Site Specific Performance Festival

organized by Prague Quadrennial / Arts and Theatre Institute (ATI)

June 7–15, 2019

Prague, CZ

The Site Specific festival spoke about our contemporary experience, forge new connections, brought new audiences, and gave an opportunity to many emerging artists and creators. There was an open call to performance designers, directors, choreographers, performers and artists to bring their performances inspired by the historical Prague Exhibition Grounds site and various Prague locations where performance design played integral role and to create works that could change the regular patterns of the daily city life into a series of memorable moments. The festival was both an incubator and a forecaster of new trends in performance .The particular interest of the Site Specific Festival was towards performances that responded to the specificity of the Prague Exhibition Grounds. The grounds are a place of forgotten heritage, appear to be a jumbled, aesthetically confused place where successive regimes have randomly placed buildings, structures or landscapes on top of one another to represent their view of culture, uncover the archaeology and hidden traces of its uses and history. 

photos: © Alžběta Jungrová, Eva Neužilová, David Kumermann, Jan Hromádko