1. 6. 2012
Prague Fringe Festival Attracts Theatres from the Whole World
Eight theatres, two-hundred-fifty performances and literally hundreds of performers from almost twenty counties worldwide. That is how this year’s Prague Fringe Festival can be described, it will be held between 1st and 9th June at Lesser Town. As in previous years, the 11th year brings the cream of English spoken theatre. Most of the performances can be seen in Theatre Na Prádle and Theatre Kampa.
17. 5. 2012
DANCE PRAGUE 2012 with Ensembles and Artists from Eleven Countries
The 24th International Festival of Contemporary Dance will feature ensembles and artists from eleven countries, mostly between 4th and 29th June.
17. 5. 2012
Mystery Boat Lifts Anchor Again
After a one-year break, the unique theatre – the Forman Brothers’ Loď Tajemství (Mystery Boat) will plow the waters of the two largest Czech rivers.
10. 5. 2012
Festival Child in Dlouhá
The Child in Dlouhá festival offers a selection of the most interesting plays for children that were recently created in professional theatres outside of Prague.
16. 4. 2012
Prague Moves Together With Contemporary Dance Festival
The Contemporary Dance and Movement Festival, now in its 18th year, will be held in four of Prague’s theatres between 13th and 16th April. The organisers aim to artistically entwine the mysteries of dance and movement with other visual arts, music and literature. The event features not only twelve theatre performances but also workshops, Zrní band gig, a photographic exhibition and the Atelier of Dance Reading.
12. 4. 2012
Karlín Theatre Bids Farewell to the Musical Carmen
Almost three years after its first night and after 307 performances the musical Carmen, starring Lucie Bílá, will come to its end on 9th June.
9. 3. 2012
National Theatre Plans 15 Premieres for Next Season
Fifteen premieres of all genres and more than 70 productions are being prepared by individual artistic groups in the National Theatre (NT) in Prague for the 2012/2013 season. The new artistic director of the National Opera, Rok Rappl, alias Rocc, is preparing “Pelléas et Mélisande” by Claude Debussy. Leading American choreography is to be presented by Petr Zuska, artistic director of the National Theatre Ballet. Fifty years after it was written, Václav Havel’s absurd comedy “The Garden Party” celebrates its anniversary in the drama section under the direction of Dušan Pařízek.
5. 3. 2012
Famous “Les Misérables” Takes over Goja Music Hall for 6 Months
Thursday 1st March saw the premiere of the musical adaptation of the famous Victor Hugo novel “Les Misérables” in the Goja Music Hall, Holešovice. This magnificent musical features around fifty performers, including the biggest Czech musical stars, such as Daniel Hůlka, Monika Absolonová and Pavel Vítek. The role of Fantine will be played alternately by Kateřina Brožová, Jitka Čvančarová a Petra Peterová.
28. 2. 2012
New Circus La Putyka Is Here!
Mozart’s sonatas and German slapstick silent comedies were vigorously combined together by Cirk La Putyka to create a new Slapstick Sonata performance. Visual poetry interacts with absurd physical comedy in the piece, which was directed by the legend of European New Cirques Maksim Komaro. Slapstick Sonata has lots to offer, from flying bodies and clowns’ pranks to live music, dance and singing.
28. 2. 2012
Karlín Attracts Actors as Well as Audiences
Karlín musical theatre is one of the theatrical venues that is enjoying unprecedented interest. It offers the best, and this is reflected in attendance figures. We put a few questions to Theatre Director Egon Kulhánek.