April 2004

Swan song

After nearly three years the National Theater Ballet is presenting a reworking of one of the most beautiful romantic ballets, Giselle, which brightens many stages around the world. The traditionally conceived version of the ballet is based on the original libretto and music, enriched by the artistic scenography of the contemporary British artist Bruce Frenche. The choreography and direction are the work of the English choreographer and educator Christopher Hampson. He started out as a choreographer at the Royal Ballet School, and thanks to his creative talent he has also worked with the famed English National Ballet. In 1999 he retired as a dancer and now spends all his time on choreographing ballets. Under his direction the soloist Tereza Podařilová will play the lead role, Giselle.

Adolphe Charles Adam: Giselle, Národní divadlo, April 1, 3 and 7 from 19:00, tickets CZK 30-800

Step by step

Palác Blaník in Prague will present a new form of dance performance – a rhythmic tap-dancing show called WINGS. Accompanied by recorded and live music performed by Cartonnage, the main actors (as well as the project’s creators), Jan Bursa, Pavel Strouhal, and Václav Muška will perform the so-called “show of complete unrestraint”; a free, stylized form of tap-dance. Eight-year-old Dominik Budlovský, the country’s champion tap-dancer, will join them in duets to show off his artistic skills. Each performance will feature a special guest from the ranks of pop music performers, such as Jiří Korn, Dara Rolins, and Martin Pošta. This euphoric show, which cannot be confined to any genre, was prepared in cooperation with Carli Rebecca Jefferson of the world-renowned rhythm band STOMP.

WINGS, Palác Blaník, Václavské náměstí, April 20, 21 and 24 from 19:00, tickets CZK 350

Theater
5. 4. – Quartet – premiere, Divadlo Komedie 19:30
6. 4. – Perfect Days, Divadlo Na zábradlí 19:00
7. 4. – Caveman – one man show, Klub Lávka 20:00
8. 4. – Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Divadlo Pod Palmovkou 19:00
9.-10. 4. – Teatr Novogo Fronta: Profil 2004 – Dias De Las Noches, Divadlo Komedie 19:30
13.-15. 4. – Gypsies Go To Heaven – premiere, Divadlo Bez zábradlí 19:00
17. 4. – Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Divadlo Pod Palmovkou 19:00
18. 4. – Where were you last night? Divadlo Bez zábradlí 19:00
22. 4. – Běsi, Divadlo v Dlouhé 19:00
23. 4. – Black Comedy, Divadlo Na Fidlovačce 19:30
24. 4. – Perfect Days, Divadlo Na zábradlí 19:00
25. 4. – Komedie omylů – last performance, Stavovské divadlo 19:00
26. 4. – Cyrano de Bergerac, Národní divadlo 19:00
27. 4. – Nahniličko, Divadlo Kalich 19:00
30. 4. – Public Enemy, Divadlo Na zábradlí 19:00

Opera
7. 4. – Carmen, Státní opera 19:00
13. 4. – Nagano – II. premiere, Stavovské divadlo 19:00
14. 4. – La Traviata, Národní divadlo 19:00
20. 4. – Carmen, Státní opera 19:00
25. 4. – Carmen, Státní opera 19:00
29. 4. – La Traviata, Národní divadlo 19:00

Dance

7. 4. – Giselle – new performance, Národní divadlo 19:00
10. 4. – Fairy tale – ballet for children, Státní opera 14:00
16.-17. 4. – Wings, Palác Blaník 19:30
17. 4. – Songs of the Earth, Stavovské divadlo 14:00, 19:00
17. 4. – Pantomima ze Zábradlí, Reduta 19:30
24. 4. – Fairy tale – ballet for children, Státní opera 14:00

Classical music
9. 4. – Johann Sebastian Bach – “St.John’s Passion” (Easter concert) Stavovské divadlo 20:00
14. 4. – Czech Philharmonic: Tribute to Leoš Janáček, Rudolfinum – Dvořákova síň 19:30
23. 4. – “Celtic Variations”, Obecní dům – Smetanova síň 19:30

Modern music
12. 4. – Dave Weckl Band – AghaRTA Prague Jazz Festival, Lucerna Music Bar 21:00
18. 4. – Julian Marley – reggae, Roxy 19:00
20. 4. – John Scofield Überjam – AghaRTA Prague Jazz Festival, Lucerna Music Bar 21:00
20. 4. – Transglobal Undergound – electronic music, Roxy 19:00
22. 4. – Buena Vista Social Club TM – Ibrahim Ferrer, T-Mobile aréna 20:00
24. 4. – Tleskač – album launch, Palác Akropolis 19:30
25. 4. – Imperial Crowns – Prague International Bluenight, Lucerna Music Bar 20:30
26. 4. – Boban Markovič Orkestar – Balcan brass band, Palác Akropolis 19:30
26. 4. – Dave Fiuczynski Screaming Headless Torsos – AghaRTA Prague Jazz Festival, Lucerna Music Bar 21:00
27. 4. – David Byrne – rock, Divadlo Archa 20:00
27. 4. – Musafir (India), Roxy 19:00
28. 4. – Future Line: Alter Echo + Aquamarine Coffee, Palác Akropolis 19:30
29. 4. – Nana Zorin, Palác Akropolis 19:30

Family entertainment

3. 4. – Africa Ball, Lucerna, Velký sál 19:30
8. 4. – Balada pro banditu, Divadlo Na Fidlovačce 19:30
8.-10. 4. – Rebels, Divadlo Broadway 18:00
15.-17. 4. – Les Misérables, GoJa Music Hall 19:00
18. 4. – Edith Piaf – Sparrow from the Suburb, Divadlo v Dlouhé 19:00
19. 4. – Balada pro banditu, Divadlo Na Fidlovačce 19:30
22.-24. 4. – Galileo, Divadlo Kalich 19:00
26. 4. – Love Unto Death, Divadlo Metro 19:00
26.-27. 4. – Starci na chmelu, Palác Blaník 19:00
28. 4. – “Stars As You Do Not Know Them”: Zdeněk Troška a Hana Křížková – talk show, KD Ládví 20:00

 

A drama of love and betrayalA dramatic musical play, “Gypsies Go To Heaven” is a musical tale of the passionate love of a beautiful Gypsy girl, Rada, and the “king of thieves”, Lujko Zobaro. At the same time, it’s a devastating parable about the eternal human longing, searching, and love that can destroy itself. This play, in which first-rate artists take part, is filled with evocative Roma melodies, dancing, and movement. Many talented young artists will perform in the play, including Vanda Konečná as the Gypsy girl Rada and Daniel Bambas as Lujko Zobaro. In supporting roles we will see Stanislav Zindulka, Johanna Tesařová, Hana Gregorová, and others.

Cikáni jdou do nebe, Divadlo Bez zábradlí,
premiere on April 15 at 19:00, tickets CZK 350

Prints of Art Nouveau

František Drtikol (1883-1961) is one of the best-known and most widely-recognized Czech artists. He founded modern Czech photography at the beginning of the 20th century, and between WWI and WWII he successfully published and exhibited his works around the world. This exhibition contains over 140 photographs by Drtikol from the time when he was one of the world’s leading artists working in the spirit of Art Deco, as well as from a collection of works connected with his later spiritual focus. The exhibition will be supplemented by several three-dimension figurative elements and drawings that the artist used when taking pictures. The exhibit is courtesy of the Museum of Applied Arts, the owner of the largest collection of Drtikol’s works.

František Drtikol: Fotografie z let 1918-1935,
Uměleckoprůmyslové muzeum,
until June 6 2004, daily except Monday 10:00-18:00, entrance CZK 60

Tickets for these events may be purchased at any of the Ticketpro outlets, online through www.ticketpro.cz., or by phoning the TicketPro call center at 296 329 999.

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