Curtains up on alternative programmes II
Even during this crisis, we all need to keep enjoying some artistic performances while staying at home. We recently shared a list of festivals in May and June that have been postponed or cancelled due to covid-19, but that doesn’t mean that arts and culture have been cancelled as well. Some festivals registered on FestivalFinder.eu have set up online alternatives to continue to bring the arts to their audiences. Here is a presentation of the programmes developed by 3 festivals.
Because of the Covid-19 crisis, the Prague Spring Festival (supposed to begin on 7 May until 4 June) will not go as planned. However, 11 concerts will be available online for free between 12 May and 4 June!
The Prague Spring Festival, which is a member of the European Festivals Association, will also broadcast selected concerts through the Czech Television and Czech Radio.
Check the full programme on the festival's website!
In six weeks time, the team has worked on a "re-imagined 2020 programme" to replace the original festival. From 20 May until 3 June, the festival will broadcast online about 70 productions: a lot of music with many concerts and performances, theater, debates... everything for free and accessible online from your home!
This festival, which is also a member of the European Festivals Association, is a yearly theatre festival organised by the Timisoara National Theatre with the support of the Ministry of Culture and the Timisoara City Hall.
They have not taken any official decision yet concerning their festival who should take place from 25 June until 8 November, but in the meantime, the Timisoara National Theatre has decided to adapt its programme to the situation by proposing a new activity "Meetings at your home" on its YouTube channel and on the dedicated page of the Theater's website.
[Festivals Stories] Sacrum Profanum Festival
The Sacrum Profanum Festival has always brought together the old and the new. Their response to the pandemic was to launch PLAY KRAKÓW, which is one of the few niche
streaming platforms that focus on heavily curated materials, working mostly
with local partners and promoting local culture.
[Festivals Stories] Grandezze & Meraviglie - Festival Musicale Estense
Grandezze & Meraviglie - Festival Musicale Estense is the longest-running early music Festival in the region of Emilia Romagna in Italy. The pandemic impulsed this festival to rethink its online presence. They have realised about the value of video streaming tools, even though they recognise that recordings cannot replace live events.
[Festivals Stories] Malta Festival Poznań
The 30th anniversary edition of Malta Festival Poznań focused on the festival's local dimension as the pandemic made it impossible to produce the planned international programme. However, they managed to organise a 'festival on tour' holding events in innovative settings such as rivers, by lakes, housing estates or fields.