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4 + 4 Days in Motion (Prague, Czech Republic)

Marketa Cerna & Pavel Storek

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In 1998, Four Days worked closely with the mamapapa organization to effectively transplant the festival from traditional theatrical institutions and halls to the unconventional space of a century-old sewage treatment plant In Bubeneč. The following year, this same festival was held in the abandoned factory space of CKD Karlín.

In 2000 the festival took place in the former brewery in Holešovice and the sixth year of the festival in 2001 was held in Tyršův House and the Nosticova Hall. The 7th festival was held in Ponec Theatre, the eights took place in the area of former brickwork in Sarecke Valley and for 9th annual we chose a romantic area of public park Stromovka – surrounding area of Šlechtova Restaurant. The 10th annual theatre festival took place in the spaces of Prague ZOO and at the hockey stadium HC Hvezda in Vokovice.

In 2006 became the heart of the festival the house in the centre of Prague (former dental clinic) in Jungmannova 21 and international companies were presented in theatres Alfred ve dvore (Alfred in the Couryard) and Ponec Theatre. Next year we cooperated with famous Dutch group Theatre SILO. Together with Czech artists they tailored the space of the Agricultural Museum in Prague to ask the audience and passers by the crucial questions of cultivation – the site-specific project named KULTIVAR. Jednotka/Unit built up amazing bar at the Letná park and theatre performances took place in theatres Archa and Ponec. The 13th edition of the festival took place at the industrial halls in Holesovice and last year the festival took place in the building of the former Federal Assembly.

This use of un-traditional festival spaces met with highly positive acclaim from the participants, professional critics and a wide audience alike.

4 Days,

Czech Republic (CZ)

Member of IN SITU since 2009

Four Days is the non-profit, non-governmental association which since 1996 has organized the international theatre festival 4+4 Days in Motion (4+4 dny v pohybu) and has also arranged number of unique international projects and cultural exchanges.

Four Days has organized 17 international theatre festivals, workshops with lectors from European countries, international site specific projects, co-production projects with other European organisations, seminars, membership in international associations and organisations, and consultation activities in the field of cultural management. The dramaturgy of which explores both the artist of dance and movement theatre and the artist of visual and kinetic art.

Since its inception, Four Days has numbered four people: producers Denisa Vaclavova, Marketa Cerna, production manager Nikola Böhmova and dramaturg Pavel Storek.