April 2020

20. 04.
Mon
Music
20:00

Van der Graaf Generator

Presented by 10:15 Entertainment
English–friendly
Tickets: standing CZK 880 / sitting CZK 1200 / Archa Theatre or GoOut.cz

Van der Graaf Generator 2020 are Peter Hammill (vox, gtr, kbd), Hugh Banton (organ, bass) & Guy Evans (drums , percussion), the three surviving members of
the original group formed in 1968. 


Darker and wilder than most of their contemporaries VdGG were known for sprawling, dense and complex songs on six albums recorded for the Charisma
label between ‘69 and ‘76. Their unique sound was based on organ, sax, driving percussion and declamatory vocals. Constantly touring, they achieved their
greatest success in Italy with the album “Pawn Hearts” in 1971. After warping into a powerful violin/bass/guitar set-up in 1976 the band finally
split in 1978. 

After a gap of nearly thirty years the “classic” four-piece line-up reappeared in 2005 with a triumphant reunion concert at the Royal Festival Hall, London and a
new recording, “Present” . They continued to surprise European audiences with the vigour and dynamism of their live performances for the remainder of the
year. In 2006 the saxophonist David Jackson left the group. The trio have continued to surge forward, first playing a series of live shows and then recording the albums “Trisector” (2008) and “A Grounding in Numbers” (2010). In 2012 they released “Alt”, a collection of experiments and improvisations. Their last studio album “Do not Disturb” was released in 2015. 

In live performance, as in the studio, they strive to look forward rather than back and as much of their repertoire is taken from the new albums as from the old
ones. They’ve also made it a point to bring back to life some surprising - and rarely performed - pieces from the past, both from the VdGG catalogue and from
Peter Hammill’s solo works. Whatever the source, songs have been firmly imprinted with the DNA of the modern trio. For their tour in June 2013 the band revisited two long-form pieces. “Flight” and “A Plague of Lighthouse-Keepers”, the side-long piece from “Pawn Hearts”. 

Enjoyable as this experience was, for the forthcoming shows they will not be playing these pieces, instead assembling constantly varying sets of shorter works,
ancient and modern. The intention here, as with all the material, is not to attempt to recreate the exact sound and style of the original but rather to tap into its spirit and reinvent it in a twenty-first century form. Clearly, VdGG continue to push forward, acknowledging that they’re a group with a certain history, but also stating the case that they’re an emphatically modern one.

21. 04.
Tue
talkshow
19:30–21:00

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague
22. 04.
Wed
Music
20:00

Destroyer

Archa Theatre presents in associate production with Landmine Alert, Scrape Sound Inc. and AM180 Collective
English–friendly
28. 04.
Tue
talkshow
19:30–21:00

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague
29. 04.
Wed
Music
20:00

Swans

Presented by: Archa Theatre, Scrape Sound and Silver Rocket; special guest: Norman Westberg

May 2020

04. 05.
Mon
Workshop
10:00
Archa for schools
05. 05.
Tue
talkshow
19:30–21:00

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague
06. 05.
Wed
Theatre
20:00

Divadlo Vizita - Ztracený vesmír

Jaroslav Dušek, Pjér la Šé'z, Zdeněk Konopásek, Viktor Zborník.
#Study
07. 05.
Thu
Theatre
20:00

Divadlo Vizita - Vykotlaný sup

Jaroslav Dušek, Pjér la Šé'z, Zdeněk Konopásek, Viktor Zborník.
#Study
12. 05.
Tue
talkshow
19:30–21:00

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague
19. 05.
Tue
talkshow
19:30–21:00

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague
26. 05.
Tue
talkshow
19:30–21:00

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague

June 2020

02. 06.
Tue
talkshow
19:30–21:00

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague
09. 06.
Tue
talkshow
19:30–21:00

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague
16. 06.
Tue
talkshow
19:30–21:00

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague
17. 06.
Wed
Theatre
20:00

Divadlo Vizita - Gejzír marnosti

Jaroslav Dušek, Pjér la Šé'z, Zdeněk Konopásek, Viktor Zborník.
#Study
18. 06.
Thu
presentation
00:00
FREE ADMISSION
Archa.lab
23. 06.
Tue
talkshow
19:30–21:00

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague