26. 2. AND 27. 2. / 20:00 / DOX
FARM IN THE CAVE
Together Forever! is the third part of the Night in the City trilogy, which focuses on revealing contemporary topics often ignored by society. After the first two parts – Whistleblowers (2015) and Disconnected, which was named the Best Dance Performance of the Year, the third part, entitled Together Forever!, focuses on the subject of age and questions of how today’s seniors live and how they are perceived by society. Are we prepared for the fact that we too will grow old one day?
The performance’s protagonists, Magda and Zuzanka, share their little lives through phone conversations. The first cannot be without the second, while the second is self-absorbed. Why do they still communicate at all, and what do they actually have in common? Fragments of their absurd relationship appear in a kaleidoscope of situations from other lives, lived without recognizing their sense and direction, between fun and powerlessness, narcissism and fear of death. The present alternates with the past, rejection with the desire for closeness. Time passes, the elevator goes up, and at some point the party has to end.
According to its creators, involving Prague seniors with no previous experience with creating physical theatre on a professional level led to the creation of a community without the intergenerational abyss of disregard and disdain that old people in the twilight of their lives often experience. At least within itself, the project thus created a model of coexistence without the discrimination of the elderly that is all too common in today’s society.
Concept, direction, choreography: Viliam Dočolomanský
Assistant director: Juraj Augustín
Assistant choreographer: Monika Částková
Dramaturgy: Sodja Lotker
Scene design: Viliam Dočolomanský, Lucia Škandíková
Scenic architect: Sylvia Dvořáčková
Costumes and props design: Tereza Kopecká
Music: Marcel Bárta, Viliam Dočolomanský, Miriam Bayle
Sound design: Eva Hamouzová
Lighting design: František Fabián
Video: Erik Bartoš
Fundraising: Marek Turošík
Production assistant: Miroslava Kobrtková
Production DOX: Michal Kučerák
Public relations DOX: Michaela Šilpochová, Zuzana Masná and Anna Strejcová
Production: Barbara Tůmová
Lighting: František Fabián, Ondřej Růžička
Sound: Eva Hamouzová
Video camera: Jiří Zeiner, FAIRFILM studio
Technical collaboration: Filip Rohde
Set construction: Scenografie s.r.o. and Bdoors s.r.o.
Costume maker: Magdalena Urgelová
Mascot creation: Image on Stage s.r.o.
Recording: Marcel Bárta,Vít Halška and Štěpán Janoušek at the HPC Studio. Sound by Eva Hamouzová
Performers: Hana Varadzinová, Eliška Vavříková, Helena Šikýřová, Karel Hybš, Václav Kejmar, Josef Kaiser, Januše Schmidová, Helena Myslivečková, Jarmila Šimonová, Eva Maříková, Jindřich Šourek, Jiří Míček, František Starý, Karel Weber, Tadeáš Kalcovský and Marcel Bárta
City of Prague, Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic, EEA Grants, Norden – Nordic Culture Point, Fund for Bilateral Cooperation on a National Level of EEA and Norwegian Funds, State Culture Fund of the Czech Republic, Grant of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic in support of participants of international projects supported by the EU’s Culture and Creative Europe programs. The performance is part of Caravan NEXT, a European social and community theatre project partly financed by the EU’s Creative Europe programme.
Premiere: 20 March 2017, 7:00 p.m. ;21 March 2017, 22 March 2017, The DOX Centre for Contemporary Art
53 min / english friendly