The international theater project Journey to the Station concluded with a performance of the same name which brought the building of the small railway station together with 62 participants from varied cultural backgrounds. 

Abstract

The international theater project Journey to the Station concluded with a performance of the same name which brought the building of the small railway station together with 62 participants from varied cultural backgrounds. Farm in the Cave and Norwegian theater group Stela Polaris presented a theater event which had been created during a three week workshop. The events in the individual spaces, in exteriors and interiors, were based on historical facts surrounding the station building and its atmosphere.
The performance began and also symbolically christened the existence of the new cultural center Stanica.

 

Dancers, movement theatre, fire performance, resourceful music, circus – different ethnical and cultural influences fused into one whole during an evening. The creators of the project also included the history of the building, which was inhabited by one family and not far from there was a gathering place for Jews before deportation during The Second World War. The performance which evoked Jakubisko´s films culminated in the courtyard next to the station, where the narrative marriage of the two protagonists took place...“ Oliver Rehák, SME

 

More about Stanica: http://www.stanica.sk/

 

Premiere

International spectacular feast 26th and 27th of September 2003, Žilina-Záriečie Railway Station

Creative Team

Created by Farma v jeskyni, Stela Polaris, Stanica Žilina - Záriečie

Concept and directed by Viliam Dočolomanský, Per Spildra Borg

Music Miriam Bayle

Set and costume design Barbora Erniholdová

Production Stanica Žilina - Záriečie

Journey to the Station Journey to the Station
Journey to the Station Journey to the Station

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@farminthecave.com 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.