Czech Ball in Brussels 2012
The fifth installment of this prestigious Czech event was held under the patronage of the President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso, the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Petr Nečas, and the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Karel Schwarzenberg.
Organizers of this year’s Czech Ball in Brussels (Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU, the Capital City Prague and the Moravian-Silesian, Karlovy Vary and South Moravian Regions) would like to express their gratitude to all guests who accepted our invitation and to all artists and the production agency (Česká umělecká) for their professional performance during the evening of Friday, 27 January 2012.
The Czech Ball 2012 is the most important representative event of the Czech Republic for audience from EU institutions, diplomatic and business communities in Brussels and Czechs living in Belgium or from the Czech Republic.
This year offered a mixture of classic dance music (Czech National Symphony Orchestra), Czech folk songs (dulcimer band Slovácko Junior), disco music (Martin Hrdinka), dance show (dancing group Krok) and a “midnight surprise” (opera performance of Patricia Janečková). The hosts for the evening were Tomáš Hanák and Martina Poštová.
The Czech Ball 2012 traditionally offered a selection of Moravian wines from the Czech Republic Wine Fund, Czech pretzels and small typical wedding cakes provided by the Czech Business Association of Bakers and Confectioners.
The final thank-you belongs to the following significant sponsors and partners of the event, without whose cooperation, financial contribution and valuable prizes to the raffle the Czech Ball 2012 could not be organised:
- Škoda Auto, a.s. – main partner of the event
- Budějovický Budvar, n.p.
- České aerolinie (Czech Airlines) – partner providing flight tickets for a part of the artists
Photos by Geert Vanden Wijngaert