What is my.pq.cz?

my.pq.cz is an industry system which helps visitors, PQ participants and PQ team to comfortably plan PQ 2019:

/ visitors (students included) will buy their accreditations, merch, and manage their program and accommodation via this platform

/ professionals will buy their accreditations, merch, and manage their program and accommodation via this platform; in addition, they can enter the networking zone to get in touch with other professionals coming to PQ 2019

/ press will manage their program and accommodation via this platform; in addition, all press releases and photos will be uploaded here

/ curators/exhibitors/performers/speakers use the system for communication with PQ team, they will manage their program and accommodation via this platform; in addition, they can enter the networking zone to get in touch with other professionals coming to PQ 2019

When will PQ 2019 happen?

The 14th edition of PQ will happen from 6th to 16th June 2019.

Where will PQ 2019 be held?

PQ 2019 will take place at the Industrial Palace and Prague Exhibition Grounds. This location hosted the first and many subsequent PQs, though PQ 2011 and PQ 2015 were held in other locations. A video showing the individual parts of the Industrial Palace and Prague Exhibition Grounds can be seen below.

Student program – PQ Studio will take traditionally place at the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (DAMU).

What is the theme of PQ 2019?

Prague Quadrennial strives to present performance design as an art form concerned with the creation of active performance environments, that are far beyond merely decorative or beautiful, but that are emotionally charged; where design can become a quest, a question, an argument, a threat, a resolution or an agent of positive change…

The Golden Triga, the statue and the main award traditionally given as the highest prize to the best exhibition, inspires this edition of the Prague Quadrennial. The three horses pulling the chariot symbolize three stages of human life, youth’s wild instinct and intuition, the experience of adulthood and the age of wisdom. We will use the metaphor of the Triga to explore three points of view, three areas connected with cyclical phases of creative process: Imagination, Transformation and Memory.

Do specific themes correlate to specific exhibitions?

Yes, each of the three main themes corresponds to one of the three major exhibitions.

Imagination correlates with the Student Exhibition and encourages curators to bring work, both realized and conceptual, from students and emerging designers up to 5 years post graduation.

The Exhibition of Countries and Regions takes the theme of Transformation and each offering should capture and share the essence of current trends that reflect contemporary views, thoughts, and artistic developments in performance design realized in past six years in theatres or other sites adapted by scenographic means. The main focus will be on the performance design as a strong integral element of performance, not conceptual, directorial or dramaturgical approaches where performance design plays a subservient role. We are not interested in creating a series of small exhibition sub-spaces, but rather one scenographic landscape, containing distinct places where different kind of experience is offered. However, the work of practicing performance designers should be the focus of each exhibition, with the installation framing the displayed work.

Memory lends itself to Fragments, a special exhibition highlighting the work of a single living-legend from each participating country or region.

Workshops related info

When will registrations for PQ Studio: Exploratory Workshops be open?

The registration for PQ Studio: Exploratory workshops will be open in spring 2019. Please follow our Facebook, Instagram or newsletter not to miss any news and to be first to know the exact date!

Will there be any free places at doors for workshops that are fully booked?

There might be. Exploratory Workshops participants need to come to any workshop at least 30 minutes in advance, otherwise their reservations will be cancelled and their places offered to awaiting participants!

If buying a workshop, do I automatically get an accreditation?

No, you won´t. To enjoy PQ 2019 as a whole, think about buying your accreditation when purchasing a workshop.

What is the fee for workshops and where can I get my ticket?

The fee for workshops varies according to their subject matter and duration. Specific details including pricing is published in the Projects section, under PQ Studio or HERE.

Please, keep in mind to come to any workshop at least 30 minutes in advance, otherwise your place will be cancelled and offered to awaiting participants!

How many participants are expected in each workshop or masterclass?

Each workshop or masterclass will accommodate between 10-25 participants depending on the format.

In what language will workshops and masterclasses be conducted?

All workshops and masterclasses should be presented in English.

What topics are explored through PQ Studio workshops and masterclasses?

PQ Studio will act as a catalyst for creative progress by encouraging experimentation, networking, innovation and future collaboration. In this spirit, we are looking for proposals that explore all forms and approaches of performance design organized around PQ2019’s guiding artistic principals of IMAGINATION, TRANSFORMATION and MEMORY.

A list of approaches can be found in the Call for Proposals.

PQ Studio: Festival

What technical set-up the Theatre DISK offers to performers?

Detailed description of Theatre Disk space and technical set-up is available HERE.

Will permissions and occupations for alternative space performances be procured by PQ Team?

PQ team will take care of all permissions and occupations regarding proposed venues. The alternative spaces laid out in the call are characteristic of the three types of spaces (public square, street, and indoor passage) and PQ will provide more specific information about the confirmed spaces to selected proposals

Performance

Are there any performances out of Prague Exhibition Grounds areal?

Yes, there are. Performances of Formations will start at different points in Prague but all of them will lead to Prague Exhibition Grounds. Please, check the program to find their starting position.

Secondly, PQ Studio takes place at DAMU (Karlova 26, Prague 1); workshops and PQ Studio: Festival performances will happen there and also at other locations mentioned in its program (V Kotcích street, Jan Palach Square, DUP39).Performances at DAMU and DUP39 are paid (or due to accreditations), outdoor performances are for free.

Please, keep in mind to come to indoor performances at least 30 minutes in advance, otherwise your reservation will be cancelled and your place offered to awaiting participants!

PQ also invites all visitors to follow PQ+ 2019 program to get to know Czech theatre companies presenting impressive performances.

Practical info

I would like to help as a volunteer…

Volunteers´ help is highly appreciated. If you would like to become a part of our friendly team, follow instruction HERE.

Accommodation for visitors

PQ 2019´s official hotel partner is Mama Shelter (Veletržní 20, Prague 7).

The recommended accommodation provider is Estec. The link for getting special PQ rooms is published in the Practical Information section, under Accommodation, or HERE.

Visitors are recommended to look for accommodation at Prague 7, which is the district where Prague Exhibition Grounds is located.

Acreditation and tickets

Where can I get my accreditation and what are its benefits?

Accreditations will be for sale in spring 2019 via my.pq.cz platform and on the spot at Industrial Palace (Prague Exhibition Grounds). Accreditations allow holders to enter all PQ 2019 exhibitions, performances, and talks for free. Accredited visitors however still need to do a reservation for any indoor performance, any morning and early afternoon talk or key-note PQ talks in advance.

What accreditations´ options does PQ 2019 offer?

PQ 2019 offers a variety of accreditations for its visitors. See Accreditations in the Practical Information section.

How can I get a student accreditation?

Students are very welcome at PQ 2019, and are offered a special fee for accreditations. Whilst registering at my.pq.cz, students click on “student” option and upload their student ID card (ISIC, University pass, etc.) that will be checked and processed in a while. After receiving the confirmation email by PQ, students select the durability of their accreditations and process the purchase.

Can I get my accreditation on the spot, too?

Of course, you can. Accreditations will be for sale also at PQ Accreditation offices at Industrial Palace. However, the online purchase is highly recommended to avoid queues.

Until what date are accreditations for sale online?

Accreditations can be purchased online for the presale fee up to 18 May 2019. After that date, “last minute” accreditations will be for sale online but for a higher (on the spot) fee. We want to encourage our visitors to buy their accreditations in advance to know how many of you will come and to be perfectly prepared for you all!

Where can I get single tickets, and what is the fee?

Tickets for PQ 2019 will be for sale in spring 2019. The fee for single day ticket is 350 CZK, and 150 CZK for students and parents accompanying their children. Children up to 15 years, seniors over 65 years, and disabled can enjoy PQ 2019 for free. However, they still need to come to PQ box offices and ask for a free ticket.

I would like to buy accreditations/tickets/workshops in bulk (for a group), do I need to register each visitor individually?

No, you don´t. Each visitor from your group would register theirselves. To successfully process your order, please follow our simple guide:

Info for those who are “invited”
1/ Select a STUDENT/VISITOR/PROFESSIONAL accreditation at my.pq.cz.
2/ Fill-in all required information.
3/ You can opt for being visible in PQ industry guide and so network with other professionals coming from all around the world (only possible for professionals and students).
4/ If being a student, upload your student ID (ISIC, University card, or any other).
5/ Click “Submit” button.
6/ As a student, you need to wait until your student ID is validated.
7/ Once your student ID is checked and confirmed, choose “Bulk purchase” as a payment option to get a unique code that will be send to your email.
8/ Send the code to the person that pays for you within 14 days so they can pay for your accreditation in a bulk together with accreditations of other “invitees”.

Info for those who pays for others
1/ Select a PROFESSIONAL/VISITOR/STUDENT accreditation at my.pq.cz.
2/ Fill-in all required information.
3/ You can opt for being visible in PQ industry guide and so network with other professionals coming from all around the world (only possible for professionals and students).
4/ Click “Submit” button.
5/ Ask or remind those you are paying for to send you their generated codes that they were sent while registering for their accreditations paid by someone else. Please note that codes are valid only 14 days.
7/ Continue to your cart and enter codes of all persons you are paying for (yours included); you will be charged for each code representing an accreditation according to the type and the validity period.
8/ Finish your order.