A dark grotesque about a man who returns to the places he had to leave. An allegory about a human tracing back his own memory. Sometime is needed to come back. To follow the shadows of conscience. To collect the pieces of memmory and compose a new image. What it will be like? How to deal with ambiguity of guild? Do we need to forgive or or to get a forgiveness? Is more guilty the one who left or the one who has been left? A physical theatre by Irina Andreeva about matters you usually don´t think about till ... Tickets: 100,- CZK Reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org
Created specially for this festival is
a new site-specific project DOTEX.věnováno directed by Irina Andreeva.
The performance will take place in an architecturally unique area of
the former Transportation Authority Palace of City of Prague, DIVUS,
Bubenská 1, Prague 7 and will be held just three times on the 20th,
21th and 22nd of July, always at 22:00.
A view from above on
the journey of human soul.
The path of purification with hope of salvation.
Images are born in the space as the points on a person´s mind.
"A human being, born of woman, whose life is short but full of trouble.
Like a flower, such a one blossoms and withers, fleeting as a shadow, transient. And this is the creature on whom you fix your gaze!"
Job, Chapter 14
Tickets for DOTEX.věnováno are available at Cafe DIVUS – Mon-Fri 12:00-20: and Satursday 15:00-22:00 and during the festival in the mobil information centre. Reservation: email@example.com
Price: 200 CZK//adults 150 CZK//student, senior, 100 CZK//special price for AMU students
And that´s not all! One of the core members of TNF – Yuri Gertsman /RU/ will lead on the 22nd and 23rd of July a workshop based on the work with material as a key element for staging. The workshop is part of the project PAFF – an educational program Performing Arts for Future organized by the team of Zero point.
Appocalyptical allegory (open air performance).
PHANTOMYSTERIA are allegories of an apocalyptic catastrophe coming as a consequence of discovering a way to fulfill everyone's wishes. The world was destroyed because of this find and everything has changed. New laws and rules are in force. Those who survived have lost their memory, and paradoxically, on a destroyed planet live as at the beginning of times in paradise. But because humans are only human, the history is repeating...
"So to my soul I have said, be calm, let the dark come down on you, and it will be the dark of G-d".
T. S. Eliot: Four Quartets
But what gives Phantomysteria its curiously affecting and poetic intensity is the way it uses clowning.
Russian - inflected clowning that is, where knockabout is an echo of how life is - a grim, violent routine of survival.
Mary Brennan, The Herald
But in the darkened, flame -lit Old Quad, it's an intense spectacle that is difficult to forget.
The message is uncompromising as the execution. As pictures from war zones and famines are projected on to a backdrop of passages from the Bible, there's no escaping the sense that this is hell, and we are all in it.
Tina Jackson, Metro
The PEARL OF NEIGHBOURS Prize for the street performance Phantomysteria on 2nd Central European Theatre Festival - THE NEIGHBOURS 2007, Lublin, Poland
The first prize on 11th International Festival of Alternative and New Theatre - INFANT 2005, Novi Sad, Serbia
„…beautiful in one moment, hideous in next second, cast - aways and homeless, black swans, people addicted to anything, with no identity, barcode on their back and still in some way inwards free…“ didn’t let anyone calm. Admirably limp and flexible in moves. Hectically dancing or just keep silence, presently demonstrating the most classical clown sketches, which we know from Chaplin. They have thrown away to containers their ID cards, or maybe it has been stolen to them. Globalisation, banality, `hamburgerisation` is raging around them.” SME daily
„Rather less through the individual vignettes and more an overall sense of mystique, the artists expose the idiocy and futility of life with sensational impact.“ Andrew Richardson, Metro Edinburgh
"Violence, faith, innocence, hate and love are discharged from the stage. Pure emotion…It was a loud, hectic show, which overpowered and overexerted the audience." Spots Arena
The Platinum Globe for the performance The Primary Symptoms of A Loss of Name at the Hight Festival 2003 in Yerevan, Armenia
The Grand Audience Prix, Krzysztof Mieszkovsky´s Prix and The Critics Prix at the international festival ZDERZENIE 2001 for the performance The Primary Symptoms of Name Loss in Klodzko, Poland
Grand Prix of public for the performance " The Primary Symptoms of Name Loss" at the international theatre festival Arena 2000 in Germany