321 East 73rd Street, 3rd Floor

New York City, NY 10021

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More Than Entertainment: The Tradition of Czech Puppetry

talk, presentation, film 30 May, 2018 - 7:00 PM

[BBLA at Bohemian National Hall]


Vit Horejs will discuss subversive puppet activity over three centuries and demonstrate magic marionette manipulation.  The presentation will be followed by a screening of the award-winning documentary film Faust on a String, which traces the history of the centuries old Czech marionettes--sleeping beauties that came back to life – from Jan Hus Church on Upper East Side in New York City.


Vit Horejs is the Artistic Director of Czechoslovak American Marionette Theatre (CAMT) based in New York City. He is currently working on his next production Duke Oldrich & Washerwoman Bozena, the True Story, a non-traditional staging of a traditional marionette play based on the story of love at first sight; and featuring the 11th century Duke who disregarded class boundaries in his marriage but forgot to mention some minor relationship details to his beloved. The show will run in November 2018 at the Jan Hus Playhouse.


Czech and Slovak puppetry has been declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2017.



BBLA at Bohemian National Hall

321 East 73rd Street, 3rd Floor 

New York, NY 10021


Light refreshments. Free and open to the public. Suggested donation $5. RSVP to newyork@svu2000.org.

Bohemian Benevolent & Literary AssociationHospodaThe National Czech and Slovak MuseumAmerican Friends of the Czech RepublicCzech CenterConsulate General