Land of Body
The production is conceived as a movement and visual poem celebrating the human body perceived as a metaphor for landscape.
It emphasizes its beauty, as well as differences, underlines vitality and fragility and reveals vulnerability in physical expression. The Land of Body portrays an intrinsic dialogue between old age and youth, accentuating love and mutual relations. Through references to myths and rituals, the production invokes the unity of humans and nature. Three generations of outstanding artists show their skills on the stage in different disciplines. The authors thus explore permeability of the defined genres to create an artistic form on the edge of theatre and fine arts. Resembling a gallery of physical images that follow human beings on their path from childhood to the old age, the Land of Bodyevokes associations inviting the audience to construe their own stories. The poetic production combines pantomime, physical theatre, classical dance and breakdance, ground and air acrobatics with film technology.
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Theme, directed by, choreography: Radim Vizváry
Dramaturgy, Assistant stage director: Hana Strejčková
Music: Robert Jíša
Sets: Lucia Škandíková
Costumes: Petra Vlachynská
Light design: Karel Šimek
Sound design: Jan Brambůrek
Rigging: Tomáš Pintér
Film direction: Tereza Vejvodová
Camera: Antoan Pepelanov
Film production: Jindřich Trčka
Film Make-up artist: Adéla Anděla Bursová
World Premiere: 10 and 11 November 2022, New Stage of the National Theatre, Prague
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The 70 minutes performance is without an intermission.
The performance is suitable for children aged 12 and over.
W × H × D = 14,4 m × 14,0 m × 14,5 m + side portals 1,5 m + rear passage 2,0 m