THE JOURNEY / Farm in the Cave

An evening of highlights; Farm in the Cave gives the audience a chance to not only look inside different cultures, but also into the life of an ensemble thought-out over a period of ten years.
„In The Journey it is hypnotic how Farm in the Cave brings specific emotions and experiences into their music and dance... into an intricate yet at the same time uninhibited picture of those overlooked peoples who live in rapidly vanishing cultures“
Joseph Fahim, Masress

The Journey gives the audience a chance to not only look inside different cultures, but also into the life of the ensemble. The members of Farm in the Cave share with us their 10 years of searching. Through video projections performers on stage encounter the people who gifted them with their stories, songs, rhythms and dance steps and have become part of their lives.

Farm in the Cave
International theater studio Farm In The Cave creates in Prague. Their focus is on the creation, development, and research of human expression.The company’s modern works go beyond the borders of physical, dance, or musical theater. Farm in the Cave’s performances arise out of their long-term research which is focused on the transmission of human experience beyond words and limits of ordinary understanding. They find this for example in the legacies of minority cultures, music, physical expression, atmospheres, and facts connected with specific locations. In their performances the personal and social views of the world confront one another, and there are strong shared experiences between the performers and spectators.

In addition to their performances, site-specific projects, concerts, cultural research, and theater events, Farm in the Cave also engages in educational activities. The company collaborates with theater academies in the Czech Republic and abroad. They also regularly organize workshops in their studio in Prague, where each year students from all over the world participate. They also teach workshops as part of festivals or at the invitation of theater universities. For selected young theater makers the company offers the opportunity to participate in its long-term educational program in the form of internships.

The company has established itself as a “modern laboratory” where performers have “asylum” to continuously work on their development without regard to their nationality (as varied as Czech Republic, Spain, Vietnam, Germany, Korea, Slovakia, Brazil, France, and Russia), and without regard to their previous profession or genres of their work. They discover new ways of working with expression which cannot be developed during one-off projects or in mainstream theaters, and at the same time they are able to reassess their attitude towards themselves and towards their lives.

In its more than ten years of existence, the company has represented the Czech Republic at many prestigious festivals, in more than 50 cities, and on three continents.

Farm in the Cave has received numerous international and Czech prizes, among which the most prestigious is the European Prize for New Theatrical Realities for Director Viliam Dočolomanský, who thus became the only Czech recipient of that award. Other awards include: Total Theater Award; The Grand Prix Golden Laurel Wreath Award; Fringe First Award; Respekt Magazine Prize for Best Dance Performance; Sazka Award for Best Movement Performance; the Grand Prize at Veljka Maricice, etc.

3. and 4. 10. 2011, in Ponec theatre, Prague

Other performances by this group:
The Theatre, Waiting Room, SCLAVI / The Song of an Emigrant, Dark Love Sonnets