Pražská náplavka – Avoid Galery boat
Date and Time:
June Thursday 29, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Rena Milgrom (1966), CMA, RSME, DMT – dancer, therapist, movement educator and therapist, choreograph. Rena is working in her DanceLab studio Prague, and at Palucca Dance School in Dresden. She is also colaborating on voice-movement integration project in Izrael.
Hana Strejkova, MgA. – theater director, performance artist, Drama-therapy teacher. Hana studied Prague Theater Academy and Lecoq school in Paris. She continuously creates cross-generational theater and comunity projects, not only in the Czech Republic, but also in Hungary, Ukraine, Poland, Slovakia.
History of Site and Related Water Issues:
Prague bank of Vltava river in the centre of the city has been always a place where people met. Whether for recreation, fishing or because of boat transport. Now it is a site, where most of Prague citizens and turist meet as the anchored boats are offering refreshments and cultural events. Avoid Galery is an old boat for multifunctional purposes and cultural events.
Band “Empty Mountains are full of Wind and Rain“- professional musicians, playing eclectic and experimental jazz
Michal Hrubý – klarinet, saxophon
Anna Romanovská – koto, violin
Esko Maekinen – base
Hearn Gadbois – percussions
We have 18 dancers – some professionals, some semi-professionals and some non-dancers. We will dance in white costumes covered with dirt and mud. Our theme this year is Water polution – Draught – Cleansing – Awakening – Comunication.
We believe, that through our performance, we will make at least awareness if not a big impact in our comunity. We are working with NGO Arnika, who is actively addressing environmental issues and problems in our country, including water issues, currently trying to eliminate polution degree of Spolana chemical factory near Prague, which goes directly to Labe river, connecting Vltava. This is our biggest river and it has been the most important source of life, ecosystem and also trasnport behind our borders. Now, the polution level is way beyond the norm.
Directions to the Site of Performance:
Palackého námstí – tram to Výto. From there go directly down to the river, to the Avoid boat Gallery. Above you will see our old train bridge.
Email for more information:
How can I get involved?
We will welcome volunteers to help us Dancer, volunteers for organizing and production
Other resources and links:
http://arnika.org, Global Water Dances Praha