Dancer, choreographer Hes dead at 50

The respected Czech choreographer and dancer Richard Hes died on Monday at the age of 50. Mr Hes, the founder of the famous dance company UNO in the 1980s, had been suffering from pancreatic cancer, which doctors uncovered last year. The UNO dance company was unrivalled in the former Czechoslovakia and continued to see success after the fall of communism; the company worked with top performers on the Czech pop scene including Jiří Korn, Helena Vondráčková and Lucie Bílá. In the 1990s the dance company performed in musicals in the Czech Republic including Dracula and West Side Story.

Author: Jan Velinger