– Summer reflection 03/09 Now On-line

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Published by the Arts and Theatre Institute in Prague




Radúz and Mahulena – a new staging of J.A. Pitínský in the National Theatre in Prague

J.A. Pitínský is a frequent visiting director in the National Theatre, his stagings in the Czech major theatre are very ambiguous in reception with critics and viewers and they are mostly a reason for arguments. more…


Three Times Daniel Špinar – THEATRE

Daniel Špinar (1979) belongs to a rising generation of young directors who have won recognition on Czech scenes in recent years. Špinar drew attention of critics by three stagings in the past season. more…


Ještěři/Saurians – THEATRE

A new musical by playwright, director and artistic director of Klicpera's Theatre David Drábek and his co-workers – musician Darek Král and lyric writer of the Sto Zvířat/One Hundred Animals group Tomáš Belko more…





La Putyka – from dance to acrobatics, from cabaret to circus

The performance is about a typical Czech pub where young and old drinkers meet the accidental passers-by. more.





Czech puppet theatre

Detailed information about contemporary Czech puppet theatre more…


Celebrations of the 80th anniversary of UNIMA

The exhibition "80 Years of the International Puppet Organization UNIMA" was launched on 6th May in the Museum of Puppet Cultures more…





Dance for Children

This year's anniversary of the death of Czech composer Bohuslav Martinů has brought many projects ranked in the group "Martinů Revisited".This year's international festival Tanec Praha was focused on works for and with children. more…


The Sazka award went to a young choreographer

The prestigious Sazka Award was announced during the closing evening of the international festival Tanec Praha 2009. Prestige of the award is determined by relatively high financial reward which the author must invest to their new piece of work. more…


Coppélia without Coppélia

The National Theatre
in Brno staged a non-traditional version of classical ballet Coppélia (premiere on 22nd May). The author of the staging is Youri Vámos. more…


EXTREME premiere in the National Theatre

After sixteen years, the National Theatre Ballet returned to the New Scene that is still occupied by Laterna Magika. more…


Bubeníček brothers and Jiří Kylián visiting Prague

Two exceptional performances where famous Czechs working abroad appeared were staged in Prague in May. more…



Jana Navrátová, Roman Vašek: Dance / Ballet
Kamila Černá: Theatre / Drama
Nina Malíková: Puppet Theatre bulletin is published four times annually, CArts and Theatre Institute – Prague, 2009.

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