The Image Theatre in Prague offers an ideal introduction to black light theatre.
This typically Czech art form is a world of illusory creations and hidden secrets, the story told through a mix of mime, modern dance, ballet, animated film, actors and/or puppets.
The show takes the visitor on a path from total darkness to vivid lights and colours in the extreme. The times of intense darkness are full of fantasy. Poetic pictures approach from the mysterious. The actors are invisible. Then suddenly they appear, bright as day and alarmingly close.
Dance forms a major part of every black light theatre performance. Nimble dancers arouse the emotions, express the unspoken and appear to defy the laws of physics as they twist and turn in the air.
Music brings the inanimate to life, transforms tragedy to comedy, makes the unbelievable a reality.
In short, prepare your senses for a journey, an exploration. Inside you may find something you never knew existed!
Please note that strong lighting effects and limited strobe lighting form part of the performances.
In black light theatre the story is recounted visually, with little or no spoken words. This makes the shows ideal for an international audience, of both adults and children.
The Image Theatre is located five minutes walk from the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square, and three minutes from Charles Bridge and the National Theatre.
For listings and to book tickets for the Image Theatre: black light theatre