Shadow Casters: "Vacation from History" @ AKCENT Festival, Prague
Time: November 16 2013 @ 6pm and 10pm
November 17 2013 @ 6pm and 10pm
Location: ARCHA Theatre, Na Porići 26, Prague 1, Czech Republic
A Vacation From History is a magical journey unfolding on the border between dream and reality in which the audience – deprived of the usual theatrical ritual and spectator’s distance – takes part with their entire being.
A Vacation from History is also a multimedia theatre performance in which the Shadow Casters re-establish a new synergy with the audience each time it is performed, making each performance unique in content. This work represents the final stage of a four-year-long trilogy dedicated to Kafka. The journey we are offered in Vacation from History is a passive and serene one, almost melancholic, as it gives space to each of the spectators to see a part of his/her own forgetfulness. The performance has several phases, none of which is fixed, and which are more an instruction to instigate memory or self-reflection than a rounded segment. Vacation from History is a meta(physical) comment on Kafka’s work: a travel to the edge of collective and individual consciousness, through the realms of dream and death as the only safe refuges from history.
Vacation from History, has been so far presented by international theater festivals in Croatia and abroad: Zagreb, Pula, Sarajevo, Belgrade, Subotica, Maribor and Cluj and was awarded: Special Jury Prize BITEF 2009, the 2008 "Avaz dragon" Award at the 48th MESS Festival, 2010 “Cloud” Main Award of the 16th Pula International Festival PUF.
Concept: Boris Bakal
Script, Directing: Boris Bakal, Katarina Pejovic
Dramaturgy: Katarina Pejovic, Bakal Boris
Authors and performers: Damir Klemenic, Lopatic Jelena, Bojan Navojec, Marija Škaričić, Stanko Juzbasic, Katarina Pejovic, Boris Bakal
Collaborators: Sinisa Jakovcevic, Zeljko Zorica, Barbara Blasin, Stephen Filipec, Milan Žerjav, Miran Juric
Shadow Casters is a multi award-winning and critically acclaimed international artistic and production platform for interdisciplinary collaboration, creativity and reflection on inter-media art from Zagreb. Working with public urban space through various art interventions and projects is one of the main areas on which their work is focused. Since their founding in 2002 they have realized numerous projects, among which: Shadow Casters, the trilogy Process_City (Process in Progress, Exposition, Vacation From history), Man is Space: Vitic Dances, Re-Collecting City/Re-Collecting Time, the Trilogy on Togetherness (Explicit Contents, ®evolution: Master Class, Male-Female/ Female-Male) and Parafernaliae. For their work they have received numerous awards including two Special Jury Prizes at BITEF, the MESS Avaz Dragon and two main prizes at PUF Festival.
Tour is organized with the help of Croatian Ministry for Culture and Zagreb City Council for Culture, Education and Sport