May 2004

Not just a Strakonice piper

A unique project – a show by Scottish bagpipers who play in the Czech Republic – will be presented by Palác Akropolis in Prague. It’s been five years since this authentic twenty-member group of bagpipers was assembled as The 1st Bohemian Highland Pipers, under the leadership of William “Chip” Doehring. Later, three more musical groups with Scottish pipers began performing in Bohemia – Czeltic, “Irish Celts”; Bran, “Rooks” from Brittany; and Caledonian Club, a dance troupe that incorporates ensembles with international musicians and dancers, predominated by Czech musicians. All of them will perform for the world music lovers of Prague at the Žižkov club on 22 May.

5 years of Scottish Pipers in Bohemia, Palác Akropolis, May 22 at 19:30, tickets CZK 100 and 130

World in motion

The tenth annual show of Czech dance creations and motion theater will feature the most interesting contemporary Czech choreography of the last year, presented in the Prague theaters Ponec and Archa. A procession of well-known soloists and dance companies will be led by two premiere performances – “New Choreography” by Karine Ponties and “Měra” by Petra Hauerová. As a part of the show at Terzín in Žižkov, the play “Gabriel Lion 2004″, by Martin Dvořák, will also premiere. At the Ponec and Archa theaters, other figures known for their plays will appear: Lenka Dřímalová, Linda Stránská, Petra Brabcová, Ioana Mona Popovici, Nir De Volff, Jan Kodet, and Pierre Nadaud.

Czech dance platform of 2004, Archa, Ponec a Žižkovská kasárna in Terzín
May 14-19, tickets CZK 140, students CZK 80

Theater
5.-6. 5. – Richard III., Divadlo Globe 19:30
10.-15. 5. – Graffiti – black theater, Laterna magika 20:00
11. 5. – Twelfth Night – last performance, Stavovské divadlo 19:00
13. 5. – Takový malý žertík, Gong 19:30
15. 5. – Půda: Saténový střevíček – Příšerné děti – last performance, Divadlo Na zábradlí 19:00
16.-18. 5. – Caveman – one man show, Klub Lávka 20:00
17. 5. – Love to Death, Divadlo Metro 19:00
17. 5. – Mr. Kolpert, Divadlo Na zábradlí 19:00
18. 5. – Much Ado About Nothing – last showing, Stavovské div. 19:00
20. 5. – Nevidím to černě, Divadlo Metro 19:00
23. 5. – Gazdina roba – II. premiere, Divadlo Na zábradlí 19:00
24. 5. – School for Women, Divadlo Metro 19:00
27. 5. – Oko za oko, Švandovo divadlo – Velký sál 19:00
28. 5. – Perfect Days, Divadlo Na zábradlí 19:00
29.-30. 5. – Mezi ploty – theater festival, gardens of the Mental Institution Bohnice 13:00
29.-31. 5. – Vyšehrad 2004 – theater and music festival, Vyšehrad
30. 5. – Andreas Kröper: Letter from the New World, Činoherní klub 19:30
31. 5. – Pokoušení, Stavovské divadlo 19:00

Opera
3. 5. – Requiem, Národní divadlo 19:00
4. 5. – Mácha’s Diary, Divadlo Kolowrat 19:00
5. 5. – Nagano, Stavovské divadlo 19:00
6. 5. – Dimitrij – II. premiere, Státní opera 19:00
9. 5. – Festival of Czech Music 2004: Vanda – I. premiere, Národní divadlo 19:00
10. 5. – La Bohe`me, Národní divadlo 19:00
15. 5. – Le Nozze di Figaro, Stavovské divadlo 19:00
16. 5. – Bušení do železné opony VII.: Sasíci v Čechách – world premiere, Stavovské divadlo 19:00
22. 5. – Don Giovanni, Stavovské divadlo 14:00 a 19:00
23. 5. – The Devil and Kate, Národní divadlo 19:00
26. 5. – The Excursions of Mr. Brouček, Národní divadlo 19:00
27. 5. – Její pastorkyňa, Národní divadlo 19:00
30. 5. – The Magic Flute, Stavovské divadlo 13:00

Dance

3. 5. – Lady of the Camellias, Státní opera 14:00
7. 5. – Easy Evening, Divadlo Alfred ve dvoře 19:00
14.-15. 5. – Wings – step show, Palác Blaník 19:30
16. 5. – Lady of Camellias, Státní opera 14:00
21.-28. 5. – International Theater Festival – 4+4 Days in Movement, Divadlo Alfred ve dvoře
23. 5. – Dumb-show from Zábradlí, Reduta 19:30
24. 5. – Veselé skoky na hlavu! – dance grotesque, Divadlo v Celetné 19:30

Classical music
2.-31. 5. – Prague Spring – international music festival, various places
29.-31. 5. – Vyšehrad 2004 – theater and music festival, Vyšehrad

Modern music
5. 5. – Prague International Bluenight: Candye Kane, Lucerna Music Bar 20:30
6. 5. – Ready Kirken – album launching, Palác Akropolis 20:00
10. 5. – Szidi Tobias – shansons, Divadlo Kalich 19:30
11. 5. – Famara & Band: Oheň Afriky – reggae, Švandovo divadlo – Studio 21:00
13. 5. – Prague International Bluenight: Septeto National, Lucerna Music Bar 20:30
14. 5. – Paul van Dyk – DJ, T-Mobile aréna 20:00
14.-16. 5. – Barvy léta – music festival, Mystic Skatepark Štvanice
15. 5. – Marillion, Lucerna – Velký sál 20:00
17. 5. – Peter Gabriel, T-Mobile aréna 20:00
17. 5. – AghaRTA Prague Jazz Festival: Laco Deczi Cellula, Lucerna Music Bar 21:00
18. 5. – Carmen a Flameco + Harri Stojka, Švandovo divadlo – Velký sál 20:00
19. 5. – Jethro Tull, T-Mobile aréna 20:00
20. 5. – “Music for your life!” – Expresradio’s concert, Strahov – dormitories 18:00
20. 5. – Múm (Island), Roxy 19:00
22. 5. – Kraftwerk – electric, Lucerna – Velký sál 20:00
25. 5. – Chumbawamba, Roxy 19:00
27. 5. – Monkey Business: 4th birthday, Lucerna – Velký sál 20:00

Family entertainment

5. 5. – Malování na tmu, Divadlo Metro 9:30
6.-8. 5. – Rebels – musical, Divadlo Broadway 18:00
6.-11. 5. – Don Giovanni – puppet theater, Národní divadlo marionet 20:00
7. 5. – I Love You, You Are Fine, But Change, Palác Blaník 19:00
9. 5. – Balada pro banditu – musical, Div. Na Fidlovačce 15:00, 19:30
12. 5. – Best of Kleopatra – concert, Divadlo Broadway 18:30
13.-15. 5. – Galileo – musical, Divadlo Kalich 19:00
15.-16. 5. – Stage Code: Tramtárie, Divadlo Alfred ve dvoře 15:00
22.-23. 5. – Hair Fusion – hairdressers show, Veletržní palác 12:00
26.-29. 5. – Gypsies Go To Heaven – musical, Divadlo Bez zábradlí 19:00
27.-29. 5. – Les Misérables – musical, GoJa Music Hall 19:00

 

The red stones’ allureThe National Museum in Prague is presenting an exhibition of the world’s largest collection of a typically Czech phenomenon – Czech garnets. The exhibition includes, beautiful dark red stones of rare size, a collection from the Prague Jubilee Exposition of 1891, and other works of art, from Baroque to modern. A special feature of this show will be jewelry from the estate of Baroness Ulrika von Levetzow, Johan Wolfgang Goethe’s last love, on loan from the Regional Museum in Most.

The Myth of Czech Garnets – Jewelry and Fancy Goods of Five Centuries,
Hergetova cihelna, open daily until the end of May, daily 10-18, free entry

Fantastic island paradise

For the first time, Činoherní studio of Ústí nad Labem is presenting a new Czech play, The Sand, by Miroslav Bamboušek in Prague. Directed by Tomáš Zielinský, it follows the protagonists through a half-imagined, half-real story of people of various nationalities meeting up in the Canary Islands. Jaruš and Richard encounter a local settler, Ratko Gorovič, a man who lived through the war in Bosnia. Despite its tragic climax, this play – winner of the Alfréd Radok Foundation Award – is filled with witty, terse dialogue. In contrast with a world of martial violence, Bamboušek depicts a world in which each character strives to create a world of love, passion, and release on the exotic islands…a world that’s beautiful but artificial.

Činoherní studio Ústí nad Labem: The Sand, Divadlo Komedie,
premiere May 18 at 19:30, tickets CZK 80, 110 and 140, reduced CZK 70

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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