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Performance: Prague-NY Effects w/Jiří Barovanec and Helga Davis

Date: 24 June 2016 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Venue: The Dance Loft on 14

The Embassy of the Czech Republic, in collaboration with Dance Loft on 14, presents Czech dancer/ choreographer Jiří Bartovanec and American singer/ actress Helga Davis in an original dance and music performance as part of the Prague-New York Effects project on June 24, 2016, at 7 pm in the Wirehouse Theatre at the Dance Loft on 14.            

Jiří Bartovanec is a permanent member and rehearsal director of the Sasha Waltz Dance Company. Jiří has embarked on a solo career in several prestigious international projects including the choreography of The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky at the Duncan Center Conservatory.               

Besides being a singer and actress, Helga Davis is also a radio personality and has worked extensively with writer/producer Robert Wilson, touring as the lead performer in the international tour of Einstein on the Beach. Robert Wilson describes her as “a united whole, with spellbinding inner power and strength.”     

EVENT DETAILS:          

RSVP required by June 23 to www.praguenyeffects.eventbrite.com | Admission is free.     

Location: The Dance Loft on 14    
Wirehouse Theatre           
4618 14th Street, NW         
Washington, DC 20011


Please note: Currently, the building is not handicap accessible. There is a flight of stairs to reach the theatre.

Due to the event being outside Embassy premises, anyone attending the performance releases the Embassy of the Czech Republic of any liability, claims, damages, or losses, which may arise at the Dance Loft on 14.

PRAGUE-NEW YORK EFFECTS                               
Through this international exchange project, Czech and American artists collaborate to develop new works. Each original work features one dancer and one musician from the Czech Republic and the United States. The goal of the project is to create a cross-cultural exchange of artists coming from different social, cultural, ethnic and contextual environments and through the art process create a performative language based on common learning and mutual understanding.    

The artists meet in New York and work together for about a week to create a new original work drawing off the strengths of one another.  The artists premiere their work in New York, NY, followed by Washington, DC, and Prague, Czech Republic.               

The project was developed by the Czech Center in New York and co-produced by Art Frame Akropolis Palace s.r.o.
For more information about the project and other participating artists, please visit:          

The project Prague-New York Effects is held under the auspices of the Czech Ambassador to the United States, Petr Gandalovič, and United States Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Andrew Schapiro.  

The mission of the Embassy of the Czech Republic’s Public Diplomacy Department is to bring the vibrancy and richness of Czech culture and heritage to Washington, DC and the international community. Through collaborations with artists, professors, innovators, and leaders, the Embassy strives to build lasting and fruitful collaborations between the Czech Republic and the United States. The Embassy is pleased to present this dynamic program in collaboration with the Dance Loft on 14.