One evening - two art forms. One topic - two worlds. Audiovisual projection with child actors - and physical theatre with adult performers. The online radicalisation of children vs. juvenile behaviour of our society. The dynamic movement of the performers, the pulse of live music and disturbing images create an unusual insight into the digital darkness that most of us are – perhaps intentionally – unaware of.
The online environment uses various tools in to win our attention. It has thereby become a fertile soil for the growth of misinformation, extremist ideologies and hatred. Thanks to anonymity and effortles identity theft, it is also an ideal space for manipulation. The combination of these factors makes the internet a perfect tool for extremist groups to use for their "recruitment.”
What if children spoke to each other as if they're chatting? What if their dialogues weren't fictional but taken literally from neo-Nazi chats? The film Commander publicly reveals what has so far remained hidden behind the digital curtain. It illuminates the contours of the present world in which some children live their second lives.
The installation Commander is part of the exhibition "Great Expectations, The Child in Contemporary Czech Art" at the DOX Center for Contemporary Art (on show from November 10, 2021 until April 24, 2022).
Film version of the project Ephemera.
Get on. We’re not stopping. We’re in this together, but separately. Moments, when we could understand, but we missed out.
Let us enter your living room and watch interesting videos from our archive or the live stream of a concert with music from our performances.
Stay with us online. Without you it doesn’t make sense.
Over the course of one evening the Night in the City Performance Event in Prague will feature three shows by the acclaimed Farm in the Cave International Theatre Studio: Whistleblowers, Together Forever !, and Refuge.
15 JUNE 2019
DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Poupětova 1, Prague
What lies beneath the marketing created images of the corporations whose products we consume daily? The desire to discover what is “behind” this and to inform the world about it led a young group of activists to collect concealed information, and to uncover the criminal practices of a multinational concern. They came to understand that they could not break free from this corporation’s influence. But after what they had discovered they couldn’t simply go on as before. What to do? And “who is” this corporation against whom they are fighting?
They set out on a journey. Out of fear. With no guarantees. The paths of three runaways intersect. Bound to one another, they navigate a terrain of anxiety, courage, failure and compassion, seeking refuge in an indifferent world. At the point of no return, all that remains is awakening.
Fragments of an absurd mother-daughter 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, and rejection with the desire for closeness. Time passes, the elevator is rising, and the party has to end sometime. We’ve grown old. Does it surprise us?
Slovak National Gallery by architect Vladimír Dedeček becomes the main source of inspiration for the project Asking the Arché of Architecture to Dance.
They’re disconnected. From “normal society”, from necessary failure in the everyday struggle with “the world out there”. Withdrawn into themselves, (in)voluntarily imprisoned in their apartments and rooms, which they don’t leave for months, years, sometimes even entire decades. There are hundreds of thousands of them. In Japan, Brazil, Scandinavia, in the Czech Republic, and in other parts of the world. A generation in crisis? An disease of contemporary society? Hikikomori.
under your skin
A showcase of performances and projects by International Theatre Studio Farm in the Cave
New Stage of the National Theater, La Fabrika, PONEC – The Dance Venue, NoD experimental space, Center for Contemporary Art DOX
A site-specific project for the 4+4 Days in Motion Festival. The location of the former casino at
Pařížska Street #25 and the current socio-political situation inspired Farm in the Cave in their
concept, creating actions which subtly (and not so subtly) played with the surrounding reality.
The composed evening; Farm in the Cave gives the audience a chance to not only look inside different cultures, but also into the life of an ensemble thought-out a period of ten years.
Over its more than twenty years of existence, Farm in the Cave has been passing on its way of working with physical and musical expression in international workshops which are based on their experiences from their research, training and performance creation. Selected workshops are culminated by a public presentation – „Action.”
Performance The Theatre is a way of searching for human freedom within a social system. Freedom, however gradually becomes merely a game, theater. For whom and why do we play?
Afrobrazilian conference is theatrical celebration of culture which understanding of movement is as one of prayer and of trans as one of the blessing.
Research focused on the rhythms and dance steps of Brazilian slaves and different forms of a rich Brazilian culture as a sources of vitality and sharing about life.
international harvest of life arts
After six years of its existence and performances on several continents, the international theatre studio Farm in the Cave brings into Prague the works of unique world artists, whose expression borders on theatre and other genre.
The show speaks about memory versus the presence of a place. In the waiting-room, a place in-between, „accidental“ travellers meet and the dead return, not by accident.
The architecture and history of the railway station Žilina – Záriečie. Studying Slovak Tango. Researching the historical and political influences on this tiny region in the 1930’s and now – nationalism then and now.
The scenic composition is based on field research the Farm in the Cave did in villages of eastern Slovakia, on old Ruthenian and Ukrainian songs, on letters of Slovak emigrants, and on the story of Karel Čapek ’s Hordubal.
Searching for themes in the villages of Eastern Slovakia. Emigration then and now – stories, songs and letters. Researching intonations and melodies of Ruthenian, Sarisin and Ukrainian origin.
Three choirs, three conductors, and forty voices on stage at Švandovo Theater. This is a unique meeting of original interpreters like the actress and singer Mariana Sadovska, the Derevjanky Trio and others.
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.
The performance Dark Love Sonnets views the changes in the world and its ways during one life time through the prism of poetic vision and the philosophical background of duende.
In order to create a project with the working title “Lorca,” a group of young actors under the direction of Viliam Dočolomanský were invited on a trip to Andalucía along with filmmakers J & J Jakubisko Film.