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Havel NMB NewsBust of former Czech president unveiled June 14, 2017 Source: UM News / www.umanitoba.ca / On June 14, 2017, a bust of Václav Havel will be unveiled at the University of Manitoba in the John J. Conklin Theatre, within the Taché Arts Project. His Excellency Václav Havel [LLD/99] (1936-2011) was the last President of Czechoslovakia (1989–92) and the first …
VH_NEWS NewsINTERNSHIP / VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY June 7, 2017 The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation (VHLF) is seeking a creative intern / volunteer to assist the Executive Director with two major events: the second year of the Award for a Courageous Writer at Risk, Disturbing the Peace, and the pilot year of the Theater Festival honoring Vaclav Havel that will …
Zhanna Nemtsova NewsCreative dissenters, a noble president, a funny comedian, and more June 4, 2017 Editor’s Note: The Oslo Freedom Forum took place last week. This is the annual human-rights gathering in the Norwegian capital. Jay Nordlinger has been writing a journal on this gathering, and related matters, and the previous parts can be found at the following links: I, II, III. Onstage at the …
forum 2000 NewsThe Prague Appeal for Democratic Renewal June 2, 2017 Source: Forum 2000 / www.forum2000.cz / Adopted in Prague on May 26, 2017 Liberal democracy is under threat, and all who cherish it must come to its defense. Democracy is threatened from without by despotic regimes in Russia, China, and other countries that are tightening repression internally and expanding their power globally, filling …
Protest foto by Dennis Turbeville EventsA once-forbidden play is now going underground (literally) May 12, 2017 Source: The Washington Post / www.washingtonpost.com / By Kristen Page-Kirby / “I feel like a mole,” says Susan Galbraith, “emerging from the darkness.” Galbraith is the director of “Protest,” the first play mounted at Dupont Underground, and the cavernous, subterranean space is a fitting home for the Alliance for New …
Catherine Cabaniss: Palimpsests EventsCatherine Cabaniss: Palimpsests April 29, 2017 Art exhibition opening 03 May, 2017 – 6:30 PM Opening for the exhibition “Catherine Cabaniss: Palimpsests” that introduces two series of works evolving around ancient palimpsests, parchment on which the writing has been erased by monks to create space for new text when often the old text still shows through. …
protest vh EventsVACLAV HAVEL’S PROTEST April 29, 2017 Source: Dupont Underground / www.dupontunderground.org / May 10th – 21st, 2017 / Alliance for New Music-Theatre is going underground – literally. In celebration of Dupont Underground’s Workspace Residency Program and Alliance for New Music-Theatre’s inclusion as “Theatre in Residence,” starting May 10, Alliance will offer performances of a work whose …
VH_NEWS NewsThe new Václav Havel European Academy was founded in Strasbourg April 16, 2017 Source: European Movement International / www.europeanmovemnt.eu / On 5 April 2017 the launch of the new Václav Havel European Academy was officially announced during a press conference in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Its founders are Peter von Kohl, Tom Høyem, Rebecca Harms, Elmar Brok and the European Movement Internationals …
Martin Palous EventsLecture: Czech-Cuban Ties, Unraveling Totalitarianism March 22, 2017 Martin Palouš will discuss the Czech-Cuban relationship inspired by the Czech experience with totalitarianism at the EU Delegation on March 29, 2017, at 6 pm. Solidarity with other “affected” groups is a necessary component for defending human freedom and democracy in the contemporary world. Music, especially rock music, plays a …
NewsRobert Silvers, a Founding Editor of New York Review of Books, Dies at 87 March 21, 2017 This New York Review of Books has always defended, Silvers said, “the human rights of people who are being bullied, repressed, and tortured.” He cited an early interview with Solzhenitsyn, prison letters from Vaclav Havel, articles by Andrei Sakharov on Russia and Simon Leys on China. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/20/books/robert-silvers-dead-founding-editor-new-york-review-of-books-nyrb.html?_r=0
SK-SPECTATLE EventsBLOG: English Theatre Comes to Bratislava March 8, 2017 Source: The Slovak Spectator / www.spectator.sme.sk / The Festival of English speaking theatres Bridgin`V4 will open with the play Vernissage based on a ‘theatre of the absurd’ play by Vaclav Havel. Five plays in English will be introduced at the second year of the international festival of English speaking theatres, …
St Vitus Cathedral at the Prague Castle NewsPrague church rings in new bell for Vaclav Havel March 7, 2017 Source: The Malay mail online / www.themalaymailonline.com / By AFP / PRAGUE, March 6 — A bell called Vaclav was installed in Prague’s St Gallus church yesterday to commemorate the late Czech president Vaclav Havel just over five years after his death. “May this bell with its tones call the …
Tomas L Foto Contests, NewsTomas Louzny is the winner of the 3rd annual contest March 6, 2017 TOMAS LOUZNY is the winner of the 3rd annual contest for, “best mini-drama” based on one of Havel’s plays. This year’s contest participants tackled a quote from the Temptation: “My dear sir, truth is not just a simple matter of what we think. It also depends on why, to whom, …
mad cat EventsMad Cat Stages Banned Political Plays Audience and Protest February 26, 2017 Source: The Miami New Times / www.miaminewstimes.com / By Chris Joseph / Art has always shone brightest in the midst of political oppression. And Mad Cat Theatre Company is tackling both art and political oppression during a time when those topics are controversial at best. February 23 through March 12, …
mad cat EventsMad Cat Continues Season with Vaclav Havel’s Subversive AUDIENCE and PROTEST January 31, 2017 Source: Broadway World /www.broadwayworld.com / By BWW News Desk/ Mad Cat continues its 17th season with a production of two of Vaclav Havel’s sharp political dramas AUDIENCE and PROTEST. The subversive Czechoslovakian playwright, Prime Minister & President, Vaclav Havel was a in danger of being declared a “social parasite” by …