TO SOMEWHERE ELSE
Multimedia performance drawn on iPad Pro by Michaela Bartoňová
LIVE DRAWING ACOMPANIED BY LIVE MUSIC AND TWO ACTORS
Tineola Theater, Zabelov Group and Theater Rafael Zwischenraum
Photos from opening night and spring 2017: 30.3. 2017 OSTRAVA / 6.4. OLOMOUC / 20.4. PLZEŇ / 11.5. / ÚSTÍ NAD LABEM / 18.5. ČESKÉ BUDĚJOVICE/ 10.6. PRAHA - Goethe Institut – Pražská muzejní noc
The inspiration for our play is based on the historical situation around 1737, the harsh journey of exiles from Moravia and Bohemia to Berlin – Rixdorf in search of basic freedom to live, to work and to practice their faith.
Theatre has the potential to awaken and communicate within our own consciousness., where simple words may fail. Let us tap into our shared memory. We, the Czechs, have also been leaving under persecutions and building our homes somewhere else. And we needed help. That is what this story is about. Playful, abstract, thoughtful and humorous.
Wherever we go, people have been living there, wherever we go, there are rules that have been set down, houses that have been built, land that has been parcelled out, the space is marked out by states borders. To somewhere else is an adventure of when we leave because freedom has been lost but there is still strong hope that a place and space can be found that may become our home again.
When working on our play we try to make the starting point our own life experience, situation, or emotions that have left a trace, and pass them on.
We have chosen a form that is typical for our work – a visual message of emotions with live music: A human can discern things before learning to speak. Only then he learns to name them. We use associations. Watching is an act of choice. We never see only a single thing, we always see the relationship between things and us. Our perspective is continuous. The way we see things is influenced by what we know and believe.
Our visual theater is not bringing words, everything emerges from the viewer’s imagination and experience and conveys to him his own associations.