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1998: Europalia Ceska Republika

EUROPALIA CESKA REPUBLIKA consisted of 166 events—6 exhibitions, 156 concerts and ballet and theatre performances, 3 colloquia, and a film retrospective—and was attended by 176,491 people.

The main exhibition, Prague Art Nouveau, was one of the most important events ever devoted to Czech art from the beginning of the twentieth century. Late Gothic art from Bohemia, Moravia, and Silesia: 1400-1550 presented an extensive overview of the art produced in the three historical regions that make up the current Czech Republic. Other exhibitions were Bohemian Jewellery, Frantisek Kupka, Frantisek Drtikol, Josef Sudek, and Prague in Colour.

The musical programme highlighted both baroque and contemporary music, with performances by Janacek, Dvorak, Smetana, and Martinu, the Czech Republic's most outstanding composers. The Forman Brothers, a group of famous puppeteers, performed The Barracks and Baroque Opera, two comedic pieces.

Dance-wise, EUROPALIA devoted an evening to Jiri Kylian, a world-renowned Czech choreographer, and the then-director of the Nederlands Dans Theater.

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