KAR

Theatre of objects & concert on motives of Anna Karenina

During a funeral dinner, amidst the sounds of glasses and quiet music of the funeral band, instead of saying farewell, the life of departed person starts to reappear. Through random movement of waiters, through inconspicuous combination of music, words and objects, the imagination of the guests reanimates the dead. Finally, even guests themselves become characters from the story of Anna Karenina.

Cabaret of Russian realism creates live dramaturgy on the basis of Russian traditions. Accordion, percussion, violin, cello, contrabass and five voices perform a metamorphosis of music and theater, cabaret and intimate scenes of moving objects. Rhythm is developing until the last moment, in which (on the brink of death) the spectator and the actor suddenly find themselves at the beginning again - at the table with a glass of wine in their hand.

About the company

The group Fekete Seretlek is reusing, changing and mixing motives from world music and making up its own original compositions. Six musicians-actors graduated from the Prague Theatre Academy (DAMU) are cooperating with production company Studio DAMUZA, which specializes in support DAMU students and graduates.

 

Theatre / company

Fekete Seretlek & Studio DAMÚZA

Czech title

KAR

Direction

Matija Solce

Music

Matija Solce

Stage design

Marianna Stránská, Jiří N. Jelínek

Costume design

Marianna Stránská

Length of the performance

60 minutes

Stage area

small

Number of travelling persons

8

Language

English

Audience

Adult , Children

Awards

2016 – nomination for the Best act of the Year in the Theatre News Prize (Cena Divadelních novin) – category Alternative and Puppet theatre 2017 – winner of the PIERROT festival, Bulgaria 2018 – winner of new cabaret categhory, AMPLION festival, Slovakia 2018 – prize of audience, International puppet theatre festival Rijeka, Croatia

Contact

Zuzana Cajtlerová
zuzana.cajtlerova@gmail.com