Prague’s fifth annual Bazaar Festival of dance and theatre will feature the best in accomplished independent performance from Central and Eastern Europe as well as one work from the Middle East. This overview of progressive and controversial performances will take place from March 14 – 18 in the venues: Alfred ve dvoře, Archa Theatre, Ponec – the dance venue and Studio ALTA.
The 2019 Bazaar Festival will open with Grace by the internationally acclaimed Hungarian ensemble Hodworks, performing in Prague for the very first time. Under the guidance of prominent European artistic personality Adrienn Hód, they present a ceremony free of norms, showing their naked and raw personal stories as dance that vibrates with emotion, spontaneity and truth in precisely choreographed situations. The festival closes with Rapture and Rage by German ensemble LIGNA, an interactive project offering the audience an impressive lesson from the history of fascisms and authoritarian regimes. This year’s Bazaar Festival also welcomes the solo performance of Lebanese dancer Khouloud Yassine, Heroes. Two projects by promising young performers developed in part at last year’s festival, return: PLI by Viktor Černinský and Wonderful World by Collective B. The festival once again includes the Saturday Bazaar – a showcase of new emerging theatre and dance projects. Saturday night will be crowned by the icon of European contemporary dance, performance art and song Ivo Dimchev with his performance I-Cure. Following great responses from last year, the festival brings back a four-day workshop with Bush Hartshorn entitled Giving and Receiving Feedback, open to the general public. Advance tickets are available at .
Ewan McLaren - artistic director
„MANY OF THE PERFORMANCE AT THIS YEAR’S BAZAAR FESTIVAL TOUCH ON THEMES TO DO WITH THE THREADS AND UNANSWERED QUESTIONS RIGHT INSIDE US AND OUR SOCIETY: FROM FEELINGS THAT WE REPRESS RO DO NOT ACKNOWLEDGE TO MAJOR SOCIAL CHANGES THREATENING THE FREEDOM OF PEOPLE INSIDE OUR PART OF EUROPE OR CLOSE NEARBY. ARE THERE THREADS DEEP DOWN INSIDE EACH ONE OF US? DO WE HAVE THE POWER TO REVERSE HISTORY AND PREVENT CRISIS? AUDIENCES CAN LOOK FORWARD TO FIVE INTENSE DAYS FULL OF INVENTIVE AND COURAGEOUS PRODUCTIONS.“
14. března 2019
Ponec - divadlo pro tanec
Khouloud Yassine: Hrdinové
14. března 2019
Alfred ve dvoře / Motus
Ligna: Opojení a zlost
17. a 18. března 2019