CESTA's 11th Arts Festival of International Interdisciplinary Collaborations
August 2006

  • Festival Statement
  • Festival Schedule
  • Participating Artists
  • Festival FAQs
  • Sponsors and Special Thanks

  • Festival Schedule

    On-site collaborations in progress: August 1 - 24
    Mgr. Petr Šulista presents his book The Creative Power of Fear: August 12 at 8:30 pm
    Meet the Artists - presentations of participants' past work: August 10 - 18 at 7:30 pm
    Final presentations of the collaboration groups: August 25 - 27 at 7:30 pm
    Daily reviews of the previous evening's presentations: August 26 - 28 from 12 - 2:00 pm
    Festival Closing in the Garden:
    The public and press are invited to a closing festival forum with participants and staff
    August 28 at 8:00 pm
    After Party with Broken Tiny (AU) - electronic ambient beats
    plus special guests
    August 28 at 9:30 pm

    All events will take place in around CESTA.
    Entrance to the festival by donation.

    Festival Statement

    It is said that fear is the strongest emotion. Perhaps this is its only universal characteristic, and it is a curious one. As something which stimulates every living organism similarly fear carries infinite responses, often strong opposites: arrogance and timidity, empowerment and immobilization, desecration and reverence. Such polarities lend themselves easily to exploitation experienced with alarming regularity in the politicization of otherwise existential, subjectively defined, and potentially manageable fears.

    For Sense of Fear, CESTA invites artists from all disciplines to collaborate in creating works which explore, perceive and define fear - the personal and collective - towards discovering where fantasy meets phobia, when a chance to be challenged becomes an opportunity to be oppressed, why selfhood and society are strengthened or compromised.

    CESTA's festival themes and parameters of cross-national interdisciplinary collaborations represent the center's commitment to improving communication through creative expression. We base our selection of artists on a review of applications resulting from our annual open call.

    Sponsors and Special Thanks

    Tasmania Arts Council
    Canada Council for the Arts
    mesto Tabor
    National Arts Council Singapore

    Kunst Danish Arts Council

    E.K.K.O's trip to CESTA is sponsored by the
    Danish Arts Council's Committee for Performing Arts.

    Cheiron T

    Embassy of Denmark in Prague

    Special thanks to: Základní škola Borotín - pan Kubeš, Zdeňek Veselý, Cafébar7 and Milhaus

    Sense of Fear staff and volunteers 2006:
    George Cremaschi , Hilary Binder, Christopher Rankin, Naomi Potter, Petra Podlahová, Ryuzo Fukuhara, Jana Nousková, Pepa Sejk, Dugald Jayes, Eva Kubešová, Ed Epping and Samuel Forsythe

    For more information, please visit our festival FAQs page or contact us at:

    Novákova 387
    39001 Tábor CZ
    +420 381 258 004 phone/fax