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FARM IN THE CAVE (PRAGUE)

Using audiovisual projections and physical theater, the group Farm in the Cave addresses the online radicalization of youth and the immature behavior of our adult society. Follow them into the depths of the Darknet.

The show Commander combines physical theatre with an audiovisual artwork starring child actors and the production is the culmination of Farm in the Cave’s artistic project of the same name, which explores the online radicalization of children and youth. Both artworks include authentic dialogues taken from real chats of an extremist online group that was run by a thirteen-year-old boy operating under the nickname “Commander.”

In the audiovisual part, we see these dialogues that happened online transplanted into a new environment: children are saying them while being in common, everyday situations. This clash allows us to see these children in new ways, ways in which we do not want to see them. The children’s conversations about sex, death, and hate have a chilling atmosphere that balances on the border of absurdity, humour, and unease. On the other hand, the performance, by means of physical theatre, depicts a company of immature adults who play their lives like a game. The performers' dynamic movement, the pulse of live music, and disturbing images together create an unusual insight into the digital darkness that most of us are – perhaps intentionally – unaware of.

The production bears the distinctive artistic signature of the Farm in the Cave ensemble. Both parts – the physical and the audiovisual – were created by a team led by Viliam Dočolomanský. The work of the internationally acclaimed physical theatre ensemble Farm in the Cave combines physical theatre, video, film, and live music into a unified work of art and has long been engaged in the exploration of contemporary and neglected social issues. In 2022, the ensemble celebrates the 20th anniversary of its existence.


On Saturday, September 24, at 6:00 p.m., the WORKSHOP: RECOGNIZING AND CONNECTING THEORIES OF CONFUSION will take place.

www.farminthecave.com


A production of Farm in the Cave in co-production with LOFFT - DAS THEATER and DOX Centre for Contemporary Art. Supported by the City of Leipzig - Cultural Office, PPF Foundation, Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, City of Prague, European Solidarity Corps and in partnership with O2 Chytrá škola, Prague Music Performance and Stable-Studios.

  • Wheelchair Accessible

RESEARCH Marie Jun, Markéta Hrehorová, Monika Kaššaiová, Kristýna Bartošová, Hana Varadzinová, Viliam Dočolomanský
VISUAL IDENTITY OF THE PROJECT Patrik Svoboda
PHOTO Michal Hančovský

Part I

CONCEPT + DIRECTOR + CHOREOGRAPHER Viliam Dočolomanský
DRAMATURGY Sodja Lotker, Markéta Hrehorová
MUSIC Štěpán Janoušek
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Hana Varadzinová, Jan Rajmont
VIDEO DESIGN Erik Bartoš, Sláva Pecháček, Karel Šindelář
SET + COSTUMES Lucia Škandíková
LIGHT DESIGN Felice Ross
SOUND DESIGN Eva Svobodová
LIGHTS Lukáš Jíra, František Fabián
SOUND Eva Svobodová, Adam Veselý
VIDEO OPERATOR Jakub Krejčí
COOPERATION ON MOVEMENT RESEARCH Eliška Vavříková
PRODUCTION Anely Jeromin, Sophia Stoltz, Anna-Maria Zwyrtek, Ondřej Wald
TECHNICAL PRODUCTION Filip Rohde, Jan Rajmont
TECHNICAL COOPERATION Leoš Válka, DOX, Stable-Studios
PERFORMERS Andrej ŠtEpita, Gioele Coccia, Nicolas Garsault, Barbora Ješutová, Matúš Szegho, Hana Varadzinová, Štěpán Janoušek, Šimon Janák

Part II

DIRECTED BY Viliam Dočolomanský
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Václav Fronk
SCRIPT Viliam Dočolomanský, Marie Jun, Markéta Hrehorová
DRAMATURGY Markéta Hrehorová, Sodja Lotker
FILM SUPERVISION Radim Špaček
MUSIC Marcel Bárta, Aigel
ARCHITECT Lucia Škandíková
COSTUMES Karolína Koláčková
EDITOR Karel Šindelář
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Jan Horáček
PRODUCTION Anely Jeromin, Hana Varadzinová, Markéta Hrehorová
CASTING Farm in the Cave and Kristýna Bartošová
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Robert Beca, Manlai Erdembileg
LOCATION MANAGER David Jánský
POSTPRODUCTION UPP
SOUND Jiří Graf, NAPA Records
STARRING Julian Hajduk Brown, Heřman Tajovský, František Souček, Tomáš Richard Brenton, Michal Vrubel, Kryštof Brož, Kryštof Koníček, Oliver Vyskočil, Mikuláš Rychetský and others.

Dates

22.09.2022
Thursday, 20:00
LOFFT – DAS THEATER, Saal
23.09.2022
Friday, 20:00
LOFFT – DAS THEATER, Saal
24.09.2022
Saturday, 20:00
LOFFT – DAS THEATER, Saal

Prices

  • Premiere Regular: 16,— €
  • Premiere Reduced: 11,— €
  • Regular: 13,— €
  • Reduced: 9,— €
  • Soli Price: 20,— €

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair Accessible