Wonderful Circus had its premiere way back in 1977, and since that time has been the most-performed title of Laterna magical with over 6 370 re-runs. In the current repertoire, it is also the most typical sample of the art of Laterna magical: a work by a great creative team that synthesizes various components of theatre.
Theatrical space is transformed into a circus tent, and the audience is drawn into the action by, among other devices, a panoramic projected picture and popular tricks involving interpenetration of imagination and reality. This poetic story about a futile quest for the unachievable is embodied by figures of clowns incited by a magician – the Seducer – and a vision of the beautiful Venus, who takes on the forms of earthly women.
Wonderful Circus is a poetic story about a futile quest for the unachievable, embodied by figures of clowns incited by a magician – the Seducer – and a vision of the beautiful Venus, who takes on the forms of earthly women.
Excellent Czech artists took part in the creation of this wonderful performance, such as famous film director of 60´s Evald Schorm alongside with the long-time head of Laterna magical, Czech theatrical architect Josef Svoboda, world-famous designer and filmmaker Jan Svankmajer or founder of Czech black light theatre tradition Jiri Srnec. Their team created an outstanding piece of art. The presentation Wonderful Circus has a touch of Czech poetics. In Latina magic, you will be entertained while also gaining a deep understanding of the human soul.
Approximate running time, including intermission: 1 hour, 30 minutes, one 20-minute intermission. Venue: The New Stage. Praha, the Czech Republic, November 4 (14:00)