7th annual of multi-style performance ( way of Cirque du Soleil ) with breathtaking scenery and unique atmosphere of night park. It is free of charge and open air project created by artists from all over Europe.
Author: Old Town Theatre
…this is NOT the festival of theatres. ...
...this is NOT many times repeated time-proven performances as "Romeo and Juliet -30 years after" ....
Sad? Don't be silly... it is much much more :-)
We are creating new multi-style show. We offer great experience when viewers are on the road together with artists through various corners of night park and where they can meet another scene of amazing story. Our performance is being created and trained during workshops and stages with hundreds of performers during 8 days stay in city Košice.
These workshops are based on hard previous „adequate preparations“ according to in advance agreed scenario.
Imaginations are draging audience into dreamy and magical world of fantasies created by aero-acrobacy, dance, live music, fireshow video-projections, collosal puppets, jugglers and stilts walkers...
Every year – another unique story
We are preparing again rare project with new artists, new styles.
Our new story will be about 4 elements, about meeting with nature, about elements inside us... But it will also about handling the coexistence and harmony between us and our planet as our the last the chance...
We cooperate with top artists together with sportsmen from all over Europe. We expect this year participation of french flying acrobats Cirq Évasion, russian chinapoledancer Jegor, italian Eventi Vertcali and spanish multimedial artists Insectotropics.(Combination of various styles on one stage together with projection and IT technology is definitely our great challenge). We cooperate together with our foreign art collaborators from czech non profit organization Art Prometheus. Excellent performances will ensure the theatre V.O.S.A., LVC, Decalages, Amanitas, Kvelb, Aratron Aspis, dancers from Košice based Outbreak, Bobalet and great actresses and actors and acrobats. All these participants will ensure the unique atmosphere and experience.
It takes us full one year to prepare such event.
Due to the great interest of viewers and high art professionality project Imaginations has been included among major events during „Košice European Capital of Culture 2013.“
6 annual sets: 6 various strong stories, 25 performances in 4 cities
We have tried this final possibility last year and we have been successful :-)
"In case we do not obtain subsides in future we will not face such risk !" – and this year we do not obtain necessary state grant... So the End ?
Probably we do not have good mind to give up this unique project and draw back from this action,especially when city of Košice supported us and is wishing to continue in this tradition.
We are non profit organization without employees and without our own space. We do this particular project on basis of sponsor fees and grants only. All these fees and grants are not covering all our expenses needed to prepare such project . For now we are missing almost half of it.
We have prepared Imagination from the very beginning as opened and free of charge for every viewer despite administrative and financial severity. In case we will not be successful in collecting additional funds there will not be another Imaginations any more...
We will be grateful for your support and we will bring you another catching story and attractive benefits.
Some of the amazing photos. These have been chosen by us within the frame of benefits.
We have selected a few comments on our Facebook page:
"I am glad that I can bring pictures from such amazing event like Imaginations . It is very demanding to take pictures – low light, quick movements, transfer to another performance, lot of people. Despite these obstacles I am glad to receive positive feedback on final photos. In case there Imaginations will not take place anymore still we have in our minds pictures and scenes from various performances. I am glad that these photos will remind atmosphere to all artists and viewers. Thank you ! "Martin Baran – photographer.
"It was beautiful. I visited Imaginations on Thursday, Friday and I think I will come also today. I felt positive energy from beginning to the end. I cannot decide which performance was more beautiful then the other. Hats off for the organizers of this festival despite financial problems they were facing." Tomas Lorinc - y. 2015
"It is amazing to create something such beautiful wau!! Great job, good music, organization, idea and very cute people !!!! I am very glad that we have such excellent artists!!! I bless, I bless, I bless!!!!! " Luba Lovasova- y. 2015
"Fantastic experience, amazing atmosphere, you were all cool. The car with musicians was genious! Good job. "Tomas Hrubovcak - y.2015
"Dear Imaginations! Thank you that you exists, due to you I consider Košice the best place for living!! I am delighted in art which can anybody understand and not only couple of few people who studied the art... I simply think that this is EVENT OF THE YEAR!!!! Thanks that we have such people who create for us world of imagination in the real world we live... I enjoy Imaginations and I believe that we will meet next year also. THANK YOU to artists Old Town Theatre and all people who worked in real and not just imaginary :))) " Kiwina Kiwinka - y.2014
"Imaginations number one. Perfect combination of amazing performance and excellent music. Hats off for all artists. I tis one of the best performance I have ever seen." Pali Džaboš Gaboš -y. 2013