Laterna magika (CZ)

Signal Festival and Laterna Magika are following up on last year’s successful collaboration. Laterna Magika is a multimedia and multi-genre theatre. It is one of the ensembles of the National Theatre in Prague and operates in the New Stage of the National Theatre. With its unique approach to theatrical poetics it has created a worldwide reputation. Its basic principle, i.e. the interactive connection of film projection with movement and acting, has gradually been complemented by new technologies, such as digital projections or new media including real-time programmable software. Laterna Magika’s productions combine movement, dance, voice, words, music and visual elements, which are its unique and undeniable signature. As of January 2021, Radim Vizváry is the new artistic director of Laterna magika. His vision is of a multi-genre theatre that will experiment more with new technologies, establish interdisciplinary collaborations and take the path of site-specific projects and interventions in public space among further audiences.

Tereza Vejvodová is a film director, screenwriter and multimedia artist. She studied feature directing at FAMU, but in her work she is more interested in experimenting with the boundaries of the film medium, especially its interfaces with visual and musical practices. She works mainly with independent film, but also with video installations for theatre and gallery spaces.