Laterna magika and Signal Festival present a theatre and dance production by director Miřenka Čechová and visual artist Erik Bartoš. This is the first major collaboration between the Festival and the National Theatre.
The mental world of the artist’s inner self is a garden of dark and lightened corners, a haven of imagination, a peaceful resting place, and a teeming tangle of fantastical patterns. The line between everyday reality and the thrilling irrationality of the yearning soul is as thin as the line between “prophet” and “madman”. Explore with us the inner world of an artist whose work reveals sheer genius as well as infinite darkness. One performer and the beating walls of the Church of St. Catherine of Alexandria. Inspiration in the poetry of French poet Joyce Mansour and Czech surrealist poet Jana (Honza) Krejcarová. All this is dreamy LUNAtic.
How thin is the line between the real and the fictional? What do artists see at the moment of creation and what parallel worlds do they resort to? What else is the world of imagination and what already spills over into our lived, physical reality? What does the artist’s struggle with her own work look like? The questions never cease.
The performance starts at 7 p.m. and repeats every 20 minutes. Specially for Signal VIP the performance will take place every festival evening from 6:30 p.m.