Vojta Švejda, Jan Kalivoda
performance length: 50 min
Sort of performance loosely based on theatre
lights: Jan Dőrner
performed by: Vojta Švejda, Jan Kalivoda
script and direction: Vojta Švejda, Jan Kalivoda
set design support: Radka Mizerová
theme: Vojta Švejda, Jan Kalivoda
The performance is part of Still-Life festival by Handa Gote

The lead character is saturated with information that he cannot process, analyse and evaluate anymore. He bursts with it. THE DRAIN describes the moment when all of the news he is exposed to become too much and he needs to let everything flow out, just like a blocked drain.

The performance balances between creative performance and a theatre confession. The focus lies on a man who is under pressure from the media every day. The information, however, is not presented as an objective news but as notions which already present someone else’s view. This ever-present pressure, after some time, makes us want to express ourselves on everything, and that we feel the need to categorise the information we have gathered at all costs.

VOJTA SVEJDA (Ostrava) works in dramatic art, original theatre work and improvisation. He graduated from the HAMU Music College in Prague and the Janackova conservatoire in Ostrava. He often works with the Alfred ve dvore theatre, the groups Matapa and Adriatik Introducing, and the Krepsko theatre group. He is a member of the improvised invasive rock association Zubozeny or Vorisci, the occasional folk group Terigat and Anecdoticpunk duo Sedesatiny Jarky N. As an author he has collaborated on projects entitled Arctic Robinson, or the Unbelievable Wanderings of Jan Eskymo Welzl, Albert’s Fear, Pullcherium Famfulare Mundi, Polaris, Metamorphósis Famfuláre and Bliss.

JAN KALIVODA (Hranice) is a sound wizard and a composer. He studied movie sound editing at the VOSF school in Pisek and traditional Indonesian music in Bali. He has composed the score for the performances of Dr. Schreck Klinik das blutig Kabinett, Once Enacted, Thrice Remembered, Matapa.de, Structures of Instability, Arctic Robinson, Or the Unbelievable Wanderings of Jan Eskymo Welzl and Polaris. He is a member of the independent art association Undo and Redo. He performs in the improvisation performance entitled Metamorphósis Famfuláre, in a regular theatre show called Homeworks from Diligence and as a musician in the Krepsko group. He is a member of the association Zubozeny or Vorisci and Anecdoticpunk duo Sedesatiny Jarky N.
The performance is part of New Web 2010 Project.
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Supported by: City of Prague and MOTUS o.s. – Alfred ve dvoře Theatre Production