30 August | Sunday 4:00pm – 10:30pm
BAROQUE CELEBRATIONS UNDER THE WINGS OF THE GUARDIAN ANGEL / THE TOWN OF SUŠICE AND THE CHAPEL OF THE GUARDIAN ANGEL
The last Baroque celebration completes the 9 Weeks of Baroque festival. A period market on the square, an evening multi-genre open-air show called The Guardian Angel. A music installation, Baroque fireworks.
THE FESTIVAL'S CLOSING CEREMONY.
The former royal town of Sušice, also called the Gateway to the Šumava Mountains, is situated on both banks of the Otava River. Visitors can explore the town and its surrounding area via a 20-kilometre network of trails. The most precious monuments of the town include the St Wenceslas Church, the Capuchin Monastery with the St Felix Church, an old Jewish cemetery, a former brewery, town ramparts and a rafting signalling device. The town is surrounded by four hills – Svatobor, Stráž, Kalovy and Žižka's Hill. The top of Stráž is accessible by the stations-of-the-cross route leading to a significant landmark – the Baroque Chapel of the Guardian Angel, known by locals as The Little Angel, where you can see an open-air performance by the cultural association Rašelina, the final point of the programme.
The last Baroque celebration completes the 9 Weeks of Baroque festival. It will offer a period market on the main square in Sušice, Bus Line 2015, refreshments at the Mlsné BAROKOza stall, amusement machines and Baroque attractions, live music, photos in a period photo booth and a procession with a period townsman which goes to the Stráž hill, where the celebration will end with an open-air performance of The Guardian Angel. The show is a multi-genre project combining theatre, dance and music. The Chapel of the Guardian Angel is surrounded by the legends and tales which inspired the story. The show is full of allegorical characters, it is a play of light and sounds on the border between reality and illusion, and it is based on the principles of Baroque theatre as a spectacular show assaulting visitors’ senses and emotions and reviving historical places. The emphasis on movement, light and music is a universal statement also easily understood by foreign audiences.
4:00pm – 7:00pm a celebration on the square in Sušice
7:00pm – 8:30pm a procession from the square to the stairway to the Chapel of the Guardian Angel
9:00pm – 10:00pm a show called The Guardian Angel by the cultural association Rašelina
10:00pm Baroque fireworks