Performances/Praha 2010

24. 7. - 1. 8. 2010

MK – Municipal Library in Prague, Mariánské náměstí 1
Archa – Archa Theatre, Na Poříčí 26

24. 7. 20h MK (290Kč/180Kč)

Bára Basiková - 30 YEARS ON STAGE– concert-talkshow / CANCELED !!! due to illness / A unique retrospective concert and talkshow of Bára Basiková - the Queen of Czech pop-rock. This year counts for her thirtieth on a professional stage. Over the decades, her repertoire has been constantly developing – there is no genre (except for brass music) she hasn’t engaged herself in. Bára Basiková is hard to classify, she is a singer and artist of many faces, always prone to astonish and change direction…

25. 7. 20h MK (250Kč/150Kč/free)

Henrik Kaalund / DREA-ME / Video-Dance Solo, dance Anne Schmidt, Berlin (D)
DreaMe is about the interaction between reality and wish-reality. In DreaMe, the dancer on stage and the audience is confronted with an excess of information, like it is typical for the media-society of today. The piece reflects the individual consequences of this information overkill, frequently leading to escapist behavior. The escape into virtual worlds seems particularly tempting, since these seem to offer the possibility to take on other identities, providing you can use them to your advantage. Where one deals with the surplus of information and is able to differentiate between real and virtual, another fails and overloads. DreaMe oscillates between these two poles.

26. 7. 20h MK (250Kč/150Kč/free)

Martin Dvořák and Silke SILK Grabinger / STARLIT NIGHT / Linz (A)
A dance piece inspired by a H. CH. Andersen fairy tale, but updated as a drama of a girl-turning-woman and experiencing a tough life. A fairy tale for adults only with music by Martyn Jacques, danced by Silke Grabinger - an Austrian dancer, choreographer and performer, a former member of Cirque Du Soleil and the winner of the Linz09 Award – European Capital of Culture 2009, and Martin Dvořák – freelance dancer, choreographer and ProART artistic director.

Felix Dumeril / SCHATTENSPIEL / T 4 2 Dance Projects, Bern (CH)
"Shadow play" - is a humoresque about a small world of three bizarre characters, which spend their lives in a surreal world of an office. Here they live their dreams and hope to escape the grey and dull routine and stereotype. Are these images just a reflection of ideas, desires, dreams and projections of a contemporary mind, or are they the reality?

Concept: Misato Inoue a Félix Duméril
Choreography: Félix Duméril (in cooperation with dancers)
Dance: Misato Inoue, Michaël Pascault, Félix Duméril

27. 7. 20h Archa (250Kč/150Kč/free)

Martin Dvořák / GISELLE: Revenge ("...because love is eternal.") / Company ProART
The immortal story of love beyond the grave. The modern version of a romantic ballet as a timeless dance-theatre drama for 5 characters loosely inspired by a book of Simon Mawer "The Glass Room" and the movie "Two Faces of a Woman" with Romy Schneider and Marcello Mastroianni in the leading roles. Parallels and differences in physical and metaphysical love, truth and lies, dreams and reality. Consequences of betrayal, jealousy, death and forgiveness. But even then it may be continued. Love is forever.

Direction and Choreography: Martin Dvořák
Music: A. CH. Adam a Patrick Pulsinger
Costumes: Jindra Rychlá
Stage: Martin Dvořák a Jindra Rychlá
Light design: Anna Marie Formánková a Filip Šamalík
Performing: Company ProART – Irene Bauer, Martin Dvořák, Lenka Kolářová, Petr Kolář and Mirka Prokešová

28. 7. 20h Archa (250Kč/150Kč/free)

Šárka Ondrišová / APPLE / Elledanse, Bratislava (Slovakia)
A dance-theatre performance from one of the leading figures of Slovak contemporary dance theatre. Apple is an authorial synthesis of dance, music and spoken word, while using elements of physical theatre. The theme loosely follows the production of "Canto Hondo – A Deep Song About Her...". It observes particular aspects of the man and woman archetypes as reflected by psychology and mythology. It creates a cosmic puzzle of antitheses, a mosaic of apple scattered along the history of consciousness and unconsciousness. The guide of the six figures, staged in the present, in the antiquity and in the paradise, will be the Almighty himself.

Idea, Direction, Choreography: Šárka Ondrišová
Dramaturgy and Co-Direction: Lucia Blašková
Music: Jozef Vlk
Stage: Šárka Ondrišová and Marek Hollý
Costumes: Zuzana Hudeková
Performing: Csongor Kassai, Stanislava Vlčeková, Vladislav Šoltýs, Magdaléna Čaprdová, Emil Píš, Martina Lacová, Tomáš Nepšinský

29. 7. 20h MK (250Kč/150Kč)

A gala evening of national and international personalities of contemporary dance and of the ProART festival pedagogues, presenting passages from their repertoire.

Performing: Miloš Galko (SK), Gregory Livingston (USA), Eran Gisin (IL), Gabriel Wong (MAL), Eva Klimáčková (SK), Tereza Indráková (CZ), Tereza Ondrová (CZ), Lenka Kolářová (CZ) a others.
Special guests: zpěvačka Radka Fišarová and opera singer Kateřina Beranová with pianist Marta Vašková

30. 7. 20h Archa (390Kč/290Kč)

Iva Bittová and ImProART
A unique meeting of a world renowned musician, singer and actress with personalities of contemporary international dance scene.

Performing: Felix Dumeril (CH), Martin Dvořák (CZ), Miloš Galko (SK), Misato Inoue (JAP), Eva Klimáčková (SK), Mirka Prokešová (CZ) and others

31. 7. 20h MK (220Kč/140Kč/free)

Hana Zanin / MOHA IN DIR / Ich bin OK (A)
A Czech-Austrian project that breaks the barriers between people with and without disability. Moha is a Hopi (Mexican Indians) symbol that stands for a flower, but represents also the harmony of natural powers – of water, air, fire and earth. The balance of these principles was violated by disrespecting the needs of man and of his environment. Moha in Dir reminds us of the need to respect oneself and esteem our skills, but also our imperfections. It tries to answer questions such as: What is our natural life rhythm? Do we take it into account? What is it that fulfills our life? What are our personal rituals and what do they mean for us?

Concept and choreography: Hana a Attila Zanin
Performing: Johanna Ortmayr, Clara Horvath, Severin Neira, Stefan Musil, Michal Brožek, Hana Zanin, Attila Zanin and Romina "Romy" Kolb

Nikolas Adler, Felix Dumeril, Martin Dvořák / PURE BEAUTY / Company ProART and Junior ProART Company
An evening of international choreographers composed around the theme of beauty and its search in everyday life. All the choreographies were created especially for the dancers of the ProART Company and the Junior ProART Company during the ProART 2010 festival.

Performing: Martin Dvořák, Lenka Kolářová, Alena Pajasová, Mirka Prokešová, Jana Ryšlavá and others.

1. 8. 17h MK (200Kč/100Kč)

A gala performance of students, demonstrating the outcomes of their workshop week:
Felix Dumeril (CH) – partnering, Miloš Galko (SK) – creative contemporary, Eran Gisin (IL/GB) – contemporary Kibbutz, Silke Grabinger (A) – break dance, urban styles, Tereza Indráková (CZ) – dance for nondancers, Misato Inoue (JAP/CH) – modern – Limon, partnering, Gregory Livingston (USA/D) – ballet, contemporary modern, Tereza Ondrová (CZ) – dance for children age 11-14, Gabriel Wong (MAL/D) – contemporary floorwork, Hana Zanin (CZ/A) – dance with and without handicap
Kateřina Beranová (CZ/A) – opera masterclass
Paul Leclaire (D)

1. 8. 20h (200Kč/100Kč/free)

Lucie Ferenzová, Radka Fišarová, Eva Klimáčková / CHERCHEZ LA FEMME / 3 searching projects of ProART 2010 festival
These ‘searching projects’ are shaped to fit the natures of individual students. They came into being within one week of workshops in dance (Eva Klimáčková), singing (Radka Fišarová) and acting (Lucie Ferenzová). The results of this intensive work are put on stage for the first – but also the last – time tonight. This year for the first time, however, these projects revolve around a single issue – that of searching the women, feminineness and femininity within us.

Ticket reservations for the performances in Archa Theatre via email: or by phoning: 221 716 111,
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Workshop participants have the opportunity to choose complimentary tickets according to the number of prepaid courses. They can choose from the performances, where “free” is written behind the price of the course. Free tickets can be booked up after the festival registration.