14. 7. 2011
Shakespeare Open Air in the Piazzeta of the National Theatre
From 17th to 22nd July 2011, Prague will host an important international event: The 9th World Shakespeare Congress. One of the co-organizers of the event is the National Theatre, which will host a number of lectures and festival meetings in its historical building as well as in the Estates Theatre.
16. 6. 2011
Theatre in Public Places
Last Prague Quadrennial (PQ) counted some 40 thousand visitors, which suggests that this year’s 12th edition will be record-breaking. It can already boast about being the biggest in history.
10. 6. 2011
Baroque Theatre Comes to Prague
Prague Baroque Festival, which emphasises the return of Baroque to the city, is one of the cultural highlights of Prague this summer.
9. 6. 2011
Romantic Ballet Onegin Celebrates Comeback
The most successful ballet of the 20th century Onegin celebrates comeback to the stage of the National Theatre. Motifs from the novel in verse Eugene Onegin were made into poetry of movement and dance by world-renowned choreograph John Cranko. The National Theatre Orchestra will interpret Tchaikovsky’s music under the baton of Sergey Poluektov.
7. 6. 2011
Prague Dance Festival with Shaolin Monks
The 23rd edition of the Prague Dance Festival (Tanec Praha), which will be held from 6th to 29th June in Prague and another nine towns in the CR, presents a great number of world-famous artists of the dancing scene, many of whom have never performed here before.
20. 4. 2011
Summer Shakespeare Festival Advance Sale Starts
This year will see the premiere of The Taming of the Shrew with Tatiana Vilhelmová and Roman Zach in the leading roles. The festival will be held from 23rd June to 4th September at Prague Castle.
7. 4. 2011
Best Dance Performances Will Enchant Prague
For five days, Prague will change into a big dance floor. Prague theatres Ponec, Teatr NoD and Studio ALT host the 17th edition of Czech Dance Platform Festival which features the best from the Czech contemporary dance and movement theatre. “We chose 14 of the best choreographies out of 40 dance projects that enrolled this year,” revealed the festival’s organizer Yvona Kreuzmannová.
4. 3. 2011
Legends of Magic Prague in Laterna Magika
Prague is a border between the real world and the metaphysical world, says Jiří Srnec about his dear city. His love for Prague was so strong, even though he could he did not emigrate.
15. 2. 2011
Where is Alfred ve Dvoře Heading to?
Motus Civic Association, which has been running the theatre Alfred ve Dvoře since 2001, has a new artistic director - Ewan McLaren. McLaren has won the position with his project that will introduce changes in dramaturgy and the present operation of the theatre. The main idea behind the changes is that quality should be superior to quantity, so instead of a great number of projects the theatre is going to focus on a smaller number of carefully chosen premiers.
11. 2. 2011
Children’s Quadrennial Starts in February!
The Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space (PQ), the largest international theatre event in the Czech Republic, does not forget children. Its Curiosity Room is based on imagination and spontaneity of the youngest artists. The programme includes workshops, adventurous games through the expositions and the Children Spectator’s Award. The Prague Quadrennial will be held from 16th to 26th June in Veletržní Palace, Prague, yet the programme for families with children and from preschoolers to secondary school pupils starts as early as February.