September 2003

Tour following the light


Photo: Archiv

On 13 September, following the summer holidays, the vocalist Lenka Dusilová, with the band Secretion, kicks off a tour of Czech clubs and cultural institutions. The autumn concerts are a part of this year’s “Light Tour 2003″, with the spring part to take place in May and June. The program will include songs from the singer-songwriter’s new album, First See the Light, which has received rave reviews, as well as her first single, “Don’t Tell Us”, the Last folk compositions, and songs from the Kiss album and from her first solo release. The hits will be played in their classic arrangements, and only the song “Body” will be presented in a new dance-blues version. The concert, against the background of the autumnal, nocturnal sky, will be accompanied by a light show.

Lenka Dusilová & Secretion: Světlo Tour 2003, September 13 to October 18 2003, www.lenkadusilova.cz

Theater
3.-10. 9. – Richard III, Divadlo Globe 19:30
7.-8. 9. – The Lantern, Národní divadlo 19:00
8. 9. – Antiklimax – premiere, Divadlo Komedie 19:30
9. 9. – Love, Divadlo Bez zábradlí 19:00
10.-13. 9. – Hamlet – Summer Shakespeare festival, Pražský hrad, Nejvyšší purkrabství 20:30
11. 9. – Sunny Boys, Divadlo Bez zábradlí 19:00
12. 9. – Push Up 1-3 – II. premiere, Divadlo Na zábradlí 19:00
13. 9. – Horoscope for Rudolf II – II. premiere, Divadlo Na Fidlovačce 15:00 a 19:30
15. 9. – Three Men At the Wrong Address, Divadlo Bez zábradlí 19:00
15.-20. 9. – Graffiti – black theater, Laterna magika 20:00
16. 9. – Alice in Wonderland – premiere, Divadlo Komedie 17:00
17. 9. – Ivanov, Divadlo Na zábradlí 19:00
18. 9. – Uncle Vanya, Divadlo Na zábradlí 19:00
19. 9. – The Square of Heroes, Divadlo Na zábradlí 19:00
22. 9. – Mr. Kolpert, Divadlo Na zábradlí 19:00
23. 9. – Tót family, Divadlo Bez zábradlí 19:00
24. 9. – The Best of Black Theater, Reduta 19:30
24. 9. – Marksmen: The Space – premiere, Divadlo Komedie 19:30
25. 9. – A Servant of Two Masters, Stavovské divadlo 19:00
27. 9. – JE SUiS, Divadlo Na zábradlí 19:00
28. 9. – Fool for Dinner, Divadlo Bez zábradlí 19:00
29. 9. – Cyrano de Bergerac – new performance, Divadlo pod Palmovkou 19:00
30. 9. – The Baroness and the Servant Girl, Divadlo Na zábradlí 19:00

Dance

14. 9. – Songs of the Land, Stavovské divadlo 14:00 a 19:00
17. 9. – Don Juan/Golem, Státní opera 19:00
25. 9. – Nir de Volff – Dolli in Prague (Isr.) – premiere, Ponec 20:00
26. 9. – Swan Lake, Národní divadlo 19:00
28. 9. – Fairytale – ballet for children, Státní opera 14:00
29.-30. 9. – Prague Chamber Ballet + Tivoli Pantomime Ballet – premiere, divadlo Ponec 20:00

Opera
2.-6. 9. – Verdi Festival – opera festival, Státní opera 19:00
23. 9. – Čert a Káča – renewed performance, Národní divadlo 19:00
27. 9. – La Nozze di Figaro, Stavovské divadlo 19:00

A bitter tale of tender love


Photo: Archiv

According to the autobiographical novel Jozova Hanule by Květa Legátová, Petr Jarchovský wrote the screenplay for the new film Želary, directed by Ondřej Trojan, which is now in theaters. The story takes place in the 1940s, the days of the protectorate and the occupation. The heroine, Eliška (Aňa Geislerová) works as a nurse in a municipal hospital and takes part in the resistance. Her group is uncovered and the girl must hide in the wilderness, in a mountain village where time stands still. Želary is a story about the clash of two different worlds and two different human natures. Last but not least, it’s a dramatic tale filled with unexpected turns of fortune that is played out in a God-forsaken place in the center of a war-afflicted Europe.

Želary, premiere on September 4 at Village Cinemas Anděl at 20:00, tickets 155-295 Kč

Modern music
1.-2. 9. – Charlie’s Blood Group – jazz/blues, Ungelt J&B Club 21:00
3. 9. – Linkin Park – rock, T-Mobile Arena 20:00
5. 9. – Placebo – rock, Malá sportovní hala 19:00
5. 9. – Big R’n’B Paradise – dance party, Prostor Abaton 19:00
6.-7. 9. – Concert for horses – open-air festival, Park Café 13:00
8. 9. – Queens 2003 – concert of pop queens, Státní opera 20:00
13. 9. – Flushing Hostivař – open-air festival, Hostivař dam 13:00
18. 9. – Pavlína Jíšová & CS Band – folk, KC Zahrada 19:00
20. 9. – Elán (SR) – megaconcert, Letenská pláň 14:00
20. 9. – Yvonne Sanchez Brazilian Mood, Agharta Jazz Centrum 21:00

Classical music
1.-8. 9. – Festival of String Quartets, Praha, various venues
1.-25. 9. – International Organ Festival, Bazilika sv. Jakuba 19:00
3.-10. 9. – Pražské komorní slavnosti, Hall of CNB, 19:30
11.-30. 9. – Prague Autumn, Praha, various venues
15.-27. 9. – St. Wenceslas Festival, Praha, various venues

Family entertainment

2. 9. – Golem – musical, Španělská synagoga 21:00
11-12. 9. – Les Misérables, GoJa Music Hall 19:00
12. 9. – Big musical show, Divadlo Broadway 19:00
14.-15. 9. – Chicago, Kongresové centrum 19:00
18. 9. – Cabaret – renewed premiere, Divadlo Na Fidlovačce 19:30
20. 9. – Galileo, Divadlo Kalich 15:00 a 19:00
27.-28. 9. – Rebelové – musical, Divadlo Broadway 14:00
29. 9. – Grease tribute – 25th anniversary, GoJa Music Hall 19:00

Sport

6. 9. – Professional Boxing Grand Prix 2003, Hotel Hilton 19:00

40 years of celluloid genius

An exhibition of the works of the famous photographer Helmut Newton (1920) will be a major event in the field of photography, enriching the cultural life of Prague in the Autumn. For three months, visitors will be able to view a presentation of 220 works in the fields of fashion, nudes, portraits, and photographic montages. Newton’s contribution to the development of photography in the 20th century lies not only in provocation, but also in intuition, imagination, and receptivity. He often likes to play with combinations of genres and to deceive by passing one style off as another. Prague is the last stop for this unique travelling exhibition that has been enjoyed by viewers in Berlin, Madrid, Moscow, and New York.

H. Newton: Work, Leica Gallery Prague and Terezián wing of Prague Castle, daily 10:00-19:00, from September 27 until the end of Dec. 2003, entrance 100 Kč, 75 (reduced)

Indian summer in the asylum

Indian Summer in the Bohnice psychiatric hospital is an attempt at using music, theater, and graphic art to help remove the barriers between patients and non-patients, and to bring about an atmosphere of tolerance. The 14th annual cultural festival is traditionally filled with music, theater, and amusement for young and old alike. The broad range of musical styles, from blues and rock to reggae and hip-hop, performed by many bands, will be played out on four stages. The psychiatric hospital complex will host theatrical troupes, and it will be possible to take part in chess and “psychological games” and to visit fine arts workshops. The festival will mark the beginning of the nationwide Weeks for Mental Health.

Babí léto v Psychiatrické léčebně v Bohnicích, September 13 from 13:00, tickets 50 Kč

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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