Malá inventura is a showcase of the most significant projects in the field of new theatre that were created in the independent theatre scene over the last year. The festival will present the best theatrical groups representing the 13 home venues of the festival (FESTIVAL VENUES), established projects of both Czech and foreign artists active on the Prague independent scene (MIGRATORY BIRDS and RESIDENTS), as well as talented new artists (NEW BLOOD ON THE STAGE).
During the 18th Malá inventura festival, we will present the works of Petr Forman, Spitfire Company, Handa Gote research&development, Wariot Ideal, Depresivní dětí touží po penězích, JEDL (Nebeský, Trmíková, Prachař), Teatr Novogo Fronta, 11:55, Tereza Hradílková, Viktor Černický, Katharina Schmitt, Jan Mocek and many others.
For ten days, Malá inventura becomes a live hub of networking done by theatre groups and professionals, art groups, performers, and also the wider professional community. The joint meetings bring about idea sharing and checking, discussions on current topics, initiating new cooperation, and support artists to be performed at other festivals in the Czech Republic and abroad (INDUSTRY).
The independent theatre showcase is complemented by a large accompanying programme that also includes other scenes for independent performing arts in Prague. It will present the results of the international cooperation between Prague and Berlin (PRALIN), it will show interesting projects that have been made in various regions of the Czech Republic (REGIONS), as well as other supplementary activities such as children’s programmes.
Festival Malá inventura is organized by NOVÁ SÍŤ in cooperation with Festival Venues, partners in the regions of the Czech Republic and individual projects (Czech Theatre DNA Awards, PRALIN, ad.). Since 2017, the festival has been awarded the European quality label EFFE (Europe for Festivals Festivals for Europe).
Malá inventura festival focuses on independent, experimental theatre that overlap the spheres of dance, physical and movement theatre; devised theatre that often uses language as its dominant means of expression; social and documentary theatre that experiments with various different forms of interaction and participation of the audience; visual art theatre with strong architectural space perception, emphasis on the visual side and using all possibilities of the modern technologies and light design; last but not least, puppet, object, conceptual and music theatre that emphasises sound experiments or live music on stage.
In the autumn, the festival will move to Jičín, Jihlava, České Budějovice, Opava and now also to Karlovy Vary. It supports experimental performing arts and brings an alternative to local theatres and large touring productions. It shows current progressive and experimental theatre in places where there is no space for independent professional groups or artists. The programme is created in cooperation with dramaturges of individual festivals in Jičín, Jihlava, České Budějovice, Opava and Karlovy Vary. The programme also includes workshops, discussions, and other accompanying events that are designed according to location and they respond to the local situation in each region.
NOVÁ SÍŤ is a non-profit cultural organization based in Prague. For sixteen years NOVÁ SÍŤ has supported performing arts and cooperation in culture in the Czech Republic. It is an open cultural organisation which seeks to connect the regions of the Czech Republic with Prague and abroad. By all activities and projects, NOVÁ SÍŤ contributes to the development of culture, decentralization, and development of civil society in the Czech Republic. The main projects by NOVÁ SÍŤ are the Czech Cultural Network, the new theatre festival Malá inventura, the city cultural exchange between Prague and Berlin PRALIN and newly residency program ART-IN-RES.
NOVÁ SÍŤ organises the New Theatre festival Malá inventura /Praha, Jičín, Jihlava, České Budějovice, Opava, Karlovy Vary/. Since 2012, NOVÁ SÍŤ has been awarding outstanding development, contribution and support of new theatre with its Czech Theatre DNA biennial awards.
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