Dutch initiative = Global event.

Scenography encompasses continuous interaction between the past and the present. Past actualities, stories, and myths are retold in many ways. Theatre – Is the medium slow?

The NL.project, Waltz2019 is a multiplier of real-world experiences collected through the Art of Slow Travel, Hospitality and Rituals. They include things that have no relevance in an illusionary or staged world, because they are always real. Fake kisses versus the real thing. Which of the two do you prefer? Practicing the impromptu attitude toward design and performance in Scenography. We’re on our way!

Welcoming centre open to public is located at Railway station Bubny, Bubenská 177/ 8b, 170 00, Prague 7.

Welcome to Bubny!

Nádraží Bubny is the location of the “Welcoming and Hospitality” performance of the project PQ WALTZ 2019. More than 80 international students that consist of “welcomers” and “hikers” meet here. Nádraží Bubny is a former train station in Prague. During World War II, tens of thousands of Nazi regime victims were deported from here. Today, it is in the process of transformation into a modern centre for contemporary art and history, called the “The Memorial of Silence”; aiming at developing attitudes of tolerance, respect and joy towards the other.

The PQ Waltz 2019 project inhabits this historically loaded place in June as part of the Prague Quadrennial 2019. Stefan Rusu leads the “Welcomer” students who designed a temporary “Welcoming and Hospitality Space”; they build this design in the main hall of Bubny and perform “hospitality and welcoming rituals”. We receive the “Hiker” students who are reaching their destination after performing “slow travel” all the way to Prague. On their way, they welcome the unknown and the unfamiliar to their life and they bring their artistic experiences to Bubny.


Country/Region The Netherlands

Curator Trudi Maan, Anne Habermann

Curatorial Team Henny Dörr, Taciser Sevinc, Stefan Rusu, Florian Fischer, Guus van Geffen, Saskia Valk, Anna Luyten

photo Taciser Sevinc