The Embassy of the Czech Republic invites you to the launch of the Mutual Inspirations Festival 2015 - Karel Čapek, featuring a jazzy concert by the exceptionally gifted pianist Jana Otáhalová, dancing by the Fidgety Feet duo Kevin Crandell and Lily Matini, and the opening of exhibitions about brothers Karel and Josef Čapek on September 3, 2015, at 6 pm.
The festival this year honors the prominent Czech author Karel Čapek, who brought new awakenings to the 1920s and 30s through his works such as R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots), War of the Newts, The Makropulos Affair, and The Insect Play. Through his unforgettable writing, he expressed his concern for violence in the world, absolute power, and greed, trying to find hope through humor and warning his countrymen of a looming darkness that culminated in WWII. He said, "Knowledge is my great and intractable passion; I think I am writing in order to learn to know." This year marks his 125th birth anniversary!
Savor such upbeat pieces as Ježek's Bugatti Step in a memorable jazz-age evening to kick off the festival.
Light refreshments follow the event.
Location: Embassy of the Czech Republic
3900 Spring of Freedom Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008
RSVP required by August 31, 2015
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Parking: Non-metered street parking is available on Spring of Freedom Street and Tilden Street.
Closest Metro: The Embassy is about a 15-20 minute walk from the Van Ness Metro Station.