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Tereza Porybná, director of the Czech Centre London, introduces Czech Showcase 2015

26 JULY 2015. Czech Centre London is proud to once again support and co-organise the Czech Showcase at Edinburgh Fringe 2015 with a selection of some of the very best contemporary Czech dance and theatre.

Over the years Czech performances at the Fringe have done very well in an enormously competitive and talented field, winning a string of awards, nominations and glowing reviews.

This year we bring four critically acclaimed pieces that have won the hearts of audiences during their previous appearances at Fringe: Cirk La Putyka, VerTeDance, the Spitfire Company and dance duo Tereza Ondrová and Peter Šavel.

All are established companies respected for their superb bodies of work, crossing the genres of contemporary dance, new circus and physical theatre. Despite the diversity of their repertoires, there are strong thematic connections linking the pieces selected for this year’s showcase.

Each group of performers deals with issues relating to limitations and lack of freedom that can be placed on artistic expression and on individuals - whether through social, physical, political or personal restrictions.

Through outstanding choreography, physically challenging performances and intelligent, witty and thought-provoking symbolism, the artists subvert perceived and actual limitations to leave audiences with a fresh, inspiring view on how genuine artistic vision can overcome obstacles.

Tereza Porybná 
Director
Czech Centre London

CZECH SHOWCASE 2015



CIRK LA PUTYKA - DOLLS
Aug 7-11, 13-17, 19-23, 25-29 / 15:25
Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows
SPITFIRE - ANTIWORDS
Aug 10-16, 18-23, 25-30 / 20:25
Summerhall




VERTEDANCE - CORRECTION
11 - 19 August 2015, 20:15
Zoo Southside
BOYS WHO LIKE TO PLAY WITH DOLLS
Aug 12-16, 18-22 / 13:00
Dance Base


Czech Showcase @ Fringe 2015
is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, PRE, CEZ Foundation, Nadační fond Galerie Smečky, Nadace pro obnovu a rozvoj and Budweiser Budvar.





In cooperation with Aurora Nova.