March 2020

05. 03.
Thu
workshop
10:00–15:00

Blanka Žižka: The Body Knows / Tělo to ví

March 5 – 8 / workshop for proffesional actors, dancers and directors
English–friendly
Archa.lab
Price: CZK 4000 for 4 days

A theater workshop with a renowned American director.

The workshop participants, under the direction of Blanka Žižka, art director of the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia, will explore the potentials of voice, breath and movement as tools for discovering new possibilities for interpreting the text in a rehearsal process. The Thinking Body method on which the workshop will rely will allow workshop participants to feel the voice as it exists throughout their body while learning to receive support from the outside world. Trough activating their backs, participants will discover new possibilities of connecting to their acting partners and the space; they will learn how improvised non-sensical language and sound can lead to understanding and discovering the basic emotions of the text.
The Thinking Body method is inspired by the work of Cicely Berry, who worked as a voice coach for the Royal Shakespeare Company for 40 years and worked with director Peter Brook for a long time. The essence of her work was to embody the text, reveal its roots inside the body, and fully depict the actor's emotional life through it.
 
Asistent to Blanka Žižka will be actor Ross Beschler, a member of the Wilma HotHouse Company.
Workshop for proffesional actors, dancers and directors.
The workshop will be led in both Czech and English. Czech students will work with Czech texts and foreign students with English texts.

Last spots available. 


Blanka Žižka has been Artistic Director of The Wilma Theater since 1981. Blanka is the founder of the Wilma HotHouse: a resident ensemble of theater artists, formally launched in 2016 to serve as an incubator for artistic investigation and experimentation, featuring a core HotHouse Company of actors, enabled to dare and explore under the Wilma’s auspices, as well as resident artists and affiliated artists of all theatrical disciplines. At the Wilma, she has directed over 70 plays and musicals. Most recently, Blanka directed There by Etel Adnan, Romeo and Juliet, James Ijames’ Kill Move Paradise, the world premiere of Christopher Chen’s Passage, her play Adapt!, Andrew Bovell’s When The Rain Stops Falling, Tom Stoppard’s US premiere of The Hard Problem, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, Hamlet, Paula Vogel’s world premiere Don Juan Comes Home from Iraq, Richard Bean’s Under the Whaleback, Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, Tadeusz Słobodzianek’s Our Class, Sarah Ruhl’s In the Next Room, and Macbeth. Her other favorite productions are Wajdi Mouawad’s Scorched, Tom Stoppard’s The Invention of Love and Rock ’n’ Roll, Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice, Brecht’s The Life of Galileo, Athol Fugard’s Coming Home and My Children! My Africa!, and Caryl Churchill’s Cloud 9. She collaborated closely with Dael Orlandersmith on her plays Raw Boys and Yellowman, which was co-produced by McCarter Theatre and the Wilma.Blanka was honored to be selected into the 2017 Class of the Innovators Walk of Fame by the University Science Center, which spotlights local innovators. She is a recipient of the 2016 Vilcek Prize which is awarded annually to immigrants who have made lasting contributions to American society. She received the Zelda Fichandler Award from the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation in 2011, and she was a Fellow at the 2015 Sundance Institute/LUMA Foundation Theatre Directors Retreat.


Practical Information

•    The workshop is intended for professional actors, dancers, and directors.
•    The workshop will be conducted in Czech and English.
•    Submit your applications in the form of a cover letter and professional CV to jana.svobodova@archatheatre.cz
•    Deadline for applications: February 15, 2020.
•    Accepted applicants will be informed via e-mail till February 17, 2020. Deadline for payments of the participation fee is February 20, 2020.  
•    The capacity of the workshop is very limited.
•    Time: 10:00–15:00 with 20-minute coffee break
•    Price: CZK 4,000 for 4 days
•    Where: Archa Theatre Studio, Zlatnická 8, Prague 1

 

More about workshop :
Blanka Žižka: The Body Knows

Students in The Thinking Body workshop will work with Wilma artistic director Blanka Zizka, experiencing and learning from the techniques that have been in development with the Hothouse Company over the last nine years.  

Voice inside the body - actors will experience their voice as it exists inside their full body, targeting different resonators and modes of vocal production that will allow them to find the full potential for the many voices they carry within them.  Through the voice, they will discover whole worlds of openness, vulnerability, joy, terror, delight, and connect to the deep, ancient emotional memory that lives inside them.

Taking support - actors will learn to take support from the world around them in their work.  Too often we think of actors acting alone, communicating to the world from an island of self.  With the Thinking Body, students learn to take and give support between the ensemble of actors around them, the room they are performing in - to truly engage in a dynamic dialogue with their environment that will unleash profound and moving performances.
 
Working with the back - in our society we tend to prioritize thinking frontally and horizontally, controlling the world around us with language and opinion.  Thinking Body techniques encourage actors to work vertically and with the back.  The back of the body has a truly amazing capacity to listen deeply to the world, to take it in without the over-thought judgment of the socialized self, and respond in a deep, immediate and truthful way.  Working back to back with other actors, and engaging the back to engage with the space and the text, actors will learn new levels of immediacy and discover unexpected responses.

Gibberish: moving from sound to text - In traditional rehearsal, we often start with discussing and analyzing the text and then performing our OPINION of the text.  Our training focuses on trying to understand the primary emotion that the world and actions of the play derive from, and learning to discover and embody THAT as the starting point from which the rest of the world is DISCOVERED, rather than DECIDED. Gibberish exercises help the actor bypass the judgment and control of the mind, and surrender to the flow of the moment  and the situation.  Working with non-textual improvised sounds and language, gibberish is often paired with back-to-back exercises, providing a visceral experience of surrender to the moment, the partner, the room, the situation.

Cicely Berry text work - once ideas of taking support, surrendering, and listening are active in the room, we begin to work with text.  The Thinking Body takes inspiration from the text work of Cicely Berry, voice director for the Royal Shakespeare Company for nearly 40 years and longtime collaborator of Peter Brook .  Her work is to make the text PHYSICAL, to discover its origins inside the body and make it a full expression of the emotional life of the actor.  Actors learn to take support from and surrender to the score of the text, as they have been with their partners and the room - to follow the punctuation and rhythms of a playwright’s language beyond preconceived notions of character and action.

The workshop will be led in both Czech and English. Czech students will work with Czech texts and foreign students with English texts.

06. 03.
Fri
theatre
20:00

Rimini Protokoll (Stefan Kaegi) / Thomas Melle / Münchner Kammerspiele – Uncanny Valley

Presented by The Prague Theatre Festival of German Language and Archa Theatre
07. 03.
Sat
theatre
17:00

Rimini Protokoll (Stefan Kaegi) / Thomas Melle / Münchner Kammerspiele – Uncanny Valley

Presented by The Prague Theatre Festival of German Language and Archa Theatre
#Study
07. 03.
Sat
theatre
20:00

Rimini Protokoll (Stefan Kaegi) / Thomas Melle / Münchner Kammerspiele – Uncanny Valley

Presented by The Prague Theatre Festival of German Language and Archa Theatre
#Study
09. 03.
Mon
theatre
20:00

THOMAS & RUHLLER (NL) – Eiland / CANCELLED DUE TO TECHNICAL REASONS

Purchased tickets can be returned at the place of purchase. E-Tickets: the amount will be automatically returned to bank account.
10. 03.
Tue
talkshow
19:30
11. 03.
Wed
music
20:00
English–friendly
12. 03.
Thu
theatre
20:00
#Study
13. 03.
Fri
theatre
20:00
#Study
16. 03.
Mon
music / literature
20:00

Listen to Franz Vol. 7 – POSTPONED INDEFINITELY

Your tickets remain valid. We will inform you about the new date through our website and social networks.
#Study
17. 03.
Tue
talkshow
19:30
19. 03.
Thu
music
20:00
22. 03.
Sun
performance
16:00–22:00
English–friendly
24. 03.
Tue
talkshow
19:30
26. 03.
Thu
theatre
20:00

Fidlovačka or Who Are We? – CANCELLED

The performance was cancelled. Your tickets will be refunded.
27. 03.
Fri
theatre
10:00

Archa for Schools: Fidlovačka or Who Are We? – CANCELLED

Purchase tickets will be fully refunded.
30. 03.
Mon
theatre
20:00
31. 03.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

April 2020

01. 04.
Wed
theatre
20:00

Don Quixote – POSTPONED TO 16. 9.

Your tickets remain valid.
03. 04.
Fri
theatre
20:00
Prague premiere
04. 04.
Sat
theatre
20:00
05. 04.
Sun
music
20:00
06. 04.
Mon
music
20:00
English–friendly
07. 04.
Tue
talkshow
19:30
08. 04.
Wed
music
19:30
POSTPONED TO 5 NOVEMBER 2020
09. 04.
Thu
theatre
20:00
14. 04.
Tue
talkshow
19:30
15. 04.
Wed
theatre
20:00
16. 04.
Thu
theatre
20:00
17. 04.
Fri
music
20:00

James Blake – CANCELLED

presented by Fource Entertainment
18. 04.
Sat
literature
20:00
NEW DATE: OCTOBER 3, 2020
19. 04.
Sun
literature
20:00
NEW DATE: OCTOBER 4, 2020
20. 04.
Mon
music
20:00
English–friendly
21. 04.
Tue
talkshow
19:30
22. 04.
Wed
music
20:00

Destroyer – POSTPONED TO JANUARY 22, 2021

Purchased tickets remain valid.
English–friendly
23. 04.
Thu
music / literature
20:00
24. 04.
Fri
theatre
20:00

Ruskkies? – CANCELLED

Purchase tickets will be fully refunded.
25. 04.
Sat
theatre
17:00
NEW DATE: 19 DECEMBER 2020, 5 PM
26. 04.
Sun
theatre
20:00
NEW DATE: 20 DECEMBER 2020, 5 PM
27. 04.
Mon
theatre
20:00
NEW DATE: 21 DECEMBER 2020, 8 PM
28. 04.
Tue
talkshow
19:30
29. 04.
Wed
music
20:00

Swans - POSTPONED TO MARCH 17TH 2021

Presented by Scrape Sound Inc., Silver Rocket and Archa Theatre

May 2020

01. 05.
Fri
SUPPORT US
20:00

Performance About Nothing

Festival of Nothing 2020
05. 05.
Tue
talkshow
19:30
06. 05.
Wed
theatre
20:00
#Study
07. 05.
Thu
theatre
20:00
#Study
11. 05.
Mon
music
20:00
English–friendly
12. 05.
Tue
talkshow
19:30
14. 05.
Thu
music
20:00
NEW DATE: 13 NOVEMBER 2020, 8 PM
15. 05.
Fri
music
20:00
NEW DATE: 14 NOVEMBER 2020, 8 PM
18. 05.
Mon
theatre
20:00

Ruskkies? – CANCELLED

Purchase tickets will be fully refunded.
19. 05.
Tue
talkshow
19:30
22. 05.
Fri
theatre
20:00
26. 05.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

LIMITED CAPACITY – REGISTRATION NECESSARY
27. 05.
Wed
theatre / music
20:00

Tros Sketos – POSTPONED TO 28 NOVEMBER 2020

Purchased tickets remain valid.

June 2020

02. 06.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

LIMITED CAPACITY – REGISTRATION NECESSARY
03. 06.
Wed
theatre
20:00
English–friendly
04. 06.
Thu
multimedia / theatre
20:00
English–friendly
#Study
05. 06.
Fri
multimedia / theatre
10:00
Archa for schools
11. 06.
Thu
theatre
20:00

Petr Nikl – Yellow Darkness

a colourful melodrama
#Study
English–friendly
12. 06.
Fri
theatre
10:00

Petr Nikl - Yellow Darkness

a colourful melodrama
#Study
Archa for schools
13. 06.
Sat
laser - performance
20:00
#Study
17. 06.
Wed
theatre
20:00

Divadlo Vizita – Geyser of Futility

Jaroslav Dušek, Pjér la Šé'z, Zdeněk Konopásek, Viktor Zborník.
#Study
18. 06.
Thu
theatre
20:00

Divadlo Vizita – Vykladači egyptských hlodů

Jaroslav Dušek, Pjér la Šé'z, Zdeněk Konopásek, Viktor Zborník.
#Study
20. 06.
Sat
music
15:00–23:00

July 2020

14. 07.
Tue
theatre
20:00
PREMIERE - POSTPONED FROM 30 MARCH, 2020
15. 07.
Wed
theatre
20:00
POSTPONED FROM 9 APRIL AND 22 MAY 2020
16. 07.
Thu
music
20:00
English–friendly
16. 07.
Thu
music
20:00

Tindersticks – POSTPONED TO 15 JULY 2021

Purchased tickets remain valid.
English–friendly
17. 07.
Fri
literature
18:00–19:00
FREE ADMISSION
20. 07.
Mon
music
20:00
21. 07.
Tue
literature
18:00–19:00
FREE ADMISSION
23. 07.
Thu
music
19:00
English–friendly
24. 07.
Fri
music
18:00–02:00

Mr. Wombat Showcase

feat. Avokaduo, Branko´s Bridge, Grottup, DJ Šaty s vlečkou
27. 07.
Mon
theatre
20:00

Divadlo Vizita - Tajemství vlastního těsta

Jaroslav Dušek, Pjér la Šé'z, Zdeněk Konopásek, Viktor Zborník.
28. 07.
Tue
music
20:00
English–friendly
30. 07.
Thu
music
20:00
English–friendly
31. 07.
Fri
music
20:00

FALL FROM EVEREST + Velkatlusta0 + Lighthouse Keeper

moved from Varšava club on 13 March 2020
English–friendly

August 2020

11. 08.
Tue
music
20:00
English–friendly
16. 08.
Sun
music
20:00

Swans - POSTPONED TO MARCH 17TH 2021

Presented by Scrape Sound Inc., Silver Rocket and Archa Theatre

September 2020

01. 09.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague
08. 09.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague
09. 09.
Wed
music / literature
20:00
POSTPONED TO 6 NOVEMBER 2020
10. 09.
Thu
music / literature
20:00
#Study
12. 09.
Sat
meeting
18:00

Meeting with Václav Janoščík

venue: Cafe Plavky at the entrance door of Archa
FREE ADMISSION
12. 09.
Sat
theatre
20:00
#Study
12. 09.
Sat
music
20:00

The Toy Dolls – POSTPONED TO 11 SEPTEMBER 2021

Purchased tickets remain valid.
English–friendly
13. 09.
Sun
music
19:00
13. 09.
Sun
music
20:00
English–friendly
15. 09.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague
16. 09.
Wed
theatre
20:00

Don Quixote

Goose on a String Theatre / Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra
18. 09.
Fri
theatre
20:00

Gadžové jdou do nebe

Goose on a String Theatre
postponed from 3 April 2020
19. 09.
Sat
meeting
16:00
19. 09.
Sat
theatre
20:00

Gadžové jdou do nebe

Goose on a String Theatre
postponed from 4 April 2020
21. 09.
Mon
film / discussions
19:00
English–friendly
FREE ADMISSION
22. 09.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague
23. 09.
Wed
music
20:00

Berg Orchestra – 20th Anniversary Season

NARRATORS | … poetry, texts, voices
English–friendly
25. 09.
Fri
music
20:00
English–friendly
postponed from 28 May 2020
29. 09.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague
30. 09.
Wed
AV LIVE
20:00

NONOTAK presents Shiro AV live

Lunchmeat Festival
English–friendly

October 2020

01. 10.
Thu
music
20:00

Virus of Protest: Music 2020

Pavel Klusák, Karel Veselý, Aleš Stuchlý
03. 10.
Sat
literature
20:00

EKG – Of Love and Fire

Igor Malijevský, Jaroslav Rudiš and guests
POSTPONED FROM APRIL 18, 2020
04. 10.
Sun
literature
20:00

EKG – Of Love and Fire

Igor Malijevský, Jaroslav Rudiš and guests
POSTPONED FROM APRIL 19, 2020
05. 10.
Mon
discussions
16:00–18:00
FREE ADMISSION
Please reserve your seat.
06. 10.
Tue
talkshow
17:00

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague
06. 10.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague
07. 10.
Wed
music
20:00
English–friendly
08. 10.
Thu
discussions
18:30
FREE ADMISSION
10. 10.
Sat
lecture
18:00

Hynek Medřický – Vliv světla na živé organismy

venue: Cafe Plavky at the entrance door of Archa Theatre
FREE ADMISSION
13. 10.
Tue
theatre
20:00

Petr Nikl – Yellow Darkness

a colourful melodrama
#Study
English–friendly
14. 10.
Wed
theatre
19:00

Petr Nikl - Yellow Darkness

a colourful melodrama
#Study
Archa for schools
16. 10.
Fri
dance
20:00
English–friendly
17. 10.
Sat
AV performance
20:00

Vektroskop+

Signal Festival
18. 10.
Sun
AV performance
20:00

Vektroskop+

Signal Festival
20. 10.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague
21. 10.
Wed
theatre
20:00

My Family – A Study of Discussions About the Climate Crisis

HaDivadlo / I. Buraj, P. Sterec, B. Karásek
22. 10.
Thu
theatre
20:00

Perception

HaDivadlo/ Ivan Buraj and coll.
23. 10.
Fri
workshop
10:00–13:00
Archa for schools
25. 10.
Sun
music
20:00

Maceo Parker / POSTPONED TO APRIL 11, 2021

Presented by ISAMAX s.r.o.
English–friendly
27. 10.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague
29. 10.
Thu
theatre
20:00

Divadlo Vizita – Unrepeatable Joke

postponed from March 12, 2020
30. 10.
Fri
theatre
20:00

Divadlo Vizita – Merciful Fit

posponed from March 13, 2020

November 2020

01. 11.
Sun
performance
16:00
English–friendly
03. 11.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague
04. 11.
Wed
workshop
10:00–13:00
Archa.lab
Archa for schools
05. 11.
Thu
music
19:30
06. 11.
Fri
music / literature
20:00
07. 11.
Sat
music
20:00

The Crimson Marathon

presented by Prague Music Performance and Archa Theatre
English–friendly
10. 11.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague
11. 11.
Wed
music
20:00

Tara Fuki - album launch

Presented by Archa Theatre and Indies Production
13. 11.
Fri
music
20:00
English–friendly
Postponed from 14 May 2020
14. 11.
Sat
music
20:00
English–friendly
Postponed from 15 May 2020
17. 11.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague
18. 11.
Wed

20:00

AKCENT Festival 2020

International Festival of Documentary Theatre / November 12–27, 2020
AKCENT FESTIVAL
19. 11.
Thu
multimedia / theatre
19:00
Archa for schools
20. 11.
Fri
theatre
20:00
English-friendly
24. 11.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague
28. 11.
Sat
music
20:00
postponed from 27 May 2020
29. 11.
Sun
theatre
20:00

Divadlo Vizita – After All

postponed from April 15, 2020
30. 11.
Mon
theatre
20:00

Divadlo Vizita – Unhappy Return

postponed from April 16, 2020

December 2020

01. 12.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague
04. 12.
Fri
workshop
10:00–13:00
Archa.lab
Archa for schools
08. 12.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague
09. 12.
Wed
music
20:00
14. 12.
Mon
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague
15. 12.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague
18. 12.
Fri
theatre
20:00

Colonization – new origin

VOSTO5 / Archa Theatre / 4+4 days in motion
#Study
19. 12.
Sat
theatre
17:00

Colonization – new origin

VOSTO5 / Archa Theatre / 4+4 days in motion
#Study
postponed from 25 April 2020
20. 12.
Sun
theatre
17:00

Colonization – new origin

VOSTO5 / Archa Theatre / 4+4 days in motion
#Study
postponed from 26 April 2020
21. 12.
Mon
theatre
20:00

Colonization – new origin

VOSTO5 / Archa Theatre / 4+4 days in motion
#Study
postponed from 27 April 2020

January 2021

22. 01.
Fri
music
20:00

Destroyer

presented by Landmine Alert, Scrape Sound Inc., AM180 Collective and Archa Theatre
postponed from 22 April 2020