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. 



Three choirs, three conductors, and forty voices on stage at Švandovo Theater. These characteristically eastern (Ruthenian, Ukrainian and Georgian) songs left to us by these anonymous authors are filled with extraordinary emotional force. The process of “discovering songs” brings the interpreter closer to the living sources, to the life situations which they were born out of.

The concept for the project comes out of the Farm in the Cave’s expeditions to Ruthenian villages in Slovakia, where the actors met with Ruthenian musical culture in its authentic form. The resurrection of the old world, a legacy left by anonymous authors.



Mariana Sadovska (singer and actress, Ukraine - Germany)
Teatr Zar (Poland)
Trio Derevjanky (Slovakia)
Poľana (female choir, Slovakia)
Farm in the Cave (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland)



22nd of October 2004, Švandovo divadlo, Prague

Creative Team

Concept and project organization Farma v jeskyni

Eastern Voices Eastern Voices
Eastern Voices Eastern Voices

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.