Past events 

Contemporary writer in Europe

How do contemporary authors perceive their position in a Europe that is being transformed under the increasing influence of populists and threatened by the Russian imperial war in Ukraine? What to write about, and how, when facing the diminishing ability of readers to focus on extended texts, as well as decreasing book sales?


Franz Kafka and contemporary artists: Jan van Oost & Alexander Tinei

How does literature inspire contemporary artist to create their own work? How do language and text find their way into their work, and what other artistic genres does they enjoy combining? Otto M. Urban, curator of the KAFKAesque exhibition, will discuss with artist Jan van Oost and Alexander Tinei on board the airship Gulliver.


Czech Hero

Satirical physical theater production Czech Hero by the theatre ensemble Farm in the Cave, which focuses on the contemporary and pressing topic of disinformation and political marketing. Movement, words, live music, dynamics, energy, exaggeration. All this in the DOX+ hall.



Franz Kafka and contemporary artists: Mat Collishaw

How does literature inspire British artist Mat Collishaw's own creation? How do language and text find their way into his work, and what other artistic genres does he enjoy combining? Otto M. Urban, curator of the KAFKAesque exhibition, will discuss with the British artist on board the airship Gulliver.


Czech Hero

The premiere of the satirical physical theater production Czech Hero by the theatre ensemble Farm in the Cave, which focuses on the contemporary and pressing topic of disinformation and political marketing. Movement, words, live music, dynamics, energy, exaggeration. All this in the DOX+ hall.




Beata Hlavenková & Kristina Barta

In the DOX+ hall, SOČR will present a double concert by singer and pianist Beata Hlavenková and jazz pianist Kristina Barta. The premiere will feature new compositions as well as music inspired by poetry.


6 Premieres

Six new works by four renowned composers – Roland Dahinden, Didrik Ingvaldsen, Jan Dobiáš, and Dag Magnus Narvesen – will be performed in one night. There will be not only internationally renowned soloists, but also larger ensembles – the original and variable PMP Orchestra, the PMP Ensemble, and Dust in the Groove.


Shelter

Contemporary music performed by the BERG Orchestra – new season opening! Czech premiere of a monumental work Shelter by three composers and founders of the New York’s legendary music collective Bang on a Can.


Industrial Culture and the figure of Genesis P-Orridge

This special evening will introduce the figure of Genesise P-Orridge in more detail through a documentary screening followed by a discussion with cultural historians Nicolas Ballet and Carl Abrahamsson.