1 Aug 2013 - 15 Aug 2013
Clipa Theatre and Teatr Novogo Fronta
Clipa Theatre and Teatr Novogo Fronta introduce their project in Prague and Israel.
Clipa Theater & Teatr Novogo Fronta:
With Unarmed Forces
This piece is collaboration between two significant companies in their field – the visual theatre company, Clipa Theater (Israel) and the physical theatre company, Teatr Novogo Fronta (CZ/RU).
The collaboration is a result of a long time artistic encounter between the two groups, undertaken by the occasion of the 20th anniversary of foudingTeatr Novogo Fronta.
The main theme for this performance was written by the partners in Tel Aviv, during a visit of Teatr Novogo Fronta in Clipa Theater, in November 2012, in the midst of fights between Israel a Gaza, while Tel Aviv was under missile attack.
With Unarmed Forces is a physical theater piece, based on the concept of object manipulation.
A couple is safely enclosed from the outside world, where an endless war is raging. They are engaged in arguments and fights, trying to conceal the sorrow and mourning of the death of their son at war.
Their unhappily ever after is interrupted by an unexpected invasion of an army defector, that quickly destroys all their defenses. The three launch a physical, mental and experimental attack on each other and are pushed to total destruction and chaos, by the spirit of a war – a sad superhero in the shape of a wounded child soldier.
The performers bravely dance into the density of human intolerance, hatred and a desire to make war, not love.
And so, in a massive display of power loss, they compose pictures of rare beauty, that only destruction can display, and hopelessly warped them in brutal humor.
Directing: Idit Herman
Performing: Idit Herman, Irina Andreeva, Dmitry Tyulpanov, Achilleas Chariskos
Czech premiere 28. a 29.4.2013, teatro NoD, Dlouha 33
Next show: 1.5. Diod, Jihlava
Israeli premiere: august 2013, Clipa Centre for Performance Art
From: 1 Aug 2013
To: 15 Aug 2013
Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event