Rehearsal for Truth 2023: The Mystic Shimmer

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Rehearsal for Truth 2023: The Mystic Shimmer

An interdisciplinary performance examining human ambition, embodied presence, and existential meaning through dance.

By Vaclav Havel Library Foundation

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Saturday, June 10 · 7:30 - 9pm EDT


Bohemian National Hall 321 East 73rd Street New York, NY 10021

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DANCE PERFORMANCE, TALKBACK | A hallucination, a dream, a life, a performance: conjectures and reflections on temporal efforts and their significance. What holds? What resists the bite of time? Renowned choreographer Pavel Zustiak and the Palissimo Company presents a cutting edge interdisciplinary performance examining human ambition, embodied presence, and existential meaning.

The Mystic Shimmer (2023), Slovakia/US. Presented by: Pavel Zustiak, Palissimo Company. Concept, direction, choreography, costume design: Pavel Zustiak. Performed by: Christine Bonansea, Wendell Gray II, Emma Judkins, Doug LeCours. Original music, sound design: Christian Frederickson. Lighting design: Masha Tsimring. Dramaturgical advice: Keith Skretch.

Running time: 60 min.

The performance is followed by a talkback.

Free and open to the public. Suggested donation $10 is used to support the artists. Seats are limited, on first-come, first-served basis. Registration through Eventbrite is required.


WHERE: Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street (between 2nd & 1st Aves), New York, NY 10021. Subway: Q line - 72nd Street, 6 line – 68th Street Hunter College or 77th Street

PARKING: Discounted parking of $35 for up to 12 hours for guests of Bohemian National Hall is available at GGMC Parking. Two parking entrances: 307 East 73rd Street and 300 East 74th Street. Present your parking ticket at BNH reception for a validation sticker.



The 2023 Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival: Anew is organized by the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation and the Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association in partnership with the Polish Cultural Institute New York, GOH Productions, Trap Door Theatre, Centre of Jewish Culture ŠTETL, Jan Mocek, Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, Palissimo Company, and Romanian Cultural Institute.

The program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. The festival is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Arts and Theatre Institute in Prague, and Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic.

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