There are places favoured by darkness...

There are places favoured by darkness where never and nothing on remote islands is hidden...
16. 2. 2017
Running time: 
50 minutes
Věková kategorie: 
16. 2. 2017
Judith Schalansky
Directed by: 
Set design: 
Kora et le Mechanix


Paradise is an island. And hell too.

An experimental production is based on the motives of the book by a German author Judith Schalansky, Atlas of Remote Islands which was named the Most Beautiful German Book of 2009. The author takes her readers in the book to fifty islands, scattered in all world oceans. Each of them brings a short story connected to the place that is based on traditional myths or on a specific, often a historic event. The scenic installation, inspired by a few of the islands, is dominated by a large wooden table – the island, around which the audience is sitting during the performance and where the entire production takes place within reach of their hands. Music for the production is composed by one of the most awarded formation of the Czech ambient, Kora et le Mechanix. CD with the complete scenic music is a part of the programme to the production.


The Theatre Newspaper Prize for the Creative achievement of the 2016/2017 in the Puppet and Art Theater category (Filip Homola for the Conception and Direction of the Stage)
ERIK prize for the most inspiring Czech puppet production of the 2016/2017
Theatre Critics’ Awards 2017 – prize for Best Stage Design (Kamil Bělohlávek)
Theatre Critics´Awards 2017 – nomination for Best music (Kora et le Mechanix)

It's played in the Naive Theatre Studio with a limited number of seats.



Technical requirements:


Playing space (auditorium is part of scene): 14 x 7 m, height 4 m
3 bars over the centre of stage or pendant grid
Input power: 380/220 V, protection: 16/32 A
Author of Photos: Michal Kořán, Marek Douša, Josef Ptáček


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