Compact archive August 15, 2007

Czech and Swiss tennis stars to play in Prague

Davis Cup in Prague From today (online sale from tomorrow) you can buy tickets for the tennis game of Davis Cup World Group played in Prague on 21st September – 23rd September. The Czech Republic will play against Switzerland in Sazka Arena (metro station Ceskomoravska).

Right now it’s clear that the Czech team will be represented by Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek, who played Davis Cup for the last time in 2004. They will play the crucial World Cup play-off tie against Swiss team headed by the best tennis player in the world Roger Federer.

There are about 12,000 tickets on sale. They can buy bought via Sazka Ticket or at any collection points of Sazka (including post offices, newspaper shops etc.). The price of the tickets varies according to the category and the number of days.

Festival of Spanish culture Iberica also in Prague

4th International festival of Spanish culture IBERICA 2007 will offer many attractive concerts and temperamental performances of professional dancers of salsa, flamenco or modern dances.

The main stars of this year’s festival will be tallented 17-year-old Patricia Guerrero and outstanding Flamenco dancer Luis de Luis. Both artists will be accompanied with Spanish musicians led by David Carmona. Prague’s stage will also welcome the performance of the Dancing Theatre MAXIMVS.

The festival will be held in four places, in Boskovice, Prague, Brno and Boskovice castle. Prague’s programme is planned on Wednesday 22nd August 2007 in Archa Theatre (Na Porici 26 street). Tickets can be bought via Ticketpro and Ticketportal network and at the box office of Archa Theatre. The entrance fee is 380 CZK for sitting and 250 CZK for standing.

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New metro line D probably entrusted to private investors

The construction of the new metro line D will be probably entrusted to private investors as Prague does not have enough money to build both a new metro line D and to prolong line A from Dejvicka to Ruzyne airport Prague. The municipal authorities will probably approve this plan within two weeks.

The metro line D will connect Main Station (Hlavni nadrazi) with Pisnice in the south of Prague. It will measure 11 km and have ten stations. The chancing stations will be Namesti Miru and Pankrac. The construction should start in 2010 the latest and should cost 44 billion CZK.

The city council plans to build there so called light metro. Light metro is not so deep in the ground, which also save passengers’ time, it can be easier turned in tigher curves and it can climb steeper grades. The metro should be also fully automatic.

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Nouvelle Vague to perform in Prague

The regular concerts EuroConnections will continue in Palac Akropolis in Prague with the concert of French music band Nouvelle Vague. They will perform together with Miou Miou on 27th September 2007.

The “New Wave” was put together by Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux. They focus on covers of hits from 1970’s and 1980’s reinterpreted in a bossa nova style. They have covered songs by Joy Division, Depeche Mode, Dead Kennedys, The Cure, Killing Joke and many others. During their carrier they have released two albums Nouvelle Vague I a Bande a Part.

Their concert will take place in the large hall of Palac Akropolis (Kubelikova 1548/27 street). You can get there from metro station Jiriho z Podebrad (line A) via Fibichova street. Palac Akropolis will also present Guitar, David Sylvian and Laurent Garnier in September and October this year.

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Look animals in the eyes - exhibition in Prague

Do you think you can recognize animals just by their eyes? Until 31st October you have a special chance to try it in the shopping centre Atrium in Charles Square in Prague.

Large-format photographs made by Michael Fokt show provoking eyes of animals. Some photographs are three-dimensional and put on conical objects, some are shown on computer screens. The exhibition is crowned with six large canvases creating a virtual ‘second floor’ of the exhibition.

The author of this exhibition, that has been very successful last year, Michael Fokt studied zoology at Charles University and now he devotes his time to photographing and writing books about various animals.

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