From March 18 till 20, 2016 in Prague The BAZAAR Festival of Identity in Art and Motion will take place. This will be an international dance and performing arts festival featuring the visions of artists not only from the Czech Republic but from other countries in central, eastern and south-east Europe. All are dealing with questions of identity in art and motion. The very first Bazaar festival took place in 2015 as part of the IDENTITY.MOVE! project – an international platform for the support of theoretical and artistic research in contemporary physical and dance theatre. IDENTITY.MOVE! was coordinated by Goethe-Institut Warsaw in cooperation with Centre for Culture Lublin, Motus, producers of the Alfred ve dvo?e Theatre Prague and the State School of Dance in Athens with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union. Latvia was also represented through The Association of the Professional Contemporary Dance Choreographers of Latvia as associated partner and Krisjanis Sants and Andis Geste as two of the artists chosen by curators. Even if the project has officially ended it continues its life through network and now also through The BAZAAR festival that carries on the idea. Another significant outcome that keeps living virtually is IDENTITY. MOVE! e-book that is available on-line for free in different formats – http://identitymove.eu/identity.move-e-book.html. Check it out! It is a good read and vary vast range of perspectives.
The main organizer of this year’s The BAZAAR Festival of Identity in Art and Motion is Motus, producers of the ALFRED VE DVO?E Theatre in cooperation with many cultural institutes and organizations, and the support of Studio ALTA and the PONEC Theatre.
The program includes:
-performances by special guest companies
-Czech premieres of works first tested at last year’s Bazaar, a workshop
-discussions and informal meetings.
-and the festival climax, the Saturday Bazaar, presenting in two blocks excerpts and work-in-progress showings from future performances by artists from Prague, Bucharest, Tula, Warsaw, Žilina, and Budapest.
Performances and events will take place in Studio ALTA, the PONEC Theatre, and the ALFRED VE DVO?E Theatre.
DETAILED PROGRAM IS HERE