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Program

Jan 27, 2010 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Poetry and Performance - Paul Mills and Petr Vasa

Wednesday, January 27, 7pm

 

Poetry and Performance
Paul Mills and Petr Vasa

 

Wednesday, January 27, 7pm

Czech Center New York at the Bohemian National Hall

 

Mr. Petr Vasa, a prominent author, composer, performer and fine artist from Prague. Mr. Vasa’s dramatic and musical form of poetry, which he invented, is “physical poetry” and does not require translation, although he is fluent in English. He is well-known in the Czech Republic, where he regularly performs and teaches.

 

Mr. Vasa’s work was banned by the Soviet-backed government of Czechoslovakia during the 1980s. In addition to his numerous books of poetry and drawings, in 2007 he released, on the fifteenth anniversary of his creation of physical poetry, a retrospective CD Manifesto (Black Point).

 

Paul L. Mills a k a Poez will also be performing poetry, with digital delay and electric keyboard, and screening some videos on which other artists, including acclaimed painter Mark Kostabi, and jazz great Ornette Coleman, have collaborated.

 

Petr Vasa and Poez appeared together last November on Prague television during the 20th Anniversary of the 1989 Velvet Revolution that ended Soviet domination of what is now the Czech Republic.

 

Venue:

321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States

Date

Jan 27, 2010 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Organizer:

České centrum


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