Visit: Black Light Theatre Srnec, Na prikope 10 Palac Savarin, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic
Make your way the theatre for your show time just before 8pm.
Black Light Theatre Srnec is the first theatre of its kind in the world. The audience was first able to see the company in the summer 1961 at the Edinburgh International Festival. The success there was unprecedented.
Thus Jiří Srnec (1931) managed to create an entirely original non-verbal theatre genre that, since the day of its foundation, enjoys success not only in Czech Republic but all over the world.
The company has already had more than 300 tours in 68 countries (e.g., China, Russia, USA [Las Vegas, New York], South America, Syria, Israel, Greece, Africa, Germany, Australia, France, Turkey, Thailand, Bolivia, Great Britain, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, Monaco, South Korea, Norway, Sweden and many others), and attended 87 festivals.
The company’s performances were seen by more than 5 million spectators and the theatre also won countless international awards. In 2002 it was chosen to represent Czech culture during the NATO summit in Prague. In 2011 was Jiří Srnec awarded the Medal of Merit in the field of culture and art and in 2014 he was awarded the European cultural award Trebbia for creative activity.
The performance Antología is a selection of eight scenes from the work of Black Light Theatre Srnec since its foundation in 1961, e.g. The Flying Bicycle, What’s next?, White Pierot in Black, or The Week of Dreams.
You will learn what your underwear is doing when you’re not looking. We will demonstrate that street-lamps can be human’s most dangerous foes. We will persuade you that animals are much more intelligent than you may have thought. Simply, get ready that with us nothing is how you would expect it to be.
A non-verbal (without words) show full of witty humour, dance and black-light theatre skill will not only put you in a good mood but it will also show you how some qualities of human nature, that we meet every day, can be dealt with.
Antología (the name coming from Greek where it meant a selection of the best poems) is one of the favourite titles. The company performed it at the sold-out square in Italian city Campobasso in front of 15,000 spectators, in Nicaragua and El Salvador the presidents visited the show, and in 2002 four of the scenes represented the Czech Republic during the NATO Summit in Prague.
Shows are 95 minutes long, and will conclude at the theatre at approximately 9:30pm.