April 2020

30. 04.
Thu

20:00

July Yang – The Drifters

Archa.lab residency
FREE ADMISSION
Archa.lab
Free admission

The Drifters will be a theatrical investigation into the travelling subjects and their interaction with the space they move through. It will try to draw a connection between the space between their hometown and Prague, and the space they experience in Prague. In the world where everyone seems to move and travel so much, and where non-places such as airports and train stations, highways and subways, and malls and chain stores prevail, this work-in-progress project explores how space can become meaningful on a personal level in our time.

The project will involve 3 young non-local living in Prague. They will take me to places with special meanings to them here. How we travel to these places is as important as the stories associated to them. Together, we will workshop what is behind their sentiments about the spots they choose. Finally, we will either condense these places and their related personal stories in a theatre space—or a space even smaller, or using sound to guide our audience to travel in the city.


"The Drifters is a continuation of my interest in travelling and moving in an urban context. My previous attempts on this topic already happened in London, Rota (Spain), and Shanghai. Prague for me is a new situation different from them, and also a place not entirely within the Western discourses, especially the predominant Anglo-Saxon ones. The audience here strikes me as ardent and true. They will not hide their reactions and paint their comments with ambivalent terminologies. As a performance maker, I feel lucky to have the chance to face their critiques." – July Yang

July YANG, multi-disciplinary performance maker and researcher, with MA Performance Making (Goldsmiths, University of London) and BA in literature (The University of Hong Kong). She shifts deftly between the artistic, technical, and theoretical aspects of performance. Currently working intensively with the Shanghai-based theatre collective “_ao_ao_ing ensemble”. Her recent practice focuses on rethinking contemporary daily experience, especially the alienation in urban context.
Previous works include:
Tourists Like Us: A Fantastic Bus Ride (2019, Hangzhou)
Murder of a Pomegranate (2019, Shanghai)
Annata: Not a Real Drag Show (2019, Shanghai)
Here Were the Wu People (2019, Shanghai)
Floating Citizens (2018, London)
FLASHCARDS (2018, Rota)

Credits

Concept and direction: July Yang

As part of the Archa.lab short residencies programme.

May 2020

04. 05.
Mon
workshop
10:00
Archa.lab
Archa for schools
04. 05.
Mon
theatre
20:00
English–friendly
#Study
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 – Lost Universe

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

Divadlo Vizita – Carious Vulture

Jaroslav Dušek, Pjér la Šé'z, Zdeněk Konopásek, Viktor Zborník.
#Study
11. 05.
Mon
music
20:00

Kandace Springs Trio

Prague Spring 2020
English–friendly
12. 05.
Tue
talkshow
19:30–21:00

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague
14. 05.
Thu
music
20:00
English–friendly
15. 05.
Fri
music
20:00
English–friendly
18. 05.
Mon
theatre
20:00

Russkies?

Jan Burian Jr., Jaroslav Hrdlička, Jana Svobodová and coll./ Archa Theatre
English–friendly
#Study
19. 05.
Tue
theatre
10:00

Archa for Schools: Russkies?

Jan Burian Jr., Jaroslav Hrdlička, Jana Svobodová and coll./ Archa Theatre
Archa for schools
19. 05.
Tue
talkshow
19:30–21:00

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague
22. 05.
Fri
theatre
10:00
Archa for schools
22. 05.
Fri
theatre
20:00
#Study
25. 05.
Mon
music / literature
20:00

Listen to Franz Vol. 7

Slovák and Burian Jr.
#Study
26. 05.
Tue
music / literature
10:00
Archa for schools
26. 05.
Tue
talkshow
19:30–21:00

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague
27. 05.
Wed
music
20:00

June 2020

02. 06.
Tue
talkshow
19:30–21:00

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague
03. 06.
Wed
theatre
20:00
English–friendly
#Study
05. 06.
Fri
multimedia / theatre
10:00
09. 06.
Tue
talkshow
19:30–21:00

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague
12. 06.
Fri
theatre
10:00
Archa for schools
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 – Geyser of Futility

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

July 2020

16. 07.
Thu
music
20:00
English–friendly

August 2020

11. 08.
Tue
music
20:00

Daughter

Presented by Archa Theatre and Fource
English–friendly
24. 08.
Mon

00:00
English–friendly
Archa.lab

September 2020

01. 09.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague
07. 09.
Mon

00:00
English–friendly
Archa.lab
08. 09.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague
12. 09.
Sat
music
20:00

The Toy Dolls

Presented by 10:15 Entertainment
English–friendly
15. 09.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague
22. 09.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague
29. 09.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague

October 2020

06. 10.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague
20. 10.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague
27. 10.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague

November 2020

03. 11.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague
10. 11.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague
12. 11.
Thu

20:00

AKCENT Festival 2020

International Festival of Documentary Theatre / November 12–27, 2020
AKCENT FESTIVAL
17. 11.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague
24. 11.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague

December 2020

01. 12.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague
08. 12.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague