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CZECH PERFORMANCE COLLECTION 2016

The Czech Performance Collection 2016 - Czech Performances Top 80 is an e-catalogue of the theatre projects available for international touring. The e-catalogue is divided into five chapters dedicated to the respective theatre forms: drama theatre, opera & musical theatre, contemporary dance & ballet, puppet theatre, multidisciplinary – physical – visual - new form projects. You will find information on the productions and companies, contact details, as well as basic information about artists and performances with usefull links for further research. In the profile of each show, you can also find available language versions. Furthermore, 5–10 minute excerpt from the performance is also included. Everything you wanted to watch from the last season on the Czech stages is right in your hand.

ABOUT THE ARTS AND THEATRE INSTITUTE (ATI)

The ATI is a governmental non-profit organisation founded by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic. It was established in 1959 as the Theatre Institute. In 2007 the institute changed its name to the Arts and Theatre Institute. The mission of the ATI is to provide the Czech and international public with a comprehensive range of services in the field of theatre and individual services connected to other branches of the arts (music, literature, dance and visual arts). The ATI collects objects and work relating to the theatre, processes and provides access to them, pursues research, initiates and participates in international projects, and publishes literature related to theatre, arts and research. The ATI focuses through the work of its departments (International Cooperation and PR, and the Dance, Literature, and Music sections) on international cooperation in the field of theatre, dance, literature, and music, and it also organises an artists in residence programme. A unique and important international cooperative event is the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space. The main goal of the International Cooperation and PR Department is the promotion of Czech culture and in particular theatre abroad and the provision of information about theatre companies from abroad appearing in the Czech Republic. It prepares the concepts, dramaturgy and production background for international and local projects, festivals, exhibitions, seminars, and conferences, and it also organises such activities. It collaborates with Czech and foreign theatre and arts organisations, institutions and universities. It actively participates in international networks and it develops Czech activities connected with international non-governmental theatre organisations. It provides contacts and information about Czech theatre abroad and about foreign theatre at home, prepares publications and informational materials about Czech art for distribution abroad, and participates in the preparation of books for publication by the Arts and Theatre Institute.