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Dissolution of the anthill or Fin
It seems like only a few days have passed since Tuesday's "Grand Opening". The welcoming whirlwind finally turned out to be a cyclone of showers, which I guess only bothered us when moving from theatre to theatre, but after a while spring came to visit us. This festival in Brno offered a plethora of notable international university productions, the opportunity for interesting intellectual development in workshops and discussions with the production teams, and last but not least, entertainment in the clubs.
Grand Final of the 33rd edition
After a nourishing week of theatre, we were all eagerly anticipating this evening. In the general excitement of our grand cultural experience, we could easily have missed the presence of the jury at the individual performances. They carefully evaluated all the productions so that they could fairly and responsibly choose who the best of the best was
Mammon Is Reason That Has Forsaken Me!
Personas is a monodrama that explores just what theatrical illusion is capable of. It is largely based on the solid foundation of commedia dell'arte, which it then abandons and transforms into buffoonery and a feast of fools. The performance included a part with a speech to the audience who do not understand Czech, having most likely been added for festival purposes. They were assured that even though the text is a significant component of this work, an intense experience can be had through the merely observing the acting. And, undoubtedly, that was the case.
Product. A product of what? And why?
An immersive performance by Tomáš Weber and Petr Akimov. Let's create together, let's make a film together, shall we? But let's also create uncomfortable pressure on the viewer together. Let's make them feel threatened.
What way to have a relationship with yourself? What kind of relationship with others? How with inanimate things? Working with the object becomes crucial in performanc e. The stoic calmness, but also the strong emotions of the performer, make the last day of the festival a pleasant punctuation.
Highway to hell
One day in July, an old man’s house burns down, and he finds himself without a roof over his head and everything he needs for everyday life. So, he asks his neighbour whether he could stay with him for two months while he sorts out everything he needs to go to a lunatic asylum in Smolensk and there to live out the rest of his days in peace. Upon his neighbour’s firm refusal, something impulsively triggers in the old man that leads to an escalation of all that is perverse, and to all those he meets, he becomes a doom far more dangerous than an all-consuming fire.