Czech Theatre in Belgium within the cultural program of Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU 2022

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The Elegance of the Molecule theatre play by Dejvice theatre was presented at KVS Theatre in Brussels on 6th September and at 30CC/Wagehuys Theatre in Leuven on 7th October. The Week of Czech Puppets will bring four Czech contemporary puppet performances to Brussels between 19th to 23rd October 2022.

The Elegance of the Molecule

A theatre play by one of the Czech Republic’s most accomplished contemporary playwrights Petr Zelenka, deals with genesis and the dramatic development of molecules into anti-AIDS substances produced by Czech chemical laboratories. A discovery of a Czech chemist Antonín Holý can nowadays save millions of lives thanks to the mutual effort of three scientists, of whom one is a Belgian virologist Erik De Clercq. Since the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU is an opportunity to celebrate the Czech scientific achievements, the renowned Prague theatre company Dejvické theatre came to Belgium to perform the fascinating story, this time in De Clercq’s country. The performance was accompanied by a two-day scientific symposium organized by the Rega Institute for Medical Research and the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague.

For more information about the Elegance of the Molecule, please, visit the link.

Budulínek, theatre performance by Naivní divadlo Liberec, photo: Naivní divadlo Liberec

The Week of Czech Puppets

The festival, which not only children will enjoy, brings the best of contemporary puppetry to the Peruchet Theatre. Four Czech ensembles will present a diverse range of theatrical performances in Brussels - starting with the well-known fairy tale Budulínek, and ending with the first part of Duma‘s trilogy about the three musketeers. The festival will be complemented by an exhibition of traditional Czech puppets in the Pilsen House.

The festival is a part of the official cultural programme during the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2022.

For more information about the Czech Puppet Week, please, visit the link.

Presentations of both projects were supported by the Ministry of Culture Czech Republic and PerformCzech/ATI.

For more information about the Czech puppet theatre projects, please visit the list of selected puppet productions.


The Elegance of the Molecule, photo by Hynek Glos