The New Stage - Laterna magika |
Black Light Theatre
100 minutes |
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Enter the world of wild roses. Tall grass. A rusty stove. The smell of thunder and rain. Butterflies and ants. Worms. Your grandfader's lost glasses. A top secret message buried in the ground. An ancient (or it might seem like) plum tree planted by your nan. Your bare feet. Wind in the eyes....Your memories. There, at the end of the street, behind a high wall and a rusty gate is your garden!
Original project marking the anniversary of the foundation of Laterna magika, a performance inspired by Jiři Trnka’s book of illustrations and the staging team members and dancers’ reminiscences of the gardens of their childhoods.
See Prague's black light theatre performances.
Legendary project of Laterna Magika is a Czech-unique, a show combining elements of film and live acting performances.
Classical principles of non-verbal theatre mingle with dance, film images and black light theatre. The audience is drawn into the story by a panoramically projected image, and fantastic scenes surpass the boundaries between fantasy and reality.
Enjoy the journey to the fantastic world of the Laterna magika, a synthesis of pantomime, dance, music, film and black light theatre.
The building of the New Stage of National Theatre, built in 1983, was tailored to the specific requirements of Laterna magika performances. The unconventional edifice, covered by over four thousand pieces of glass tiles, was designed by Karel Prager.
The diversely shaped glass tiles, created by Stanislav Libenský, form a distinctive relief which gives the New Stage its characteristic appearance. This unique use of glass makes the whole building an original sculptural work of art.