EUROPEAN THEATRE NIGHT / Boca Loca Lab, Cristina Maldonado and Motus

performance length: 450 min
no language barrier

FREE ENTRY. NO RESERVATIONS.Theatre can have the intensity of a symphonic chorus. Or its soundtrack can be created live, on stage, right in front of your eyes. Boca Loca Lab presents the short Marriage Moment Plays by J. Adámek and Doubts by composer M. Nejtek, while C. Maldonado presents a new version of her What She Does with live sound artists.

European Theatre Night program in the Alfred ve dvoře Theatre:

16.00, 18.00, 20.00, 22.00: Cristina Maldonado / WHAT SHE DOES / 20-25 min.
17.00: tour of the theatre with artistic director Ewan McLaren
19.30, 21.00, 23.00: Boca Loca Lab / DOUBTS, MARRIAGE MOMENT PLAYS / 20-25 min.

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What She Does is a project of Mexican artist Cristina Maldonado (a choreographer provoked by video and film) in which she recycles films to create visual collages in real time. It is a performance project that reinterprets films by making live physical interventions that invade and damage the composition, atmosphere and situation of the scenes. Here she re-interprets Man with a Movie Camera, a classic avant-garde film, a silent documentary with no story or actors filmed by Dziga Vertov and edited by his wife Elizaveta Svilova. This visual improvisation has a counterpart in guest sound artists and musicians Petr Vrba and Alexandre Losada.

Cristina Maldonado
is a Mexican artist whose background in dance and body movement contributes to her unique approach in her visual and conceptual experiments in video, sound, collage and performance. Her work unites experimental theater, dance, participatory art, new and old media. Cristina’s work is mainly focused on the themes of the body, communication and intimacy. Since 2000 she has been directing and creating performances alone and in collaboration with artists from different disciplines.

Performance, visual interventions: Cristina Maldonado*
Live sound: Petr Vrba and Alexandre Losada
Produced by: Jedefrau.org
Photography: Ekaterina Frolenko
Web: www.cristinamaldonado.com

*Creadores con Trayectoria 2012-2014. Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes.
Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores. Embajada de México en la República Checa.

Thanks to: National Fund for Arts and Culture (FONCA) a Jedefrau.org (with the support of the Czech Ministry of Culture and the City of Prague).

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Doubts, Marriage Moments
Boca loca means „crazy, mad, glib-tongued" in Spanish. Wordplay, play with sounds and utterances. Rhythm, song, speech, and things half-sung and half-spoken. This presentation will feature original works composed especially for the Boca Loca Lab group by Michal Nejtek (classical music composer, works with The Plastic People of the Universe, member of jazz group Limbo) and Jiří Adámek, himself founder of the group.

Composers: Michal Nejtek a Jiří Adámek
Performed by: Vendula Holičková, Pavol Smolárik, Daniel Šváb
Web: www.jedefrau.org/boca-loca-lab/

Boca Loca Lab is a creative platform for the realisation of theatre productions, scenic sketches and workshops. The group was founded in 2007 by Jiří Adámek, who has developed an original type of music theatre, in which he blends musically composed structure, stylized acting and a special approach to language (fragmentation and rhythm of words, play with semi-abstract accumulation of syllables and sounds).