June 2003

Amateurs on stage

As June turns to July, Prague will host the fifth annual independent and amateur theatrical show, V. MB(apostrof)99, Praha 2003. In recent years, nearly 60 plays were presented by theatrical ensembles from the all over the world. The organizers would like to top off the “five-year plan” with a program that recapitulates the finest festival presentations to date. At the same time they want to present new, lesser-known theatrical cultures.

V. MB(apostrof)99, Praha 2003, 30. června – 6. července 2003, Divadlo Na zábradlí, performances begin at 15:00, 17:00, 19:30, 20:30; Malostranská Beseda, performances begin at 14:00, 17:00, 18:00, 20:30, tickets for one performance 80 Kč, daily ticket 150 Kč, ticket for whole festival 500 Kč

Theater
3.-4. 6. – Mr. Brouček’s journey, Divadlo v Celetné 19:30
4. 6. – Troubles of Luděk Sobota, P klub Trojická 20:00
5. 6. – Pajamas on!, Divadlo Bez zábradlí 19:00
6. 6. – Six of Sixties – Marek Eben – theater festival, Lucerna, Velký sál 20:00
7. 6. – Mr. Kolpert, Divadlo Na zábradlí 19:00
8. 6. – Love, Divadlo Bez zábradlí 19:00
9. 6. – Too Loud a Solitude, Divadlo Bez zábradlí 19:00
10. 6. – My Struggle or Farce In Bloody Street, Gong 19:30
11. 6. – Cripple of Inishmaan, Divadlo v Celetné 19:30
11.-13. 6. – Puzzles – black theatre, Laterna magika 20:00
12. 6. – Divadlo v Dlouhé: I Still Live With a Clothes Rack, Cap, and Signal Disk, Švandovo divadlo 19:00
13. 6. – Happy End, Divadlo Na zábradlí 19:00
14. 6. – Fool For Dinner, Divadlo Bez zábradlí 19:00
15. 6. – Tragédie mstitele, Divadlo Na zábradlí 19:00
16. 6. – Kontrabas, Divadlo Bez zábradlí 19:00
17. 6. – Knives In The Fowles – last showing, Divadlo Na zábradlí 19:00
17. 6. – Gamblers, Divadlo Bez zábradlí 19:00
18. 6. – Norway Today, Divadlo v Celetné 19:30
19. 6. – The Pied Piper, Divadlo v Celetné 19:30
20. 6. – Square of Heroes, Divadlo Na zábradlí 19:00
21. 6. – Same Time Next Year, Divadlo Bez zábradlí 19:00
22. 6. – Vixen – last showing, Divadlo v Celetné 19:30
23. 6. – Divadlo v Dlouhé: Weird Sister, Divadlo Komedie 19:30
24. 6. – The Rainmaker, Divadlo na Fidlovačce 19:30
25. 6. – Divadlo v Dlouhé: Vian – Cami Cabaret, Div. Komedie 19:00
26. 6. – Richard III, Divadlo v Celetné 19:30
26. 6. – Div. v Dlouhé: Magnificent Cuckold, Studio Švandova d. 19:30
28. 6. – Nahniličko – last showing, Divadlo Na zábradlí 19:00
29. 6. – Divadlo Archa: The House Of The Deaf – Quinta del Sordo, Divadlo Ponec 20:00

Opera
4. 6. – Mácha’s Diary, Divadlo Kolowrat 19:00
5. 6. – The Death of Klinghoffer, Národní divadlo 19:00
6. 6. – Carmen, Národní divadlo 19:00
7. 6. – Rusalka, Národní divadlo 14:00 a 19:00
8. 6. – La Noze di Figaro, Stavovské divadlo 14:00 and 19:00
9. 6. – Blumfeld, Ganga’s bank – world premiére, Stavovské d. 19:00
11. 6. – Rigoletto, Národní divadlo 19:00
13. 6. – La Traviata, Národní divadlo 19:00
14. 6. – The Land of Smiles – operetta, Kongresové centrum 15:00
14. 6. – Don Giovanni, Stavovské divadlo 14:00 and 19:00
15. 6. – Bartered Bride, Národní divadlo 14:00 and 19:00
17. 6. – Její pastorkyňa, Národní divadlo 19:00
20. 6. – La Boh`eme, Národní divadlo 19:00
21. 6. – The Magic Flute, Stavovské divadlo 14:00 and 19:00

A star named Vega

Suzanne Vega’s visit to the Czech Republic this year will be another opportunity to enjoy one of the strongest singer-songwriters of the last decade. She began playing the guitar at age eleven, and her self-titled first album was released in 1985 to critical acclaim. Her follow-up album – Solitude Standing – included the megahit “Luka” and received three Grammy Award nominations. But she didn’t get the award until 1990, for her Days of Open Hand album. In subsequent years, she released the albums 99.9 Degrees Farenheit and Object of Desire. Her most recent album, Songs in Red and Gray, came out in 2001, and is considered by many fans and critics to be one of her finest recordings to date.

Suzanne Vega, 19. června 2003, Kongresové centrum Praha, at 20:00, tickets 550, 850, 950, 1200 Kč

DANCE
8. 6. – The Fairy Tale – ballet for children, Státní opera 14:00
9.-27. 6. – Tanec Praha 2003 – international festival, Slovanský dům, Stavovské divadlo, Divadlo Ponec, 17:00, 19:00 a 20:00
19. 6. – Nokia Dance Awards – dance, Laterna magika 19:00

Modern music
3. 6. – Whitesnake – rock, T-Mobile Aréna 20:00
4. 6. – Black Milk – pop, Sky Club Brumlovka 19:00
5. 6. – Divadlo Archa – Divadlo Visita: Visit of Music, D. Ponec 20:00
9. 6. – Feng Jun Song & Horská karavana – ethno, P. Akropolis 20:00
10. 6. – Tuesdays’ runaways – Misfits-Evil Never Dies – poslechový večer, čítárna Unijazzu 18:00
16. 6. – Linkin Park – rock, T-Mobile Aréna 20:00
17. 6. – Yes – rock, T-Mobile Aréna 20:00
19. 6. – Country fontána – country festival, Křižíkova fontána 16:00
20. 6. – Moby – pop, T-Mobile Aréna 20:00
21. 6. – Bobbie N. Y. C. e. – hip hop, Palác Akropolis 19:30
22. 6. – Divadlo Archa: Agon Orchestra: Discreet Music, Galerie Rudolfinum 19:00
24. 6. – Brouci – Beatles revival band, Reduta Jazz Club 19:00
Classical music
4. 6. – Czech National Symphony Orchestra – concert, Rudolfinum, Dvořákova síň 19:30
FAMILY ENTERTAIMENT
1.-6. 6. – “Caveman” – talk show, Klub Lávka 20:00
3.-7. 6. – Cleopatra – musical, Divadlo Broadway 19:00
5.-8. 6. – “Darling Club” – Darling Club Cabaret 20:00
7. 6. – Dracula – musical, Kongresové centrum 15:00 a 19:30
13. 6. – Wellness Party – party on a steamboat, Boat Europe 18:00
15.-19. 6. – Golem – musical, Španělská synagoga 21:00
18.-21. 6. – Galileo – musical, Divadlo Kalich 19:00
19. 6. – Easy Rider (USA – 1969) – film club, čítárna Unijazzu 19:00
19.-20. 6. – I love you, but… – musical, Palác Blaník 19:00
22. 6. – “Paškál” – talk show, Divadlo Metro 19:00
23. 6. – Big musical show, Divadlo Broadway 19:00

Prague dances “into Europe”

For the fifteenth year, the city will be enlivened by its favorite dance festival – Tanec Praha. Already a tradition, as well as an integral part of the city’s life, it has also become an event on the calendars of Brno and Hradec Králové. After a strenuous search, this event has found its own stage, the Ponec theater, while some shows will also be performed at Slovanský dům and the Stavovské Theater. Fans of dance can expect to see artists and ensembles such as Ballet du Grand Théatre de Gen`eve, Il Circo Contemporaneo, Laroque Dance Company, Charles Linehan, Anouk van Dijk, and Skalen. The Czech Republic will be represented by the Prague Chamber Ballet, Tereza Ondrová and Veronika Knytlová, among others.

Tanec Praha 2003 – XV. Mezinárodní festival soudobé taneční tvorby a pohybového divadla, Slovanský dům, Stavovské divadlo, Divadlo Ponec, June 9-27 at 17:00, 19:00, 20:00, tickets 120-200 Kč.

His lens unleashed

Obecní galerie Beseda will be the scene of an exhibition of photographs for sale by the classic Czech photographer Ladislav Sitenský (1919). He is known for his extensive reproduction in magazines, and his photographs have also appeared in many publications about war, Prague, sports, mountains, travel, and other themes. A quarter of his collection consists of travel photographs (France, Italy, Malta, Norway, Greece, Egypt, Cuba, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, North America, etc.). The uniqueness of Sitenský, who began taking pictures at age 14, lies in the diversity of the topics and motifs he has captured in his lens. Although he claims his intent at the time he took the pictures was purely artistic, today his works have considerable documentary value. The exhibition will display a selection of 129 black-and-white photographs from the Mountains, War, Prague, and Nature files.

Ladislav Sitenský: Fotografie 1933-1996, Obecní galerie Beseda, until end of June, open daily except Mondays 13:00-18:00, voluntary donation fee

Tickets for these events may be purchased at any of the Ticketpro outlets, online through www.ticketpro.cz., or by phoning the EchoLine call center at 14051.

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