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Topic: Avant-garde scene (10 records)

Eduard Bass

Journalist and writer from the Lidové noviny school of journalism, author of song lyrics, short prose and one-act plays. An important representative of Czech literary cabaret.

Iva Bittová

Czech singer, violinist and composer who combines violin music with original singing. She was an actress in the Goose on a String Theatre in Brno until the second half of the 1980s and is also known for her role of Eržika in the film Ballad for a Bandit (Balada pro banditu).

Devětsil Union of Modern Culture

Important avant-garde association of writers, theoreticians, architects, theatre artists and fine artists. It organised different cultural events, mostly in the spirit of left-wing politics.

Jaroslav Hašek

Prose writer, author of cabaret plays and a publicist. He became famous primarily as the author of The Good Soldier Švejk (Osudy dobrého vojáka Švejka za světové války).

Joe Jenčík

Czech dancer, choreographer and teacher, artistic director of Prague cabaret scenes and the Liberated Theatre. A founding figure of interwar theatre dance.

Nina Jirsíková

Dancer, member of the group Jenčík’s Girls, choreographer and costume designer. Apart from dance, she is also known for her cultural activities in the Ravensbrück concentration camp.

Liberate Theatre

Centre of Czech theatre avant-garde of the 1920s and 1930s. It was founded by directors Jindřich Honzl and Jiří Frejka as a section of the group Devětsil in the winter of 1925. During the economic crisis, it was one of the most popular theatres in the country due to Voskovec and Werich.

Saša Machov

Dancer and choreographer of the Avant-Garde Theatre D34 and Liberated Theatre. As head of ballet at the National Theatre, he pioneered a new concept of Czech modern ballet after 1945.

Vítězslav Nezval

A versatile artist: poet, prose writer, dramatist, librettist, essayist, screenwriter and translator. One of the most distinguished Czech poets of the first half of the 20th century and the Avant-Garde movement.


Specific Czech avant-garde movement founded by theoretician of modern art Karel Teige and poet Vítězslav Nezval, who sought to create a new way of understanding the world.

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