Nethworks Festival of Contemporary Dutch Culture at Archa Theatre, May 23 – June 5
Between May 23 and June 5 Archa Theatre will host three performances by renowned artists from the Netherlands as part of the Nethworks Festival of Contemporary Dutch Culture: Jiří Kylián’s Last Touch First, the Vitobrothers Insanity / Morricone’s Moods, and STAU by Anouk van Dijk.
May 23 & 24, 20:00
Last Touch First
A piece created two years ago by world-renowned dancer and choreographer Jiří Kylián and the great dance improviser Michael Schumacher. The choreography is inspired by the performance of Last Touch, which was created for the Nederlands Dans Theater III. The dance-acting variations on a theme by A.P. Chekov are performed by six dancers in a surrealistic dance theatre.
May 28 & 29, 20:00
Vitobrothers - Insanity / Morricone’s Moods
A unique multimedia performance based on improvisation with electro-acoustic “space jazz” and alternative “pop-scapes”, which are also accompanied by a video montage.
The performance is born out of the interaction between the musicians and the film editor, i.e. between music and images. The Vitobrothers worked together with young filmmakers Andrea Slováková and Jana Vlčková, who created a selection of images for the Prague project consisting of clips from well-known Czech and films and documentaries. Insanity as a way to survive in society is one of the themes of the visual found footage collage for the performance by the Dutch musicians.
June 4 & 5, 20:00
Anouk van Dijk – STAU
STAU, which has become a hit across Europe, Russia, Asia and Australia, breaks the traditional boundaries of theatre to examine the relationship between the audience and the performer, while also presenting a contemporary dance experience.
The choreography of STAU has a special place in the work of Anouk van Dijk. Originally conceived merely as a work-in-progress for studio presentation, STAU became one of their most successful pieces. It has been performed all over the world and is in constant demand. Thanks to the close proximity of the audience, the performance is always a new and fresh experience, even for the dancers.