CONCEPT, DIRECTION:
Eliška Brtnická

CREATION, PERFORMANCE:
Alžběta Tichá, Filip Zahradnický / Lukas Bliss, Eliška Brtnická

SOUND DESIGN:
Stanislav Abrahám, Roman Džačár

LIGHTING DESING:
Martin Špetlík

LIGHTING TECHNICIAN:
Prokop Vondruška 

COSTUMES:
Tereza Kopecká

MATERIALS:
Prokop Vondruška

CONSULTATION:
Ilona Jäntti, Stéphanie N'Duhirahe, Markéta Vacovská, Hana Turečková

DOKUMENTATION OF THE ARTISTIC RESEARCH:
Kateřina Korychová (diplomová práce)

PFOTO:
Anna Benháková 

VIDEO:
Kryštof Čížek

PRODUCER:
Cirkus Mlejn, z.s.

CO-PRODUCER:
DOX

FINANCIAL SUPPORT:
The City of Prague, Ministry of Culture Czech Republic

PARTNERS:
KD Mlejn, Cirqueon, Diod Jihlava, Metropolis.dk

PREMIERE:
24. 10. 2022, DOX, Praha

DURATION:
60 min

AGE:
8+

 

  

       

 

The world as a graphic model, a landscape of lines. Metal rods intertwine in space with the bodies of the performers, who sensitively receive the physical responses of the material – their partner. Moving sculptures appear and disappear. Their archetypal skeletons can be wrapped in meanings or just be left to flow. The body imprints itself in the material, the image in the mind, time bends. This "intuitive physics" demonstrates the most basic principles of being in the earth's gravitational field.

In Thin Skin, the creators focused on the trapeze as a kinetic and action sculpture. The trapeze was deconstructed, its parameters radically changed, and the main protagonist became a long thin iron rod.

"We are fascinated by the behaviour of the material, the movement of the suspended rod almost hypnotizes us. Certain movements can irreversibly affect the shape of the trapeze bar and create new conditions of non-stability to which we must adapt. We come to terms with a fragility and vulnerability that can only be felt through thin skin."

 


Eliška Brtnická is a performer, choreographer, dramaturge and director. She graduated in non-verbal theatre at the Academy of Performing Arts (HAMU) in Prague, where she completed her PhD in 2018, focusing on contemporary circus. In 2010 she founded the company Cirkus Mlejn, where she creates her projects. In 2017 she completed a year-long course in circus dramaturgy at the prestigious French circus school CNAC in Châlons-en-Champagne. She has been involved in artistic research in the field of contemporary circus for many years. In Thin Skin she asks questions about what a trapeze is, what forms it can take, how it reflects on the movement of the body and what this movement conveys to the spectator. Her work is characterized by strong visual elements, which is why her new project is presented in the context of the gallery. She is also the dramaturge of the international Fun Fatale festival.

Alžběta Tichá is an acrobat and performer. She graduated from the Duncan Centre Dance Conservatory in Prague, where she developed her new circus skills, especially aerial acrobatics, which she subsequently studied at Codarts University in Holland. In addition to performing in international projects, she has been working as a solo artist. She is the founder and performer of the Feel the Universe Circus Company.  

Lukas Bliss is a performer, juggler, dancer and creator. He studied non-verbal theatre at the Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (HAMU), where he graduated in 2019 with his solo, LAVABO. He is the co-founder of "My Kluci, co spolu chodíme", an ensemble dedicated to improvisation and physical theatre, performing at Jatka78 and Lodi Tajemství. He also collaborates with Tantehorse, Farma v Jeskyni and Spitfire company. In his own pieces, he works with the connection of object, dance and space.

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Photo: Anna Benháková
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