What if while looking in the eyes of disasters we could still tell each other beautiful stories? Performance-dialogue of Cécile Da Costa, her eight-year-old daughter Thelma and performer Lukáš Karásek.
„Mummy, will there still be fish in the oceans when I grow up?”
The future is difficult to imagine. Models and paradigms are failing. So, let’s start from the beginning, from point zero, from nothing.
There is a possibility of space, lines, geometry, dimensions…
There is a possibility of a meeting between three people……
Time has been created, the story can start: Once upon a time…
An original piece by Cécile Da Costa created in a moment when she was forced to stop and reflect. At that point, questions about possible futures and perspectives started to emerge.
Looking into the future, we are confronted with a possible collapse of our society, or even of the whole civilization?
Will the collapse shut down the future ahead, or will it open an infinity of others?
There is no answer, just more and more questions.
French performer Cécile Da Costa, after her first production of Roselyne, which the European platform Aerowaves has chosen among the twenty most interesting works of physical theater for 2021, is now coming up with her second work. To the production Zero etc. she cast her eight-year-old daughter Thelma and actor, clown and performer Lukáš Karásek, known mainly from the group tYhle. Together, they try to answer little Thelma’s questions, which can be childishly naive, but also surprisingly serious.
The production full of games, movement and glass balls will be accompanied live by musician Martin Janíček on hand-made, original musical instruments. Ondřej Holba also participated on the project as a dramaturg, other collaborators are set designer Dragan Stojčevski, costume designer Dorota Krátká and lighting designer Jiří Šmirk. A video projection by Dominika Žižka will also be included.
Premiere of Zero etc. takes place on Saturday
February 26 at 8:00 PM at the Ponec Theater.