October 2002

Canadian season in Prague

The Archa Theater, which was damaged by the August floods, will present a performance by famous Canadian dance ensemble, La La La Human Steps, in the State Opera House. During its first performance in the Czech Republic, the ensemble will present the world-wide premiere of its latest work, created by “court” choreographer and artistic director Édouard Lock. Since its origins in 1980, La La La Human Steps has gained quite a reputation, with performances based on wild explosive dance that walks the line between extreme risk and virtuosity. The centerpiece of the choreography is movement in the real sense of the word – passionate, dizzyingly quick, cruel, raw – using all, even the seemingly unthinkable, capabilities of the human body.

La La La Human Steps, Státní opera Praha, October 20 and 21 at 20:00, tickets 150-690 Kč

Theater
1. 10. – Mary Stuart, Stavovské divadlo 19:00
2. 10. – Ivanov, Divadlo Na zábradlí 19:00
3. 10. – Servant Girls, Gong 19:30
5. 10. – Happy Ending, Divadlo Na zábradlí 19:00
6. 10. – The Twelfth Night, Stavovské divadlo 14:00 a 19:00
7. 10. – The Balcony, Divadlo Na zábradlí 19:00
8. 10. – Servant of Two Masters, Národní divadlo 19:00
9. 10. – The Tragedy of Avenger, Divadlo Na zábradlí 19:00
10. 10. – Little October, Divadlo Na zábradlí 19:00
13. 10. – Nahniličko, Divadlo Na zábradlí 19:00
14.- 18. 10. – Odysseus – black theater, Laterna Magica 20:00
14. 10. – Uncle Vanya, Divadlo Na zábradlí 19:00
15. 10. – Odysseus – black theater, Laterna Magica 20:00
15. 10. – In the Summer-house, Divadlo Na zábradlí 19:00
16. 10. – The Entertainer, Stavovské divadlo 19:00
20. 10. – Wet Songs from Dlouhá – benefit for the theater in Dlouhá, Divadlo Na zábradlí 19:00
25. 10. – The Baroness and the Servant Girl – premier, Divadlo Na zábradlí 19:00
26. 10. – The Knives inside the Fowles, Divadlo Na zábradlí 19:00
28. 10. – The Lantern, Národní divadlo 14:00 a 19:00
30. 10. – Markéta Lazarová, Národní divadlo 19:00
31. 10. – The Baroness and the Servant Girl, Divadlo Na zábradlí 19:00
Opera
4. 10. – La Traviata, Národní divadlo 19:00
5. 10. – Le nozze di Figaro, Stavovské divadlo 14:00 a 19:00
17. 10. – Madame Butterfly, Státní opera 19:00
20. 10. – The Bartered Bride, Národní divadlo 14:00 a 19:00
25. 10. – Carmen, Státní opera 19:00

DANCE
1. 10. – Don Juan, Golem, Státní opera 19:00
5. 10. – Amerikana II., Národní divadlo 14:00 a 19:00
10. 10. – Nine Lives, Gong 19:30
16. 10. – Sleeping Beauty, Národní divadlo 19:00
17. 10. – Sleeping Beauty, Národní divadlo 19:00
22. 10. – The Child and the Fairy / Sinfonietta, Národní divadlo 19:00
28. 10. – Some Like It …, Stavovské divadlo 17:00 a 20:00

Treasures of the Orient

Selected master works from the National Museum in Kyoto can be seen until the end of the month at an exhibition entitled “Treasury of Art from Kyoto”, which was prepared in cooperation with the Collection of Oriental Art at the Prague National Gallery. The collection of 67 artistic works contains rare specimens of Japanese art, including so-called national treasures (there are currently over 150 of them in the museum), which have never been shown to the European public to such an extent. The collections of the National Museum in Kyoto have been expanding since the museum’s establishment in 1897 and, from the point of view of quality, belong among the most significant collections of Japanese art in the world. They include an exceptional collection of paintings and sculptures, as well as extensive and eclectic collections from other fields of artistic craftsmanship as well as archeological findings.

Pokladnice umění z Kjóta, Palác Kinských, until October 28, daily except Mondays 10:00-18:00, tickets 20-150 Kč

Modern music
2. 10. – Děda Mládek Illegal Band – rock, Futurum Music Bar 21:00
2. 10. – Létající koberec, Palác Akropolis 19:30
3. 10. – Vltava, Palác Akropolis 20:00
5. 10. – Vašo Patejdl Tour 2002 – pop, Lucerna, Velký sál 19:00
5. 10. – Reason – DJ John Digweed (UK) – dance party, Veletržní palác 20:00
10. 10. – Tara Fuki, Palác Akropolis 19:30
17. 10. – United Colors of Akropolis: Romský večer s kapelami Čilágos a Bengas 19:00
23. 10. – ZZ Top – rock, Brno, Hala Rondo 19:30
23. 10. – Žlutý pes – rock, Futurum Music Bar 21:00
23. 10. – Levellers (UK), Palác Akropolis 19:30
26. 10. – Olympic – 40 years – rock, T-Mobil Aréna 18:00
Classical music
1. 10. – Prague Autumn – Dvořák, Mussorgskij, Rudolfinum, Dvořákova síň 19:30
3. 10. – Anno 2002 – Chamber Orchestra Berg, Lichten. Palác, Sál Martinů 19:30
13.-31. 10. – Strings of Autumn 2002 – international music festival, Praha
28. 10. – Music of Bedřich Smetana, Obecní dům, Smetanova síň 19:30
FAMILY ENTERTAIMENT
3.-4. 10. – Monte Cristo – musical, Kongresové centrum 19:30
4.-5. 10. – Joan of Arc – musical, Divadlo Ta Fantastika 18:00
4.-5. 10. – Romeo and Juliet – musical, Divadlo Spirála 19:00
10.-11. 10. – Starci na chmelu – musical, Divadlo Milénium 19:00
19.-20. 10. – The Beetles – Evangelium according The Beatles – musical, Divadlo Spirála 19:30
30. 10. – Year Five After Superstar – memorial concert, T-Mobile Aréna 19:30

Stomp fever

This fall, an “electrifying” show by the avant-garde, dynamic ensemble Stomp will be presented in Prague by European promoter Jazzmar. The world renown twelve-member ensemble, which was created in 1990, has introduced a new trend in staging art for the new millenium through its irresistible collage of theater, cabaret, music and dance. The off-beat, wordless show, which, since 1991, has been presented in sixty cities around the world and has been on the program of The Orpheum Theater on New York’s Broadway for seven seasons now, has no plot, so it easily bridges language barriers and cultural differences. The entire spectacle is based on rhythmic percussion created by unusual (yet ordinary) items such as trash cans, buckets, hubcaps, and even the kitchen sink. The ensemble has received many awards, including an Oscar nomination for the short film “Brooms”.

Stomp, Kongresové centrum Praha, November 5-10 at 19:30, weekend also at 16:00, tickets 700-900 Kč.

The story of the large nose

For the eighth time in its history, the Prague National Theater will present a classic staging of Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac. It was first staged here on 22 March 1899, with Jakub Seifer in the title role. The drama is a manifestation of masculinity, honor, friendship and love, perennial values with universal significance. Perhaps no other work by this world-renowned playwright has been accepted into the Czech culture so perfectly as this romantic comedy about the poet and swashbuckler with the remarkable proboscis. In world theater, the story has been adapted into many other cultures, and cinema eventually jumped on the bandwagon as well. In his own way, Cyrano has been an observer and guide for the Czech theater over the past century. The translation by Jaroslav Vrchlický, which the play will use, is considered to be admirably true to the original. The director is Michal Dočekal and the main roles will be played by David Prachař and Jana Janěková jr., with such stars as Boris Rösner, Radovan Lukavský and Jiří Kodet in supporting roles .

E. Rostand: Cyrano z Bergeracu, Národní divadlo, premiere on October 31 at 19:00, tickets 280-300 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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