01 October 2020 to 02 October 2020

IETM Multi-location in Prague

The local Plenary meeting in Prague, Czech Republic, will be hosted by our member Tanec Praha in collaboration with Ponec - Dance venue. Please find below the introduction by the local hosts, as well as the local programme and practical information to help you plan your stay in Prague.

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Introduction by the local hosts

Tanec Praha’s IETM membership dates back to 1991, when we created one of the first independent NGOs in the Czech Republic. Participating in IETM meetings and events for almost 30 years, we have never faced a situation such as the one we are currently experiencing. Recent months have, however, also brought good things in our country: a new dialogue between the independent art scene and local authorities, as well as more respect towards the vitality and flexibility of independent artists. 

We are now ready to compare how governments have reacted towards the local performing arts scene, and what actions are effective. We are also willing to look into the future; how it evolves and how we will continue to plan our activities. In Central Europe “What matters now?” is a hot topic too. Considering the significant differences between our neighbouring countries, we have something to compare, notably, all the challenges and threats brought by the crisis. 

With this in mind, we invite the Arts & Theatre Institute, ITI and Nová síť/New Network as well as the independent performing arts sector from Visegrad countries and others to join our local meeting in Prague.

Register now

Maximum capacity: 50 participants

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Programme

The following on-site programme of the local meeting in Prague prepared by the local hosts will include the participation in the main IETM online programme (marked as working sessions on the page), to which all the locations of the Multi-location Plenary will simultaneously connect on 1 and 2 October.

CEST: Central European Summer Time (local time in Prague)

Thursday, 1 October

14:00
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15:45 CEST

Collective participation in IETM's online programme:

What matters now? Plenary discussion
The theme of the Multi-location Plenary Meeting will allow us to speak out on what truly matters in the different context in which we now evolve. A series of short addresses from speakers with versatile backgrounds will trigger live and online, local and international discussions.

Venue: PONEC - dance venue (and online)

16:00 CEST

Round table
Discussion with Arts & Theatre Institute/ITI, Nová síť/New Network and participants about the current situation, its challenges and its threats.

Venue: PONEC - dance venue

20:00 CEST

Performance: Roselyne by Cécile Da Costa

Venue: PONEC - dance venue

Friday, 2 October

10:00
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11:00 CEST

Collective participation in IETM's online programme:

IETM Pitchorama
This brand new session will showcase a series of 6 projects pitched by IETM members in 3-minute videos before leaving room for questions and feedback from participants.

Venue: PONEC - dance venue (and online)

14:00
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15:00 CEST

Collective participation in IETM's online programme: 

IETM info cell
An hour of valuable information on IETM: overview of the current and upcoming activities and projects, update on the recent and forthcoming policy and advocacy work, and introduction to the different working groups of IETM.

Venue: PONEC - dance venue (and online)

For more information about the local programme in Prague, please get in touch directly with Michaela Prikopova at [email protected].

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Covid-19 regulations

Before booking your travel, please check the travel regulations of your destination. Please make sure you also check here the list of countries whose citizens can get into Czech Republic without restrictions. Please also make sure to check the regulations of the country where you are based, which might still limit the destinations to which you can travel.

Please be aware that local Covid-19 regulations may affect your journey as well as the local meeting itself until the very last minute. For the latest information please feel free to check the official governmental information here.

Given current Covid-19 restrictions, this gathering will have a limited capacity of 50 participants.

Measures and restrictions

In Prague, wearing masks is mandatory since 1 September 2020 in all public indoor areas. The rule will apply to shops, public transport, including intercity connections, shopping centers, post offices, theaters and cinemas, offices or indoor public events and indoor school premises (corridors). Everyone is encouraged to wash their hands frequently, to avoid crowded spaces and large gatherings, and to generally behave in a responsible manner to minimise risks.

Please read about General measures in the Czech Republic and the Covid-19 epidemic in the Czech Republic for more information.

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Location

PONEC - Dance venue

Husitská 899/24A,
130 00 Praha 3, Czech Republic

Ponec - Dance venue has barrier-free access. For more information about the accessibility of the venue, please get directly in touch with the production department or the venue's box office on +420 222 721 531 or at [email protected].

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Accessibility

In the city

For more information about the wheelchair accesibility of Prague, please visit this website.

At the meeting

It is our aim to make IETM meetings as accessible as possible. However, it may not be possible to offer services at every location and, therefore, we recommend that you check the accessibility conditions of the location of your interest.

In order to meet the needs as much as possible, we collect your access requirements when you create your account and register for the meeting. Regarding speech-to-text captioning, we can only guarantee captions for the main IETM online programme (marked as working sessions on the page).

If you have any questions regarding the overall accessibility of the local meeting in Prague, you are welcome to write to our Production Officer at [email protected].

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Transports

By plane

You can choose to fly to the Václav Havel Airport Prague. Please protect yourself and other travellers at the airport by wearing a face mask, keeping a safe distance, washing your hands frequently and using hand sanitizers. Please find information on the airport's protective measures on this page.

Transport from the Airport to the city can be found here. The nearest bus stop to the theatre is U památníku.

By bus

Praha Florenc bus terminal
Pod výtopnou 13/10, Prague 8

If you are coming from Florence, we recommend crossing the road and walking along the left side in the direction of the theatre. This will allow you to cross safely at the traffic light instead of crossing a dangerous intersection. The theatre is about 280 metres from the terminal.

By train

Praha - Hlavní nádraží train station 
Wilsonova 300/8, Prague 2

Public transport

Please find the information about public transport in Prague here.

Metro
The Metro in Prague has three lines marked A (green), B (yellow), C (red).
Metro operating hours: Monday – Thursday: 5am – 12pm | Friday – Sunday:  5am – 1am

Tram
Day lines (routes 1–26) operate from 4.30am – 12pm
Night lines (routes 51–59) operate from 12pm – 4.30am

Fares
Passengers have to purchase and validate their ticket before boarding public transports. Tickets can be bought in some metro stations or at the Prague Public Transport Company (DPP), Information Centers, hotels, newsstands (marked as “trafika” in Czech), travel agencies, department stores, etc. Single tickets can also be bought from machines located inside metro stations or close to some tram/bus stops, or at the bus driver with an extra fee (40 CZK / adults or 20 CZK / children).

Single tickets for adults over 15 years: 

  • 90 minutes: 32 CZK
  • 30 minutes: 24 CZK
  • 24 hours (1 day): 110 CZK
  • 72 hours (3 days): 310 CZK

Taxi

We recommend that you do not get into a taxi that is parked in front of the train station or near a touristic site, as they are very expensive.

Here are some recommendations for taxi companies:

The UBER service is also available in the Czech Republic.

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Accommodation

You can book your accommodation on www.booking.com or on Žižka Home Apartments' website.

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Eating out                 

Typical Czech Cuisine

Here are some suggestions from the local hosts regarding the local dishes to enjoy over your stay in Prague:

  • Svíčková: Braised beef, usually larded, with a svíčková sauce (carrot, parsley root, celeriac and cream). This dish is often served with typical czech dumplings, whipped cream and cranberry compote.
  • Smažák: Cheese battered coated in flour, egg and bread crumbs, fried and served with tartar sauce and potatoes or french fries.
  • Nakládaný hermelín: Soft cheese, from the same family as brie and camembert, marinated with peppers and onions in oil (pub food). 
  • Obložené chlebíčky: A slice of Czech white bread garnished with mayonnaise, ham, egg, fish, salad or spread on the top. They are usually decorated with fresh sliced or pickled cucumber and pepper, tomato, sliced radish, or parsley. You can buy it in Czech delicatessen or bakeries.
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Contact

For any question regarding the local meeting in Prague, please get in touch directly with Michaela Prikopova on +420 732 334 352 or at [email protected].

Image in banner: © Anthony DELANOIX

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