Compact archive November 24, 2006

Gingerbread Days exhibition

Gingerbread is in many families in the Czech Republic connected with Christmas and has a long tradition. If you want to learn more about history and „know-how“ of delicious gingerbread, visit these days Botanical garden in Troja.

You can buy traditional Czech gingerbread but you can also try to make it yourself – roll the dough, put it into the oven and decorate it. You can also learn about history and progress of gingerbread and baking forms from the 17th century.

The exhibition Gingerbread Days starts today and lasts until Sunday. The Botanical garden is open from 9:00 to 16:00. When you are in Botanical garden you can also visit an exhibition of succulents in Fata Morgana greenhouse.

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Show Transmission starts this Saturday

Third season of the very successful dance night Transmission starts this Saturday in the large area of T-Mobile Arena. The show has a subtitle Universal Energy and is devoted to the space.

Dutch Resident Vj’s Vision Impossible will take care of audio projections of stars and galaxies and 3D animations introducing DJ’s. You can look forward to large satellites with laser and light shows, lots of dancers and performances, special space decorations and last but not least the music from great DJ’s Andre Tanneberger alias ATB, Markus Schulz, M.I.K.E., Blank & Jones or Ruby.

The show starts in T-Mobile Arena (Za elekrarnou 419 street) on Saturday at 20:00. Tickets are available through Ticketpro for 590 CZK or 990 CZK (VIP).

Performance of de Keersmaeker in Prague

Flemish dancer and choreographer Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker is said to be the most influential personality showing new dance directions. She is coming after a long time to the stage as a dancer. De Keersmaeker will perform in Prague with her exclusive solo performance Once.

46 years old Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker presents a show that comes back to the beginning of her career. Her dancing style is very individual. Anna Teresa created during her career a prominent Belgian modern dance group Rosas and a famous dancing school in Europe Performing Arts Research and Training Studio.

Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker’s performance will start at 20:00 today, tomorrow and on Sunday on the stage of Archa Theatre (Na Porici 26). You can reserve the ticket or buy them at the box office of Archa Theatre.

Exhibition of historical dolls in Prague

Dolls were popular in old Egypt and even nowadays there are still a part of our (especially women’s) childhood. A new exhibition in City of Prague Museum in Florenc shows more then 600 models of dolls made from the second half of 19th century to the 50’s of 20th century.

The exhibition is called Our grandmothers’ dolls and displays dolls made of cloth, felt, wood, paper, porcelain and celluloid. Dolls used to be dressed according to the latest fashion, at the turn of 19th and 20th century they started to be made with child features. Some dolls are only a centimeter long, which makes them really special. The exhibition contains also small models of furniture for dolls or dolls of these dolls.

The exhibition is open in the main building of City of Prague Museum (Na Porici 52), in the hall no. 8, until 25th February 2007. The museum is open daily (except Monday) from 9:00 to 18:00. Full entrance fee is 80 CZK, reduction fee (students, seniors, disabled people) 30 CZK, family fee 160 CZK, children 0-6 years old entrance free. Every first Thursday in the month museum is open until 20:00 for 1 CZK.

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Diplomatic support - a beer barrow

The Czech Republic send a new diplomat to Brussels to support equal tax policy on beer and wine. The “new diplomat” is nothing less than a beer barrel. It will support Czech diplomats at the meeting of EU Ministers of Finance on 28th November.

Czech government does not like the idea that consumption tax will be increased only on beer but not on wine. “Beer is a part of our culture like wine is a part of French culture,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexandr Vondra who took over the beer barrel, that travelled from Plzen to Prague on a horse-drawn carriage, in front of Cerninsky Palace in Prague.

The beer barrow containing Pilsner Urquell is signed by many prominent people. Also President Vaclav Klaus supported this mission with his signature on the barrel.

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