Czech Hero focuses on the contemporary and pressing topic of disinformation and political marketing. The satirical physical theater production is loosely inspired by the personality of a Czech journalist who approaches the topic of disinformation with empathy and unbreakable endurance. 

Movement, words, live music, dynamics, energy, exaggeration. Farm in the Cave production is more concrete than dance and more abstract than drama.

Czech Hero is here for those who care. Not just for liberals.

Following

26. april

Czech Hero

19:00 - 20:30

27. april

Czech Hero

19:00 - 20:00

28. april

Czech Hero

19:00 - 20:00

13. may

Czech Hero

19:00 - 20:30

14. may

Czech Hero

19:00 - 20:00

17. june

Czech Hero

19:00 - 20:00

18. june

Czech Hero

19:00 - 20:00

Abstract

"It's such a muddled world. You have to have a firsthand experience of these people, we can’t just tell each other that they’re walking misinformation and write it down or philosophize about it.''

The satirical physical theatre show is loosely inspired by the personality of the journalist Ivana Svobodová, whose "mission" got her into the living room of a pensioner who wanted to save our "little country" and thereby became "the first Czech terrorist": “It catches your attention, that someone chops down some trees, want to derail a train, and pretends to be a Muslim.”

In the show Czech Hero, the political and the intimate, the public and the personal, intertwine. The production is about the bonds we form with each other, no matter how alien we might be. About the relationships in a society of clashing opinions; about what we are willing to do for the world we want to live in.

Dynamic movement, word, live music, energy, exaggeration. As we are already used to with Farm in the Cave, the production is more concrete than dance and more abstract than drama.

For those of you who still care. Not just for liberals.

The production Czech Hero was created in co-production with the DOX Center for Contemporary Art and alongside subsequent educational programs it is part of the Online Hero project, which was supported by EEA 2014-2021 funds, the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, the Prague City Hall, the National Recovery Plan and the ČEZ Foundation.

Created by: Viliam Dočolomanský, Hana Varadzinová, Andrej Štepita, Michaela Králiková, Sebastian Jacques, Barbora Ješutová, Markéta Hrehorová, Sodja Lotker, Lucia Škandíková

Direction & choreography: Viliam Dočolomanský

Assistant directors and choreographers: Barbora Ješutová, Kamila Mottlová

Dramaturgy: Sodja Lotker, Markéta Hrehorová

Scenography & costumes: Lucia Škandíková

Music: Štěpán Janoušek

Sound design: Eva Svobodová

Lighting design: Martin Špetlík

Sound: Adam Veselý

Lights: Vít Škoda, Lukáš Jíra

Production: Eliška Seveldová

Production assistant: Zuzka Borová

Visual identity of the project: Patrik Svoboda

Fundraising: Vendula Kodetová, Ania Obolewicz, Anely Jeromin, Ondřej Wald

Special thanks: Erik Bartoš, Lenka Drncová, Hedvika Máchová, Sebastian Jacques, Eliška Vavříková

Performers: Hana Varadzinová, Andrej Štepita, Michaela Králiková, Matúš Szegho, David Králík, Štěpán Janoušek, Miloš Klápště

Premiere

26.04.2024

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.
 

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.