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Old historical building in the style of classic Art Deco, „The Topič Building“, located just across the National Street, is reflected in the glass wall of The Laterna Magika building.
Laterna Magika is a non-nerbal theatre located in Prague. Its origins are connected with world exhibition Expo'58 in Brussels, Belgium. The programm showed in the Czechoslovak pavilion was named Laterna magika and after the worldwide success on EXPO gave its name to the theatre constructed in Prague. The essence of the project lies in the connection of film and theatre, in a kind of "new media show".
Alfred Radok and Josef Svoboda, authors of this project, used polyekran (parallel projection to more screens), synchronized individual theatrical and film elements and organized their inner rhythm into one "multi-genre" performance. Laterna Magika was presented also on the EXPO 67 in Montreal, Canada and as well as on the EXPO 70 in Osaka, Japan and with these performances travelled the theatre through the world.
The plays are internationally comprehensible since they are silent. The performances are a combination of dance, film and black theatre.Laterna Magika is a well known tourist attraction and is important key in the development of modern Czech theatre In the half of seventieth became Laterna magika the part of the National Theatre in Prague

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