Imaginations

Imaginations are multi-genre, site-specific performances / similar to Cirque du Soleil/ that uses the unique atmosphere of night parks and the city scenery of Košice. It is free of charge and open air project created by artists from all over Europe.

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Theater, Art

Košice, Košický kraj, Slovenská republika

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How did it start?

Project Imaginations is inovative continuation of the Independent theatres festival organized by non profit organization Old Town Theatre between the years 1998 - 2009. Thanks to this festival we were able to promote more than 250 multi-genres performances and 100 theatres from all over Europe and the world. Some of those theatres performed spectacular performances of noveau cirque (contemporary circus).

It fascinated not just our audience but also ourselves. So we came up with the unique project: Imaginations

What is it?

It is not a typical festival. Imaginations are not about prepared, already showed performances many times before. Our performance is trained and finished durning 10 days long workshop before event itself. Each year - different story , each city-  unique story adapted to local conditions.

We are creating a compact performance where audience is moving with actors through emotional story and night scenes.

Imaginations are draging audience into dreamy and magical world of fantasies created by aero-acrobacy, dance, live music, fireshow, animals, video-projection, collosal puppets, jugglers and stilts walkers. We are also cooperating with elite artists, craftmen, collectors and sportsmen from all over Europe.

Our pernament partners and co-creators are Czech NGO´s  ArtPrometheus, VOSA, LVC, Decalages, Anamitas and perfect Slovak dancers from Outbreak, Bobalet and Aratron Aspis  duo.

Preparations and developing of  one new Imaginations takes about one year.

For massive interest of our audience and artistic professionality we were chosen as one of the key events of award Košice - European Capital of Culture 2013.

Imaginations in numbers:

  • 5. years long tradition: 5 different and catchy stories , 19 perfomances in 4 different cities
  • lenght of one performance : 90-110 min
  • playground: apx. 1km2
  • number of stages: 8-13
  • number of artists / year : 80 - 100
  • Until now : artists from 8 countries from Europe and Japan
  • number of spectators until now : more than 90 000

Why should you support us:

  • We are unique project with no alternative in the middle Europe
  • Imaginations are making Košice visible on the cultural map of Europe
  • Contemporary circus is becoming a traditional theatre in the eastern part of Slovakia
  • Project is attractive for spectators and it is offering opportunities and creative space for young artists
  • Who once became a part of the Imaginations - wants to be the part of this project again and come back to the city  with amazing atmosphere.
  • With your help and support we can entertain and please another 90 000 spectators :-)

Why do we organize Imaginations?

  • Emotions, adrenaline, excitement, positive feedback from spectators and artists
  • We are the reason why many people from different cities and countries are comming to Košice
  • We want to continute a 5 years tradition and please our fans
  • We want to fulfill the expectations of the people that are waiting for next performance
  • Imaginations presents the primary and also unique contact with different kinds of art for many visitors
  • We are pleased by reviving parks and various scenes in Košice. We want to come up with new show to the places we performed before and maybe one day - to bring Imaginations to your city.

Why crowdfunding?

We are NGO with no employees and with no own space. Number and scale of our performances depends from the fact, how much finance we are able to fundraise. Whole project is funded by sponsors and from grants. Despite of that - we are not able to cover all needed  costs.

We wants to keep our project free and open for all people. If we will be not successfull, we cannot organize Imaginations ....

And this is the reason why we need your help.

We will thank you by another catchy story and attractive benefits.

Photos we choosed for as a benefits:

Remarkable situations:

Anchorman in local radio: We want to warn all the drivers that surrounding of Station square i totally jammed. Imaginations starts at 9 PM. (pause) "What?" Transportation collapsed because of the culture???

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After the very first performance, angry man (apx. 30 years old) came to me: "So you are the author! So this is theatre?" I said: Yes, I´m the author and this is theatre: here are the actors, orchestra, puppiets, balet etc."
Guy: You know, I have never been to theathre but I loved this so much. So if this is theatre - Im such an idiot! And he left.

Ľuba Blaškovičová, author of Imaginations /

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After third year of Imaginations: Old lady (famous theatre and art lover) came to me after the performance. She said: "You know Ľuba, now I can die satisfied. I´ve just seen the most impressive performance in my life.

Ľuba Blaškovičová, author of Imaginations /

Would you wrap it out after this???

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    VIRTUAL TICKET You are buying imaginary - virtual ticket. If you not come personally, you will support great project for the other spectators and your reward will be remarkable experience and good feeling. Thank you! + SURPRISE during the performance

    Reward delivery: Not specified

    EUR 10
  • 15

    VIRTUAL TICKET AND POSTER Virtual ticket and poster from the latest performance.

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 15
  • 7 from 40

    VIRTUAL TICKET AND PHOTO PRESENT You will receive virtual ticket and original photo from the previous performance according to your choice. Photographer: Martin Baran

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 20
  • 84 from 100

    VIRTUAL TICKET AND T-SHIRT You will receive virtual ticket and T-shirt with Imaginations theme. But we need to know your size :-)

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 30
  • 45 from 50

    VIRTUAL TICKET AND HIGH QUALITY RECORDING You will receive autoghraphed DVD recording of Imaginations so you can enjoy the show 100x.

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 35
  • 12 from 20

    Virtual ticket and autographed SOUNDTRACK by Marián Čekovský

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 40
  • 45 from 50

    Virtual ticket + T -SHIRT with Imaginations theme + POSTER + high quality DVD recording

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 70
  • 19 from 30

    Virtual ticket + PHOTO present A3 + T-SHIRT with Imaginations theme + CD soundtrack

    Reward delivery: In a month

    EUR 100
  • 8 from 10

    AFTER PARTY Premium entrance to V.I.P. afterparty for artists, partners and donors. You can come with your partner.

    Reward delivery: Not specified

    EUR 130
  • 10 from 10

    UNIQUE DANCE WORKSHOP Please yourself, your partner or your kid with professional workshop in New Style Hustle dance style. Trainers: Maroš "Pearsboj" Hrušovský and Nina "FolkyFresh" Vengerová

    Reward delivery: Not specified

    EUR 150
  • 14 from 15

    PHOTO-SET +T-SHIRT with Imaginations theme 8 pieces of the best photos (A4) from Imaginations. Photographer: Martin Baran The collection is published at this web page.

    Reward delivery: In a month

    EUR 180
  • Sold out!!

    AERO ACROBACY WORKSHOP + T-SHIRT with Imaginations theme Unique chance to try the most original form of acrobacy. Aero acrobacy workshop with yoga lesson. Lenght: 5 hourd. Trainer: Ariadna Vendelová

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 200
  • 9 from 10

    YOU ARE THE IMAGINATIONS Use the chance to become a part of the performance. We will provide costume and all the necessary equipment. *we need to meet 10 days before the perfomance.

    Reward delivery: Not specified

    EUR 500
  • 3 from 5

    VIRTUAL TICKET, AFTER-PARTY AND ACCOMODATION FOR 2 PEOPLE IN KOŠICE Unique chance to enjoy a great day and night in the city with remarkable atmosphere. We will also mention you in the bulletin. * we will contact you in advance

    Reward delivery: Not specified

    EUR 1,000
  • 2 from 6

    SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND VIZUALIZAZION OF YOUR LOGO OR NAME You will also receive special dedication in our bulletin, press materials and TV spots. + Two beautiful T-SHIRTS with Imaginations theme.

    Reward delivery: Not specified

    EUR 1,500
  • 2 from 2

    V.I.P. PARTNERSHIP: You will become a major partner of our project + your LOGO in the adequate size + your logo in PRESS materials and TV spots + SPEECH before the begining of the show + eternal appreciation

    Reward delivery: Not specified

    EUR 5,000