The 21st Flora Theatre Festival will feature almost 70 productions on 14 festival stages during the 10 festival days.
The record-breaking number of 38 performances of 22 productions in the main programme (including 19 foreign productions) will be complemented by various off-programme activities such as concerts, discussions or workshops. The first festival weekend will also feature an international conference called “Za hranou/Over the Edge” dedicated to participative theatre and innovative work with audiences.
The leitmotif or motto of this year's festival is FLUID EUROPE and it dramaturgically outlines the drama programme section. For the first time Olomouc will host for example the Maxim Gorki Theater from Berlin or the Residenztheater from Munich. Flora will also provide the audience with a five-day focus on a prominent Czech theatre scene, the Studio Hrdinů theatre based in Prague (The Case Švejk, a co-production of Studio Hrdinů, Theater Bremen and a renowned festival Wiener Festwochen, will definitely belong to the highlights of the programme). The festival will also present the production of Brno-based HaDivadlo and twice showcase Olga by Divadlo LETÍ, a Czech drama which won the Production of the Year 2016.
The backbone of the dance and performing arts section of the 21st Flora will be six productions by a group of well-respected choreographers working in the Netherlands – Fernando Belfiore and Guilhermo Miotto from Brazil, Ola Maciejewska from Poland, Jija Sohn from Japan, Rodrigo Sobarzo from Chile and Keren Levi from Israel. The representative section called THE DIVERSE NETHERLANDS which will be the biggest festival of Dutch contemporary dance and performing arts in the Czech Republic will be accompanied by the traditional festival platform VISEGRAD PERFORMING ARTS including productions creatively connecting the audience to the “theatre reality”.
The 21st Flora Theatre Festival is organized with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, the Olomouc Region, the Statutory City of Olomouc, the Czech-German Fund for the Future, the Goethe-Institut in Prague, the Performing Arts Fund NL, the State Cultural Fund of the Czech Republic and the Moravian Theatre Olomouc; the main media partner of the festival is Czech Television – Ostrava Television Studios.
The festival is organized by the public benefit organization DW7, o.p.s. under the patronage of the Minister of Culture Mr Daniel Herman.
The main programme line FLUID EUROPE is part of the Czech-German Cultural Spring 2017.
Ticket sale will start on Monday 3rd April.