DAMÚZA studio has been active on the drama scene since 1999. For some time, it resided in an underground medieval space, which bore the same name, on 10 Řetězová street in Old Town. In June 2004, DAMÚZA was forced to leave this space and had to search for its place elsewhere. One of the stages that hosted the studio regularly was Na zábradlí Theatre.
Today DAMÚZA is a group of producers and managers that supports inventive performers, musicians and visual artists who want to explore, provoke, and innovate, instead of being tied to a regular theatre stage.
The studio has always focused mainly on supporting ambitious projects by students and new alumni of DAMU. Today our activities can be classified into two main groups:
We support original, innovative projects for viewers well educated in drama and looking for something new. The productions usually combine alternative genres with visual arts, puppet theatre, music, and dance.
We help create small puppet dramatic tales, in collaboration with DAMU’s Department of Alternative and Puppet Theatre. These minimalist and very precise performances typically have small casts and are characterized by their original approach to puppet-making, set design, and their powerful story-telling.
We also run two festivals:
VyšeHrátky – an interactive, educational festival for children and their parents
KUK – the first Czech multi/genre festival for toddlers, it also includes the making of so-called “early-years theatre” with children aged 10 months to 3 years.
We believe in sharing with you our innovative, daring vision of drama!
Our following performances are presented in English or with no words:
For children and toddlers:
JÁ, TY A TO
PTÁČEK A LEV