Farm in the Cave

Prague, Czech Republic
Dance Theatre

Since 2001, Farm in the Cave, with its international cast, has been working together with the director Viliam Dočolomanský. At present, it is one of the most interesting groups in the Czech and Slovak theatre scene. Its work is characterised by a very strong physical, almost expending input of the actors and the stirring use of music. Farm in the Cave relies on the power and energy of sheer physicality. They have performed twice at UNIDRAM before.

The stage is a combination of a street corner at night, a dusty market square, run-down ballroom and a bloody arena. Rhythmic stomping, live percussion, trumpet staccatos. Men and women: furious, sensual, erotic. They move desperately until exhaustion. They dance as if fighting in rival gangs. Against the background of America's colonisation, Theatre presents a vision of the effects on colonisers as well as indigenous peoples. A harmonious approach of two fundamentally different cultures seems impossible here. Travesty and parody of carnival, different musical influences such as flamenco, samba de coco or cavalo marinho blend into a circensic, expressive dance theatre, a party with an extremely Southern flair full of love, pride, anger, violence, fear and death.

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Direction, Concept, Choreography: Viliam Dočolomanský
Assistant directors: Hana Varadzinová, Krystyna Mogilnicka
Movement assistant: Ioana Mona Popovici
Arrangement – musical dramaturgy: Hana Varadzinová, Miriam Bayle, Viliam Dočolomanský
Percussion rehearsal: Miriam Bayle
Dramaturgy: Jana Pilátová
Assistant dramaturg: Sodja Lotker
Costume design: Barbora Erniholdová
Set design: Jana Preková
Cast: Roman Horák, Eliška Vavříková, Anna Kršiaková, Patricie Poráková, Jun Wan Kim, Hana Varadzinová, Cecilia Ventriglia, Róbert Nižník, Minh-Hieu Nguyen
Musicians: Vít Halška, Kateřina Eva Klimešová, Adrián Ševeček

When: Nov. 02nd 2011, 8:00 p. m. | Nov. 03rd 2011, 8:30 p. m.
Where: fabrik, Schiffbauergasse 10
Entrance fee: Price category A
Duration: 75 min
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Generously supported by Deutsch-Tschechischer Zukunftsfonds

Generously supported by fabrik Potsdam.


gruppo nanou – Ravenna, Italy
Uta Gebert – Berlin, Germany
Matthias Bernhold – Aachen, Germany
Agrupación Señor Serrano – Barcelona/Spain
Farm in the Cave – Prague, Czech Republic
Exotic Dreams
OONA project – Zurich, Switzerland
Les Antliaclastes – France
Anna Konjetzky – Germany
Maren Strack – Berlin, Germany
Symphony for thrown away things and tempered piano
Max Vandervorst & Marc Hérouet – Brussels, Belgium
The Bacchae 2
Und er libet – Helsinki, Finland
The Old One and the Beast
Ilka Schönbein - Theater Meschugge – Berlin, Germany/Paris, France
Matthias Bernhold – Aachen, Germany
UKW Band – Hamburg, Germany
Mariahilff – Berlin/Germany
Trio Igra – Aachen, Germany
Opening Concert
Montagsorchester – Potsdam, Germany



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