Cirk La Putyka CZ


The largest and most personal project in the history of our company is coming back for the third time.

Tue 2. 5. 19:00 390 — 1290 CZK

Circus is an art that has mesmerized us and took us to the Cesty (Roads) project. We are fascinated by this hard labour as well as by the specific poetry of the circus arena. Therefore, we want to share with you the unique stories it tells by our company and also by the former largest European circus of the principal Karel Kludsky one more time in 2023.

"The original launch of the Cesty project was postponed several times due to the pandemic. After a successful premiere in September 2021 at Azyl78, we performed Cesty again this spring. The second block was affected by the war in Ukraine, and students of the Kyiv circus school joined us on our path. It was so energizing that we decided to launch the project one more time. For viewers who haven't seen Cesty yet, and for those who have grown to love them as much as we have."

Rostislav Novák jr.

For us, Cesty has become a matter of the heart in which we have invested an incredible amount of energy. Through this we are paying tribute to the uniqueness of circus art, which is full of authenticity, freedom, risk, poetry, laughter, tears, sweat, pain, and teamwork. An art full of respect and trust, which has been here with us for several centuries.

You can look forward to more than 50 acrobats, actors, dancers, and musicians, who create the Cirk La Putyka, from various parts of the world and across generations. You will see demanding and breathtaking shows, clown performances as well as group choreographies. 

The show comprises four chapters. The first one covers the history of the traditional circus art, which is viewed through the Kludsky family. With love and fascination by the craft we draw inspiration from Karel Kludsky, the former principal of Circus Kludsky, with a circus tent featuring four arenas for ten thousand people, his passion for elephants, the greatest circus shows and real stories. We let ourselves get carried away by the poetry of circus art and the magic of the circus arena.

The second chapter is about the company of Cirk La Putyka, about our personal stories, our experiences, about the everyday operation of our theatre. You will see the founding members of Cirk La Putyka, members of the youngest budding generation, as well as the young Ukrainian students with whom we are now sharing our theatre and training facilities, and who have, for the time, become part of our company. You will see our joint search for the ways to the hearts of the audience, which has been taking place for more than 13 years.

The third chapter reflects on our creative work during the pandemics under the #kulturunezastavis initiative and our desire to keep carrying on despite all the odds and adverse circumstances. We have abandoned theatres and looked for new ways of reaching our audience. What were all the places where we have encountered circus, dance, or theatre? What were all the places where we managed to keep culture alive?

The fourth chapter is a celebration of the present moment and togetherness. A celebration that after a year we are all here again. Come celebrate with us and say goodbye to Cesty!

Audiovisual material may be procured from the performance for promotional and archival purposes at Cirk La Putyka.

WARNING: After the start of the performance, it is no longer possible to enter the tent.

"Every moment of Cesty is a celebration of intergenerational and interdisciplinary dialogue and human togetherness, via all available artistic means."

Hana Strejčková, Divadelní noviny

70 + 70 min. (20 min. pauza)
Suitable from
7 years
9. 11. 2021

Creators & cast

  • Cast Jan Balcar, Aneta Bočková, Michal Boltnar, Katrin Cvinerová, Šárka Fülep Bočková, Viktorie Georgievová, Barbora Halčáková, Matouš Holienčin, Adam Joura, Martin Kadrnožka, Jiří Kohout, Daniel Komarov, Mirek Kosík, Veronika Linhartová, Filip Mašek, Adéla Míšková, Helena Nováčková, Rostislav Novák st., Šimon Novák, Anna Nováková, Adam Novotný, Andrej Rády, Šárka Říhová, Anna Schmidtmajerová, Jana Smolíková, Zbyněk Šporc, Valentin Verdure, Jiří Weissmann, Filip Zahradnický, Dimitri Štaubert, Nancy Štaubert, Teemu Skön, Charlie Wheeller, Ole Lehmkuhl, Ivan Sobchenko, Polina Lysenko, Danylo Zankov, Kateryna Smyrnova, Anna Stiebunova, Karina Zarutska, Violetta Pivnenko, Andrii Lohynov, Viktoriia Petrenko, Uliana Kliuchko, Zlata Mikhno, Viktoria Shakovska, Oleksii Vakal, Boris Kriachek, Anastasia Mudrak, Katya Balkhina
  • Concept and direction Rostislav Novák ml.
  • Dramaturgy Jana Stárková
  • Assistant director Vít Neznal
  • Set design Pavla Kamanová
  • Costumes NoN Grata
  • Choreographer Tomáš Červinka, Thomas Steyaert 
  • Music Jan Balcar, Andrej Rády, Veronika Linhartová, Adam Novotný, Matouš Holienčin
  • Lighting design Jiří (Zewll) Maleňák, Jan Mlčoch
  • Sound design Jan Středa, Jan Mikšátko
  • Technical support Daniel Hajtl, Matěj Pohorský, Šimon Bareš
  • Production Eva Balousová, Jakub Reindl, Pavel Uhřík, Nela Frauenbergová
  • PR, marketing Jiří Sedlák, Jakub Stránský, Eva Heczková, Sára Kocanová 
  • Producent Cirk La Putyka
  • Photos Pavlína Saudková, Lukáš Bíba, Lukáš Wagneter, Tomáš Třeštík
  • Graphic design Martin Sršeň (Vosa)
  • Acting cooperation Alexandr Minajev
  • Hair Lenka Habartová
  • Masks Iva Zemanová