Emília Vášáryová

Emília Vášáryová is a Slovak actress and a graduate of acting studies at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava and also an honorary doctor of Janacek Academy of Performing Arts in Brno.

During her acting career she mostly engaged in Bratislava’s theatres such as: the Slovak National Theatre, Mala Scena Theatre, Nova Scena Theatre and the Theatre of Pavol Orszagh Hviezdoslav.

Emília Vášáryová was granted several (including international) awards during her career, the most important of which are: the award Cesky Lev, Jin Jue Award, The Slovak State honour of Rád Ľudovíta Štúra I. třídy, The Slovak State honour Medaila za zásluhy, The award of Václav Havel, The awardof Karel Čapek, Desky and many others.

Currently she is employed in the Slovak National Theatre and also works as a teacher at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava.

Photo: Martin Črep

Dear Friends, dear theatricals,

Through a meeting of theatre performers from different countries, a meeting with the audience, getting to know each other, conspiring with each other, we can rejoice that a talent like desire for freedom has come to fruition, that even a theatrical talent will make us human beings, perhaps, have a deeper, more beautiful, more cheerful, nobler life. Long live the meeting, long live Brno with its own SETKÁNÍ/ENCOUNTER at least for the next 31 years.

Let us protect ourselves, protect our freedom.