Teatrotoč Street Theatre Festival

Street theater comes to Kampa July 11 - 13

Expats.cz Staff

Written by Expats.cz Staff Published on 07.07.2010 13:44:49 (updated on 07.07.2010) Reading time: 4 minutes


When and where:
July 11 – 13, Park Kampa, Prague 1

Teatrotoč invites you to our 9th annual street theatre festival, beloved especially by families and children.  Our festival features

Street theatre artists – puppeteers- jugglers- stilt walkers- children´s craft workshop

You can see over 40 performances by more than 15 Czech and international companies in Kampa park close to the „Werich House“.  Participants come from the Czech Republic, USA, UK, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Iceland, Finland, Italy, and Japan.

All peformances are free to the public.  

Don´t miss:

– An international company of artists from the USA, Australia, Canada and Japan created a unique puppet version of Pinocchio especially for this festival.  Puppets and the story of the performance were created by actors in a special workshop in Prague led by professional Czech puppeteers.     

– Marie Keller (USA) will present her new children´s performance, The Bug Cabaret. She has brought together a team of international musicians and puppeteers from Iceland, Finland, Canada, Italy and the Czech Republic to create this show in Prague.

– The festival features many other premieres. The company Puppets without Borders will present its new show Three Bears and Naughty Masha. Štepánka Glogarová will bring audiences The Ugly Duckling and Brazian Gil Conti will perform Alice in Wonderland.

– As always, the festival includes a chilldren´s crafts workshop where kids can make masks, puppets, toys, and even their own small puppet theatre from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. every day.

TEATROTOČ Street Theatre Festival

Children´s Workshop- every day from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A space where children and their parents can create!  With the help of artists from the company Puppets Without Borders, children can make their own simple puppet, mask, toy, or even their very own theatre.  

Sunday July 11 (10:30 – 4:30 p.m.)
Pinocchio- original marionette performance created during an international workshop in Prague (Czech Rep, UK, USA, Japan) – 10:30 a.m. English-friendly
Bug Cabaret- puppet show about small beetles: what happens when they come together in a restaurant?. Created by M. Keller (USA) with B. Lee (Canada) S. Reynisdóttir (ICELAND),  A Louhelainen (FINLAND), O. Basten (FINLAND), D. Fernet(USA), K. Dobry (USA), S. Ostinelli (ITALY)
– 11 a.m. English-friendly
Juggler Erik – master of comedic juggling – 11:30 a.m. English-friendly
Three Bears and Naughty Masha – classic fairy tale with puppets. Performed by D. Bouzková,- 12 p.m.
Alice in Wonderland -with puppets by Brazilian artist G. Conti – 12 p.m. English-friendly
Baron Prášil – visit the magic world of Baron Prášil. Performed by T. Běhal, V. Maštalíř – 12.30 p..m.
Ugly Duckling- premiere of puppet show. With Š. Glogarová – 1:30 p.m.
Mr. Snooze – performance for young kids with a sleepy puppet.  By Leah Gaffen  (USA) – 1.30 p.m. English-friendly
Pinocchio- 2 p.m. English-friendly
Treasure of the Cranky Witch -puppets, stilts, interaction with children. Created by Puppets beyond Borders- 2:30 p.m.
Baron Prášil  – 3 p.m.
Juggler Erik – 3.30 p.m. English-friendly
Ugly Duckling- 4 p.m.
Alice in Wonderland  – 4 p.m. English-friendly
Bug Cabaret – 4:30 p.m. English-friendly

Monday July 12(10.30 – 4.30 p.m.)
Most Beautiful Birthday- storytelling show about sheep and sleeping.  By A. Novotný – 10:30 a.m.
Pinocchio- 11 a.m. English-friendly
Bug Cabaret – 11:30 a.m. English-friendly
Penguins: Hot, Hot, Hotter – masks and penguins; what happens when the ice starts melting?  Age: 3+ With M. Trejtnar, L. Gaffen a D. Bouzková –  12 p.m. English-friendly
Juggler Erik – 12.30 p.m. English-friendly
Most Beautiful Birthday- 1.30 p.m.
Ugly Duckling- 2 p.m.
Bug Cabaret – 2:30 p.m. English-friendly
Penguins: Hot, Hot, Hotter- 3 p.m. English-friendly
Juggler Erik – 3:30 p.m. English-friendly
Pinocchio- 4 p.m. English-friendly
Claun Vitek – juggling with knives – street theatre with comedic spirit.  With V Procházka – 4.30 p.m. English-friendly

Discussion about art and technology: what is the role fo the artist/puppeteer/artisan  in the digital age?  Can forms of technology enhance craft and traditions? 7 p.m. at NYU in Prague, Malé náměstí 11, Praha1.

Tuesday July 13. 10.30  a.m. –  5 p.m.
Idunčina´s flowers- poetic puppet show about a girl who dreams about going to the Flower Ball.  Š. Glogarová and M. Samec – 10:30 a.m.
Three Bears and Naughty Masha- 11 a.m.
Pinocchio- 11.30 a.m. English friendly
Witch Baba Jaga – fairy tale about Hansel and Gretel. With T. Běhal – 12 p.m.
Mr. Snooze – 12  English friendly
Yodaka  – old japanese fairy tale about an ugly, but very nice bird. Performed by Naoko Taniguchi (Japan) – 12.30 p.m. English friendly
Clown Vítek — 1.30 p.m. English friendly
Bug Cabaret – 2 p.m. English friendly
Iducina´s flowers – 2:30 p.m.
Witch Baba Jaga – 3 p.m.
Amore Mio – Comedic street performance full of song and movement inspired by traditions of Commedie dell arte. For children and adults By Teatro Dei Confidenti nuovi di Praga – 3.30 p.m. English friendly
JugglerErik – 4 p.m. English friendly
Pinocchio- 5 p.m. English friendly

More info: www.teatrotoc.eu

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