Choreographer, founder of chamber ballet, Šmok dies at 88

Choreographer and founder of the Prague Chamber Ballet Pavel Šmok has died at the age of 88. In 1964, Mr Šmok, Luboš Ogoun, and Vladimír Vašut founded Studio Ballet Prague, which Šmok continued in 1975 as the Prague Chamber Ballet. The largest Czech independent professional dance company, the ballet has presented Czech dance in many countries around the world. Pavel Šmok himself headed the company for two decades.