Covid Culture: Circus Act Performs on a Stage Behind a Window

Covid Culture: Circus Act Performs on a Stage Behind a Window


PRAGUE (AP) — A new circus company in the Czech capital that was eager to perform is doing five-minute shows on a stage behind a window.

With all of Prague’s theatres shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, the La Putyka Circus adapted a practice that restaurants are using to stay in business.

The circus invited spectators to watch its acts through a street-side “window of culture,” mimicking the take-out windows some eateries opened while they are prohibited from serving customers at tables.

The troupe did 10 performances on Tuesday and another 10 on Wednesday, each an original that differed from the others. Jugglers, acrobats and other company members remained inside a theatre, with a wall separating them from their audience.

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“This performance is for people addicted to live culture,” La Putyka director Rosta Novak said. “So they can get their dose of live culture, and then they can go

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