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Slavic mythology: Rod, and the birth of a new universe (Kafkadesk)

Museums around the world are filled with statues of gods and goddesses once worshipped by the ancient Greeks, Romans or Egyptians. But what about the Slavic mythology? We already learned about Perun, the thunder god, and Morena, the goddess of death, now let’s take a look at Slavic mythology’s very own creation myth. All cultures, across eras […]

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Olympics, Isolation, and Hope

Note: This article was written during the end of the first lockdown of the Czech Republic, although some points might seem out of time, a majority of this article still stands as we a have entered our second wave of lockdown. Hit Hard by the Pandemic, the Czech Olympic Team Still Stands Tall Extraordinary times […]

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Arts & Designs

Everything is Different: Festival 4+4 Days in Motion, local artists and the future of education

From the  9 to the⁠ 17of  October, the New School in Strašnice, which until now has been closed for 15 years, as well as the adjacent garden, will turn into a unique center of culture and gathering. The festival 4+4 Days in Motion follows its goal to culturally enliven non-traditional spaces like previously done at […]

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World-famous dancer Sergei Polunin to perform in the Forum Karlin.

Sergei Polunin will present the choreography “Up, Close & Personal” at a single performance in Prague on November 30th, and pre-sale has already started. A unique experience where you get to get up close (onto the dancefloor) to live through a 40-minute masterpiece by Sergei Polunin inspired by the legendary dance and choreographer Václav Nižinský. […]

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PragueCollege Student Documentary Nominated for International Awards

Creative Media Production student Gigi Green’s (director) collaboration with MA Fina Arts student Kjersti Austdal on a short documentary film as part of their studies at Prague College has gathered some international attention and received several award nominations over the past few months. The short documentary FOUND was filmed during the autumn of 2019 in […]

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Premiere of the feature documentary “World according to Mucha”

The Festive premiere of the feature documentary “World according to Mucha” took place on September 28 in the Lucerna theaters, the movie goes to cinemas on October 1. A remarkable stylized documentary delighted the premiere audience who had an enthusiastic response, the success of the film was celebrated in style with the sparkling wine “Mucha”. […]

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Keeping the Cameras Rolling at the Barrandov Studio

Legendary Czech Film Studio Barrandov and 85 Years of Cinema. Visitors on their way to Barrandov Studio, the largest film studio in the Czech Republic and one of the largest in Europe, may at first be struck by the impressive rock formations that surround the area. Located in the district of Hlubočepy in south-west Prague, […]

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The Film and Architecture Festival begins, inviting cinemas to world premieres

  The ninth year of the Film and Architecture Festival in will begin on September 30. The weekly screening of films about architecture, urbanism and design will take place in 20 cities throughout the Czech Republic and will offer world premieres. The festival plans to screen films in cinemas and not move to the online […]

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The Business of Leadership A Conversation with Pepper de Callier

I met with Pepper de Callier over Zoom, though a distance of only five kilometers separated us. We had both been quarantined for over two months at the time and, over a spotty WiFi connection, we discussed the new realities of social and physical distancing. “This is something that I am discussing with my clients,” […]

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The Impact of the Global Pandemic on the Czech Real Estate Market

When the news of COVID-19 started to surface in the media at the beginning of 2020, hardly anyone was able to foresee the impact of the disease on the world population and economy. The Czech Republic has been fighting to contain the virus since March, and, although it has been largely successful in minimising the […]