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APAP 2012 - Meet and Enjoy the Czechs!

For the second year the Czech Center New York presents the most important Czech theaters, music and dance ensembles at APAP 2012 in New York.

We would like to invite you to visit us at Booth No. 53 where you can meet leading representatives of Czech performing arts.

As a part of APAP, we would like to invite you to the performance of Wooden Circus presented by the classical marionette theater Karromato. This show, full of acrobats, exotic animals, clowns and other circus artists is inspired by the 19th century tradition of enlivening the audience during intermission in long classical marionette performances. 

The Wooden Circus will take place on Sunday, January 8th 2012, at 3 pm at the Czech Center New York.

Czech APAP 2012 delegation
The Czech Republic will be represented by 11 organizers of performing arts including festivals and arts agencies.

The 2012 delegates are:

420PEOPLE is a merging of artists that insist on high performance standards and professionalism but still incorporate playfulness and daring in the contemporary dance vocabulary they bring to the stage, their view of improvisation as part of the dance works, and thein unorthodox dialogue with audiences in the form of discusses held right after the performance. At the centre of 420PEOPLE are Václav Kuneš and Nataša Novotná and their artistic vision and ongoing efforts to create a company that can bear the label Made By Czechs but still resonates with international dance arts. 420PEOPLE receives the support of the BNP Paribas Foundation for the development of its projects since 2009.

Collegium 1704
Collegium 1704 Prague Baroque Orchestra and Vocal Ensemble was founded by harpsichordist and conductor Václav Luks in 2005 and since then, they established position of European-level known orchestra: Collegium 1704 is acclaimed for their recordings (Diapason d’Or and CD of the Month and Editor’s Choice of Gramophone Magazine) as well as opera projects (Händel: Rinaldo) and concerts (with Magdalena Kožená, Bejun Mehta, Raffaella Milanesi etc.). They cooperate on a regular basis with festivals like Festival de Sablé, La Chaise-Dieu, Prague Spring etc.

Divadelní svět Brno / Theatre World Brno
Program conception of the Theatre World is always based on the understanding of the theatre "as a place and image of a civil society and theatre as both an aesthetic and ethic phenomenon”. In this sense, each year of the festival is dedicated, in its basic dramaturgy line, to a prominent figure of contemporary world theatre, to an author whose life is an organic combination of his civil attitude and his art work and whose work has both an aesthetic and ethic world dimension. After the opening round of the festival that was held last year and was dedicated to the dramatic work of Václav Havel, Sir Peter Brook was chosen this year’s personality.

Divadlo bratří Formanů / The Forman Brothers Theatre
The Forman Brothers Theatre is a living community without a permanent stage and a complete ensemble, a community tied together by a close view of work and of style of living too. A community of theatrical nomads who relish the charm of journey and travels. Motion, playing, meeting and independence bring them to settings that are often untheatrical but provoking by their atmosphere, history, inner strength. A new team is assembled for every project and each time it creates a slightly different, original charge, its own atmosphere which is necessary for finding the appropriate dramatic form.

Karromato’s marionette spectacles have delighted audiences in more than 30 countries across Europe, Asia, and the Americas. The company draws on the classic traditions of European marionette theater; all its productions speak directly to the heart without words, using music, universal humor, and the unique personality of each and every hand-crafted marionette.

JazzFestBrno - The International Jazz Festival
The 11th season of JAZZFESTBRNO will take place next year. For the period of its existence, JAZZFESTBRNO has reached the level of the most prestigious festivals in Central Europe and undoubtedly belongs among the most important cultural events in the Czech Republic. The festival has introduced numerous top-notch jazz artists, both from the Czech and the international jazz scene. The 10th edition of the festival culminated in an extraordinary event – a double concert of the musical legend, Bobby McFerrin.

P&J Music 

Record distribution and production of jazz and world music concerts, since 1992. P&J Music presents the following concert series: Jazz Meets World: circa 20 concerts in various venues, most in Prague / International Jazz Piano Festival: solo recitals; 3 solo pianists in 3 days / Free Jazz Festival: free jazz and improvisational music.

Struny podzimu / Strings of Autumn - The International Music Festival
It is no exaggeration to say that, in the 15 years since its inauguration, the Strings of Autumn festival has changed the cultural landscape of Prague. In the past decade and a half, the festival has brought listeners a string of world-class performers, most of whom have never before appeared in the Czech Republic, and if not for Strings, probably never would. With its alchemic eclecticism and willingness to ignore the barriers so often placed between musical genres, the festival is a crowd-pleaser every time.

Tanec Praha - The International Festival of Contemporary Dance and Movement Theatre
Tanec Praha is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation, civic association (1991) which goal is to facilitate the development of contemporary dance in the Czech Republic and its international involvement. It annually organizes two festivals – The International Festival of Contemporary Dance and Movement Theatre TANEC PRAHA (June) and the Czech Dance Platform Festival (April); it further operates the Ponec theatre (2001), venue for contemporary dance in Prague and also carries out projects for children and schools (Dance to Schools, Children Studio).

Triart Management
Triart Management is traditional Czech arts agency, with large activities focused to classic music. We are reprezenting top Czech and international artists and organizing concerts in Czech and abroad.  We promote 12 festivals of classic music in Czech and  other important department of TAM is working on recording of CDs and movie music. Triart Management was set up for the purpose of promoting selected cultural activities in the Czech Republic and acting on behalf of a number of soloists and chamber ensembles, representing authentic artistic values. It is involved in the organisation of many leading Czech festivals, brought together under the common name of the Czech Cultural Festivities.

 Institut umění – Divadelní ústav / The Arts and Theatre Institute
The Arts and Theatre Institute is state-funded organization founded by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic. Its mission is to provide the Czech and international public with comprehensive range of services in the field of theatre and individual services connected to other branches of art (music, literature, dance and visual arts). The ATI collects objects and work relating to the theatre, pursues research, initiates and participates in international projects, and publishes scholarly work.

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