Posts Categorized: Theatre and Dance

Get Your Fringe On! For theater buffs and comedy fans the end of May is an important time. Fringe Festival Prague does its massive nine day run, offering a plethora of opportunities to see everything from musicians to stand-up to dancers to magicians. It can also be a bit stressful – so much good stuff, how can I… Read more »

How to Sing a Picture Interesting encounters can be the start of exceptional things. If a singer told a dance director she ‘wanted to sing a picture,’ what would come out of that comment? The dance, music and video project called Obrazy (Pictures) now playing at Kolowrat Theatre. “When Elena [jazz singer Elena Sonenshine] said that, that sometimes when… Read more »

Stepping out at the Czech Dance Platform

Czech Position “It’s going to be great!” cheers Czech Dance Platform director Katerina Višinská. Prepare yourself for a packed weekend of contemporary dance when the annual festival bops around April 13–16. Now in its 18th year, the Platform puts together the best premieres of Czech contemporary dance in the country from the previous year. Started… Read more »

Snowboard Revolution

Czech Position Crossover piece at Prague’s Ponec theater showcases snowboarding history in the Czech Republic through dance, song and acrobatics Did you see that alley-oop and chicken salad air? If you know these terms, there’s a new theater piece for you playing at Prague’s Divadlo Ponec. Snežná revoluce (Snowboard revolution) puts the history of how… Read more »

Ponec Theater showcases dance with a twist

Czech Position October’s dance card at Ponec Theater is full – with the main event a reading by author Robert Fulghum. And yes, it’s dance related. Narcissism, tango, an auction … it doesn’t sound very dance-y, but Ponec Theater’s fall season is looking to be a diverse mix of dance, theater and other movement performances…. Read more »

Brazil wins overall prize at Praque Quadrennial for theatre design

The Stage Brazil has been awarded the top prize at the 2011 Praque Quadrennial for performance design. The event’s international jury presented the Golden Triga to Brazil’s exhibit, saying it offered “a vivid sense of the national identity and the vital spirit of creativity that animates Brazil.” Curated by Antonio Grassi, the country’s exposition combined… Read more »

Prague Quadrennial: All the world’s a stage

Czech Position The Prague Quadrennial aims to enliven the Czech capital with theater, performance, exhibitions and surprises in a variety of venues If your event only happens every four years, you need to make it pretty spectacular to remain in people’s minds for the next 1,460 days. The Prague Quadrennial bills itself as the world’s… Read more »

VerTeDance: Fresh on Stage

Czech Position Czech duo’s new contemporary dance piece offers a bit of theater, a bit of zaniness, with help from Sweden’s Charlotta Öfverholm As we wind our way through the maze of warehouses, looking for the building where contemporary dance company VerTeDance is rehearsing their newest piece, Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire” suddenly comes blaring… Read more »