4+4 Days in Motion
- 6. 10. 2017 – 14. 10. 2017
This international festival of contemporary art will flood Prague with “cultural adrenaline” from 6 to 14 October - with current, provocative, interesting, and inspiring events that span genres - from dance and theatre to exhibitions and audiovisual projections to discussions and guided walks. Still going strong after 22 years, the festival has taken place since 1996 with the goal of presenting innovative contemporary theatre projects. What makes this festival special is the revival of untraditional Prague buildings using theatre.
The 4+4 Days in Motion was founded in 1996 by Pavel Štorek, Denisa Václavová, Markéta Černá and Nikola Böhmová, who are still its main organizers. In the past 20 years, the festival has presented more than 400 foreign and Czech companies of all kinds of contemporary art (theatre, dance, music, visual arts, film and video art). The cultural projects have enliven an old sewage treatment plant in Bubeneč, Prague, abandoned ČKD factories in Karlín, the former brewery in Holešovice, the former brickworks in Šárecké údolí, the ice hockey stadium Hvězda in Vokovice, the gyms in the Tyrš House, Nostic Halls, the former Federal Assembly, the former casino in the Pařížská street, the former Institute of Folk Art Production in the National street and the U Stýblů palace at the Wenceslas Square. The festival initiated a number of site-specific projects by Czech companies, it presents group exhibitions of contemporary visual artists and curators and it cooperates with leading art historians and architects and prepares walks and lectures. The festival cooperates with cultural organisations such as Kruh, Jednotka/Unit, AVU Research Centre, Start Vršovice and others.