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Rehearsal for Truth 2019: Watch Now (Slovakia)

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Bohemian National Hall

321 East 73rd Street

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Captivating dance performance that delves into the present-day issues of identity and loss of privacy.

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DANCE PERFORMANCE, TALKBACK, AFTERPARTY

Accompanied by live music, Watch Now follows a couple undergoing a difficult time in their relationship. Their fluid interplay sees mutual motions of pushing and pulling as they manipulate and gently caress each other along with refusing contact and inflicting distress. The man and the woman interpret their shared touches, glances and gestures differently as they move through the sequences.

Watch Now (2016) was conceived and produced by Lucia Holinova , choreographers: Daniel Racek, Lucia Holinova. Performers: Barbora Janakova, Daniel Racek. Music: Vlado Holina. Vocals: Sandra Tordova. Presented by: RESERVA. Duration: 50 minutes.

Watch Now is presented at the 2019 Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival with the support of RESERVA, Slovak Arts Council, and the Consulate General of Slovakia in New York. Talkback after the show will the performers will be conducted by Zuzana Ulicianska, President of the Slovak Section - International Association of Theatre Critics. Afterparty reception will take place at Bohemian National Hall’s Ballroom Bar.

>> View the full program of the 2019 Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival.

ABOUT THE 2019 REHEARSAL FOR TRUTH THEATER FESTIVAL

The 2019 Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival explores the disappearance of borders between truth and lies. The festival consists of five international performances—three full plays, one dance performance and a behind-the-scene presentation—along with four special events. In total, the activities offer a notable occasion for adventure of the mind and conduits for shared encounters.

The festival examines different nuances of truth through its third edition, “The Travesty of Truth.” Conceived under the direction of Pavla Niklova, the 2019 Rehearsal for Truth program encourages participants to enter a dialogue on pressing matters that pervade our post-truth era. “The time when boundary is blurred between truth and lie, theater holds the power to re-establish relationships between participants through a common engagement and common experience of truth,” states Niklova.

The 2019 Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival is organized by the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation (VHLF) and Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association (BBLA), in partnership with Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Slovak and Romanian performing arts organizations and cultural institutes. The series of events highlight Vaclav Havel’s legacy as a playwright through live performances, panel discussions, exhibitions and a ceremony for the Disturbing the Peace Award to a Courageous Writer at Risk. A key objective is to establish exchanges between U.S. and Central European theater professionals. The festival reflects Havel’s contribution to 20th-century theater as well as his belief in the potential of Central European cultural traditions to enrich human existence in the modern age. The program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. 

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