July/August 2004

Gypsy hurricane

The autumn part of the “Respect Plus 04″ concert cycle will begin at the Palác Akropolis with the world-renowned Balkan brass ensemble Kočani Orchestar. This group, which unleashed the current Roma music mania, has inspired the likes of the Macedonian composer Goran Bregovič and performed in recordings of the Romanian “outlaw” group Taraf de Haidouks, and the director Emir Kusturica presented its members in the Roma film epic House for Hanging. Kočani Orchestar is currently one of the leading Macedonian music groups, garnering well-deserved praise all around the world.

Kočani Orchestar (Makedonie), Palác Akropolis
September 10 from 7 pm, tickets CZK 270, 300

Comedy to cry over

In September a new feature film by Jan Hřebejk and Petr Jarchovský, Head Over Heels, is coming to theaters. It deals with altruism and xenophobia, fear of the unknown, and other feelings that awaken the racism that lies hidden within us all. This dramatic film depicts the existential sensibilities of central Europeans, formerly cut off by the Iron Curtain, whose isolation dissolves and juxtaposes them into an unknown reality. Intertwining tragicomic stories concern the fateful search for love and friendship. But above all, it’s an intimate tale of several ordinary people seeking the way to one another, the way to forgiving and reconciliation, and the way out of chaos.

Horem pádem
premieres 15 September in Prague cinemas


Theater
1.-30.9. – Caveman, Klub Lávka 20:00
5. 9. – Naši furianti, Národní divadlo 19:00
7. 9. – The Wedding, Švandovo divadlo 19:00
9. 9. – Poprask na laguně – premiere, Div. Na Fidlovačce 15:00, 19:30
10. 9. – Afterplay – premiere, Divadlo Na zábradlí 19:00
12. 9. – Cyrano de Bergerac, Národní divadlo 19:00
13. 9. – Divadlo Nablízko: Tracy’s Tiger, Palác Akropolis 19:30
15. 9. – Ivanov, Divadlo Na zábradlí 19:00
18. 9. – Perfect Days, Divadlo Na zábradlí 19:00
20. 9. – Gazdina roba, Divadlo Na zábradlí 19:00
21. 9. – Tragédie mstitele – renewed premiere, Divadlo Kalich 19:00
23. 9. – Uncle Vanya, Divadlo Na zábradlí 19:00
23.-24. 9. – Othello, Stavovské divadlo 19:00
27. 9. – Balada pro banditu, Divadlo Na Fidlovačce 19:30
28. 9. – The Square of Heroes, Divadlo Na zábradlí 19:00
29.-30. 9. – The Hound of the Baskervilles – premiere, Švandovo divadlo – studio 19:00

Ballet
3. 9. – The Butterfly Effect, Národní divadlo 20:00
8.-9. 9. – Family Album, Stavovské divadlo 19:00
11. 9. – Adéla Stodolová: Všechna jediná, Palác Akropolis 20:00
16. 9. – Lucretia Borgia, Národní divadlo 20:00
25. 9. – Giselle, Národní divadlo 19:00
27. 9. – Giselle, Národní divadlo 19:00

Opera
4. 9. – Slavné jméno Adamovo – premiere, Stavovské divadlo 19:00
9. 9. – Rusalka, Národní divadlo 19:00
10. 9. – Le nozze di Figaro, Stavovské divadlo 19:00
14. 9. – The Magic Flute, Stavovské divadlo 19:00
15. 9. – Rigoletto, Národní divadlo 19:00
19. 9. – Le nozze di Figaro, Stavovské divadlo 19:00
23. 9. – Adriana Lecouvreur – premiere, Národní divadlo 19:00
28. 9. – Libuše, Národní divadlo 19:00

Classical music
2.-23. 9. – International Organ Festival, Bazilika sv. Jakuba 19:00
4. 9. – A Tribute to Antonín Dvořák in 2004, chrám sv. Mikuláše 20:00
11. 9. – W. A. Mozart – Requiem, Obecní dům – Smetanova síň 20:00
12.-30. 9. – 14th International Festival Prague Autumn, various places
18. 9. – A Tribute to Antonín Dvořák in 2004, chrám sv. Mikuláše 20:00
21. 9. – Carmina Burana, Obecní dům – Smetanova síň 20:00
25. 9. – A Tribute to Antonín Dvořák in 2004, chrám sv. Mikuláše 20:00

Modern music
5. 9. – James Brown, T-Mobile Arena 20:00
9. 9. – Sarah Brightman, T-Mobile Arena 20:00
9. 9. – Lili Marlene, Malostranská Beseda 20:30
10. 9. – Kočani Orkestar (Macedony), Palác Akropolis 19:00
14. 9. – Ida Kelarová & Romano Rat, Švandovo divadlo 20:00
14.-15. 9. – Jiří Stivín & CO., Agharta Jazz Centrum 21:00
15. 9. – Slonovski bal (Serbia), Švandovo divadlo 20:00
16. 9. – Precedens, Malostranská Beseda 20:30
17. 9. – Euroconnections: Tarwater (Ger) + OTK (Cz), Palác Akropolis 19:30
17. 9. – Mr. Circuit 2004 Prague, Výstaviště – Průmyslový palác 21:00
18. 9. – Sto zvířat, Malostranská beseda 21:30
20. 9. – Larry Coryell, Lucerna Music Bar 21:00
20. 9. – Djamra (Jap) – jazz, rock, avantgarde, Kaštan 20:00
21. 9. – Glanc, Rock Cafe 20:30
22. 9. – Yvonne Sanchez, Dan Bárta, Robert Balzar Trio & guests, Palác Akropolis 20:00
23. 9. – Ahmed má hlad, Palác Akropolis 19:30
24. 9. – Euroconnections: Veneer (Sk) + Khoiba (Cz), Palác Akropolis 19:30
25. 9. – Rush, T-Mobile Arena 20:00
27. 9. – One Connection Show, Výstaviště – Průmyslový palác 20:00
28. 9. – Alphaville, Roxy 20:00

Family entertainment

12. 9. – Autumn seminar of step dance techniques, KS Delta 9:00
16.-30. 9. – Excalibur, Divadlo Ta Fantastika 18:00 (14:00)
16.-30. 9. – Les Misérables, GoJa Music Hall 19:00 (14:30)
18. 9. – Babí léto v Psychiatrické léčebně Bohnice 9:00
23.-25. 9. – Galileo, Divadlo Kalich 19:00 (15:00)
24.-25. 9. – Gypsies Go To Heaven, Divadlo Bez zábradlí 19:00
29. 9. – Amnesty International: Charity evening for refugees, Palác Akropolis 19:00

 

Poetic performance

The successful theatrical project of the choreographer, dancer, and actress Adéla Stodolová, which in the 2002/2003 season won the Divadelní noviny (Theatrical News) first prize in the alternative category and many other international awards, will be presented by Palác Akropolis this month. In her unique production, Stodolová uses contemporary dance and modern pantomime techniques in order to convey the theme of the work – namely, the fight for individualism that drains us all. The plot involves the story of a woman, from childhood to adulthood, her struggle for freedom and extrication from entangling social conventions. The project’s mission is to free people from the fear of their own individuality and lack of faith in their own inner voices.

Adéla Stodolová: Všechna jediná, Palác Akropolis
September 11 and 27 from 8 pm, tickets CZK 110

Historical testimony

The Leica Gallery exhibition of the works of René Burri, the famed 20th-century Swiss photographer, is the figurative “swan song”. The gallery’s lease in the Prague Castle complex is coming to an end, so this exposition of the works of the eminent artist, one of the best-known photographers of the prestigious Magnum agency, is the last. His photographs include classic portraits of Picasso, Che Guevara, and Giacometti, as well as a selection from fifty years of news photos from around the world. The exhibition focuses on Burri’s interest in architecture and architects, especially Le Corbusier, Oscar Niemeyer, and Luis Barragán. Over 100 photographs are on exhibit.

René Burri: “Utopia” – Architektura a architekti, Leica Gallery Prague, Nejvyšší purkrabství Pražského hradu
until October 3, daily 10-18, entrance CZK 80, discounted 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.

Back to top