4+4 Days in Motion will explore another disused building
The annual performance and art festival will be centered near Old Town Square
The 21st edition of 4+4 Days in Motion will take place Sept. 30 to Oct. 8. A signature feature of the multi-genre arts festival is that a different seldom-used building is the main headquarters each year. This time it will be U Radnice 10/2, a historical building right off of Old Town Square. Additional events will take place at divadlo Archa, Ponec and Studio Hrdinů. Some of the theatrical presentations are in Czech, but others, especially those by visiting artists, are nonverbal or English-friendly.
The city-owned building at U Radnice 10/2 will have an exhibition, plus live music and DJs, theatrical premieres, discussions on art themes and a pop-up bar. The exhibition called Independent Research of Subjectivity will have sculptures, paintings, installations, and photographs from 40 artists selected by curator Pavlína Morganová.
One theatrical show at U Radnice that has no language barrier is 28 Days by Wariot Ideal. Prague-based Wariot Ideal does motion theater and improvisation. Space is limited so advance booking is recommended.
There are also four different art workshops for parents and children, two children's shows, and discussions but these will all require some Czech language skills.
The city is planning to turn the former municipal buildings at U Radnice into a Prague Creative Center, focused on education, culture, and creativity, as the city center now offers no such cultural venue of this kind for locals or tourists.
Visiting artists will mostly be at the festival's other venues. A highlight is Andrew Schneider, who will present his ambiguously titled show Youarenowhere at Archa on Oct. 7 and 8. The New Yorker magazine called the show “jagged and miraculous,” while the New York Times gave it a five-star review.
The show “transforms the physical performance space and warps linear time to short-circuit preconceived notions of individual perspective and what it means to be here now,” according to the show's website. The show earned a special citation at the 2015 OBIE Awards.
Another visitor is choreographer Arkadi Zaides, with his show Archive. It uses archival footage of violence in Palestine as a basis for dance and movement. He will be at Archa on Oct. 1. Archive earned the Emile Zola Human Rights Prize for Zaides in 2013. The piece has also met with some controversy, especially when it was performed in Israel.
On the lighter side, Italian performance artist Alessandro Sciarroni and his company are in Untitled_I Will Be There When You Die, which uses juggling to explore the fragility of human existence.
Several dance and performance pieces will be at Ponec. Highlights among these are I’m Not Here Says the Void by German performance artist Julian Hetzel, and Yellow Towel by Canadian choreographer and performer Dana Michel.
The 4+4 Days in Motion festival began in 1996 and over its history has presented more than 400 Czech and foreign groups. It has also explored abandoned and disused spaces across the city including the industrial neighborhoods of Karlín and Holešovice, as well as places on Wenceslas Square, Pařížská Street and Národní třída.
For more information and for tickets visit www.ctyridny.cz
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