Viktor Černický presents online the performance of PLI at the ASEM Cultural Festival with the support of the Arts and Theatre Institute

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PLI is a new project on the border line between dance, circus and performance by Slovak artist based in Czech Republic Viktor Černický. In this physical reflection of Leibniz's philosophy a single performer throws himself in a labor for schizophrenic reconstruction of the Universe. Whether it is the architecture of space or design of our thoughts, PLI is confronting these fragile structures with endless human dynamics.

The ASEM Cultural Festival (#ASEMfest) revives a tradition of cultural programming alongside high-level meetings of Asian and European leaders. ASEF, as the only permanent institution of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), supports the organisation of the Festival alongside ASEM Summits, meetings of Heads of State and Governments, as well as ASEM Foreign Ministers. In 2021, the ASEM Cultural Festival, will be held alongside the 13th ASEM Summit (ASEM13), as the official cultural side-event.

This year’s edition, titled Asia and Europe: Cultures Connect, will be held from 22 to 26 November 2021 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and online via the Festival’s dedicated website. Co-organised by the Cambodian Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts (MCFA), the European Union and the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), ASEMfest at ASEM13 fosters deeper cultural connections between Asia and Europe by the bringing together artistic excellence and cultural diversity from the two regions on one platform.

Over 30 arts events featuring over 100 Asian and European artists will showcase the rich cultural diversity and brilliant creative collaborations from Asia and Europe through theatre, dance, music, visual arts and interdisciplinary presentations. A curtain raiser offering a slice of the festival programme to live audiences in Brussels takes place from 15-26 November 2021.

To know more about the events and schedule, click here: Programme

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