INTERNATIONALES THEATERINSTITUT / MIME CENTRUM BERLIN

MEDIATHEK

FÜR TANZ

UND THEATER

MCB-TV-6067

Kam vítr tam pláž / Where the wind blows

Beschreibung

Jiří Havelka's auteur production covers, via the framework theme of windsurfing, question of the meaning of existence, relationships, communication and the senseless desire to keep forward. "At the core of this stage shape is the situation when the wind blows up and there comes a consummate moment of pleasure, in which you find yourself in sometheing that forms a unit of time, space and motion like an unrepeatable precious present. Only then does real life exist, and all there is in between is a passive and souless waiting, in which time passes all the same, but is here - again, visually - shown in its unchanging and unchangeable rythm like the repeated small migrations of turtles. A young man rebels again this mode of life, and the production tells his ministory." (quoted from a review by Jan Cisaŕ)

Reviews:
"In this production Havelka goes against the concept of theatre as entertainmemt that has to amaze, irritate or move, to "grip" the audience in same way. What this production gives rise to when watched is something closer to a "theatrical medication," in which you can always feel the sea salt on your palate and the hot sand between your toes. At the same time, the boundaries of the perception of theatrical time are tested - Havelka seems to me to have captured perfectly the right trade-off between the graspability of the subject, possible boredom from the "flatness" of a production that lacks contrasts, and the pleasure experience of calm slowness."
(by Kateřina Kočičková, Divadelni noviny)

"Havelka's production is (...) a fascinating parable, a microworld in which we touch all the important moments of human life, relationships, communication, the search for the meaning of live and the senseless desire to drive ourselves forward somewhere. We realise that, whether we like it or not, our space and time is closed, and this is in our own interest to adapt to it. In addition to this discreet message, we can also enjoy the playful theatricality - excellent surfer choreography, and a large number of movement-based and verbal gags."
(by Jana Soprová, Mozaika - Český rozhlas)

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17th International Theatre Festival Pilsen Booklet (Printed Edition)
Gruppe / Compagnie / Ensemble
Dramaturgie
Darsteller
Bühnenbild
Musik
Standorte
MCB
Reihe
Sprache
CZ
Aufnahmedatum
Freitag, 11. September 2009
Orte
Stadt
Plzen
Land
Tschechische Republik
Länge
77 min
Schlagworte