v lese ( in a forest) is a residential, dance and art space that is located in the South Bohemia, under the Celtic Toden mountain, on the village greens under maple trees, in a village called Komarice.

This space is located on a farm house that has been renovated and cherished in order to have a space, which would be pleasant and de lux for living, eating, dancing and creating.

We are offering dance studio, equipped workshop (wood, metal), accommodation, kitchen, dining – living room and a patio on the farm. The farm is a walking distance from the woods, meadows, groves and lakes.


is  a residential, dance and art space

we are in nature
we are on a farm

we dance
we create
we cherish

we explore landscape, the landscape inside of us and the landscape outside

The region where the farm and the village is based is called Doudlebsko. A region that has been inhabited by the Celts and then by the Doudleba tribe (since 6th century A.D.).

It is a region that is known for their traditions, such as Masopust (mask parade), folk dances and unique crafts.

It is also a region, where you can find deep beech woods, former Celtic villages and countless lakes, which soften and depict the landscape. The landscape is inspiring, mystic and interlinked with its inhabitants for centuries.


Information about the artistic residencies

- - - RESERVE YOUR 2017 RESIDENCY NOW on - - - v lese ( in a forest) is a residential, dance and art space.  It is located on a farm and thus it provides a quiet and supportive settings for dance, theater and performing arts residencies. Residencies can last anywhere from one week to three months.

A beautiful sunny attic studio, kitchen, dining / living room, workshop (wood, metal), accommodation and a patio.

All these facilities are located on the farm. As for the cooking, we choose from local or regional products, when possible we cook from our own harvested fruits and vegetables and therefore the meals are in season. We provide a wide breadth of menu options, both vegetarian and meat dishes.  Food allergies and specialty diets can always be accommodated, including vegan, gluten-free and other preferences.


attic studio:

attic hip-roof space, square shape 8mx8m, height 5m, insulated floor (wooden grid with Styrofoam plates), polished OSB boards, dance floor on the top, basic light and audio equipment, dark blue theater velvet curtains


  • on the farm, capacity: 12 people ( attic rooms,  2 to 6 people)
  • detached house in a garden, fully furnished, capacity: 4 people, in the same village 5minutes from the farm


from April 2017

more information:

Markéta Málková
00420 733 722 130


Body and mind and their interconnection embodied in a free movement…that is dance for me.

When we manage to connect our body and mind, to be in the present moment and to listen, then dance becomes a movement meditation, the image of the soul and the instrument for refreshment and cherishing.  When the body and the mind are in different places and time, then dance becomes only a mechanical repetition of movement. Thus it does not give us freedom for our body or mind but on the contrary consolidates rigidity, frustration and stupor of our body and mind.

In our movement/dance classes we try to look for the key for our bodies. We try to look for it, get hold of it and then embody it through movement. When we are able to do that through our bodies then we can set in motion or silence our mind and enjoy the freedom in movement and thinking.

“Body is like sand and mind is like wind. When you want to know how the wind blows, look at the sand.” This is a thought of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, who is a movement innovator and a founder of a movement therapy Body Mind Centering (BMC).  She has been influencing dance and movement therapies, sports rehabilitation and therapies working with disabled children and adults for over fifty years. BMC has become the basis for our somatic work as it keeps surprising us, influencing us and fulfilling us.


Inner landscapes, outer landscapes

Inner landscapes, outer landscape is a weekend dance workshop that focuses on conscious exploration of the body through movement in nature, African and contemporary dance and the Body Mind Centering.

The workshop is enriched by working with herbs and a manufacture of a personal drum, depending on the topic and the season.

Body-Mind Centering®

Body-Mind Centering® is an integrated and embodied approach to movement, the body and consciousness. Developed by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, it is an experiential study based on the embodiment and application of anatomical, physiological, psychophysical and developmental principles, utilizing movement, touch, voice and mind.

Its uniqueness lies in the specificity with which each of the body systems can be personally embodied and integrated, the fundamental groundwork of developmental repatterning, and the utilization of a body-based language to describe movement and body-mind relationships.

GALLERY v lese

Komařice 17
Komařice 373 14
Czech Republic

residencies, dance

Markéta Málková
00420 733 722 130


Aleš Hrdlička
00420 777 966 386