THE LAND OF TEARS
Premiere: 23.9.2020 Komedie Theatre / Prague
Four stops in one evening. "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: ..."
Land of Tears is a new performance by the ensemble Lenka Vagnerová & Company in which four dancers took over the role of choreographers: Fanny Barrouquére, Monika Částková, Barbora Nechanická and Michal Heriban. The artistic director Lenka Vagnerová will appear this time in the role of a mentor and playwright. The link to the performance is the captivating music of the award-winning composer Ivan Acher.
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. Ecclesiastes 3
FIRST STOP: Shaped for happiness.
Perfect curves and not extra weight. Every era dictates the ideal of female beauty in its way. Breast reconstruction, modified nose, and botox injections seem to be a phenomenon these days. We experiment and look for our identity through trends. As young people, we try to grow old and as old people, we attempt to rejuvenate - to catch up on what nature is not enough. We are willing to undergo many things and we silently engage in a relentless, daily struggle with time.
choreography and interpretation: Barbora Nechanická
SECOND STOP: Love at first sit
“There are always four sides to a story: your side, their side, the truth and what really happened.” Jean-Jacques Rousseau
choreography: Fanny Barrouquére in cooperation with Patrik Čermák, interpretation : Fanny Barroquére, Patrik Čermák
THIRD STOP: Land of Tears
She always says "I can do it." Even if her eyes were full of tears. Land of tears is a scene of emotions and experiences that we carry with us through life. This pile increases with each step. Sometimes we unpack it, we remember it, we add another tear, we wrap it again and push it on.
choreography and interpretation: Monika Částková
FOURTH STOP: The the case of them
The case of them is a duet about the desire for power, about influence, lies, and truth. It tells a story of two partners who do not hesitate to betray each other but would not survive without each other.
choreography: Michal Heriban
interpretation: Michal Heriban, Andrea Opavská
Choreography: Fanny Barrouquére, Monika Částková, Barbora Nechanická, Michal Heriban
Music: Ivan Acher
Dramaturgy and mentoring: Lenka Vagnerová
Performed by: Fanny Barrouquére, Monika Částková, Barbora Nechanická, Andre Opavská, Michal Heriban, Patrik Čermák
Scenography and costumes: Michal Heriban
Light design: Michal Kříž
Sound: Andrej Jurkovič
Producer: Lenka Vagnerová & Company
Coproduction: Městská divadla pražská
Project supported by: Capital City of Prague, Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic