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The 23rd Annual Flora Theatre Festival took place in Olomouc from 15 to 26 May 2019. The international festival presented more than thirty theatre productions in the main programme over 12 days at its 10 venues, comprising almost 90 events in all. The festival, framed by the motto “Šepoty a výkřiky” (Cries and Whispers), included theatre productions as well as discussions, concerts, film screenings, workshops, seminars and lectures; the Czechoslovak educational programme FloraLab for students of art academies and theatre oriented university departments also took place within the 23 Flora. More than 10,000 people attended the festival.

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The opening and closing of the 23. Flora Theatre Festival featured two renowned erman ensembles taatsschauspiel resden and the legendary erliner nsemble both coming to Olomouc for the first time.

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For the very first time the festival had a ma or focus on a non uropean dance production. Top orean dancers and choreographers left a distinct mark in Olomouc they presented four e ceptional performances as part of the e otic s platform in the first half of the festival.

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The Czech theatre scene was, apart from the leading local ensembles ( ivadlo pod almovkou, e vick divadlo, ivadlo a z bradl , a ivadlo), represented by the e perimental olonie group, the edl theatre group and the students of AL AM Academy in rague. The ten productions were interconnected by phenomena typical for the festival dramaturgy of the last years they were uni uely original productions, whose final shape was formed by intensive cooperation between several authors in partner dialogue with outstanding performers actresses and actors with authentic e pression and the ability to comment profoundly on the proposed themes.

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The charismatic actress and original author Lucie Trm kov became the face of the 23 Flora. he borrowed her voice, face as well as stylised gestures to this year s festival.

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Apart from the discussions with the creative teams, performers and guests and the week long film retrospection of works , a substantial part of the off programme was focused on music production which brought onvikt, the university building in the centre of Olomouc, alive every night. The festival tent, a popular evening meeting point, was the “it� spot for inspiring encounters and discussions often lasting into the early morning hours

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To accompany the twenty productions in the main programme, Flora also presented productions for children, as per usual featured production of disabled performers and also hosted a theatre piece by members of the ior Theatre roup at the ivadlo na cucky theatre.

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The educational pro ect of the festival, entitled , has been organized for three consecutive years. The programme stimulating the professional growth of students of art academies and art studies at universities connected around fifty students of AM Academy, AM Academy, Ĺ M ratislava, Faculty of Arts at Masaryk niversity rno and Faculty of Arts at alackĂ˝ niversity Olomouc, who attended all the productions in the main programme, talked with e clusive festival guests and actively participated in the thematic seminars, workshops and lectures.

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The organization of the 23rd Annual Flora Theatre Festival was supported by: the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, the City of Olomouc, the Czech-German Fund for the Future, the Olomouc Region, Art Council Korea, SIDance, DAŇOVÉ PORADENSTVÍ TOMÁŠ PACLÍK, a.s., the State Cultural Fund of the Czech Rep. and other festival partners. DW7, o.p.s. was the organizer of the Flora Theatre Festival in partner cooperation with Moravské divadlo Olomouc; with Czech Television as the general media partner and Czech Radio Vltava as the main media partner.

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Report from the 23 Annual Flora Theatre Festival which took place from 15 to 26 May 2019 in Olomouc, Czech Republic. It includes key informa...

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Report from the 23 Annual Flora Theatre Festival which took place from 15 to 26 May 2019 in Olomouc, Czech Republic. It includes key informa...

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