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CIRQUE Trottola

Campana

In Campana, the bell rings and time inexorably goes by. And it’s about time.”

Family show suitable for adults and children 10+ years
Duration: 90 minutes without intermission
The Marquee, Smíchov embankment (by the railway bridge)

The stars of new circus represent their long-awaited performance „Campana“. With its unique aesthetics, this brand new show offers spectators a glimpse into their own soul and entrains them into the vortex of emotion. Cirque Trottola, the ensemble beloved by the circus fans, also performs with great success in the Czech Republic, but for the first time at the ARENA festival.

When the circle is here, beings with eyes and hearts are here, elbow to elbow, looking at the gesture, listening to the silence, the slamming of noise, the language, the music, and then… And then we try, all of us, in a circle – along with the acrobat, the clown, the somersault, the weightlessness, the danger – to twist the reality, to push it back, to defy it so the sparkle appears in the eye, just for a moment, suddenly sensing the immeasurable: the circus. Then, with a tent, a few strings on a violin, a drum, a galloping music, with our hands, our eyes, our bones, from the most high to the shallows, from the trapeze to the caught hand, from the stunning pirouette to the clumsy prowess, with polished or unpolished shoes, ridiculously rushing and slipping, with suspended moments, embraces, disappearances, roles to play and downplay, with quite some energy, and an urge to laugh, and to surprise, with all this, we will ring “La Campana”.

Two characters in search of light landing from elsewhere. They know the glimmer of dark depths, and search for the shimmer of high summits. Awe ! Looks converge on the ring. Spectators are here, so close and all around them…” Charlotte Lipinska

For more than fifteen years, Cirque Trottola and its artists have crafted a unique aesthetic, full of virtuosity, using circus as a canvas to picture the human soul. Nowadays, Bonaventure Gacon is one of the most sought-after circus artists, and in conjunction with Titouna, they form a pair that is hard to match in pair acrobatics. Cirque Trottola works and performs under a circus tent, redefining its circular contour at each and every show. As much as possible, Cirque Trottola goes on long tours, always striving to reach out to the audience. A life on the road and under the tent.

Creation: Artists of Cirque Trottola

On the ring: Titoune & Bonaventure Gacon

Musicians: Thomas Barrière & Bastien Pelenc

Lights & Sound: Joachim Gacon-Douard

Ring girl: Jeanne Maigne

Costumes: Anne Jonathan

Tent crew: Sara Giommetti & Florence Lebeau

Technical, artistic and acrobatic advisors: Jérémy Anne, Florian Bach, Filléas de Block, François Cervantes, Grégory Cosenza, François Derobert, Pierre Le Gouallec & Nicolas Picot

Construction: Scola Teloni, CEN.Construction, Atelier Vindiak & Lali Maille Master

Craftsman: Paul Bergamo – Cornille-Havard Foundry

Visuals: Paille (bell decoration), Nathalie Novi (poster painting), Philippe Laureç on (photos)

Communication: Guiloui Karl

Production / tour administrator: Marc Délhiat

Production: La Toupie

Co-production:

Le Prato – Pôle National des Arts du Cirque à Lille

Furies – Pôle National Cirque et Arts de la Rue à Châlons-en-Champagne

Les 2 Scènes – Scène Nationale de Besançon

2 Pôles Cirque en Normandie/La Brèche Cherbourg – Cirque-Théâtre d’Elbeuf

Cirque Jules Verne – Pôle National Cirque et Arts de la Rue d’Amiens

L’Agora – Pôle National des Arts du Cirque de Boulazac Nouvelle Aquitaine

Théâtre Firmin Gémier/La Piscine – Pôle National Cirque d’Ile-de-France

Le Carré Magique Lannion Trégor – Pôle National Cirque en Bretagne

La Cascade – Pôle National Cirque Bourg-St-Andéol

Funding:

Ministry of Cultural Affairs and Communication – General Directorate of Artistic Creation (artistic funding program) and Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (project funding program), Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region (project funding program), SPEDIDAM.

Cirque Trottola is appointed by the Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs of Auvergne-RhôneAlpes.

12. 6. 2019

19.30

TROTTOLA

14. 6. 2019

20.30

TROTTOLA

15. 6. 2019

20.30

TROTTOLA

18. 6. 2019

20.30

TROTTOLA

19. 6. 2019

20.30

TROTTOLA

21. 6. 2019

20.30

TROTTOLA

22. 6. 2019

20.30

TROTTOLA

25. 6. 2019

20.30

TROTTOLA

26. 6. 2019

20.30

TROTTOLA

Circus ronaldo

La Cucina dell’arte

The kings of the comedy Ronaldo brothers will make a pizza how you‘ never seen before”

Family show suitable for adults and children 10+ years
Duration: 70 minutes without intermission
Tent Ronaldo, Smíchov embankment (by the railway bridge)

The famous Circus Ronaldo for the first time in Czech Republic! It’s already sixth generation that the circus family is traveling all around the world and makes lough a millions of spectators with their brilliant combinations of old and new circus with a poetic of commedie dell’arte. Brothers Danny and David Ronaldo are looking forward to show unforgettable and culinary experience to visitors of festival ARENA.

Danny Ronaldo apprenticed himself to the Sicilian master pizzaiolo, Paolino Bucca, and a cartwheeled kitchen barrow was filled to the brim with porcelain crockery and the necessary edible and jugglable foodstuffs. Once the rickety little kitchen cupboards open, an accordion starts to lead a life of its own, the spoons play a tarantella on the wine bottles and the ‘fragile’ show can begin. The audience is enticed into letting all its senses be indulged. They play all the remaining parts and are also ultimately the directors, who set the rhythm in a melancholy and hilarious chaos. The hierarchy behind the pots and pans of the professional culinary world had appealed to their imagination for some time. From head chef to kitchen assistant – a miniature society of stereotypes, a situation clowns dream of.

Pizza acrobatic,a tutta fresca, tutta fantastica.

Reçu à la table des frères Ronaldo sous le chapiteau de leur ‘Cucina dell’Arte’, on n’est pas resté sur sa faim. On n’en est même sorti gavé de bonne humeure pour longtemps. … Danny fait aussi l’honneur à la profession de clown dans cette popote italienne qui ne mangue pas de sel.” (Le Soir)

Circus Ronaldo is a small family concern, very much in keeping with the romantic circus tradition. They have performed generation upon generation, and the arts have been passed on from generation to generation. An outstanding combination was formed, of young artistic creators of flesh and blood, and old souls steeped in tradition. David and Danny were once again inspired by the old Commedia dell’arte and the stories of their forebears, but also by the taste of the future, which they picked up on the wind. With tremendous love and passion for their craft, they ceaselessly sought greater simplicity. In this way, for each performance, night after night, there was the desire to perform with the power of the minimal, confident that ‘nothing’ would become ‘something’ when given the room to be what it is.

Concept Danny Ronaldo

Designers David & Danny Ronaldo

Cast David & Danny Ronaldo

Technician Seppe Verbist

Tourmanager Annelies Mylemans

Music composed by David Van Keer

Organ Decap Herentals

Production Circus Ronaldo

Coproduction Theater op de Markt – Dommelhof

With the support of The Flemish Authorities Province of Antwerp City of   Mechelen

18. 6. 2019

19.00

CIRCUS RONALDO

19. 6. 2019

19.00

CIRCUS RONALDO

20. 6. 2019

19.00

CIRCUS RONALDO

22. 6. 2019

19.00

CIRCUS RONALDO

23. 6. 2019

19.00

CIRCUS RONALDO

Atelier Lefeuvre & André

Parbleu !

An avant première of a prestigious group that will revive everything that comes in its way.”

Family show
Duration: 60 minutes without intermission
Loď Tajemství, anchored at the Smíchov embankment

Jean-Paul Lefeuvre and Didier André are one of the founders of the new circus genre. For over thirty years, they have created shows full of brilliant artistry, great acting performances and, above all, a joke with a good deal of self-irony and insight. They were introduced to the Czech audience by Ctibor Turba in 1994, after he met them as a teacher at one of the most important French circus schools, Center national des arts du cirque. They are currently members of the world-renowned ensembles Que-Cir-Que and Cirque O. The ARENA audience will have a unique opportunity to see their latest performance before its world premiere.

The artistic language of Jean-Paul and Didie is more and more natural with every passing year. It becomes a craft that is both modest and laborious, giving them center ring in their own particular sort of “slow circus”.

This new show aspires towards a minimalism that gives precedence to this brand of craftwork. Working to the bone each and every one of the props they found in the back of the shed (a board, a shovel, a sledgehammer…), they transform these everyday items with their ever-meticulous dexterity. In their careful hands, these objects are made to move, given a life, a soul and at times go even further, by becoming actual partners or, once in a while, stealing the limelight.

The circle is no longer the shape these artists evolve in. Now their exploits take place in a rectangle, one that looks like a petanque ground or a tennis court or a giant pool table… In any case the rules stay the same, and are the sacred rules of the sandpit: any and all fantasy is welcome but must be applied with care. Taking themselves far without taking themselves seriously, that is the hardest task of all.

Stripped of artifice, economical in motion, these two create a world of their own in which the useless argues happily with the paltry, and the absurd stretches to a laugh. Until, at the end, poetry appears as the common denominator of all those efforts in vain…

Creators and performers: Jean-Paul Lefeuvre & Didier André

Coproduction Scène nationale de l’Essonne Agora-Desnos, with the support of Théâtre d’Auxerre, Teatro Dimitri in Verscio and La Grenouillère in la Madeleine-sous-Montreuil and Forman Brothers Theatre.

12. 6. 2019

19.30

Atelier Lefeuvre & André

13. 6. 2019

19.00

Atelier Lefeuvre & André

LAMPION THEATER & FORMAN BROTHERS THEATER

THE HAPPY PRINCE

There’s always been lack of heroes,but you yourself can become one,so put aside your fears for now,and remember to maintain your love.“

Family show suitable for adults and children 5+ years
Duration: 60 minutes without intermission
Loď Tajemství, anchored at the Smíchov embankment

Matěj Forman returns to the Tajemství Boat with Oscar Wild’s fairy tale „The Happy Prince“. The unique space of the boat will be filled with an epic family show, which was created by the cooperation of the Forman Brothers Theatre team with the Lampion Theatre and will be presented to Prague audiences for the first time at the ARENA Festival.

Behind the walls of the beautiful palaces, where it is easy to dance and easy to live, theworld is completely different. The world of the poor and often despised people which is not

even remotely as attractive and worriless, yet it is truthful. In the middle of the city, there isa beautiful gilded statue of a prince. He has gemstones instead of eyes, and there is a rubyembedded into his sword hilt. To the wealthy townsfolk, the statue of the “Happy Prince”represents their own welfare and prosperity, but the Prince himself, standing high above the city, looks down upon the penury of the poor, which he has not experienced during his life as a prince. The winter is coming and the swallows are heading to the south. One little swallow settled down under the statue of the Prince over night, and despite the approaching winter it cannot leave him. For its compassionate heart is stronger than the call for exotic sunny lands. But what about the Prince’s heart of lead? Can it also resound with love and compassion?

Authors: Oscar Wilde, Radek Malý, Matěj Forman

Director: Matěj Forman

Script editors: Radek Malý, Matouš Danzer

Stage design: Matěj Forman

Puppets: Tereza Komárková,

Creative cooperation: Barka Zichová, Josef Sodomka, Marek Rejent

Costumes: Andrea Sodomková

Music: Daniel Wunsch

Choreography: Veronika Švábová

Lights: Jan Černohorský

Sound: Prokop Pernica

Production: atelier of the Theatre Lampion and the team of the Forman Brothers‘ Theatre

Production manager: Jakub Hradilek

Cast: František Čachotský, Eva Burešová, Lukáš Bouzek, Jakub Hubert, Marie Švestková /

Bára Nesvadbová, Diana Hauptová, Jiří Šponar, Jan Vejražka, Marie Jansová, Jan Pichler, Vera Hejko / Kristýna Dámová

20. 6. 2019

18.00

THE HAPPY PRINCE

21. 6. 2019

16.00

THE HAPPY PRINCE

21. 6. 2019

18.00

THE HAPPY PRINCE

22. 6. 2019

18.00

THE HAPPY PRINCE

23. 6. 2019

11.00

THE HAPPY PRINCE

23. 6. 2019

17.00

THE HAPPY PRINCE

Forman brothers theater

aladdin

A journey through an exotic land in pursuit of a great adventure

Family show suitable for adults and children 6+ years
Duration: 60 minutes without intermission
Loď Tajemství, anchored at the Smíchov embankment

The family show Aladdin invites into the world of One Thousand and One Night. It tells the colourful story of the boy Aladdin, which interjects with the story of the King Shahryar and the brave and wise Scheherazade. A distant world fragrant with exoticism, a world of nomadic tribes, wise viziers, mysterious destinations, sprawling palaces with gardens belonging to powerful rulers and kings – all this unfurls in front of the audience. Thanks to a magic lamp he finds, the poor young boy Aladdin goes rags to riches. The genie indulges his every wish: a beautiful palace, where Aladdin ushers his new love, the princess Badralbudur. The fortune, which came to him with the magic of the lamp, is only short-lived and dubious. The young Aladdin must fight a powerful mage who has been after his lamp from the start and wants to take hold of it, and he has to rely on things that no magic can give him: his courage, the love of his princess Badralbudur and the loyalty of his camel, a friend he meets on his journey. Matěj Forman and his team created a magical show, where puppets, shadows, decorations, voice and music together bring alive caravans of camels, open the gates of a grand palace and, under a starry night sky, the vastness of desert beckons. This family show immerses audiences big and small in a world of imagination where a great adventure awaits.

Director: Matěj Forman

Stage design, costumes, masks and marionettes: Josef Sodomka, Andrea Sodomková & Matěj Forman

Music: Daniel Wunsch

Choreography: Veronika Švábová

Assistant: Pauline Masson

Lights: Petr Goro Horký & Tomáš Morávek

Sound: Tomáš Vondráček & Philippe Leforestier

Cast: Anna Duchaňová, Tereza Hradilková, Josef Sodomka, Radim Klásek, Vít Maštalíř, Jan Niesyt

Adaptation of the French original: Agnès Sourdillon

Translation into Czech: Jean-Gaspard Páleníček, Jan Novák

Production of marionettes and stage decorations: Antonín Maloň, Tereza Komárková, Martin Lhoták, Radomír Vosecký, Petr Goro Horký, Vladimír Všetečka and the team of Forman Brothers Theater

Production: Jakub Hradilek

14. 6. 2019

19.00

ALADDIN

15. 6. 2019

17.00

ALADDIN

15. 6. 2019

19.00

ALADDIN

16. 6. 2019

11.00

ALADDIN

16. 6. 2019

17.00

ALADDIN

17. 6. 2019

18.00

ALADDIN

DAMU – KALD

THE CABARET OF BEAUTY

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. How are you today? It is frowning outside, but here it is beautiful. Just look at our beauties! You will be charmed, you will have great fun, you will laugh. Or maybe it would be completely different?

Suitable for adults and children 15+ years
Duration: 60 minutes without intermission
The Obludárium Marquee, Smíchov embankment (by the railway bridge)

The creative group of students at the Department of Alternative and Puppet Theater at DAMU is concerned with the position of women in society, which pretends that feminism is no longer needed.

The performance was made as semestral school work of second year students at Department of Alternative and Puppet Theatre at DAMU in Prague.

Cabaret team: Zuzana Šklíbová, Emil Rothermel, Tereza Havlová, Veronika Traburová, Karin Vápeníčková, Leontýna Janků, Antonie Formanová, Sára Vosobová, Matěj Šíma

12. 6. 2019

18.00

THE CABARET OF BEAUTY

14. 6. 2019

18.00

THE CABARET OF BEAUTY

16. 6. 2019

18.00

THE CABARET OF BEAUTY

DAMU – KALD

A MAN, THAT UNIFORMABLE DREAMER

„Hlubiny země byly ještě zamčeny a nikdo na ně neuhodil, aby vydaly skryté poklady. Půda, dobrá svou plodností, čekala jen na dělný lid, jenž by užil hojných darů jejích. Z mateřských končin slovanských přišel sem lid, naši předkové.“

Suitable for adults and children 15+ years
Duration: 60 minutes without intermission
The Obludárium Marquee, Smíchov embankment (by the railway bridge)

Students at the Department of Alternative and Puppet Theater at DAMU reflect on their current attitude towards patriotism, and in the form of a cabaret, they offer insights into a generation that has not yet had to fight for its state. Am I European or Czech?

The performance was made as semestral school work of second year students at Department of Alternative and Puppet Theatre at DAMU in Prague.

Cabaret team: Johana Bártová, Eliška Říhová, Jakub Šulík, Louis Traore, Adam Páník, Matouš Fendrych, Kateřina Bejčková, Matěj Šumbera

13. 6. 2019

18.00

A MAN, THAT UNIFORMABLE DREAMER

15. 6. 2019

18.00

A MAN, THAT UNIFORMABLE DREAMER

17. 6. 2019

20.15

A MAN, THAT UNIFORMABLE DREAMER