Magda and Zuzanka share their little lives through phone conversations. The first cannot be without the second, while the second is self-absorbed. Why do they still communicate at all, and what do they actually have in common? Fragments of their absurd relationship appear in a kaleidoscope of situations from other lives, lived without recognizing their sense and direction, between fun and powerlessness, narcissism and fear of death. The present alternates with the past, rejection with the desire for closeness. Time passes, the elevator goes up, and the party has to end sometime. We’ve grown old. Does it surprise us?

Abstract

Performers Hana Varadzinová and Eliška Vavříková created this work together with non-actor seniors, and perform in it alongside them. Involving Prague seniors with no previous experience with creating physical theatre on a professional level led to the creation of a community in which the intergenerational abyss of disregard and disdain that old people in the twilight of their lives often experience was absent. At least within its scope the project thus created a model of coexistence without the discrimination of the elderly that is all too common in today’s society.

Together Forever! is the third part of the Night in the City trilogy, which focuses on revealing contemporary topics that society refuses to see. (The first part of the trilogy, the Whistleblowers performance, had its premiere in 2015; the second part, the performance Disconnected, in 2016). Like the previous parts of the trilogy, Together Forever! is a multilayered stage composition bordering on the genres of movement theatre, video, and documentary.

 

Performed by: Hana Varadzinová, Eliška Vavříková, Marcel Bárta and Helena Šikýřová/Jitka Vašutová, Helena Myslivečková, Eva Maříková/Januše Schmidová, Karel Hybš, Václav Kejmar, Josef Kaiser, Jiří Míček, Jarmila Šimonová, Jindřich Šourek

Duration: 55min

Together Forever! is a part of Caravan Next, a large scale European Social Community Theatre project – www.caravanext.eu

Premiere

Work in progress 21st of December 2016, DOX, Prague
Preview 29th of January 2017, DOX, Prague
Premiere 20th, 21st and 22nd of March 2017, DOX, Prague

Creative Team

created by Viliam Dočolomanský, Eliška Vavříková, Hana Varadzinová

Directed by, choreography Viliam Dočolomanský

Assistant director Juraj Augustin

Choreography assistant Monika Částková

Music Viliam Dočolomanský, Marcel Bárta, Miriam Bayle, Hana Varadzinová

Dramaturgy Sodja Lotker

scene design Viliam Dočolomanský, Lucia Škandíková

Scene architect Sylvia Dvořáčková

costume design Tereza Kopecká

Video Erik Bartoš

Light design František Fabián

Sound design Eva Hamouzová

Production Barbara Tůmová

Production assistant Miroslava Kobrtková

Technical collaboration Filip Rohde

Producing of the stage Scenografie s.r.o., Bdoors s.r.o.

For Promoters

Farm in the Cave’s standard space requirements for performances are as follows: a space with good acoustics which can also be completely silent during performances; typically we use a black box or site-specific space with minimal dimensions of 10 x 10 meters, with a height of 6 meters; at least 6 months before the performance our technical team of 2-4 persons must make a preparatory visit.

The maximum number of audience members at individual performances varies, but is usually no more than 450.

The number of performers per performance varies between 5 and 13, and the technical – production staff is between 4 and 6 people.

The minimum number of performances presented in one place is 2.

The company can play 2 performances per day are available on request – the latest start time is 21:00 local time.

The length of preparation and adaptation depends on the specific performance and local conditions, with a minimum of 1-2 days necessary prior to the day of the first production.

Financial requirements are available upon request at info@infarma.info or barbara.tumova@seznam.cz

The organizers pay for: fees; costs of shipping scenography; personnel transport; local transportation to the performance location; housing; per-diems; costs connected with preparatory technical visit. The organizer agrees to pay for costs of equipment rental if the space to be used does not have the equipment necessary.