Art Isn’t the Olympics

For years, I have made no secret of the fact that I dislike the identification of artists by nation of origin on posters and promotional materials. I get that certain funding applications demand international participation. 

Season 2024/2025 at the Czech National Ballet and Laterna magika

The Czech National Ballet will offer the world premiere of the original ballet The Sun, the Moon and the Wind choreographed by Viktor Konvalinka, the world premiere of the original ballet Sheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov choreographed by Mauro Bigonzetti.

Summer with Butoh at Alta and Venuše

At the beginning of the summer, Prague's venues Venuše ve Švehlovce and Studio ALTA took on an interesting challenge by inviting three butoh dance teachers to lead masterclasses and offering participants an extra scholarship for their participation. 

The body confirms: you are here. The mind wants to travel

The body gives simplicity, resistance, or surprise. The mind enables understanding, confusion, or poetry. The emotional responses appear on the way through triggers and memories. Interacting or choreographing evokes all of these parts together. 

Kiosk Festival – Stuck in the Mud at Humanity’s Frontier

It must have been Day 3 of Kiosk Festival for Theatre and Dance when, scrambling out of my tent – surrounded by a watery moat from the last night’s torrential rain at Stanica Cultural Centre – I understood how near to art I had come.

Poe – Fear, Madness and Nightmares

A new piece – Poe – has been added to the repertoire of Laterna magika. It raised expectations because of its author: Lenka Vagnerová...