Tour#: 3141
Depart: July 01, 2017
Return: July 22, 2017
Destination: Czech Republic 

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Program Description

At the Academy of Drama (DAMU) Campus in Prague, participants will study and perform plays by Václav Havel, the dissident playwright imprisoned during the Communist era who became President of the Czech Republic.

While this course focuses on drama and the theatre, it is designed in such a way that non-theatre majors, may take advantage of its resources. especially those in humanities, history, political science (as well as those with an ethnic interest in Central Europe)
Non-theatre majors will have an opportunity to participate in theatrical training and performance aspects of the course without prejudice or penalty for their background, or lack of it, in this subject.

hra During your stay in Prague you will explore:
Political and cultural contexts of theatrical performance,
enhanced by meetings with theatre professionals and visits to sites relevant to the
intersection of artistic creation and political revolution.
How the playwright responded to developments in European culture and politics
during the post-World War II Communist era,
the period after the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968,
the fall of Communism in 1989, and the subsequent transition to democracy.
The importance of culture, particularly Theatre, in the search for freedom.

“Hra” – DAMU students – Foto: Patrik Borecký

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At the end of this summer course students:
Will have gained an awareness of the psychological and social/political concerns
of Czech theatre during the 20th and at the beginning of the 21st century.
Enjoyed the experience of performing in Prague’s famous drama school DAMU.
Visited the Theatre on the Balustrade where Havel became resident playwright
and created his first plays for its company and consequently for a receptive audience,
who later became allies in his work as a dissident
and in creating a democratic country

“Mužské záležitosti” – DAMU students – Foto: Irena Vodáková

For further information on Academics, please contact:
Prof. Lenka Pichlikova
Lenka.Pichlikova@purchase.edu

Itinerary

Saturday July 01, 2017           Departure
Group check in at 02:30pm JFK International Airport,Terminal 8 
Departure with Finnair# 0006 at 05:40pm non-stop flight to Helsinki International Airport, connecting with Finnair# 0715 to Prague,
You will arrive Prague at 10:50am local time on Sunday July 02, 2017.

Saturday July 22, 2017           Return
Group will leave Prague with British# 0863 at 01:40pm non-stop flight to
London, and connecting with Finnair# 4017 to New York JFK International airport
Arrival is scheduled at 08:00pm same day local time.

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         Vlatava in Prague  “Photo by Che”

Fare Per Passenger: $1,294.00

This Price Includes
Round trip air transportation as per above itinerary tax and surcharges included.
(Tax and surcharges are subject to change at time of ticketing).

This Price Does Not Include
Any other service than the above mentioned
Travel Insurance
Passport and/or visa fees

Note: 
American Citizens do not need a visa to enter the Czech Republic 
Non American Citizens have to check with the Czech Consulate

Payments

Payment Schedule
Deposit: $647.00 by or before Wednesday March 15, 2017
Balance: $647.00 by or before Wednesday April 26, 2017

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We can’t guarantee the group price and/or flight reservation to participants without payment by due dates.

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Cancellations & Penalties

We accept only written cancellations.
Cancellations received                                  Cancellation fee
From February 17 to April 13, 2017                    $350.00
After April 14, 2017                                         100% of total fare

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