•  Theatre 2014
 The Czech Republic
  Handa Gote Research & Development
MRAKY / CLOUDS
Created by Švábová, Procházka, Hybler, Smolík, Dörner
Performed by Švábová, Procházka, Hybler, Dörner
Produced by Jedefrau.org
How did our ancestors influence our own lives? What have they told us and what have they kept secret? What happened in their lives and fates that repeats itself in ours? In this new piece the Handa Gote group continues to work with the ”little histories”, this time turning to one of its own members`s personal archives. Veronika Švábová sifts through the history of her family seeking both the fateful moments and seeming trivialities that have survived in family member`s memories to this day, that are the fabric of family community. ”Clouds” is a subjective study of one`s own family, a series of scenes without causal association, not unlike those fragmentsof past events that make up our own memories. What mistakes do we make again and again without learning from them, just like they did? Which aspects of our personalities are inherited from them? What information from the past do we carry in the body? And just what will this body look like in twenty years, if it is still here at all? What results of what actions or events do we carry on into our lives? What do we really remember and what is just our imagination? What does family actually mean today? And who still knows how to bake ”mraky”? Sound, dance, photographs, video, clouds.
The performance will be presented in Czech, with translation.

Supported by the Ministery of Culture for the Czech Republic, the Capital of Prague, Motus – Alfred ve dvore Theatre Prague, Divadlo 29 Pardubice and The Institut of Intermedia CTU. Production jedefrau.org.

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