There are places favoured by darkness where never and nothing on remote islands is hidden

An experimental production based on the motives of the book by a German author Judith Schalansky, Atlas of Remote Islands which was named the Most Beautiful German Book of 2009. The author takes her readers in the book to fifty islands, scattered in all world oceans. Each of them brings a short story connected to the place that is based on the traditional myths or on a specific, often a historic event. The scenic installation, inspired by a few of the islands, is dominated by a large wooden table – the island, around which the audience is sitting during the performance and where the entire production takes place within reach of their hands. Music for the production is composed by one of the most awarded formation of the Czech ambient, Kora et le Mechanix. CD with the complete scenic music is a part of the programme to the production.

About the company

Naive Theatre Liberec is represented by quality dramaturgy, an artistically mature group of actors and an interesting board of guest directors who continuously search for new performance techniques. Young artists are also given an opportunity to make their first creative experiments. New productions are created with or without puppets and with the use of masks or brand costumes. The Naive Theatre Liberec performs at international festivals all over the world and also organizes the Mateřinka international festival, focusing on puppet performances for pre-school age children.

Video

https://vimeo.com/237550651
Password: Islands

Theatre / company

The Naive Theatre Liberec / Naivní divadlo Liberec

Czech title

Jsou místa oblíbená tmou, kde nikdy a nic na ostrovech se skrývá odlehých

Author

JUDITH SCHALANSKY

Direction

FILIP HOMOLA

Music

FILIP HOMOLA AND MICHAL KOŘÁN

Dramaturgy

VÍT PEŘINA

Stage design

KAMIL BĚLOHLÁVEK

Costume design

KAMIL BĚLOHLÁVEK

Lighting design

MARTIN ŠULC

Length of the performance

50 minutes

Stage description

15M X 6M X 4.5 HIGH CEILING GRILL OR STAGE BARS FOR HANGING THE LAMPS – Limit audience -50

Number of travelling persons

12

Language

Czech , French

Audience

Children , Adult

Awards

AWORD OF CZECH CRITIC FOR Scenograph - 2017, Festival SKUPOVA PLZEŇ 2018 - Directorś concept , Scenography

Contact

STANISLAV DOUBRAVA
info@naivnidivadlo.cz