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2 Jun 2007 00:00 - 00:00

Fairy Tails Not Only for Kids - Petr Nikl

May 2, 3 – 4:30 pm, Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, 29-19 24th Avenue, Astoria


Petr Nikl


May 2, 3 – 4:30 pm
Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, 29-19 24th Avenue, Astoria

Performance of a top Czech artist Petr Nikl and presentation of a publishing house MEANDER.
Book reading, and Q&A with the artist Petr Nikl and a publisher Iva Pechackova.



About the Production:
The productions of Petr Nikl are complete improvisation. As a visual artist, Petr Nikl is able to fill each space, that he has been invited to perform in, with whatever materials he can find. To date, he has realised more than 300 marionette and visual performances in theatres, galleries and alternative spaces all over the world. His improvisational performances, each having a new title, have been invited to perform in festivals all around the world: the USA, South Africa, Japan, Belgium, England, and Yugoslavia, just to name a few. In the past, he has also collaborated with the Archa Theatre in Prague where he prepared a series of performances together with a group of independent Czech and South African artists. The number of performers for his productions is never defined, as each performance emerges from different situations, and Petr is always open to the accompaniment of musicians, dancers and also volunteers from the hosting festival or presenter.
About the Artist:
Since 1987, Petr Nikl has been a member of the art group The Hardheads (Tvrdohlavi), and since 1985, he has been a member of the Mehedaha Theatre. He works in painting, drawing, graphic art, installation and performance art. Petr is unique visual, musical, non-verbal performances are inspired by the specific locations and the "possibilities created by the current moment". His style of performance is an absurd theatre of objects and scenes that seem to absorb everything within the reach of play - the play is an open possibility of infinite, improvised communication with the World. In 2000, he prepared the interactive project entitled Nest of Games for the Rudolfinum Gallery within the framework of the Prague 2000 European City of Culture.  He prepared the Czech Pavillion for Expo 2005 in Japan, and is currently working on exhibitions that are touring the world.
Languages: Non-verbal or nonsense language
Participation in Festivals and performances abroad:
Arts Alive Festival (1995), HomoNovus (1996), Czech Centres (New York, London), various theatre in London, Brussels, Latvia, etc.

Recipient of Chalupecky Award 1995 - Award given to young artists up to 35 years of age



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2 Jun 2007 00:00 - 00:00


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