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Prague Crossroads 2017

New Scene (Nová scéna), Národní 4, Praha 1 - Nové Město, 110 00


2. 10. 2017 – 8. 10. 2017

Last year, on the occasion of what would have been Václav Havel's 80th birthday, the zero edition of the Prague Crossroads took place at the New Stage, a festival devoted to theatres from Belarus, Russia and Ukraine, countries where the questions of human rights (a quintessentially Havelian area of interest) are more acute than elsewhere in Europe.

The festival also paid tribute to Václav Havel in the form of a series of productions of his works, which are currently staged by Czech theatres, both independent and student. Accordingly, last October the New Stage (also thanks to a number of accompanying events) became the venue of heartfelt Havel celebrations.

We have not only retained the name of the festival, which clearly evokes Václav Havel, but also the desire to continue the work and to give it greater sense and direction. In the spirit of the "activist" legacy of Václav Havel, we believe that theatre should talk about the current situation and even has the obligation to reflect it. The programme will thus include performances that seek a new aesthetic language (dramatic) in connection with the themes that move today's Europe.

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