The Island!

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The Island!

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Feb 22 @ 08:00 pm - Feb 22 @ 09:30 pm

Experience a piece of unspoiled nature for yourself, experience the last 4% of wild emptiness! Scenic multimedia modulation of the habitat of a nameless island on the Jakubský Pond in the village of Poušť, Nymburk district. Dance of death. Dog and live heron. Terribly live performance.

“We tried to create a model situation, a kind of laboratory, into which you put individual elements, set conditions and let the story develop. Associations, links, and real-life situations were freely added, generating further development. We broke through the barriers and started to perceive who was a human and who an animal. The outlines of the future became clearer.”

Director, choreographer: Jana Burkiewiczová, screenplay: Jana Burkiewiczová, Tomáš Luňák, Jiří Macek, performers: Helena Arenbergerová, Maxime Guenin, Michal Heriban, Eduard Adam Orszulik, Adam Pavlovčin, Ariadne Toumbeki, Ifigenia Toumbeki, Veronika Tököly, guiding voices: Zuzana Stavná, Miroslav Krobot, illustrations: Jindřich Janíček (TakeTakeTake), animation: Tomáš Luňák, Tomáš Hájek, music: Jiří Konvalinka (Mutants Looking for a Way Out), scenic design: Jaroslav Wertig, lighting design: Pavla Beranová, costume design: Barbora Procházková (Project Sapience), masks: Štěpán Růžička, lights, projection: Petr Taclík, sound: Filip Jiskra, graphic design: Martina Černá (Imagery), photography: Václav Jirásek, video: Vojtěch Veškrna, production: Natálie Matysková, PR: Helena Novotná

The performance is presented by Burkicom with the support of grants from the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, the Prague City Hall and Prague 7. Partner: La Fabrika
Premiere 08 November 2021, La Fabrika, Prague.

“If we were to search for the event of the season, then this would be one. Wonderful dancers, great choreography, strong concept. Sometimes I feel like Czech dance is somewhat stuck, but this is truly a step forward. Hallelujah!”
Jana Návratová (IDU)

“Jana Burkiewiczová’s choreography reminds of a tornado. It is extravagant in its wild energy and the richness of images built on various situations and movement principles…”
Lucie Kocourková (Opera+)

“Beautiful, the best, wonderful! Make sure you don’t miss the Island!”
Patrik Florián (Dolce Vita).



February 22
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Malá inventura
17000 Czech Republic + Google Map