Prague to Come Alive With Street Theater, Circus, and Cabaret

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Street theatre festival “Za dveřmi” (Behind the Door) brings a countless number of these priceless moments to children and adults, citizens and tourists – because street theatre doesn’t know limits of language or age.

The festival will run from July 8 to July 15 and will show off the creations of Czech artistic ensembles as well as groups from Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, Japan, and Poland.

The 13th edition of Za dveřmi will offer over 35 theater performances, concerts, and street performances.

Spectators can look forward to a poetic theatrical walk through the center of Prague with a movable installation of a 6-meter lion puppet in the lead role, an acrobatic helium balloon hovering over the Industrial Palace, which and requires as much helium as 14,000 balloons.

“Behind the Door” will present among others the Bratři v tricku, Divadlo Drak, Squadra Sua, Činoherní studio Ústí nad Labem and V.O.S.A.

Every day of the festival you can join street parades, acrobats, jugglers, and bring the center of Prague to life.

“We want to be topical and show new things because street theatre and art in public space should have these qualities. There are thirty five performances on the program. I do not deliberately use the word theatre performances because the synthesis of genres without any limits has been a creative phenomenon in recent years, which is proof of free-thinking of creators as well as audience,” says Jakub Vedral, director of the festival.

Za dveřmi is dedicated to new current artists working with the public space using its advantages to work with the audience.

During all the past years the festival introduced international artists helping artists to tour and introduce their piece of art abroad.

Za dveřmi also regularly moves from the capital to Plzeň in Western Bohemia, where it appears as Za dveřmi je Plzeň! within Living Streets Summer Festival.

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