Selection of the Best of This Year’s Letní Letná!
The 19 th edition of the International Festival of Contemporary Circus and Theatre Letní Letná Prague has attracted 60,000 visitors. From August 11 to August 31, they had the opportunity to witness 208 different performances full of acrobatics, a children’s programme, and interesting workshops.
The festival commenced with the Swedish ensemble Cirkus Cirkör, a well-known and loved group in Czechia, who performed an adjusted version of their popular hit Knitting Peace. The beginning of the festival was also graced by the attendance of the director Tilde Björfors. This year, once again, the performances of the Swedish ensemble were completely sold-out and appraised by standing ovations.
The second foreign ensemble, the lively Compañía de Circo „eia“, didn’t falter behind their Scandinavian colleagues one bit and quickly enchanted the audience with their vivaciousness. In the second half of the festival, their every repeated performance Nuye filled the festival tents with spectators.
A legend of the art of contemporary circus, Johan Le Guillerm, with his performance Terces was the third star of Letní Letná. Letenské sady saw the deployment of his experimental laboratory thanks to which he’s been pushing the boundaries of contemporary circus for the past years.
An optimistic surprise were also Monckton & Peden & Votkin with their performance Optimismi.
As a “snake woman”, she excels in it in aerial disciplines and contortion. Another strictly female performance was obnaŽENA by The Same Self ensemble.
workshops, face painting, crafting workshops, or free concerts.
Let us relive the atmosphere of the 19 th edition of Letní Letná in the recap video and the selection of the most beautiful photos and moments from our photographer František Ortmann. If you happen to miss Letní Letná a bit, you can visit our online store and purchase some of our original merchandise!