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Programma:

1 jan. 2018 - 31 dec. 2018

Project 1918 - 2018

Met projecten ter gelegenheid van het honderdjarig jubileum van het ontstaan van Tsjecho-Slowakije hebben de Tsjechische centra ons land in 2018 vanuit verschillende invalshoeken willen presenteren en het image van Tsjechië willen versterken. Vanuit dit oogpunt vond er gedurende het jaar een hele reeks evenementen plaats, die niet enkel herinnerden aan het ontstaan van Tsjecho-Slowakije, maar ook aan de gebeurtenissen rondom het jaar 1968 en aan andere essentiële periodes van de hedendaagse Tsjechische geschiedenis.

Op de eerste plaats vieren wij natuurlijk 100 jaar sinds het ontstaan van Tsjechoslowakije. Op 28 oktober 1918 werd de Eerste Tsjechoslowaakse Republiek uitgeroepen. Ook zullen we uitgebreid stilstaan bij de gebeurtenissen van 1986, het einde van de Praagse Lente en de inval van het Warschaupact. Natuurlijk komen ook verschillende kunstvormen met een sterke tradie zoals film, literatuur en kunst onder de aandacht, zowel klassiek als hedendaags.

Meer informatie over de projecten van de Tsjechische Centra vindt u hier.

 

The year of 2018 brings a round anniversary which encourages us to great celebrations. Let us recall the events that have accompanied us on our journey through the past century and inspire ourselves with the personalities who have moved our nation forward through their thinking. Let’s celebrate our 100th anniversary together!

Events organized by the Czech Center Rotterdam in the framework of this year's celebrations:

09.02.2018 Concert - Eduard Šístek a Miroslav Sekera 


Czech cellist Eduard Šístek (1992, Prague) graduated from the Prague Conservatory. In 2012, he became a member of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, where he played under the direction of the famous conductor Jiří Bělohlávek. The Dutch audience could already enjoy his brilliance in the course of his 2015 tour in the Netherlands as part of The International Holland Music Sessions, during which he also performed at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

Miroslav Sekera (1975, Prague) also graduated from the Prague Conservatory, winning a number of domestic and foreign piano competitions, for example, the Austrian International Brahms Competition.

The concert took place at the residence of the Czech Ambassador in The Hague and was co-organized by The International Holland Music Sessions (TIHMS).

 

06.03.2018 Book presentation of Jaroslav Rudiš' Het volk boven (National Avenue) 


On Tuesday the 6th of March, the Czech writer Jaroslav Rudiš (1972) presented the Dutch publication of his latest book 'National Avenue' ('Het volk boven'). The evening with the author, who participated in a literary internship at NIAS Amsterdam Research Institute at the Royal Academy of Sciences from February to June, was moderated by Guido Snel, professor of Modern European Literature at the University of Amsterdam. The event was organised by the Czech Centre Rotterdam, the Honorary Consulate of the Czech Republic in Groningen, Uitgeverij Nobelman, the Czech Literary Centre and the Moravian Library.

Jaroslav Rudiš celebrates his success not only in the Czech Republic but also in Germany. In 2016, the author launched a Dutch version of his previous novel 'The End of Punk in Helsinki' ('Het einde van de punk in Helsinki') at the same place in the Netherlands, which makes 'National Avenue' ('Het volk boven') his second title published in Dutch. Both books were published by the publishing house Nobelman in Groningen in a translation of Edgar de Bruin.

 

 

12.03. – 15.04.2018 Exhibition '12 Worlds' in Groningen

Children’s book illustration has a long and rich tradition in the Czech Republic. For the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia, the Czech Center in Rotterdam organized an exhibition of Czech illustrations for children – or more precisely for all lovers of this genre without any age limitation. Twelve successful Czech artists and illustrators presented the best from their work for children. Their works represent more than just a combination of the image with a word but bring more genres to the mix such as film, performance, music, theatre and photography.

On Sunday the 25th of March, there was a special afternoon activity programme for children (aged 4 and up) to make illustrations, colour pictures and draw their own short comics. There was also a reading of Czech stories and fairy tales in Dutch.

Exhibiting illustrators: David Böhm, Pavel Čech, Dan Černý, Lucie Dvořáková, Renáta Fučíková, Vendula Chalánková, Lucie Lomová, Galina Miklínová, Petr Nikl, Jaromír Plachý a Vhrsti.  

 

16.03. – 28.10.2018 Comeniusdag 2018; Legacy of John Amos Comenius

From March 16 to October 28, the Czech Center, in cooperation with the Museum of J. Comenius in Naarden, Prague, Uherský Brod and Přerov, organized a comprehensive exhibition on the emergence of independent Czechoslovakia and the role of J.A.Commenius’ legacy in the process.

The accompanying program of the exhibition was a lecture cycle devoted to different fragments of modern Czechoslovak history (Prague Spring, Charter 77 etc.) The cycle started on March 25 with a lecture on "J.A. Comenius' Reference" by Hans van der Linde. Other lectures took place on April 22, May 27, August 26, September 23 and October 28.

 

06.04.2018 - 31.05.2018 Exhibition 'Establishment of Czechoslovakia 1918' 

At the occasion of the centennial anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia in 1918 the Czech Embassy in The Hague, CzechTourism Benelux and the Czech Centre Rotterdam presented the exhibition 'Establishment of Czechoslovakia 1918' which took place from April 6 to May 31 in the Europe House in The Hague.

The exhibition offered a brief and accessible thematic overview of events in Czechoslovakia in the global context of 20th-century history. Visitors were presented with the milestones of this chaotic and uncertain period through the stories of political protagonists, such as Tomas Garrigue Masaryk, Edvard Beneš and Milan Rastislav Štefánik. The exhibition also comprised of Czechoslovak science and culture wonders.

 

24.04.2018 - 31.07.2018 Exhibition '12 Worlds' in The Hague

Czech children’s book illustration has a long and rich tradition. For the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia, the Czech Center in Rotterdam organized an exhibition of Czech illustrations for children – or more precisely for all lovers of this genre without any age limitation. Twelve successful Czech artists and illustrators presented the best from their work for children. Their works represent more than just a combination of the image with a word but bring more genres to the mix such as film, performance, music, theatre and photography.

Exhibiting illustrators: David Böhm, Pavel Čech, Dan Černý, Lucie Dvořáková, Renáta Fučíková, Vendula Chalánková, Lucie Lomová, Galina Miklínová, Petr Nikl, Jaromír Plachý a Vhrsti.  

The exhibition was moved from Groningen to The Hague.

 

12.05.2018 Prague Spring and screening of a film 'A Report on the Party and the Guests'

In cooperation with the Czech Center in Rotterdam, special film screenings about 1968 in Czechoslovakia took place on 12 and 13 May.

On Friday the 12th of May, a multimedia talk show about Prague Spring was held, hosted by Czech writer Jaroslav Rudiš who invited Michal Bregant, director of the National Film Archive, and Jan Novák, a writer and film producer as his guests. Czech musician Thom Artway (this year's Czech representative at the legendary Budapest music festival Sziget) accompanied the event with his folk tunes. Various short films and historical film fragments were featured and the whole evening culminated with Jan Nemec's film 'A Report on the Party and the Guests'.

 

03.06.2018 Presentation of Marek Šindelka's 'Materiaalmoeheid' in The Hague  

On Sunday the 3rd of June, Marek Šindelka presented the Dutch publication of his latest novel 'Materiaalmoeheid' ('Únava materiálu'). The author discussed his work with the translator of his books into Dutch Edgar de Bruin. Translator Kees Mercks opened the event with a talk about the link between Czechoslovak literature and the Prague Spring 1968.

The members of Kunstkring association; actress Tatiana Radier and dramaturge Rob Scholten, completed the programme with reciting segments from Václav Havel’s, Jaroslav Seifert’s and Miroslav Holub's literary pieces. The entire program was hosted by historian Pim Reinders. 

 

 

13.06.2018 Book presentation of Jaroslav Rudis' Het volk boven (National Avenue) at the Goethe-Institut in Amsterdam 

On Wednesday the 13th of June, the Czech writer Jaroslav Rudiš presented the Dutch publication of his latest book 'National Avenue' ('Het volk boven'). The evening was moderated by Guido Snel, professor of Modern European Literature at the University of Amsterdam. The event was organised by the Czech Centre Rotterdam and Goethe-Institut.

In 2016, the author launched a Dutch version of his previous novel 'The End of Punk in Helsinki' ('Het einde van de punk in Helsinki') at the same place in the Netherlands, which makes 'National Avenue' ('Het volk boven') his second title published in Dutch. Both books were published by the publishing house Nobelman in Groningen in a translation of Edgar de Bruin. The visitors could purchase the book at the venue and have it signed by the author.

 

15.06.2018 Fashionclash 2018

The Czech Center in Rotterdam has repeatedly supported the participation of Czech fashion designers at Fashionclash, the festival of fashion and design in Maastricht, with this year's theme Fashion My Religion.

After the last year's success, Michaela Čapková came back to present her collection from the project 'Power of identity – Memory fashion message' which was created on the occasion of the centennial anniversary of the foundation of Czechoslovakia. Her fashion show was opened by a dance performance of Andrea Vykysalá Benková.

 

 

 

 

09.07.2018 Concert: Uvira/Bruno/Hafizi trio 

The Czech Center together with the Czech Embassy in The Hague organized a jazz concert of a trio Uvira / Bruno / Hafizi. The trio was founded by a young Czech pianist and composer Jan Uvira in Rotterdam in 2015. Jan Uvira studied jazz piano at the Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory in Prague and later at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice (Poland). In 2015 he participated in an exchange study programme at the Codarts University for the Arts. The other two trio members, Bulgarian drummer Martin Hafizi and Italian bass player Alessio Bruno are also students of Rotterdam Codarts.

 

01.11.2018 – 15.12.2018  Exhibiton '12 Worlds' in Beverwijk

The third presentation of the Czech illustration took place in Beverwijk. After its display in Groningen and The Hague, the exhibition moved to the Grote Kerk in Beverwijk, where twelve successful Czech artists and illustrators presented the best from their work for children. Exhibiting illustrators: David Böhm, Pavel Čech, Dan Černý, Lucie Dvořáková, Renáta Fučíková, Vendula Chalánková, Lucie Lomová, Galina Miklínová, Petr Nikl, Jaromír Plachý a Vhrsti.  

 

 

 

03.11.2018 Symposium 1918: Europa op de schop  

On Saturday the 3rd of November, the faculty of Russian and Slavic studies at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), together with the Czech Centre Rotterdam and the Czech Embassy in The Hague, organized a symposium focusing on political changes in Europe in 1918. The main topics of the symposium were the breakup of the Habsburg monarchy, the resurrection of the old and the emergence of the new states - Poland, Czechoslovakia and the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes - and its consequences for the development of Slavic languages and culture in Central Europe in general.

On that occasion, the winner of a translation competition, in which contestants had to translate letters of Milena Jesenská from Czech into Dutch, was also announced.

 

07.11.2018 - 11.11.2018 Eastern Neighbours Film Festival: Larks on a String & Václav Neckář  

This year’s edition of Eastern Neighbours Film Festival took place between November 7 and 11 in The Hague. The film Larks on a String (1969) directed by Jiří Menzel was shown to the Dutch audience as the festival’s closing piece. The actor Václav Neckář had been invited by the Czech Centre Rotterdam as a special guest for the screening. The audience had a chance to personally meet Mr Neckář during an informal brunch on Sunday morning and during the Q&A after the screening.

Two other Czech co-productions were also on display during the festival: 'Occupation 1968' and 'The Trial: The State of Russia VS Oleg Sentsov'.

 

17.11.2018  Lecture: Tomáš Vrba in Beverwijk

Tomáš Vrba, a lecturer at the New York University in Prague and signer of Charter 77, introduced his views on “the heart of Europa” on November 11 in Grote Kerk in Beverwijk.

 

 

 

 

Film Club

In 2018 the film club programme also marked the 100th anniversary of the Czechoslovak Republic and thus the audience had the opportunity to see the top works of Czech and Czechoslovak cinematography. Each movie was always introduced by a special guest.

14.02.2018 Film Club - 'Vrchní, prchni!' ('Waiter, Scarper!')

 

Screening of a popular film comedy from the author duo of Svěrák and Smoljak "Waiter, Scarper!“. The film was introduced by our former colleague Filip Bloem.

 

 

 

 

 

09.05.2018 Film Club - 'Žert' ('The Joke')

Movie 'Žert' ('The Joke' in English) by director Jaromil Jireš, based on the novel of the same name by Milan Kundera, was introduced by Jana Beranová, an author of a Dutch translation of the novel.

 

 

 

 

 

05.06.2018 Film Club - Unlimited Space: Ikarie XB-1 

In cooperation with TU Delft and Filmhuis Lumen the Czech Center prepared a screening of the Czechoslovak sci-fi cult movie 'Ikarie XB-I' as an opening picture of a film festival about space 'Sizzling Summer of Space'.

 

05.09.2018 Film Club - 'Rozmarné léto' ('Capricious Summer')

 

The September Film Club took place at the Goethe-Institut in Amsterdam, where the Czech Center presented the film by Jiří Menzel 'Capricious Summer' based on a novel of the same name by Vladislav Vančura. The screening was introduced by our special guest, Kees Mercks, whose Dutch translation of the book came out in 2017.

 

For more information about the events of all Czech Centers please click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plaats:

Westersingel 9
3014 GM Rotterdam
Nederland

Datum:

Van: 1 jan. 2018
T/m: 31 dec. 2018

Georganiseerd door:

České centrum


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