Malá inventura - Prague, Jičín, Jihlava, České Budějovice, Opava

Festival of new theatre Malá inventura has gained a strong position among the Czech theatre groups during 16 years of its existence. Its main purpose is to promote new theatre to both layman and professional public and to give professionals both from the Czech Republic and foreign countries a chance to view a selection of the most distinctive new theatre productions from the whole year. The festival, which regularly takes place at the end of February, is a symbolic ending of the previous theatre season and at the same time a start of the new one.

New Theater showcase

New Theatre showcase – a showcase of the latest New theatre premieres of the last year. We present a recapitulation of significant interdisciplinary projects both to the domestic and foreign professionals that enables to hold up a mirror to their authors. We reflect developments and trends of New theatre in the Czech Republic. In cooperation with home scenes we try to compile the program, which then passes through the examination of both the public and theatre critics.

Cultural networking

Living networking of organizations, arts groups as well as individual artists – professionals in general. As the coordinators of the cultural network Nová síť we evaluate the outcomes (experience, know-how, contacts) of active networking. The Bazaar of projects called Take his breath away!, presentations or discussions and opportunities to encounter and initiate diverse forms of cooperation are parts of the festival. The festival centre with accompanying interdisciplinary programme is always an integral part of most of these activities.

Independent productions

Migratory Birds – a selection of premiere projects of New theatre that have its origins out of the home festival scenes network. These projects are not tied to space and have their own production facilities.

New Blood on the Stage – an opportunity to present young artists, thus providing them with exceptional attention and increasing the chances of their successful artistic startup.

FOREIGN AND EXTRA PROJECTS

Malá inventura Festival usually invites 2-3 projects from abroad. In 2018, however, we will focus on the anniversary of this date: five-part Horizon 8 project, which follows present features and habits that relate to events of the last century and the years ending with the numeral 8 (1918, 1968 and more).

Creative workshops

Malá Inventura festival gives the utmost attention to child spectators as well. In cooperation with the Education Department of the National Gallery in Prague it offers unusual theatrical – creative – multimedia – workshops. Moreover, the program includes performances for children.

Discussions

Regular discussions pursue critical evaluation of the conditions of the Czech New theatre and overall general conditions for the creation, existence and operation of independent theatre projects both in the capital and in the regions of the Czech Republic.

FESTIVAL TEAM

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ADRIANA SVĚTLÍKOVÁ

FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

Adriana Světlíková

+420 775 766 417
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Petr Pola

FESTIVAL DRAMATURGE

Petr Pola

+420 776 841 851
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LUCIE ŠEFLOVÁ

HEAD OF PRODUCTION

LUCIE ŠEFLOVÁ

+420 775 646 212
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Michaela Dostálová

PROMOTION AND COMMUNICATION

MICHAELA DOSTÁLOVÁ

+420 774 555 570
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DAGMAR KANTORKOVÁ

PRESIDENT OF THE CULTURAL NETWORK NOVÁ SÍŤ

Dagmar Kantorková

+420 777 760 766
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MADLA ŠPAČKOVÁ

ACCREDITATION OF FESTIVAL GUESTS

MAGDALENA ŠPAČKOVÁ

+420 775 117 000
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ANETA HLADOVCOVÁ

PRODUCTION MANAGER

ANETA HLADOVCOVÁ

+420 724 900 718
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ŠÁRKA MORÁVKOVÁ

PRODUCTION MANAGER

ŠÁRKA MORÁVKOVÁ

+420 731 118 923

NOVÁ SÍŤ - art, education, networking, arts advocacy

NOVÁ SÍŤ organizes MALÁ INVENTURA – 16th year of new theatre festival in Prague. Malá inventura festival is also being happening in regions of Czech Republic (Jičín, České Budějovice, Opava, Jihlava). Every two years Nová síť presents the Czech Theatre DNA award for support, contribution and developement of the field of new theatre. As a leader and main initiator of the Development of New Art /DNA/ project, Nová síť has become twice a successful European applicant in the EU Culture Programme.recieved support from the EU programme Culture.

NOVÁ SÍŤ consistently support peresentation of new theater in the Czech regions and also coordinate network of regional organizations. Nová síť is the only organization of its kind in Czech Republic, which seeks to Networking — Networking of regional cultural centers and subsequent circulation of projects, not only within the network of these cultural centers.

NOVÁ SÍŤ has provided countless advice and consultations (production issues, grants, financing) and consuelling in the field of non-profit organizations and mediation, for example et negotiation with municipal administration.

NOVÁ SÍŤ is also systematically involved in education, nowadays especially in the Art Gate behind the scene program, which provides workshops on technical skills and planning of cultural events.

Over the fourteen years of its existence NOVÁ SÍŤ has supported more than 150 projects for which arranged 700 performances in the regions of the Czech Republic and abroad, provided 60 artistic residencies, collaborated with hundreds of artis and artistic groups, and has worked closely with more than 60 organizations involved in similar fields as well as with 9 Prague production houses and companies. NOVÁ SÍŤ has organized 7 international projects, issued 2 publications and held more than 30 public debates and international conference with topic connected to Performing arts. Together with the Czech Centre in London we have prepared a successful „Czech Dance Showcase“ tour at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival /2x Herald Angels Awards/.