A multimedia performance in Czech, English or German
Multimedia performance experience RAPTURE AND RAGE is a compelling audio walk through the history of authoritarian regimes. Why is the promise of democratic societies losing its appeal? Why is authoritarian leadership being seen by many as a solution? Award-winning German performance group LIGNA joins forces with Bulgarian artists Stephan A. Shtereff and Emilian Gatsov. The performance is presented as part of the Bazaar Festival Sunday March 17 and Monday March 18 at the Archa Theatre. Following the performance there will be a moderated discussion. The performance audio is available in English, Czech, and/or German.
Following the performance a moderated debate in a cooperation with Czech Radio Vltava.
Recently awarded the George Tabori Prize for Independent Theatre, performance and media collective LIGNA has pioneered a collective audio walk format (AKA radioballet), setting up new situations in public and theater spaces. For years, LIGNA has analysed the mechanics and dynamics of group and mass movements in order to find out what moves, controls, and manipulates them and what in turn moves, changes, destroys or makes them accessible to experience in the first place. LIGNA has performed in the Czech context once before: in 2014 audiences took part in its performance The Secret Radio in a Prague shopping centre, become secret agents discovering how secret security agencies work.
Following the performance a debate moderated by Kateřina Rathouská and Veronika Štefanová (Český rozhlas Vltava). Guest speakers: member of Parliament and historian Pavel Žáček.
TICKETS: 290 CZK | students 190 CZK
March 17, 8PM, Archa Theatre
March 18, 10AM, Archa Theatre (for schoolchildren)
March 18, 10PM, Archa Theatre
By and with LIGNA (Ole Frahm, Michael Hueners, Torsten Michaelsen – concept, production, text, director), Stephan A. Shtereff (concept, director, production) and Emilian Gatsov (music)
Czech Translation: Yvona Vašíčková
Duration: 84 min + audience discussion
Supported by: Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst, Kulturamt Frankfurt am Main, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Nationales Performance Netz, Robert Bosch Stiftung / Internationales Theaterinstitut as part of the “Szenenwechsel”-Programme, Goethe-institut Bulgaria, Ministry of Culture, Bulgaria
Czech version supported by: Goethe-institut Czech Republic, the Czech-German Future Fund, the Arts and Theatre Institute.
Performance is supported by Create to Connect -> Create to Impact project (Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union).