Rarely have I put my head back so often during a festival visit. My eyes tried to follow the movements of the performers as closely as possible, but in the case of this festival, they really took on acrobatic challenges...
Students of two artistic schools, the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (DAMU) and the Janáček Academy of Performing Arts in Brno (JAMU), have voiced their concerns about the current situation at their alma maters.
Following its reception of the Grand Prize and the Audience Award of the Dance Film Festival (Festival tanečních filmů), Guest Critic Richard Pettifer (AUS/GER) takes a closer look at Tereza Vejvodová’s debut film.
“Mummy, write that it was amazing!” urge both my children (4 and 6 years old), who I took with me as a litmus test for Paper Story – the first production by Laterna magika under new creative direction.
It is a pressing matter that has permeated the past decades. The more up-to-date than ever it may be in this coronavirus-stricken time. Our Mother Nature.
You may have felt like having had enough of Baletky (Ballerinas). The book of choreographer and performer Miřenka Čechová had provoked heated debate even prior to its publication, following the mere release of its annotation and a few interviews.
Radim Vizváry: "I’d love to revisit the idea of Mr Radok and Mr Svoboda that Laterna magika is a multimedia theatre and a space for experiment.“
A half a year ago, Radim Vizváry was invited for collaboration by Laterna Magika, initially to represent the Czech Republic at Expo and create a brand-new piece, and eventually to become Laterna’s artistic director.
The third and last part of the project focusing on the relationship of contemporary art, choreography and contemporary dance is dedicated to the question of bodily motion...
In response to the government measures implemented this spring and largely restricting the existence of live culture, the companies Cirk La Putyka and HEAVEN’S GATE decided to remain active.
Cancer is currently one of the most frequent lifestyle diseases, each of us knows someone who is battling it. So when you go to see a performance whose title includes the word ‘tumor’, you expect a serious, depressive content.
The set designer Josef Svoboda, who would become exactly 100 years old today, is remembered by the whole theatrical world. He left a mark in all its genres.
Dancers and dance artists are not used to publicly voicing their complaints. Maybe that is why they are not heard so often and are among the few who do not lament over the present crisis.