30 YEARS OF CONTINUO THEATRE
PRAGUE, ARCHA THEATRE, X10 THEATRE, PONEC – DANCE VENUE
19.-24. 9. 2022
Continuo Theatre is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its founding. Owing to this, the company is preparing several events and projects held during the year 2022. One of them is a festival that takes place in Prague on 19 – 24 September 2022.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Continuo Theatre is getting ready a festival held in Prague on 20 – 24 September 2022 in cooperation with Archa Theatre, X10 Theatre, Ponec – dance venue and with the help of some other institutions.
During the festival we are going to show current performances Please Leave a Message, Noon, Hic Sunt Dracones and MONSTRUM and here I am blind. They will not be common performances. Some great personalities have been invited to take part in our performances.
Roberta Carreri, an actress of Odin Teatret from Danish Holstebro and Leszek Madzik, a director and art manager of Scena Plastyczna KUL from Polish Lublin.
Each of these guests have significantly influenced making the basic creative principles of Continuo Theatre in their beginnings.
As a part of the festival there will be a photo exhibition that documents the production of our theatre from the beginning up to the present. We are preparing an exhibition about ten Czech photographers in cooperation with curator Denisa Šťastná, a theatrologist of the Arts and Theatre Institute, specializing in theatre photography.
Continuo Theatre have cooperated with a lot of Czech as well as foreign musicians. That’s why we believe that a prepared concert with the attendance of ten musicians will be one of the highlights of the festival. We are going to announce the programme of the concert soon.
During the festival week we are planning some other events, e. g. workshops for students or a conference about the Czech alternative theatre and companies working after the Velvet Revolution and influencing theatre work up to the present. At the same time a publication called Theatre and Freedom will be launched in cooperation with the Arts and Theatre Institute.
Roberta Carreri, Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium – Odin Teatret, Holstebro, Denmark
Leszek Mądzik, Scena Plastyczna KUL, Lublin, Poland
HE WILL NOT PARTICIPATE FOR HEALTH REASONS
Yaroslav Gorbanevsky, Paris, France
Roberta Carreri is an actress, teacher, and organizer. She has been a member of Odin Teatret in Holstebro, Denmark, since 1974. She was involved in the International School of Theatre Anthropology since its beginnings in 1980 and she encountered scenic techniques from Japan, India, Bali and China, which influenced her work as an actress as well as a teacher. In 1980 – 1986 her teachers were Japanese masters, Katsuko Azuma (Nihon Buyo dancer), Natsu Nakajima and Kazuo Ohno (Buto dancers). Every year she holds the international workshop Odin Week Festival both in Holstebro and abroad. In 2007 she published a book called Tracce about the most important aspects of her theatre life as a student, teacher, and actress in Odin Teatret. Her articles have been published in various magazines, like New Theatre Quarterly, Teatro e Storia, Mascara, The Open Page, Peripeti or Performance Research.
Roberta is going to take part in the festival performance Hic Sunt Dracones.
Leszek Madzik is a scenographer, director, artist, photographer, and professor at the Faculty of Scenography of the Academy of Fine Arts in Lublin. He was a founder of Scena Plastyczna in 1969 and since that time he has been its director. He also creates posters and book graphics. He is one of the most universal Polish artists known for his forceful and unmistakable style. He took part in tens of international theatre exhibitions and festivals with his performances. He is a multiple prize winner. He has made stage design for various Polish, Portuguese, French and German theatres. He has been invited by universities and art schools to run courses for students and hold exhibitions with them, among others in Helsinki, Berlin, Amsterdam, Washington, San Francisco, Hamburg, Lyon, and Prague.
Yaroslav Gorbanevsky has been a painter, drawer and printmaker in Paris since the late eighties. His main teacher was Roland Guillaumel, French sculptor, Prix de Rome 1948.
Light through color is the essence of his work. Content through form, figuration through abstraction, these double nature and requirement are the norm of his art.
In 1996, Yaroslav Gorbanevsky started teaching, and teaching became his second vocation.
The legacy of his mother Natalya Gorbanevskaya is very important for his worldview. He was also a journalist and translator, he writes from time to time on various subjects affecting his conscience.
Yaroslav is going to take part in the festival performance Noon.
Adam Hradilek, Buchty a loutky, Čankišou, Jana Pilátová, Jana Vondrů, Jarda Kořán, Longital, Martina Pecková-Černá, Michaela Stoilova, Ridina Ahmedová, Sarah Fainberg, Talaqpo, Žaneta Vítová
Monday 19 September 2022
Tuesday 20 September 2022
Wednesday 21 September 2022
Thursday 22 September 2022
Friday 23 September 2022
Saturday 24 September 2022
Buchty a loutky
The festival takes place in several Prague partnership projects:
A contact for media:
Tel: 777 790 709
We thank to all fans of Continuo Theatre for their endless trust and support of our thirty-years of activities.
We thank to the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, South-Bohemian Region, Prague Municipal Council, and the State Fund of Culture of the Czech Republic for their permanent support of our activities.