Dramaturges, artistic directors, cultural managers, critics, researchers, artists and other professionals active in the field of performing arts for children and young people are invited to take part in the Hi PerformanCZ: Visitors´ Program of Theatre for Children and Young People. The Visitors' program will take place in Prague on September 22–25, 2022 and is organized by the PerformCzech team based in the Arts and Theatre Institute in Prague and in collaboration with the Czech ASSITEJ Centre (International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People).
Free accommodation, meals, tickets for shows and accompanying program will be provided for selected 15 participants. You can expect to see best Czech performances for young audiences (with English surtitles), to share best practices in the field of performing arts for children and young people, to exchange contacts and to initiate cooperation with Czech professionals.
Thursday, September 22
Official opening, welcome to guests and presentation round
Dramaturgical introduction to „Emil, or About Hácha“ with the creative team
Friday, September 23
Goats Horsing Around (Ostružina, z.s. - Moving Station, Pilsen)
Discussion with the creative team from „Goats Horsing Around“
The City of Palermo Is Falling Asleep (NoD Theatre, Prague)
Presentation & Discussion: Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Czech Performing Arts and Theatre for Children and Young People
Presented by Martina Pecková Černá, Luděk Horký
Simultaneous CZ/EN translation available, cca 60 mins.
Zá-to-pek! (Minor Theatre, Prague)
Discussion with the creative team from „Zá-to-pek!“
Saturday, September 24
Komodo (Lampion Theatre, Kladno)
Discussion with the creative team from „Komodo“
River (Studio Damúza – NoD Theatre, Prague)
Discussion with the creative team from „River“
My Tail and I (Holobiont Collective, PL - KD Mlejn, Prague)
Roundtable: History and Politics in Theatre for Children and Young People
How can historical and political themes inspire theatre productions for children and young people? Do familiar themes create new possibilities in work with young audiences?
An open discussion featuring children’s and youth theatre professionals from the Czech Republic and abroad.
Moderated by Luděk Horký
Guests: Mark Brown, Tomáš Jarkovský, Jan Jirků, Janek Lesák
Simultaneous CZ/EN translation available, cca 90 mins.
Sunday, September 25
Online discussion with the creative team + screening of the opera: Royal Swedish Opera’s Orpheus & Eurydice, part of the Young at the Opera series
A dramaturgical introduction of the project Orpheus&Eurydice by director Örjan Andersson and dramaturg Magnus Lindman will take place through an online meeting.
The link to the online meeting will be published in the FB event and on the assitej.idu.cz website.
With the participation of: Örjan Andersson, Magnus Lindman
Duration including projection of the recording cca 90 mins.