Knives and artists fly in the open air. The Forman Brothers Festival has returned to Prague
For the fifth time, the Forman Brothers Theater is organizing an outdoor Prague festival of theater, new circus, music and fine arts called Arena. It takes place on the less used Smíchov embankment and until Saturday, July 2, it again offers mainly foreign new circus ensembles.
A novelty are weekend theater fairy tales for the little ones. There are also art workshops, a music program and a special day for Ukrainian artists. He is scheduled for Friday, July 1, and is getting ready to board the theater Ship of Secrets. It will be “open to Ukrainian blacksmiths who have been driven from their homes and ports on the high ocean by Russian occupation and inhuman aggression,” the organizers said.
This year’s program includes seven productions, including new works by Rasposo and Circus Ronaldo, an author’s one man show by a member of the popular Cirque Trottola with a live translation by Petr Forman on stage and an outdoor show by French Les P’tits Bras with aerial acrobatics.
The French ensemble Rasposo will welcome spectators in a park on Smíchov’s Hořejší nábřeží with the Oraison project full of acrobats, flying knives like a mysterious white clown. Next door, the Belgian Circus Ronaldo will set up a tent with a novelty about the clash of circus generations called Sono io ?.
Artists from the Les P’tits Bras ensemble will fly in the open air in a production about life behind the scenes of Bruits de Coulisses.
The performances take place in tents, in the open air in the park on Hořejší nábřeží, on the embankment and on the Ship of Secrets. As every year, it is moored right by the embankment and provides space not only for performances, but also for a music program or relaxation with a view of Prague.
Artists from the Les P’tits Bras ensemble present a production about life behind the scenes of Bruits de Coulisses. | Video: Double Take Cinematic Circus