G UND R
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.
Creative team: Vojta Švejda, Jan Kalivoda, Jan Dörner, Milena Fabiánová, Ivanka Kanhauserová, Jiří Rouš, David Šmitmajer, Stéphanie N'Duhirahe, Kryštof Pešek.
BRIGHT FLASHING LIGHTS AND HIGH SOUND LEVELS ARE USED IN THIS PERFORMANCE. NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN AND PATRONS WITH EPILEPSY.