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 architecture of the Žilina- Záriečie railway station, from where Slovak Jews were transported to concentration camps during the second world war. A study of Slovak Tango as an independent music genre from the 1930’s to the present time. The expressions of contemporary nationalist politicians. Historical documents from the era of the first Slovak Republic.

Meeting with holocaust survivors Mrs. Spírová and Mrs. Adámková.


september 2003

Žilina-Záriečie (place memory)


January, february 2006

Žilina-Záriečie (a residence rehearsing in the railway station building)

Žilina, Čadca (meeting with holocaust victims)

Ružomberok (studying period documents)


Creative Team

Research Viliam Dočolomanský, Hana Varadzinová, Eliška Vavříková, Róbert Nižník, Zuzana Pavuková, Nast Marrero García, Marek Godovič, Róbert Blaško

Expedition Žilina Expedition Žilina
Expedition Žilina Expedition Žilina

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

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.