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Top Pick: Mimes express our hopes and fears of 21st Century

A wonderfully choreographed modern dance performance by actors of Aréna Theatre, Bratislava's mime studio, puts to movement the hopes and fears of the coming 21st century. Directed by the famous Slovak mime Milan Sládek and showcased in the beautiful old theatre near the Petrzalka football stadium the premiere show of 2000 is called "Labyrinth MM - End and Beginning".
The collection of acts is part of Project 2000 which has brought young people from cities all over Europe including Dresden, Lyon and others. In the show the Slovak actors give a reinterpretation of Gustav Flaubert's novel "Temptation of St.Anton", and features short acts asking the questions like "Who We Are, Where We Come From and Where We Are Going".


Labyrint - End and the Beginning.
Ctibor Bachratý

A wonderfully choreographed modern dance performance by actors of Aréna Theatre, Bratislava's mime studio, puts to movement the hopes and fears of the coming 21st century. Directed by the famous Slovak mime Milan Sládek and showcased in the beautiful old theatre near the Petrzalka football stadium the premiere show of 2000 is called "Labyrinth MM - End and Beginning".

The collection of acts is part of Project 2000 which has brought young people from cities all over Europe including Dresden, Lyon and others. In the show the Slovak actors give a reinterpretation of Gustav Flaubert's novel "Temptation of St.Anton", and features short acts asking the questions like "Who We Are, Where We Come From and Where We Are Going".

A new age mime-dance performance will introduce the modern-day commandments "More, Faster, Immediately, Everything". In this act dancing figures present life's big events: get born, get known, get named, get placed, get poised, get independent, and get selected. The aim of the show is to allow the audience to associate the feelings of the dancing figures with their own feelings and problems in a mass society.

Aréna Theatre, Viedenská cesta 10.T: 6224-6875. Open, Tue-Fri, 15-18. PKO Ticket Office (see Venues) Premiere programme opens on January 13 and will be repeated on January 14,15,20 and 22, starting at 19:06. The premiere show cost 150 Sk, other performances 90 Sk and discounts are 50 Sk.

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