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The International Department of the Theatre Institute strives to bring the international community closer to the world of the Czech performing arts. It does this through its large-scale activities, such as travelling exhibitions, the Invasion of Europe – 2006, a presentation of Czech theatre, as well as through smaller activities at home and abroad. Here is just a sample:
March 16, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. – Nablízko Theatre, Prague
Israel Horowitz (USA) – a meeting with the American dramatist who will discuss the current state of art and culture in the USA. In cooperation with the Embassy of the United States of America and the Nablízko Theatre.
March 20 – 22, 2006 – at the Theatre on Celetna and the Klub Mlejn, Prague
Showcase of International Theatre Day for Children and Youth – a showcase of inspirational performances for children and young adults, organized by the Theatre Institute/the Czech Centre of ASSITEJ in collaboration with the City of Prague, Klub Mlejn and the Association for Creative Drama.
March 23, 2006 at 4:00 p.m. - Archa Theatre, Prague
“Cesta dlouhá, krátka je” – the premiere of the documentary film by Kateřina Knappová that follows the project Teatro.cz – Season of Czech Theatre in Latin America, organized by the Theatre Institute in Prague.
March 27, 2006 - Przemysl, Poland
The exhibition “Petr Lébl: “I am no Artist…” will be on display during a conference and showcase celebrating International Theatre Day. The main theme of the event will be Theatre of Moral Unrest. The cross-sectional exhibition includes over 30 panels describing the works of one of the most controversial artists from the end of the 20th Century, Petr Lébl. Works on display will include designs, photographs and documentation from his early amateur beginnings to the highlight of his career – the Chekhov productions at the Theatre on the Balustrades - in collaboration with the Czech Centres and the Czech Centre in Warsaw.
April 6 – 9, 2006 – AMU and the National Museum, Prague
The international Symposium of the Life and Work of Erik Kolár commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Erik Kolár will include a conference organized by the AMU Theatre Academy and its departments in Prague. On April 7, 2006, the National Museum in Prague will open the exhibit showcasing the works of Kolár. On April 8, 2006, a working group meeting and symposium will take place, discussing the pedagogical activities of the famous Czech puppeteer.
April 8 – 11, 2006 – Seminar for Young Critics, Tanec Praha, Prague
During the Czech Dance Platform, students of theatre studies will participate in the seminar, Dance Today, which will present contemporary dance: the leading trends, dramaturgical tendencies and ways of „reading“ or interpreting – in cooperation with the Tanec Praha Dance Festival.
May, 2006 – Public Theatre, New York
The annual rehearsed readings of Contemporary Czech Plays is planned to take at the prestigious Public Theatre in New York. This year, the current selection includes Conspirators (Václav Havel), Teremin (Petr Zelenka) and Bikinis (Jochová) – in cooperation with the Czech Centre in New York, the Immigrants Theatre Project, the Public Theatre, and in collaboration with Aura-Pont and Dilia Literary Agencies.
September 8 – 12, 2006 – Bystrica, Slovakia
The presentation of Czech puppet theatre during the 15th annual international puppet festival, Bábkárská Bystrica in Slovakia.
October 2 – 5, 2006 – Saint Petersburg, Russia
The exhibition of “Czech Theatre Photography” will be the premiere presentation of the photographic works of Viktor Kronbauer. The exhibition of the leading Czech theatre photographer, recipient of numerous international awards, will present over 50 photographs of contemporary Czech theatre productions (including Czech productions of the Russian classics) - in cooperation with the Consular General of the Czech Republic in Saint Petersburg.
November, 2006 – Prague
The symposium during the 16th annual One Flew Over the Puppetry Nest will include the participation of Czech and international guests – in collaboration with the Czech Centre of UNIMA.