GundR / Wariot Ideal

Südtyroler Deutsch with Czech and English subtitles
performance length: 90 min

dateplacesadmission 
Wed 21.03. 2018 20:0080200 / 100,- Kčbuy and reserve
Thu 22.03. 2018 20:0080200 / 100,- Kčbuy and reserve
This is a story of brotherhood – a relationship as extreme, incomprehensible, pure, irreplaceable, and limitless as the conquering of the highest mountain. A relationship of life and death. A performance on passion for mountain-climbing, on perserverance, humility, overcoming your limits and on the unique power of the mountains. On unbridled, infinite freedom and on keeping your head in the clouds. On the split-seconds during which you can make irreversible decisions about your fate.

The project is inspired by Günther and Reinhold Messner’s ascent of the Rupal face of the Nanga Parbat in the Himalayas, and the death of the younger of the two brothers. It is also a statement on the power of the media, which on the one hand helped Reinhold raise financing for his further expeditions, bringing attention to him and to mountain climbing in general. On the other hand the media hounded him, making him seem responsible for his brother’s death.

What’s harder, to survive in the most extreme weather conditions, to withstand the pressures of the media, or to cope with the death of a brother?

GundR is the first part of a trilogy, in which Wariot Ideal deals with the theme of brotherhood. This performance is dedicated to mountain climbers that went on expeditions and never returned.

BRIGHT FLASHING LIGHTS AND HIGH SOUND LEVELS ARE USED IN THIS PERFORMANCE. NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN AND PATRONS WITH EPILEPSY.

Wariot Ideal is a creative collective founded in 2009 on the basis of many years of cooperation between Vojta Švejda and Jan Kalivoda, and more recently Jan Dörner. Together they have created several different new performances on the Czech independent scene. The group’s members deal in other artistic disciplines than just theatre: film, music, sound and light design. They search for new possibilities in artistic expression with a dose of comedy, presenting unique works on current events in our lives and times. Their performances are to be seen regularly in several different Prague theatres, in many other Czech cities and abroad. (Spain, U.S.A., Bosnia and Herzogovina, Italy, Hungary, England, France, Austria, Slovakia, Lithuanian and more). They are also perform concerts with their musical groups: Woříšci and Šedesátiny Jarky Nohavici.

Other performances by Wariot Ideal: Famfuláre (2006), Polaris (2006), The Platform: Forgotten Sector (2011), Siphon (2009), Super Natural (2012), Wariot Ideal: A Heavy Metal Soap Opera (2010), Prisoners of Space (2012)

Web: www.wariotideal.cz

Creative team: Vojta Švejda, Jan Kalivoda, Jan Dörner, Milena Fabiánová, Ivanka Kanhauserová, Jiří Rouš, David Šmitmajer, Stéphanie N'Duhirahe, Kryštof Pešek.
Supported by: The City of Prague, the Czech Ministry of Culture, the State Culture Fund, and Motus, producers of the Alfred ve dvoře Theatre.

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