Jiří Šimek, actor and performing artist who pursues his own original projects, staging them with his ufftenzivot.cz ensemble. Graduated from alternative and puppet theater at the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (DAMU), where he specialized in acting under Petra Tejnorová. He performs with independent theater companies as a guest, and takes film and TV roles. His main interest lies at the intersection of physical theater, dance, free improvisation, and slam poetry. In theater, art, or any creative pursuit, his main interest is the present moment, that is to say the space between the actors and the spectators.