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Czech Circus Troupe to Put on Prague Show Starring Ukrainian Refugees

Cirk La Putyka and Jatka78 will stage a show on March 22 that showcases the talents of Ukrainian refugees from troupes in Kyiv.

Among the estimated 270,000 refugees that have fled Ukraine for the Czech Republic over the past three weeks, there are around 20 students from Kyiv’s Municipal Academy of Performing and Circus Arts.

Those students have taken up residence with the Young Bloods from Prague-based circus troupe Cirk La Putyka, a group of young acrobats who were in the midst of preparations for their newest performance, titled BOOM and set to premiere in Prague later this year.

On March 22, Cirk La Putyka, in cooperation with theater Jatka78, will put on a unique one-off show that combines the talents of the young Prague acrobats with the Ukrainian performers they have come to know over the past weeks.

Titled BOOM vol. 1, the new performance showcases changes that have taken place within the company. BOOM was originally focused on the experiences of young adults in the modern world, but the war in Ukraine, and the troupe’s first-hand experience in working with those who have been directly affected by the events, have added a new perspective.

“The world has stopped for us, and we have started thinking about how we can help. As a result, twenty Kyiv students are currently staying with us,” explains Rostislav Novák Jr., director of BOOM. … Link to full length article at Expats CZ. 

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