PANORAMA / Klára Hutečková & collective

Opening the doors of perception, sans drugs.
performance length: 60 min
no language barrier

“In the fifth minute, she walks from the table to the red armchair. In the seventh, she notices a small hole in the wall. She is preoccupied by something throughout.”

Anežka, Kateřina and Nataša pick up an apple, a knife, a mousetrap and a bottle of wine. They walk around the table and sit in armchairs. We circle around this situation in subtle variations until it engraves itself in our memory. Until it allows us to notice details we would not usually allow into our consciousness, because they seem unimportant to us in those moments.

Our brain constantly simplifies reality in order to allow us to navigate everyday situations. It often distorts something or leaves it out entirely. What would happen, then, if we could witness a panoramic view of a moment, in several layers at once? Could we even orient ourselves in such a panorama? Would we not lose ourselves in what really happened?

A devised piece inspired by conceptual art, about what happens between the sound of a chair being pulled up and someone sitting on red upholstery. The expansion of conciousness without drugs or attempts at drama.

Director: Klára Hutečková
Dramaturg: Kateřina Součková
Scenic design: Veronika Svobodová
Sound design: Jiří Rouš
Producers: Tereza Kaucká, Helena Čtyroká
Performed by: Anežka Kalivodová, Kateřina Dvořáková, Nataša Mikulová

Klára Hutečková, Kateřina Součková and Veronika Svobodová are recent graduates of DAMU. Together with Jiří Rouš (Center for Audiovisual Studies, FAMU), they are driven by a search for a specific theatrical language based on the composition of objects, conceptualism and minimalism. They began exploring this method in Oblovka, a study in the coexistence of five actors and fifty snails on stage, and K majáku, do strany 73 (To the Light House, up to page 73), where they worked with text by Virginia Woolf , they focused on detail and principles of installation in performance.
Supported by/Special thanks to: Motus, producers of Alfred ve dvoře, Divadlo na cucky, Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, the State Fund for Culture, Prague 7 City District and Nadace Život umělce.