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Aug 26, 2010 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM


The aim of the project is to create a site specific performance in The Czech Center New York. A group of artists from Czech Republic, Slovak Republic and New York will explore the history of the CCNY in New York in the context of the whole Manhattan. It will also focus on the connections between Czech and American culture. On this basis, an art performance will be created directly in the space of CCNY (3D objects, video-projections, performance, dance, music, exhibition, slam poetry, documents). Visitors will be enabled to participate in the installation interactively and to co-create it. The preparation was divided into two parts: from March to July in Prague and the whole August in New York City.



August 26, 7pm


Site specific project of Czech and Slovak young artists + guests from New York City  on a topic „A journey of an emigrant“


project coordination, art composition - Silvia Gajdošíková /Academy of Performing Arts in Prague - DAMU/

dance, art composition - Renata Hans /Academy of Performing Arts in Prague - DAMU/

music - Viktor Schramek /Jaroslav Ježek Jazz Conservatory/

direction, music - Kamil Žiška /theatre director from Slovakia/

music, research - Blanka Maderová /Charles University in Prague/

documentation, slam poetry, music - Bohdan Bláhovec /Academy of Performing Arts in Prague - FAMU/




1)       Relationship to one´s own culture and nation (Czechs in the US, relationship to community, emigration, preservation of traditions)

 2)      Czech community (the zone of the so-called “Little Bohemia”) in the past and its imprints in the current time

 3)      Traces of original architectonic elements in the building and their origin, purpose and history

 4)      Influence of Czech music on the development of music in the US and the other way round

 5)      American culture and its influence on Czech cultural tradition


321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States


Aug 26, 2010 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM


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