An international project organized by Cooltour with partners from Poland, Ireland, Great Britain and Iceland. The main goal of the Shaking the Walls project is to give artistic form to the various real and imaginary walls that divide us in society, either as members of social groups or on the basis of belonging to different ethnicities, nations or states. Let's look at the metaphor of the "wall of indifference," which is perhaps the most blurred and least defined boundary that divides us in today's world.

Shaking The Walls

Since the autumn of 2018, Cooltour has been part of an international project of the Creative Europe program under the auspices of the European Commission – Shaking The Walls. During the two-year duration of the project, we work with partner cultural organizations in the UK, Ireland, Poland, and Iceland to create local and international artistic and cultural activities to positively impact relationships within a diverse but unified European community.

First, we are exploring our environment – our country, our city, ourselves. In the second phase, we plan to meet the „outside world“ – to work with our project partners, communicate with each other and with the audience, and present artistic activities that show a new perspective on the complicated world in which we live.

The specific goal of the project is to find walls, borders, and barriers in individual European countries, those that divide society and hinder understanding. With the help of artistic, cultural, and educational activities with the interactive assistance of the audience, we will try not only to reveal them but also to shake or even demolish them.

In our part of the program, a series of lectures and debates were created in cooperation with the PANT center, during which we and experts will try to uncover the barriers of Czech society. Based on these talks, we are creating a unique dance audiovisual performance Brave New Life, which will reflect our joint findings and confront them with the audience. The performance is prepared in cooperation with a team from the Slovak cultural center Tabačka.

Besides, we will present the Icelandic theater performance SUSS! reflecting domestic violence. Thanks to Shaking The Walls, two years of the four-day public theater festival took place in Ostrava in the summer of 2019 and 2020: OFFENZÍVA.

International project partners:

  • Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre, Polsko
  • RaTaTam, Reykjavik Art Group, Island
  • Parrabbola, Londýn, Velká Británie
  • Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny, Irsko




A four-day festival of unconventional off-stage theater forms. Street theater, site-specific and alternative performances are taking place at space of daily life. The festival is open to the general public free of charge. ​ The philosophy of this festival is to break the borders of taboos and indifference. The festival is disrupting the life of an ordinary citizen in unexpected places of everyday life, trying to raise questions that must not be ignored. Through the artistic form of contemporary theatrical performance, we exhibit problems in places where they cannot be overlooked.

2019 (from 28th to 30th August)

Shows and places:

My kluci, co spolu chodíme – former gallery Beseda
Statické divadlo: Párek –Slezská Ostrava Town Hall
G.N.A.T.: Smetáček a syn – square near OC Nová Karolina
Jakub Gottwald: Ur-fascism – Fráni Šrámka 5
20 000 židů pod mořem: Ze zdola – amphiteatre Divadla loutek
X10: Člověku nad tím rozum i čůrák zůstává stát – underground garage Černé louce
Částečné znejistění: Částečné znejistění – HogoFogo bistro
D´EPOG: Sakurambo – Cultural Centre Cooltour
Depresivní děti touží po penězích: Marie Stuartovna. Anatomie (dramatu) – Hotel Palace

Concerts: Lefi Neser, PLACES, Good Times Only

2020 (from 26th to 28th August)
Shows and places:

Divadlo Na cucky: Opletal – Cultural Cooltour
D´EPOG: Ich bin solo – Ostravica-Textilia
Mir. Theatre & PLATA Company: Prefaby – Otvor v DOCKu
Buranteatr: deep shit/pohybový traktát – PLATO
Cie Pieds Perchés (CZ/CH): Ok(n)o – public space near Masarykova náměstí
My kluci, co spolu chodíme: Svědomitě nepřipraveni – Bo Bistro Store
Paradoks Theater (PL): Otello – SKY Music Club
Kolonie z.s. & A Stzudio Rubín: Vztek – La Petite Conversation
PLATA Company: Tisíc tuctů –  Fiducia Gallery /// Zrušeno z důvodu karantény ///

Concerts: Dr. Zeppelin & Radim Nowak, Fredy & Krasty


Do you want to know the truth?  The Ministry of Truth has it.  The Ministry of Truth will provide you with a beautiful new life, protecting you from misinformation and conspiracy.  The world is divided into winners and losers, east and west, north and south,

Slovak premiere: 16th September 2020, Tabačka Kulturfabrik 

Czech premiere: 7th October 2020, Cooltour Ostrava

Concept: Peter Radkoff
Text: Michaela Zakuťanská
Director: Jozef Vlk
Choreography: Stanislava Vlčeková
Visual design: Jakub Pišek
Scenography: Peter Radkoff
Light design: Ints Plavnieks
Costumes: Katarína Latócky
Music: Ladislav Pálmai, Marek Žilinec
Actors: Michal Noga, Zuzana Psotková, Jana Ryšlavá, Daniel Raček
Voice: Martin Šalacha
Production: Kulturní centrum Cooltour Ostrava z.ú.

Poslední aktualizace: 5.10.2020