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Wonderful Circus

New Scene (Nová scéna), Národní 4, Praha 1 - Nové Město, 110 00
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14. 4. 2017
15. 4. 2017
17.00 a 20.00
16. 4. 2017
21. 4. 2017
27. 5. 2017
17.00 a 20.00
2. 6. 2017
3. 6. 2017
17.00 a 20.00
17. 6. 2017
17.00 a 20.00

Legendary tale of chasing the immortal beauty.

Wonderful Circus had its premiere way back in 1977, and since that time has been the most-performed title of Laterna Magika. In March 2012 we celebrated 35 years of uniterrupted presentation of this piece with more than 6 200 re-runs. In the current repertoire it is also the most typical sample of the art of Laterna Magika: a work by a great creative team that synthesizes various components of theatre. Theatrical space is transformed into a circus tent, and the audience is drawn into the action by, among other devices, a panoramic projected picture and popular tricks involving interpenetration of imagination and reality. This poetic story about a futile quest for the unachievable is embodied by figures of clowns incited by a magician — the Seducer — and a vision of the beautiful Venus, who takes on the forms of earthly women.

theme: Evald Schorm
screenplay: Evald Schorm, Emil Sirotek, Jiří Srnec, Josef Svoboda, Jan Švankmajer, Karel Vrtiška
stage director: Evald Schorm, Jiří Srnec, Jan Švankmajer
sets: Josef Svoboda
costumes: Zdenek Seydl

cast: Pavel Bilík/Jan Kotěšovský/David Stránský, Pavel Knolle/Jakub Zapletal/Libor Kettner, Petr Münch/Štěpán Pechar/Marek Svobodník/Viktor Svidró/Alexandr Sadirov ad.

duration of the performance: 1 hour and 30 minutes, 1 intermission

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