About PQ

The Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space is the largest scenography event in the world. Since 1967 Prague Quadrennial every four years explores and presents the most up-to-date trends in the field of performance design and architecture of the performing space.
PQ explores a wide range of scenographic practices – from stage design and costume design to lighting design, sound design and new scenographic practices such as site-specific, applied scenography, urban performance, costume as performance, and much more. Apart from the traditional, competitive Section of Countries and Regions and Student Section, PQ'15 will also include the Performing Space, Objects, Makers and Tribes sections, accompanying exhibitions and live events, which will be held in galleries and public spaces in the centre of Prague. To supplement the main events, the program includes lectures, discussions, symposia, as well as workshops and educational events.
The main theme of the upcoming edition of the Prague Quadrennial will be SharedSpace: Music Weather Politics. The aim of PQ'15 is to make invisible scenography – environments that deeply affect us, despite being intangible – visible.

PQ'15 will take place from 18 to 28 June. The core of this international event consists of exhibitions from more than 60 countries from all over the world. PQ is a platform bringing together as many as 5,000 theatre professionals and students, as well as more than 50,000 visitors from all over the world.

Scenography as SharedSpace

Sodja Lotker, PQ Artistic Director

In the last years there have been many dramatic world events in the shape of large gatherings of people connecting to express their will and needs. These gatherings have shown the power of live meetings of people as well as the need of people to use theatricality as their way of expressing (acting, masking, building temporary structures). It is time to rethink theatre as (what thinker Alan Read calls) 'the last human venue' – place where living people have living connections – and where large groups of people come to share realities: narratives and experiences as well as potential possibilities: fiction and fantasy. Prague Quadrennial 2015 aims to revisit the power of theatre and imaginary and discover the powers and responsibilities of scenography that use, yet exceed the theatrical.
PQ '15 invites participants to explore scenography as performative environment that influences not only spatial relations of elements of performance but also determines mental relations (narrative, social, past or future) as well as relations between the performance and audience in contemporary theatre.
PQ '15 aims to explore scenography as SharedSpace – space that influences (designs) relationships between people, space that provides room for relating, and more than anything space that provides place for sharing – sharing of ideas, stories, and of social responsibilities.

PQ '15 aims to revisit theatrical – imaginary, visionary and non-existent as creative socio-political power.
PQ '15 aims to discover invisible scenographies – environments that influence us deeply although they are intangible – through proposing Music Weather and Politics as main themes for the scenography exhibition of Section of Countries and Regions.
PQ '15 aims to focus on the making – and the relationship between the Makers (scenographer-artist) – the Space (performance architecture) and the Objects (products with stories) within three additional exhibitions.
PQ '15 aims to play with situating, relating and gathering of people to provide for inclusive spaces and projects.

PQ '15 will happen in multiple spaces in the very center of Prague and invites visitors to think locally (exploring the specific of the local) in the connection with the city both when working on presentations from their country and when exhibiting in the specific places in Prague.
Share the experience, share the viewing, share responsibility – share space!

17
Wed
17.06   h 18.00
Rynek Starego Miasta

PQ´15 Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony

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18
Thu
18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19.00
Pałac Colloredo-Mansfeld

OBJECTS. THE RAINBOW

The exhibition presents items/objects/props and the stories to which they are linked. Polish project refers to the story of The Rainbow installation being burned down during the violent nationalist manifestation.

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18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19.00
Dom Kafki

Student exhibition THE BOUNDARIES OF LANDSCAPE

The Boundaries of Landscape is a Polish proposal for students section at PQ15. The project deals with a concept of imagined scenography with a notion of landscape.

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18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19:00
Topičův salon

NATIONAL EXHIBITION POST-APOCALYPSIS

In Post-Apocaplypsis, we face a new definition of the human being, treated primarily as an active part of earthly weather.

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18.06   h 16.00–17.30
Pałac Colloredo-Mansfeld

SPACE SHIFTER – JERZY GURAWSKI AND ARCHITECTURE OF THEATRICAL SPACE

The lecture by Dariusz Kosiński will present the main ideas of Jerzy Gurawski’s space design and the analysis of his projects for Grotowski’s performances.

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19
Fri
18.06–28.06   h 10.00–01.00
Pałac Colloredo-Mansfeld

OBJECTS. THE RAINBOW

The exhibition presents items/objects/props and the stories to which they are linked. Polish project refers to the story of The Rainbow installation being burned down during the violent nationalist manifestation.

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18.06–28.06   h 10.00–01.00
Dom Kafki

Student exhibition THE BOUNDARIES OF LANDSCAPE

The Boundaries of Landscape is a Polish proposal for students section at PQ15. The project deals with a concept of imagined scenography with a notion of landscape.

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18.06–28.06   h 10.00–01.00
Topičův salon

NATIONAL EXHIBITION POST-APOCALYPSIS

In Post-Apocaplypsis, we face a new definition of the human being, treated primarily as an active part of earthly weather.

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19.06   h 13.00
Topičův salon

PICNIC IN THE FOREST

Join us at the Topič Salon for official cocktail reception.

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20
Sat
18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19.00
Pałac Colloredo-Mansfeld

OBJECTS. THE RAINBOW

The exhibition presents items/objects/props and the stories to which they are linked. Polish project refers to the story of The Rainbow installation being burned down during the violent nationalist manifestation.

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18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19.00
Dom Kafki

Student exhibition THE BOUNDARIES OF LANDSCAPE

The Boundaries of Landscape is a Polish proposal for students section at PQ15. The project deals with a concept of imagined scenography with a notion of landscape.

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18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19:00
Topičův salon

NATIONAL EXHIBITION POST-APOCALYPSIS

In Post-Apocaplypsis, we face a new definition of the human being, treated primarily as an active part of earthly weather.

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21
Sun
18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19.00
Pałac Colloredo-Mansfeld

OBJECTS. THE RAINBOW

The exhibition presents items/objects/props and the stories to which they are linked. Polish project refers to the story of The Rainbow installation being burned down during the violent nationalist manifestation.

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18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19.00
Dom Kafki

Student exhibition THE BOUNDARIES OF LANDSCAPE

The Boundaries of Landscape is a Polish proposal for students section at PQ15. The project deals with a concept of imagined scenography with a notion of landscape.

tickets
18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19:00
Topičův salon

NATIONAL EXHIBITION POST-APOCALYPSIS

In Post-Apocaplypsis, we face a new definition of the human being, treated primarily as an active part of earthly weather.

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21.06   h 10.00–11.30
Pałac Colloredo-Mansfeld

THE MAN WITHOUT A SPACE

Wojtek Ziemilski explores the idea of home/nest/space, and losing that space in a contemporary (performing) art world.

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22
Mon
18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19.00
Pałac Colloredo-Mansfeld

OBJECTS. THE RAINBOW

The exhibition presents items/objects/props and the stories to which they are linked. Polish project refers to the story of The Rainbow installation being burned down during the violent nationalist manifestation.

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18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19.00
Dom Kafki

Student exhibition THE BOUNDARIES OF LANDSCAPE

The Boundaries of Landscape is a Polish proposal for students section at PQ15. The project deals with a concept of imagined scenography with a notion of landscape.

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18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19:00
Topičův salon

NATIONAL EXHIBITION POST-APOCALYPSIS

In Post-Apocaplypsis, we face a new definition of the human being, treated primarily as an active part of earthly weather.

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22.06   h 20.00
TEATR ARCHA

PQ AWARD CEREMONY

The PQ has a long tradition of competitive exhibition sections judged by professional international jury.

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22.06   h 15.00
Pałac Clam Gallas

VOICE-OVER

Voice-over, a city performance and a live presentation, will form a two-chapter performative tale on owning, possessing and appropriating the space.

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23
Tue
18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19.00
Pałac Colloredo-Mansfeld

OBJECTS. THE RAINBOW

The exhibition presents items/objects/props and the stories to which they are linked. Polish project refers to the story of The Rainbow installation being burned down during the violent nationalist manifestation.

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18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19.00
Dom Kafki

Student exhibition THE BOUNDARIES OF LANDSCAPE

The Boundaries of Landscape is a Polish proposal for students section at PQ15. The project deals with a concept of imagined scenography with a notion of landscape.

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18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19:00
Topičův salon

NATIONAL EXHIBITION POST-APOCALYPSIS

In Post-Apocaplypsis, we face a new definition of the human being, treated primarily as an active part of earthly weather.

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23.06   h 14.30–18.30
Galeria w Kaplicy Betlejemskiej

THE WEDDING THAT WAS NOT

A great theatrum culinae, the show prepared by Anna Królikiewicz and Maciej will take up the challenge of reconstructing this gastronomic universe.

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24
Wed
18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19.00
Pałac Colloredo-Mansfeld

OBJECTS. THE RAINBOW

The exhibition presents items/objects/props and the stories to which they are linked. Polish project refers to the story of The Rainbow installation being burned down during the violent nationalist manifestation.

tickets
18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19.00
Dom Kafki

Student exhibition THE BOUNDARIES OF LANDSCAPE

The Boundaries of Landscape is a Polish proposal for students section at PQ15. The project deals with a concept of imagined scenography with a notion of landscape.

tickets
18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19:00
Topičův salon

NATIONAL EXHIBITION POST-APOCALYPSIS

In Post-Apocaplypsis, we face a new definition of the human being, treated primarily as an active part of earthly weather.

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25
Thu
18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19.00
Pałac Colloredo-Mansfeld

OBJECTS. THE RAINBOW

The exhibition presents items/objects/props and the stories to which they are linked. Polish project refers to the story of The Rainbow installation being burned down during the violent nationalist manifestation.

tickets
18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19.00
Dom Kafki

Student exhibition THE BOUNDARIES OF LANDSCAPE

The Boundaries of Landscape is a Polish proposal for students section at PQ15. The project deals with a concept of imagined scenography with a notion of landscape.

tickets
18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19:00
Topičův salon

NATIONAL EXHIBITION POST-APOCALYPSIS

In Post-Apocaplypsis, we face a new definition of the human being, treated primarily as an active part of earthly weather.

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26
Fri
18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19.00
Pałac Colloredo-Mansfeld

OBJECTS. THE RAINBOW

The exhibition presents items/objects/props and the stories to which they are linked. Polish project refers to the story of The Rainbow installation being burned down during the violent nationalist manifestation.

tickets
18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19.00
Dom Kafki

Student exhibition THE BOUNDARIES OF LANDSCAPE

The Boundaries of Landscape is a Polish proposal for students section at PQ15. The project deals with a concept of imagined scenography with a notion of landscape.

tickets
18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19:00
Topičův salon

NATIONAL EXHIBITION POST-APOCALYPSIS

In Post-Apocaplypsis, we face a new definition of the human being, treated primarily as an active part of earthly weather.

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26.06   h 18.00
Betlémské náměstí 1

TRIBES "URBAN REFLECTIONS"

Urban Tribe consists of three costumes figures wearing mirror forms prepared by Agnieszki Zdonek, Anny Kaczkowskiej, Marii Magdaleny Wawrzyńczyk.

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27
Sat
18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19.00
Pałac Colloredo-Mansfeld

OBJECTS. THE RAINBOW

The exhibition presents items/objects/props and the stories to which they are linked. Polish project refers to the story of The Rainbow installation being burned down during the violent nationalist manifestation.

tickets
18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19.00
Dom Kafki

Student exhibition THE BOUNDARIES OF LANDSCAPE

The Boundaries of Landscape is a Polish proposal for students section at PQ15. The project deals with a concept of imagined scenography with a notion of landscape.

tickets
27.06   h 10.00–19.00
Topičův salon

NATIONAL EXHIBITION POST-APOCALYPSIS

In Post-Apocaplypsis, we face a new definition of the human being, treated primarily as an active part of earthly weather.

tickets
18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19:00
Topičův salon

NATIONAL EXHIBITION POST-APOCALYPSIS

In Post-Apocaplypsis, we face a new definition of the human being, treated primarily as an active part of earthly weather.

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28
Sun
18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19.00
Pałac Colloredo-Mansfeld

OBJECTS. THE RAINBOW

The exhibition presents items/objects/props and the stories to which they are linked. Polish project refers to the story of The Rainbow installation being burned down during the violent nationalist manifestation.

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18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19.00
Dom Kafki

Student exhibition THE BOUNDARIES OF LANDSCAPE

The Boundaries of Landscape is a Polish proposal for students section at PQ15. The project deals with a concept of imagined scenography with a notion of landscape.

tickets
18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19:00
Topičův salon

NATIONAL EXHIBITION POST-APOCALYPSIS

In Post-Apocaplypsis, we face a new definition of the human being, treated primarily as an active part of earthly weather.

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PRODUCENT WYKONAWCZYEXECUTIVE PRODUCER Anna Galas-Kosil
tel. +48 22 745 10 30 | anna.galas@instytut-teatralny.pl
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KOORDYNATORCOORDINATOR Edyta Zielnik
tel. +48 22 745 10 30 | edyta.zielnik@instytut-teatralny.pl
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PRODUCENT WYKONAWCZYEXECUTIVE PRODUCER Anna Galas-Kosil
tel. +48 22 745 10 30
anna.galas@instytut-teatralny.pl

KOORDYNATORCOORDINATOR Edyta Zielnik
tel. +48 22 745 10 30
edyta.zielnik@instytut-teatralny.pl
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