When: 2018-07-10 17:00 - 2018-07-10 18:00
Where: Americké centrum, Tržiště 13, Praha 1 – Malá Strana
Entry fee: Free, please register by clicking on "Signup" above the picture
For fifty years, a troupe of antique marionettes was confined to a dusty closet at Jan Hus Church, in the heart of New York’s Czechoslovak neighborhood. Discovered by Vít Hořejš, Czech storyteller, author, and puppeteer, the 24-inch century-old traditional masterpieces by Czech puppet makers have since brought joy to thousands of spectators – both young and old – on tours to 34 countries around the world.
Mr. Hořejš’s one-man show of Czech fairy tales (in English) performances includes tours to the Smithsonian Institute, Detroit Institute of Art, the International Festival of Puppet Theatre organized by the Jim Henson Foundation in New York City, Celebrate Prague Festival at Winter Garden in New York City’s World Financial Center, Folk Arts Festival in Lowell, Massachusetts; as well as International Festivals in France, Pakistan, Turkey, Poland, Korea, and the Czech Republic. Czech and Slovak puppetry was declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2016.
The program will be in English.