October 2021

28. 10.
Thu
theatre
20:00
AKCENT FESTIVAL
Tickets: CZK 290 / student & senior CZK 190 / #Studovna CZK 50 / large auditorium / 70 minutes / Chinese spoken with Czech surtitles.

An exceptional solo performance by Chinese dancer, choreographer and documentary filmmaker Wen Hui, this year's J. W. Goethe winner. The breath-taking solo stage composition combines an original screening of archive films with a personal statement by Wen Hui. Her dance is the fabric of a multimedia production in which the visual recordings of female representatives of early Chinese cinema are connected with authentic texts and stories of the present.
The production discovers for European audiences the Chinese progressive women's cinematography of the 1930s and reflects the growing feminist movement in today's China.

trailer ► https://youtu.be/WOPthI82vVA


The latest work of the Chinese theatre maker Wen Hui I'm 60 is a crystallization of her personal reflections on her own life attitudes as a woman and an artist. Wen Hui was inspired by classic silent and early sound films produced by pioneering film studios in Shanghai in the 1920s and 1930s. In them, women uncovered their courageous attitudes, revealed social problems, and addressed the pressing issues of gender policy in the Chinese culture of their time. The films were strongly influenced by the ideas of Chinese "new women", who criticized the Confucian patriarchal system and the associated conservative values. They focused on the presentation of strong female personalities in order to build a modern and liberal Chinese society.


Choreographer and dancer, Wen Hui also makes documentary movies and art installations. Frenchmagazine Télescope describes her as “a pioneer of dance…a miracle”. Wen Hui graduated from Beijing Dance Academy in 1989 with a degree in Choreography. In 1994, she studied modern dance in New York attending José Limón, Erick Hawkins and Trisha Brown’s classes. From 1997 to 1998, she received a scholarship from the Asian Cultural Council to further her study of modern dance and theatre production in New York. In 1994, she founded with Wu Wenguang, a documentary filmmaker, the Living Dance Studio in Beijing, the first independent art company in China. She has participated in curating and organizing numerous arts projects. For twenty years, Wen Hui has insisted on using theatre as an intervention in the society. Since 2008, she has begun to research the ways body forms the archive of personal, social documentation, using personal means to experiment how bodily memory catalyzes collision between history and reality.

Since its inception, the Living Dance Studio has become a pioneer in contemporary Chinese art.The company is committed to exploring the artistic process in an open arena, working with artists of all media and all disciplines, and creating performances that integrate dance, theatre, and all forms of audio/visual art. Its mission is both to perform the here-and-now realities in which we all live, and to bring public attention to the narratives and experiences that we can use to reflect on the past. The Living Dance Studio has presented its work in numerous local and global festivals including the Venice Biennale, Shanghai Biennale, the Festival d’Automne de Paris, Biennale de la Danse de Lyon, Archa Theatre/AKCENT Festival, SPIFI ART Festival Munich, IN TRANAIT BERLIN, TheaterHebbel am Ufer of Berlin, Kampnagel Hamburg, JULI DANST, Wiener Festwocheh, ZUERCHERTHEATEER SPEKTAKEL, DECEMBER DANCE Belgium, EUROKAZ FESTIVAL,Festival/Tokyo, Sesc Pompeia Sao Paulo, Singapore Arts Festival, Hong Kong Art Festival, etc.

Credits

Choreography & dance: Wen Hui
Dramaturgy and consulting: Zhang Zhen
Music: Wen Luyuan
Video: Rémi Crépeau et Zhou Xueping
Lights and stage management: Romain de Lagarde
Stagehand: Francisco Linares
Administration and booking: Damien Valette
Coordination: Louise Bailly
Production: Théâtre de la Ville, Living Dance Studio et Damien Valette Prod
Coproduction: Théâtre de la Ville/Festival d'automne à Paris

Wen Hui benefited from a residency at the Théâtre de la Ville - Les Abbesses and particularly thanks the technical team of the Théâtre des Abbesses
Laureate of the residency program from the French Institute at the Cité internationale des arts, Paris
With support from the Goethe-Institut in Beijing
With support from micadanses-Paris
Benefited from a dance studio at the CND Centre national de la danse, Paris

With support from the French Institute in China.

Premiere: October 15, 2021, Théâtre de la Ville, Paris

Performance was supported by

29. 10.
Fri
theatre
20:00
AKCENT FESTIVAL
30. 10.
Sat
music
20:00

Japan Unlimited

Naoko Kikuchi, Suizan Lagrost, Monika Knoblochová, Kimei Matvija

November 2021

01. 11.
Mon
music
20:00
English–friendly
02. 11.
Tue
talkshow
19:30
03. 11.
Wed
music
20:00

Tara Fuki - album launch / postponed to March 2, 2022

Presented by Archa Theatre and Indies Production
postponed from 11 November 2020 and 31 March 2021
05. 11.
Fri
music
20:00

Alternativa meets Heartnoize

Kevin Richard Martin & Pedro Maia – Frequencies For Leaving Earth AV
English–friendly
ALTERNATIVA FESTIVAL
06. 11.
Sat
music
17:00
07. 11.
Sun
music / literature
20:00

EKG Of Love and Distances

Igor Malijevský, Jaroslav Rudiš and guests
08. 11.
Mon
music / literature
20:00

EKG Of Love and Distances

Igor Malijevský, Jaroslav Rudiš and guests
09. 11.
Tue
talkshow
19:30
10. 11.
Wed
music / dance
20:00

INspiraCe

420PEOPLE & BERG Orchestra & Archa Theatre
English–friendly
11. 11.
Thu
music / dance
20:00

INspiraCe

420PEOPLE & BERG Orchestra & Archa Theatre
English–friendly
12. 11.
Fri
music
20:00

Alternativa Festival

Ana Fosca, Kapital Band 1, Raw Deal, Félicia Atkinson, BCAA System, Zangezi
English–friendly
13. 11.
Sat
music
16:00

Alternativa Festival

Jacob Kirkegaard, NYX, Maria W Horn
English–friendly
15. 11.
Mon
talkshow
19:30
16. 11.
Tue
talkshow
19:30
19. 11.
Fri
music
20:00

GusGus - POSTPONED TO MAY 7TH 2022

presented by Selection
English–friendly
19. 11.
Fri
music
20:00
20. 11.
Sat
theatre
17:00

Theatre of many possibilities

THEATRE NIGHT 2021
FREE ADMISSION
21. 11.
Sun
theatre
20:00

Those Who Speak For Themselves / Czech spoken

The Only Story Is Yours / concept, screenplay & director: Jana Svobodová
in Czech
22. 11.
Mon
theatre
20:00

Those Who Speak For Themselves / English spoken

The Only Story Is Yours / concept, screenplay & director: Jana Svobodová
English–friendly
performed in English
23. 11.
Tue
theatre
20:00

Gross Domestic Product / CANCELLED

Moving Station, Jiří Honzírek a coll.
AKCENT FESTIVAL
24. 11.
Wed
theatre
20:00
English–friendly
AKCENT FESTIVAL
26. 11.
Fri
theatre
20:00
English–friendly
AKCENT FESTIVAL
27. 11.
Sat
theatre
20:00
English–friendly
AKCENT FESTIVAL
30. 11.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

December 2021

02. 12.
Thu
theatre
20:00

Colonization – new origin

VOSTO5 / Archa Theatre / 4+4 days in motion
postponed from 18 December 2020 and 11 March 2021
03. 12.
Fri
theatre
20:00

Colonization – new origin

VOSTO5 / Archa Theatre / 4+4 days in motion
postponed from 25 April 2020, 19 December 2020 and 12 March 2021
04. 12.
Sat
theatre
20:00

Colonization – new origin

VOSTO5 / Archa Theatre / 4+4 days in motion
postponed from 26 April 2020, 20 December 2020 and 13 March 2021. Start of performance 8 pm!
05. 12.
Sun
theatre
17:00

Colonization – new origin

VOSTO5 / Archa Theatre / 4+4 days in motion
postponed from 27 April 2020, 21 December 2020 and 14 March 2021
07. 12.
Tue
talkshow
19:30
08. 12.
Wed
theatre
20:00

Divadlo Vizita – Swordfish Eye

Jaroslav Dušek, Pjér la Šé'z, Zdeněk Konopásek, Viktor Zborník
09. 12.
Thu
theatre
20:00

Divadlo Vizita – Bleating Bass

Jaroslav Dušek, Pjér la Šé'z, Zdeněk Konopásek, Viktor Zborník
10. 12.
Fri
music
20:00
English–friendly
11. 12.
Sat
theatre
17:00

Cirkus Abrafrk

Daniil Charms, d. Anna Davidová / Divadlo Husa na provázku
for children from 3 to 333 years
11. 12.
Sat
theatre
20:00

Pammrová/Březina

directed by Jan Frič / Divadlo Husa na provázku
Prague premiere
12. 12.
Sun
lecture
19:00

Dramaturgical introduction to the performance of Cherwuiš

an interview with Yvonna Fričová / Divadlo Husa na provázku
Free entry with a ticket to the performance of Čerwuiš
12. 12.
Sun
theatre
20:00

Dictionary of the Khazars / CANCELLED FOR HEALTH REASONS

M. Pavić, J. Mikulášek, K. Menclerová / Divadlo Husa na provázku
12. 12.
Sun
theatre
20:00

Čerwuiš

D. Jařab, A. V. Frič / Divadlo Husa na provázku
Prague premiere
14. 12.
Tue
talkshow
19:30
16. 12.
Thu
music
20:00

Unexpected Encounter, Vol. 2

The Jazz Dock Orchestra plays new music by young Czech composers
English–friendly
18. 12.
Sat
theatre
17:00
18. 12.
Sat
theatre
20:00

Tabula Rasa – Air

Archa.Fresh
19. 12.
Sun
theatre
17:00
19. 12.
Sun
theatre
20:00
20. 12.
Mon
music
20:00
postponed from May 27, 2020 November 28, 2020 and December 9, 2020
21. 12.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

January 2022

11. 01.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2022

Production: IN FILM Prague
13. 01.
Thu
theatre
20:00

Petr Nikl – Yellow Darkness

a colourful melodrama
English–friendly
18. 01.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2022

Production: IN FILM Prague
20. 01.
Thu
music
20:00

The Tiger Lillies & Berg Orchestra – Bohemian Nights

Postponed from May 14, 2020, November 13, 2020 and May 29, 2021. Your tickets remain valid.
English–friendly
21. 01.
Fri
music
20:00

The Tiger Lillies & Berg Orchestra – Bohemian Nights

Postponed from May 15, 2020, November 14, 2020 and May 30, 2021. Your tickets remain valid.
English–friendly
25. 01.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2022

Production: IN FILM Prague
26. 01.
Wed
theatre
20:00

Divadlo Vizita – Unshovable bunch

Jaroslav Dušek, Pjér la Šé'z, Zdeněk Konopásek, Viktor Zborník
Czech spoken
27. 01.
Thu
theatre
20:00

Divadlo Vizita – Intersection of sets

Jaroslav Dušek, Pjér la Šé'z, Zdeněk Konopásek, Viktor Zborník
Czech spoken
29. 01.
Sat
theatre
20:00

Those Who Speak For Themselves / Czech spoken

The Only Story Is Yours / concept, screenplay & director: Jana Svobodová
30. 01.
Sun
theatre
20:00

Those Who Speak For Themselves / Czech spoken

The Only Story Is Yours / concept, screenplay & director: Jana Svobodová

February 2022

01. 02.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2022

Production: IN FILM Prague
02. 02.
Wed
music
20:00
English–friendly
postponed from October 31, 2021
08. 02.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2022

Production: IN FILM Prague
13. 02.
Sun
music / dance
20:00

INspiraCe

420PEOPLE & BERG Orchestra & Archa Theatre
English–friendly
14. 02.
Mon
music / dance
20:00

INspiraCe

420PEOPLE & BERG Orchestra & Archa Theatre
English–friendly
15. 02.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2022

Production: IN FILM Prague
22. 02.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2022

Production: IN FILM Prague
23. 02.
Wed
theatre
20:00

Tabula Rasa – Air

Archa.Fresh
25. 02.
Fri
theatre
20:00

Those Who Speak For Themselves / Czech spoken

The Only Story Is Yours / concept, screenplay & director: Jana Svobodová
26. 02.
Sat
theatre
20:00

Those Who Speak For Themselves / English spoken

The Only Story Is Yours / concept, screenplay & director: Jana Svobodová
English–friendly
performed in English
27. 02.
Sun
literature
20:00

EKG Of Love and Mysteries

Igor Malijevský, Jaroslav Rudiš and guests
28. 02.
Mon
literature
20:00

EKG Of Love and Mysteries

Igor Malijevský, Jaroslav Rudiš and guests

March 2022

01. 03.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2022

Production: IN FILM Prague
02. 03.
Wed
music
20:00

Tara Fuki a M. Dvořáček: Motýlí křídla rozvlní Archu

presented by Archa Theatre and Indies Production
postponed from November 11, 2020, March 31, 2021 and November 3, 2021
08. 03.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2022

Production: IN FILM Prague
15. 03.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2022

Production: IN FILM Prague
17. 03.
Thu
performance / music
20:00

Piano Babylon

Nejtek - Hlavenková - Nikl
English–friendly
20. 03.
Sun
music
20:00

Maceo Parker

Presented by ISAMAX s.r.o.
English–friendly
22. 03.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2022

Production: IN FILM Prague
23. 03.
Wed
theatre
20:00

Divadlo Vizita – Permissible harassment

Jaroslav Dušek, Pjér la Šé'z, Zdeněk Konopásek, Viktor Zborník
Czech spoken
24. 03.
Thu
theatre
20:00

Divadlo Vizita – Resistible enticement

Jaroslav Dušek, Pjér la Šé'z, Zdeněk Konopásek, Viktor Zborník
Czech spoken
29. 03.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2022

Production: IN FILM Prague

April 2022

05. 04.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2022

Production: IN FILM Prague
12. 04.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2022

Production: IN FILM Prague
19. 04.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2022

Production: IN FILM Prague
21. 04.
Thu
theatre
20:00

Colonization – new origin

VOSTO5 / Archa Theatre / 4+4 days in motion
last reprises
22. 04.
Fri
theatre
20:00

Colonization – new origin

VOSTO5 / Archa Theatre / 4+4 days in motion
last reprises
23. 04.
Sat
theatre
17:00

Colonization – new origin

VOSTO5 / Archa Theatre / 4+4 days in motion
last reprises
26. 04.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2022

Production: IN FILM Prague
27. 04.
Wed
music / dance
20:00

INspiraCe

420PEOPLE & BERG Orchestra & Archa Theatre
English–friendly
28. 04.
Thu
music / dance
20:00

INspiraCe

420PEOPLE & BERG Orchestra & Archa Theatre
English–friendly
29. 04.
Fri
music
20:00

HVOB

presented by Selection

May 2022

01. 05.
Sun
literature
20:00

EKG Of Love and Pálava

Igor Malijevský, Jaroslav Rudiš and guests
02. 05.
Mon
literature
20:00

EKG Of Love and Pálava

Igor Malijevský, Jaroslav Rudiš and guests
03. 05.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2022

Production: IN FILM Prague
07. 05.
Sat
music
20:00

GusGus

presented by Selection
postponed from November 11, 2021
09. 05.
Mon
music
20:00
10. 05.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2022

Production: IN FILM Prague
13. 05.
Fri
music
20:00

Van der Graaf Generator

Presented by 10:15 Entertainment
postponed from 20 April 2020, 13 September 2020, 22 September 2021
17. 05.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2022

Production: IN FILM Prague
18. 05.
Wed
music
20:00

Mitski (US), support: Sasami

presented by fource
20. 05.
Fri
theatre
20:00

Petr Nikl – Yellow Darkness

a colourful melodrama
English–friendly
24. 05.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2022

Production: IN FILM Prague
25. 05.
Wed
theatre
20:00

Divadlo Vizita – Certainty of a muzzle

Jaroslav Dušek, Pjér la Šé'z, Zdeněk Konopásek, Viktor Zborník
Czech spoken
26. 05.
Thu
theatre
20:00

Divadlo Vizita – Postmortem frequency sensing

Jaroslav Dušek, Pjér la Šé'z, Zdeněk Konopásek, Viktor Zborník
Czech spoken
31. 05.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2022

Production: IN FILM Prague

June 2022

07. 06.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2022

Production: IN FILM Prague
14. 06.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2022

Production: IN FILM Prague
16. 06.
Thu
theatre
20:00

Petr Nikl – Yellow Darkness

a colourful melodrama
English–friendly
21. 06.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2022

Production: IN FILM Prague
28. 06.
Tue
talkshow
19:30

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2022

Production: IN FILM Prague

August 2022

05. 08.
Fri
music
20:00

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

presented by fource