Press conference is over, ticket sales begin in a week!
The press conference for the 23 Flora Theatre Festival took place on Monday 8 April in Olomouc. The festival director Petr Nerušil together with Simona Vičarová, the festival producer, and Jan Žůrek, dramaturge of the Performing Arts section, introduced the festival programme to the media.
Bergman-Trmíková-Nebeský: Private Confessions
Harshly as well as humorously exposed etudes of married life, mirroring apart from the twists and turns of Bergman’s parents’ relationship, key themes of his work: adultery, loneliness, fear and anxiety. Sober in set design, Jan Nebeský’s adaptation scores with amazing acting performances and intelligent dialogues charged with bitterness and emotions.
Three servings of the Balkans with bitter taste of armed conflict
The monodrama ONE NIGHT STAND/UP! by the Prague-based theatre group Kolonie will be performed at the festival actually three times! Created by set designer and visual artist Andrijana Trpković, directed by Lucie Ferenzová, the show stars actress Markéta Dvoráková. The “Balkan war comedy” about coming of age is set on the Croatian beaches and in the streets of Belgrade against the backdrop of the difficult 1990s.
Dancing, singing, and rapping about the traditional role of Korean women
An emotional performance of one of the most successful Korean dance groups GOBLIN PARTY will be the first production of the Focus: Korea. The quartet of dancing, rapping and swearing performers brings the issue of a current woman’s role in society to the central focus in A SILVER KNIFE and comments on it.
Palmovka – the theatre of 2018 – coming to Flora.
The Theatre Critics' Awards took place on Sunday, 17th March. Divadlo pod Palmovkou theatre became the theatre of the year, and the Shakespearean piece Measure for Measure directed by Polish director Jan Klata became the production of the year. Congratulations on the award and we are looking forward to this year's festival guest appearance of the award-winning Prague colleagues with Klata's Faust adaptation which premiered at Palmovka just two weeks ago!
A new experience awaits the audience of the Flora Theatre Festival. For the first time ever, we will have a look outside the European continent and discover a new theatre culture. The Festival introduces dramaturgy section called Focus: Korea, within which we will present six performances and two workshops dedicated to the contemporary dance of the Korean peninsula.
After last year's success HaDivadlo brings The Philistines
Cries and whispers of the iconic text of Russian Realism drowning in the timelessness of the safe background of bourgeois interior design, atmospherically resonate in almost „film-like cuts“ by the artistic director of the ensamble from Brno – Ivan Buraj.
Programme section dedicated to Bergman
A programme line dedicated to Ingmar Bergman will form an independent part of the 23rd Flora Theatre Festival. Its motto for this year – CRIES AND WHISPERS – of course refers to one of his films.