Archa Theatre - October 2003

...the voyage ends, we return home!
Opening of the newly renovated Archa Theatre

Saturday, October 4, 4 p.m.
Meeting at the Vltava River: The Last Drop
We bid farewell to the year of the flood together with the Japanese dancer Min Tanaka, the Dutch theatre group Dogtroep and other artists from the Archa Theatre circle. Place: Štvanice Island off Hlávkův Bridge.
RAS/ART discount

Archa Theatre: Homecoming
A medley of theatre, dance, music and arts installations, all inspired by the theme of Return and Renewal.
In the street in front of the theatre and in all the known and unknown spaces of the Archa Theatre you will meet up with:
The Story of the Dripping Faucet by Dogtroep (Amsterdam), the polyphonic singing members of Centra Jerzy Grotowsky (Wroclaw), Vizita Theatre and Jaroslav Dušek in various compositions, Kabinet hrůzy (and their rendition of Painted Skin), Kateryna Kolcová and Tabula Rasa Travel Music, a water-proof dance and song by Feng-Jün Song, puppets Věry Říčařové and Františka Vítka, arts installation of David Černý, Milan Cais, David Cajthaml and Petr Nikl, the music duo Medvědy and Jakub Žáček (guests from Brno), the Pavel Koutecký film group, on tips and toes with Jan Kodet, the swimming short circuit artistic association Skutr, Jaroslava Kořán's Par Avion, bar musicians: Tereza Roglová, Petra Cikánová, Agnes Kutas and Michal Nejtek.
English friendly RAS/ART discount

Saturday, October 4, from 11 p.m.
Dance Party
With DJs: Kalabus, David Vrbík, Kosiga and Freaky Jesus - beatbox
English friendly RAS/ART discount

Sunday, October 5, 7 p.m.
The first concert in the newly renovated theatre
The Plastic People of the Universe & Agon Orchestra, Už jsme doma, Čankišou, Tara Fuki, MCH Band and more.
English friendly RAS/ART discount

Tuesday, October 7, 7 p.m. / Avion Club, Heřmanova 25, Prague 7
The Everyday Media Boogieman
About the News, or, Something Cute to Close With
Disrupting the myth that the news is an objective testimony about reality is the theme of this evening's program. With an introduction by: Ivan Vagner (media analyst, professor) and panellists: Jana Ciglerová (newspaper journalist), Zbyněk Vybíral (psychologist), Ladislav Špaček (former spokesman of President Václav Havel) and Jiří Závozda (Editor in Chief of the Prima TV newsroom). Presented by the AFiS-Film and Sociology Association and Archa Theatre in cooperation with Marketing & Media.
RAS/ART discount

Sunday, October 12, 8 p.m.
Painted Skin
Horror in the Tearoom
Open auditions for a new theatre project. Archa Theatre will allow the audience to watch the preparations for a new performance, which will be premiered in January. The actors from the performance Questioning Heaven in Despair will be posing the question: what happens when a new age searchers of the spiritual meet up with real demons? A pleasant meeting in a Tearoom turns into a story full of passion, secrecy and horror. Written by: Jan Alesondra, directed by: Jana Svobodová, music by: Michal Nejtek, Stage design: Jiří Vlček, Wardrobe: Alena Pivoňka. Technical and movement assistance: Feng-Jün Song. Acting and Singing: Feng- Jün Song, Števo Capko, Petr Matuszek, Tereza Roglová, Markéta Dvořáková, Petra Cikánová, Jing Lu, Eva Dosedělová, Nika Nováková, Hong Seon Heon, Rotislav Novák, Agnes Kutas.
RAS/ART discount

Tuesday, October 14, 8 p.m.
The Plastic People of the Universe & Agon Orchestra
Wandering was I through Fields of Five
A concert performance based upon the writings of Ladislav Klima
A completely accomplished artistic collaboration by the well-known Czech cult rock group and contemporary music orchestra inspired by the writings of the unconventional Czech thinker, Ladislav Klima. The cornerstone of the concert will be the three compositions O'er Five Fields I Wandered, Glorious Nemesis and I am the Absolute Will, which the original music group The Plastic People Plastic People of the Universe played in 1979 on a farm in Nové Vísice u Chomutov. The joining of Agon Orchestra together with the The Plastic People of the Universe has created a new musical formation of extraordinary scope. The composer, Michal Nejtek, has taken advantage of this, using Hlavsa's original conception and complementing it with additional compositions and arrangements of the famous songs of the Plastic People. This same concert, which first took place in December 2002, was sold out to an enthusiastic audience. Music by: Milan Hlavsa / Michal Nejtek, based upon a theme by: Vratislav Brabenec, stage by: Milan Čech, directed by: Arnošt Goldflam. Agon Orchestra conducted by: Petr Kofroň. Presented by the Association for New Music and Archa Theatre.
English friendly More information RAS/ART discount

Wednesday, October 15, 8 p.m.
Vizita Theatre
Waving a Chub
Jaroslav Dušek, Martin Zbrožek and Radomil Uhlíř. Light Ing: Viktor Zborník. Vizita Theatre back on its home stage.
More information Photos RAS/ART discount

Thursday, October 16, 8 p.m.
Vizita Theatre
A Presidential Diet
Jaroslav Dušek, Martin Zbrožek and Dan Bárta. Mr. Light: Viktor Zborník.
More information Photos RAS/ART discount

Friday, October 17, 8 p.m.
Vizita Theatre
Macho Embroidery
Jaroslav Dušek and Pjér La' Šéz. Light Ed by: Viktor Zborník
More information Photos RAS/ART discount

Monday, October 20 - Friday, October 24, 8 p.m.
Questioning Heaven in Despair
A sino-baroque performance
Directed by: J. A. Pitínský.
The successful original Archa Theatre performance. A theatrical and musical piece in which contemporary culture meets with the mysterious and fascinating worlds of Chinese Opera and Baroque Theatre. The performance weaves together elements of the Peking Opera - such as Chinese singing, acrobatics, martial arts - with baroque music and the principles of baroque theatre. The main roles are played by Peking Opera singer Feng-Jün Song and Martin Matoušek (guest soloist at the State Opera Prague). Following a yearlong domestic and international tour, now back on the Archa stage.
English friendly More information Photos RAS/ART discount

Saturday, October 25, 8 p.m.
Question for Next Year
Question for Next Year is a contemporary choreography for three performers; Mrs. Ivana Gottliebová (1925), dancer Kristýna Lhotáková (1977) and musician Ladislav Soukup (1968). The choreography of the piece - observations and presentation of images through the choreographic language of Kristýna Lhotáková - is based in depicting noticed detailed in people's behavior. Question for Next Year was inspired by an elderly lady, born in 1925, who also personally appears in the performance, and her past and present. Concept/choreography: Kristýna Lhotáková & Ladislav Soukup, performers: Kristýna Lhotáková & Ladislav Soukup & Mrs. Ivana Gottliebová, original music: Ladislav Soukup.
English friendly RAS/ART discount

Monday, October 27, 8 p.m.
House of the Deaf - Quinta del Sordo
Inspired by the life and work of Francisco Goya
A theatre project by the director Zoja Mikotová, Archa Theatre and hearing-impaired actors - graduates from the Brno Dramatic School for the Deaf.
This performance distinctively combines movement, dance, puppets, expressive music, song and light design in such a way as to allow the deaf actors to achieve an impressive testimony about the inner as well as outer world.
English friendly More information Photos RAS/ART discount

Tuesday, October 28 and Wednesday, October 29, 8 p.m.
Tender Buttons
A raw musical spectacle about things both seen and unseen
The main character of the performance is the sightless singer and pianist Kateryna Kolcová, whose personal statements are confronted with the poetry of the Gertrude Stein, the mother of the American artistic avant-garde. The performance arises out of the texts of both authors, like circus acts. B-grade, kitsch and tawdry erotica are mixed in with a tragic desire for love. Concept / Direction: Jana Svobodová. Actors-Musicians: Kateryna Kolcová, Petra Cikanová, Jakub Žáček, Jaroslav Kořán and Agnes Kutas. Stage Design and Costumes: David Cajthaml. Dramaturgy: Nina Rutová.
RAS/ART discount

Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 8 p.m.
Ultima Vez / Wim Vandekeybus (Belgium)
Love... how many different faces can it have? Is it heaven or hell? Magic, or just good chemistry?
A new performance by the well-known Flemish choregrapher Wim Vandekeybus and his group Ultima Vez. One of the top international contemporary dance theatre groups will be performing for the fifth time at Archa Theatre. Following up on their fully male (In Spite of Wishing and Wanting) and fully female (Scratching the Inner Fields) projects, Ultima Vez performs now as a mixed group of 10 men and women - dancers and actors, with Wim Vanderkeybus, himself, among them. Blush is an explosive performance full of confrontation, emotion, sensuality, energy and extremes - brutality and tenderness, fantasy and intensive physical dance. In its center stands the body and its instincts: restless, unpredictable, powerful and fragile, the body with all its reflexes. As with all of Ultima Vez's performances, Blush is a blend of dance, theatre, film projection, music and light into one whole. Choreographed by: Wim Vandekeybus. Music by: David Eugene Edwards. Texts by: Peter Verhelst and Ultima Vez.
English friendly RAS/ART discount

English friendly English friendly
More information More information
Photos Photos
Music Music
Information and photos Information and photos
RAS/ART discount RAS/ART discount

Monthly program by e-mail or by post