The vaults of the Stone Bell House, hidden in the heart of Prague, will light up for several weeks in summer thanks to the new program Light Underground – a light art intervention combined with dance performances. The Romanesque and Gothic vaults will thus start the dialogue with contemporary art forms.
The intimate dancing performances focused on light and motion, presenting four artist groups, will take place regularly in the late July and early August. They are part of the program “Art for the City”, which now also includes temporary interventions and projects in the public space in Prague.
80 CZK adults
50 CZK children and students
under 10 years free
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Object is not barrier free.
Light Underground – Tanzometr
Dancer and choreographer Dora Sulženko Hoštová, musician Jan Čtvrtník and light designer Dominik Jančík prepared Tanzometr, an installation of technology and motion. In the unusual multimedia performance, they will explore the mutual relations of music, light and dance, and their measurable potential.
/July 15, 16 and 17, 6–8 PM /
Light Underground, Tanzometr, photo by Jiří Thýn
Light Underground – The Memory of Stone
British dancer and choreographer, Czech-born Andrea Miltnerová, and her long-standing collaborator, light designer Jan Komárek, will present their dance fantasy in motion and pictures. Their dreamy improvisation aimed at “anticipated lives”, called The Memory of Stone, attempts at returning the genius loci into the empty medieval vault. Under the ceiling, the artists will play with light and shadows, with sounds and silence. „Every place we're going to look at has known life. Someone’s been here, stopped walking… was born, or died. There are enchanted memories in stones, sleeping, but able to wake up for a moment through fantasy…”
/July 22, 23 and 24, 6–8 PM /
Light Underground, Memory of Stone, photo by Kryštof Kalina
Light Underground – Pod prahy (Below the Thresholds)
Light Underground, Pod prahy (Below the Thresholds), photo by Miloš Budík
Light Underground – Unfinished system
Marie Gourdain, French artist, stage designer, director and choreographer, Hana Polanská Turečková, choreographer that often interconnects contemporary design and art, and light designer Zuzana Režná prepared a choreographic installation called Unfinished system. The composition is based on a pre-defined code and rules, suggested but still a bit unpredictable, and will present five dancers and musician Jan Bubák. The installation resonates with the thoughts of Georges Bataille and his (unfinishable) system of unconsciousness. “The essential part of any thought is a thought that comes from somebody else, like a brick in a wall, part of a bigger picture. We're trying to build a shared building that can never be finished. However, its limits can cause the unpredictable.”
/August 5 and 6, 6–8 PM /
Light Underground, Unfinished system, photo by Jiří Thýn