Czech Republic: lockdown or not, the show must go on
FMT, in partnership with the Global Institute For Tomorrow (GIFT), offers you Covid-19 “healers” from the Czech Republic.
Kulturunezastavis, which translates to ‘culture cannot be stopped’, is an initiative of the Czech theater company Cirk La Putyka and
other associated artists from the Czech Republic.
These are street performances of actors, dancers, singers, musicians and acrobats, on the ground, on rooftops, on stages carried by motor vehicles, on moving trampolines and on trampolines. Floating pontoons on the Vltava in Prague.
People could enjoy the shows at home, at work, in institutions and hospitals directly from their windows and balconies.
The artists – led by Rostislav Novak Jr – tried to show that culture could be created and performed even when lockdowns closed theaters, cinemas and concert halls.
If viewers cannot come together to enjoy art, art should be brought to them. Artists and spectators support each other: together, they can better cope with the disruptions of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Some of the performers include Naim Ashhab, Šárka Bočková, Michaela Stará, Filip Zahradnicky, Michal Štulík and Daniel Komarov (acrobats); David Hlaváč, Irena Kristeková, Klára Vytisková, Iby Pop, Jan Balcar and Matěj Belko (singer and musician); Kristina Tukan Martanovičová and Michal Černý (dancers).
Hynek Glos, 47, was born in Prague, Czech Republic. He has been a professional photographer since the age of 21 and began his career while studying at the Prague School of Photography. He has been involved in the photojournalism industry for many years and has worked for several newspapers and magazines such as Euro, Lidove noviny, MF Dnes. See his portfolio here.
“The Other Hundred Healers” is an initiative of the non-profit organization GIFT. 240-page full-color hardcover book can be purchased here at US $ 40 per copy for a minimum order of 20 copies.