions, guides us beyond our dreams.

The best dancers of the Czech contemporary scene and leading Czech actors Jiří Lábus and Vilém Udatný will be combining their talents in the exclusive space of the Rudolfinum Ceremony Hall. The original music for the meticulous performers of the Czech Philharmonic was written by one of our most progressive composers Ivan Acher. The set was designed by the renowned designer Eva Jiřikovská. Three-time Thalia Dance winner Ondřej Vinklát directed and choreographed the production. And the spoken word accompaniment was directed by the experienced writer, director, and dramaturgist Tomáš Vondrovic.

Direction & choreography

Ondřej Vinklát


Ondřej Vinklát, Tomáš Vondrovic

Spoken word direction

Tomáš Vondrovic

Based on the novel by

Richard David Bach


Ivan Acher 


Filip Urban

Sound design

Jan Středa

Light design

Lukáš Brinda

Costumes & set design

Eva Jiřikovská 



Jiří Lábus
Vilém Udatný


Natalia Metodijeva
Tereza Kučerová
Adriana Štefaňáková
Klára Jelínková
Florian Garcia
Patrik Čermák
Albert Kaše


Pavel Knolle
Tereza Baschová

PR & marketing

Zuzana Hošková
Hynek Toman


Pavel Hejný

More information

60 min. / in Czech (with subtitles) / suitable from 8 years

Premiere: 28. 8. 2024