Site Specific Performance Festival

The Site Specific Performance Festival showcases design-led performances by new and established international artists and companies. Ranging from intimate or participatory experiences to large spectacles, the packed Festival schedule incorporates theatre, dance, performance art, storytelling, costume, sound, installation, and new technologies from around the world.

Curated by Sophie Jump
7-15 June 
Výstaviště Praha (Prague Exhibition Grounds)

The Festival takes place outdoors in the Industrial Palace Exhibition Grounds, the adjoining Stromovka Park, and the city of Prague. Surrounding the Industrial Palace, the Exhibition Grounds consist of jumbled, aesthetically confused places where successive regimes have randomly placed buildings, structures or landscapes on top of one another to represent their view of leisure or culture. In contrast Stromovka Park, a former royal hunting ground, is a beautifully manicured natural landscape; whilst performances in the city will take audiences from familiar to little-known locations. Each performance encourages audiences to experience the complex, interlocking layers of the sites, visible and invisible, through interactions that are unusualexciting or even, perhaps, thought provoking. 

Selected projects
The Flock Project (Hungary)
Andaime Theatre Company, Carnaval Silencio (Brazil)
Sarah Conn & Allison O’Connor, Trophy (Canada)
Pared Blanca, Tejidos (Mexico)
Body Architects, Form Parkour (Austria/Poland)
Niskanen & Salo, No Names (Finland)
Against Again Troupe, Dictionary of Chaos (Taiwan)
Paravan, The Hunt er/ed (Cyprus)
Zsofia Berczi, Morphomen – human archetypes (Hungary)
Etheridge & Persighetti, Porous City (UK)
Carolina E. Santo & Emmanuelle Gangloff, Excavating the Remains of French Scenography in Prague (France)
Tetsushi Higashino, Tagikawa (Japan)
Yuto Hasabe, Deer Calling (Japan)
Kaisa Illukka, I Can’t Even Make a Flower (Finland)
BETWIXT, Traces of Tissue (Denmark/UK/USA)
The Hole Collective, The Hole (Australia/Canada)
Scale Laboratory, ENGI-MON (Japan)
The Strangers, Bahn (South Korea)
Dagada Dance Company, Ass Ocean (Germany)
Matthew Schlief, Morning, Noon, Evening, Night (USA)
Sharon Reshef (Canada)
Sam Trubridge, Night Walk (New Zealand)
The Mushroom Head, by Mushrooms (Germany)
Malgorzata Zelek, Alice/B (Poland)
Panorama Kino Theatre (Switzerland)

Site Specific Performance Festival is part of EMERGENCE. From shared experience to new creativity. Living Heritage/Reframing Memory.