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Burian Festival in Prague, October 11-20 2019
Emil Frantiçek Burian (1904-1959), had talents in many directions which went far beyond music.
He was active as a stage director, theatre director, actor, writer, publisher, filmmaker and concert organiser.
In 1933 he established his own theatre, called the D-34, in Prague, providing a stage for explicitly political and anti-fascist theatre.
It remained open until he was arrested by the Nazis in 1941 and taken to Theresienstadt, from where he was deported to Dachau and Neuengamme. Much of his work was seized and destroyed.
Burian survived the war and promptly reopened his thetre, but was often harassed by the communist regime.
In several theatres and concertvenues in Prague, also in his own Archa Theater (D-34) a tribute to Burian will take place on October 11 - 20, 2019.
Werner Herbers will be participating as coach and conductor.