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7 Jun 2017 - 8 Jun 2017

Cirk La Putyka at Israel Festival in Jerusalem

The Israel festival returns to Zion Square with two days of outdoor performances by the one and only La Putyka Circus, the highlight of Days of Prague in Jerusalem.

Photo: Pavel Kolsky

Cirk La Putyka  is a Czech ensemble dedicated professionally to the contemporary Circus trying to transcend the lines between acrobatics, contemporary dance, puppetry, concert and sport and striving to create its own specific theatre poetics and find a perspective on the genre as a whole. La Putyka will present at Israel Festival in Jerusalem two of its most popular signature shows:  La Putyka and Slapstick Sonata.

For two consecutive days, the Zion Square will become an outdoor arena of exhilarating and colorful activity under the auspices of one of the most interesting ensembles in the world of contemporary circus. An invitation to something extraordinary – enter into a dream world with laws of gravity entirely its own.

LA PUTYKA

Wednesday, June 7 at 5pm / Thursday, June 8 at 5pm / Zion Square, Jerusalem

45 minutes, without intermission, free admission 

Forceful and funny, powerful and poetic, La Putyka explores Czech pub culture through glazed eyes and beery breath... This energising, intensely vibrant spectacle fuses acrobatics, dance, theatre, puppets and live music into original contemporary circus that wins awards. 

SLAPSTICK SONATA

Wednesday, June 7 at 9pm / Thursday, June 8 at 9pm / Zion Square, Jerusalem /

45 minutes, without intermission, free admission 

A darkened warehouse in Prague. The night shift goes through the motions of another tedious overnight. But all is not what it seems. Slowly, this group of late night laborers breaks out of their mundane routine, shedding their drab existence for a vibrant and glorious explosion of color, humor, movement, silliness, and physical theater. Scratch the surface- who knows what we’ll find? See what happens overnight and join the thousands who have cheered as these characters find joy in the most unlikely of places. 

 

 

Artistic director & principal: Rostislav Novák jr. / General Manager: Vít Novák / Director of La Putyka: Rostislav Novák jr. / Director of Slapstick Sonata: Maksim Komaro / Performers: Jiří Kohout, Michal Boltnar, Jiří Weissmann, Šárka Bočková, Anna Schmidtmajerová, Vojtěch Fülep, Jana Smolíková, Daniel Komarov, Zbyněk Šporc, Alexandr Volný / Musicians: Andrej Rády, Jan Balcar, David Hlaváč, Pavel Skála / Light design: Juho Rahijärvi / Costumes & make-up: Kristina Nováková Záveská / Sound design: Tuomas Norvio / Set design: Hynek Dřízhal / Music: Jan Maxián, Vojtěch Dyk, Jakub Prachař

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Israel Festival — an internationally-renowned interdisciplinary festival that takes place each year in Jerusalem — presents high-quality productions in dance, music, drama and performance theater from all over the world, as well as original Israeli productions and free outdoor performances for the general public. The Israel Festival, which was founded in 1961, is celebrating its fifty-sixth anniversary. The Festival, which will take place from June 1st to June 18th, 2017, offers a program of unique performances representing contemporary artistic trends from all over the world — new interdisciplinary works not shown in any other setting — that seek to present new theatrical languages alongside classical, high-quality, and unique productions.

 

Days of Prague within the Israel Festival are co-organized by the City of Prague and Jerusalem Municipality.

 

 

 

 

Venue:
Zion Square, Jerusalem
Date

From: 7 Jun 2017
To: 8 Jun 2017

Organizer:

Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event


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