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Feb 28, 2015 5:00 PM

300 Years of Czech Marionette Theater

A talk and presentation by Vít Hořejš, Artistic Director of the Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theater in New York City.

Vit Horejs will present the over 300-year old Czech tradition of marionette theater and the so far little known history of Czech puppetry in the United States.

He will demonstrate the antique marionettes that he discovered in 1984 in the attic of the Jan Hus Church on the Upper East Side, in the heart of the former 19th century Czech and Slovak tenement neighborhood.  As a crowning point of his presentation, he will perform a short excerpt from a traditional Czech marionette play using puppets and a set originally owned by Madeleine Albright. She recently donated her toy theater to the Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association to be used by the Czech community in New York.
More info: http://www.svu2000.org/newyork/

 Organized by Czechoslovak Sociery of Arts and Sciences NY


321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States


Feb 28, 2015 5:00 PM


The Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences / NY

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