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.
Premiere 3rd and 4th of March 2005, Švandovo Divadlo, Prague
created by Viliam Dočolomanský, Matej Matejka, Maja Jawor, Robert Nižník, Hana Varadzinová, Eliška Vavříková, Roman Horák
Directed by Viliam Dočolomanský
Musical direction Mariana Sadovska, Viliam Dočolomanský
musical dramaturgy, arrangement, vocal arrangement Viliam Dočolomanský, Mariana Sadovska
Dramaturgy Jana Pilátová
movement assistance Ivana Dukic
Scenography and costume design Barbora Erniholdová
Light design Daniel Tesař
Production Alena Baňáková
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 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.