October 2005

Like mature wine

After a three-year break, the band Divoký srdce (Wild Heart) has produced a third album at Indies Records – Pozdní sběr (Late Harvest). The group, centered around Michal Ambrož, presents a collection of colorful and diverse songs – and not only rock. The album has echoes of Irish folk, straightforward rock, Clash influences, and psychedelic haze, and yet manages to create a balanced and integrated impression. The album was created throughout last winter and spring. Besides nine entirely new songs, there are also two cover tracks: “If I Were a Carpenter” and “Ghost Riders In the Sky”.

Divoký srdce: Pozdní sběr – launch of a new album
Palác Akropolis, October 9 at 19:30

Images of the floating world

The work of a late master of Japanese wood carving, Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865) is presented in Prague’s National Gallery in a broad collection of 200 wood carvings whose main theme is picturesque kabuki theater. Besides the actors, the exhibited works also depict courtesans, warriors, sumo wrestlers, heroes of Japanese history, and country landscapes. There is also a complete series of prints bound into albums and folding books, and specimens of book illustrations, the painter’s domain.

Kunisada – Master of Japanese woodcarving
Národní galerie v Praze, Sbírka orientálního umění – Zámek Zbraslav

open until January 8, 2006, daily except Mon., 10-18, tickets CZK 40-120

Theater
5. 10. – Three Men At the Wrong Address, Divadlo bez zábradlí, 19:00
6.-18. 10. – Caveman, Divadlo u Hasičů, 19:30
7.-25. 10. – Divotvorný hrnec, Divadlo na Fidlovačce, 15:00 nebo 19:30
8. 10. – Coriolanus, Národní divadlo, 19:00
9. 10. – Víš přece, že neslyším, když teče voda, Branické divadlo, 16:00
10. 10. – Funny Girl, Divadlo na Fidlovačce, 19:30
11. 10. – Osiřelý západ, Činoherní klub, 19:30
12. 10. – Komická potence, Divadlo na Fidlovačce, 19:30
14. 10. – Pygmalion, Stavovské divadlo, 19:00
16. 10. – Ženy mezi nebem a zemí, Švandovo divadlo, 19:00
18. 10. – Painted On Glass, Divadlo na Fidlovačce, 19:30
20. 10. – School for Women, Švandovo divadlo, 19:00
21. 10. – Námluvy smedvědem, KD Gong, 10:00
23. 10. – Without Prejudice, Divadlo Kalich, 19:00
26. 10. – Funny Girl, Divadlo na Fidlovačce, 19:30
29. 10. – Love Letters, Divadlo bez zábradlí, 19:00
31. 10. – The Fool, Divadlo na Fidlovačce, 19:30
31. 10. – The Sorrows of Young Werther, KD Gong, 10:00

Dance
2.-17. 10. – Swan Lake, Národní divadlo, 20:00
15. 10. – Sleeping Beauty, Stavovské divadlo, 18:00
16.-30. 10. – Cinderella, Státní opera, 14:00 or 19:00

Classical music
3. 10. – Carmina Burana, Obecní dům – Smetanova síň, 20:00
9. 10. – “Strings of Autumn”, Rudolfinum – Dvořákova síň, 19:30

Modern music
3. 10. – Jiří Stivín & Co., Agharta jazz centrum, 21:00
5. 10. – Frou Frou, Palác Akropolis, 19:30
4.-16. 10. – AghaRTA Prague Jazz Festival, various venues in Prague
7. 10. – Eggnoise, host: Psychonaut, Palác Akropolis, 19:30
8.-22. 10. – Skutečná rocková liga, Matrix klub, 19:00
9. 10. – Divoký srdce – album launch, Palác Akropolis, 19.30
11. 10. – Jiří Stivín & Co., Agharta jazz centrum, 21:00
11. 10. – Panteon Rococo, Lucerna music bar, 20:30
12. 10. – Amnesty International: Iva Bittová – charity concert, Palác Akropolis, 19:30
13. 10. – Ondřej Havelka & Melody Makers, Gong, 19:30
13. 10. – Télépopmusic, Roxy, 20:00
13. 10. – Už jsme doma – 20 let, Divadlo Archa, 19:30
14. 10. – Luboš Andršt Blues Band “25”, Divadlo Archa, 20:00
20. 10. – Gothart, Palác Akropolis, 19:30
22. 10. – Future Line: Living Room + Quite Quiet, Palác Aropolis, 19:30
24.-25. 10. – Phil Collins, Sazka Arena, 20:00
26. 10. – Krucipüsk, Palác Akropolis, 19:30
28. 10. – Adam Freeland & DJ Hyper, Abaton, 20:00
31. 10. – Future Line: BBQ + Chocolate Jesus, Palác Akropolis, 19:30

FAMILY entertainment
1.-28. 10. – Miss Saigon, GoJa music hall, 14:30 or 19:00
1.-30. 10. – Three Musketeers, Divadlo Broadway, 14:30 or 18:30
3.-31. 10. – Láska je láska, Ta fantastika, 18:00
9. 10. – “Game of Magic”, Divadlo Pavla Kožíška, 15:00
14. 10. – Divadlo Lampion: Divadlo před dvanáctou – The Gingerbread House, Palác Akropolis, 10:00
15.-30. 10. – Elixír života, Ta fantastika, 14:00 or 18:00
22. 10. – Lecture of Svámí Mahéšvaránanda, Lucerna, 19.30

A great actress takes center stageAt Divadlo Na Jezerce, Vladimír Strnisko is now directing a tragicomedy by Irish playwright Brian Friel, which was a part of the Divadlo na Vinohradech repertoire. This is the first time Jiřina Bohdalová and her daughter Simona Stašová have acted together. The original cast has been joined by five other alternating actors, the script has been modified, new music was added, and the sets are new. The story of Katty’s life develops as a discussion with the audience. She unsentimentally recalls her life, her younger brother’s return to the family and, finally, her stay in a retirement home.

Divadelní společnost Jana Hrušínského – Brian Friel: Lásky paní Katty (The Loves of Cass McGuire)
Divadlo Na Jezerce, premiere on October 3 from 20:00, tickets from CZK 300

 

The knight with a sad countenance

The National Theater in Prague will present soloist Irma Nioradze and Michael Lobuchin, stars of the Mariinsky Theater and the Rimsky-Korsakov Theater of Opera and Ballet in St. Petersburg, in the ballet Don Quixote. The author of the new version of the play is the head ballet master of the theater – Professor Nikita Dolgušin. The first time the novel’s chapters were choregraphed dates to the beginning of the 18th century, when the original version of the ballet was performed in Vienna. Since then the story has appeared in various versions by Noverro, Milon, Didelot, Taglioni, and Petipa. Marius Petipa first introduced this ballet to Russian audiences in Moscow’s Great Theater in 1869.

Ludwig Minkus, Marius Petipa, Alexandr Gorskij: Don Quijote
Národní divadlo, October 26 at 19:00, tickets CZK 30-120

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