International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People Association

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Association Internationale du Theatre pour l´Enfance et la Jeunesse


Salon of Czech Scenography, Heart of the PQ in the Americas, PQ Update, and Petr Lébl

The Salon of Czech Scenography 2005, the national showcase of theatre, film and television scenography, will take place at the Lobkovicz Palace at the Prague Castle from September 1 to October 15, 2005. The exhibition will display the works of more than seventy contemporary scenographers, presenting their designs, stage models, photographs, video-presentations and realised costumes.

The exhibit will provide spectators with an opportunity of discovering the magic of the theatre technology, and learn more about the contemporary dialogue between drama and the images used to portray it. A Discussion Forum focusing on current issues in the field of stage design, as well as presentations of new projects, will also be a part of the exhibit. In addition, a programme for children is also designed to bring the younger spectators closer to the creative world of theatre and allow them to understand the individual components of stage design. The children’s programme will include workshops in which the children and students can try to create a space for a dramatic play.

The tradition of the Salon of Czech Scenography has been around for several years. The first Salon took place in 1977 and has since taken place in irregular intervals, and has had various names. Its ambition is to present the broad spectrum of Czech scenographic creation between the intervals of the Prague Quadrennial International exhibit of Scenography and Theatre Architecture.

September 1 to October 15, 2005

Lobkovicz Palace, Jiřská 3, Prague Castle

Open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (except Mondays)

Coordinated by the Theatre Institute, National Museum, and the Czech Organization of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians (ČOSDAT)

More information in Czech at:

Prague Quadrennial Update and Heart of the Prague Quadrennial in the Americas  – Daniela Pařízková, Sodja Lotker

Even though the deadline for the Prague Quadrennial 2007 (June 30, 2005) has passed, the Prague Secretariat has recently received a few unexpected applications. Currently, almost fifty countries have registered to participate in the National Section, and first-time countries include Georgia, Malaysia and Ireland. More information will soon be available on the website.

The Heart of the Prague Quadrennial is also touring the globe. Following a tour through Latin America, the photo exhibition of the interactive exhibit that took place during the Prague Quadrennial in 2003, will continue to the CzechFront Gallery at the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles. The exhibit will also include a presentation by dramaturge of the Heart of the PQ interactive exhibit, Sodja Lotker, on September 8, 2005, and will run until the end of September. The CzechFront Gallery is located at 10990 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1100, Los Angeles, California, USA. More information can be obtained by contacting the Consulate directly at

The Heart of the PQ exhibit is also scheduled to travel to Santiago de Chile as part of the Czech Season in Latin America. More details will become available and posted on the website.

“I am no Artist…” – Petr Lébl – Vlasta Smoláková

On November 11, 2005, the Czech Centre Munich will open the exhibition Petr Lébl: “I am No Artist…”

Petr Lébl (1965-1999) was a unique creative personality in the history of Czech performing arts during the 20th Century. His work as director, actor, author, as well as graphic designer, received critical acclaim at home and abroad. Lébl himself was also an important character in the development of the Theatre on the Balustrades in Prague. The exhibit will include some of the works from his productions at the Theatre on the Balustrade (The Seagull, Uncle Vanya and Ivanov).

The exhibit is open during the regular hours of the Czech Centre Munich, Prinzregentenstr. 7
80538 München, Germany.

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