Jindřich Šimek

script and direction


Jindřich Šimek commenced his professional artistic career in the ballet corps of the State Theatre in Ostrava, where as a soloist of the ballet, he performed a number of leading character parts. Due to his all-round artistic talent, he also acted in theatre and operetta ensembles.
During the 1970s, he founded the Pantomime Theatre in Ostrava, and toured many European countries with his comedy show.

Gradually, he worked his way up to choreography and direction of various theatre genres.
He worked as choreographer and assistant director with a number of leading theatre directors.
As choreographer, dancer and actor, he participated in dozens of Czechoslovak Television programmes.

During the 1980s, he collaborated on scriptwriting and direction for large revues where he also performed as a mime artist, presented in Bulgaria, Germany, Belarus and France.

From the beginning of the 1990s, he has devoted himself primarily to musicals, such as: They're Playing Our Song in 1992, Aucassin and Nicoletta in 1993, Puppies in 1994, Nuns in 1997, Grease in 2000.

In October 2005, he produced and directed the first ever European tour of the famed American figure-skating show, Champions on Ice, composed exclusively of European, World and Olympic champions, and for which he wrote his own script entitled Planet of Champions, which elicited great media and audience interest in Czech cities (Prague, Brno, Zlín, Ostrava).

He collaborated with the Slovak JOJ TV station as a scriptwriter and artistic director.
He and his team prepared a series of fourteen live broadcasts of the Dancing on Ice figure-skating TV show, which was broadcast during October to December 2006.

In 2007, he wrote the script for and directed the Magical Ice Carousel show, which was performed thirty times with great success at the largest and most luxurious shopping mall,
the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai, where it was seen by 50,000 audience members
from around the world.

In 2008, he received an offer from Qatar to direct and realise Ice gala - Qtel - Gold Star. The King of Qatar, his family and guests from all over the world attended the opening ceremony.

He prepares scripts, including the direction and turnkey production of exclusive show projects
and events on ice, but also multimedia shows, singers' concerts, the introduction of new products, national presentations of automobiles, gala evenings
and more for clients both at home and abroad.