Shock, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance or resignation. Those are five stages human beings undergo in the face of a trauma. “Trauma” is Greek for injury or wound. And one of the most painful wounds in our life is birth – in a way an expulsion from unity. The idea of our death or the death of our loved ones is close to this traumatic interpretation. It is at such moments that we fall apart in multiple selves which are then attacked by shock, experience anger, bargain with themselves, imprint into depressive traces and reunite in reconciliation. No rational thinking at the beginning and the end of our journey, just an instinct turning us into ANIMAL EXITUS.
After their acclaimed piece One Step Before the Fall dealing with the issue of exhaustion and Parkinson Disease, Spitfire Company are back on the thin line where we are brought to when fighting our inner self to prove our dignity.
Directed by: Petr Boháč
Assistant to direcotr: Martin Špetlík
Choreography: Petr Boháč and coll.
Performed by: Miřenka Čechová and Bára Látalová
Lecturer: Sabine Seume
Stage design: Petr Boháč
Light design: Martin Špetlík
Video: Chin Yew
Music: David Kollar
Vocals: Lenka Dusilová
Production: Tereza Havlíčková, Ludmila Vacková
Duration: 55 minut
Premiere: June 9, 2014, International Festival of Contemporary Dance and Movement Theatre TANEC PRAHA
Production: Bezhlavi o.s. (Spitfire Company)
Co-production: Tanec Praha / PONEC – The Dance Venue
Supported by: Hl. město Praha, Ministerstvo kultury České republiky - odbor umění a odbor mezinárodních vztahů, Česko-německý fond budoucnosti
Partners: City of Brussels Contemporary Arts Centre for Movement, Hellerau - European Center for the Arts Dresden, České centrum v Bruselu, Institut umění - Divadelní ústav
Special thanks to: Carmen Mehnert, Patrik Bonte, Markéta Perroud, Yvona Kreuzmannová, Cécile da Costa, Thelma Anuk Janč da Costa and firm Compars