SNIPER'S LAKE

Running away, fleeing, a mad dash that never stops. At least once in our lives we all experience the feeling of being a fugitive. We run. Five dancers fighting with their own power and one invisible sniper in the audience. An artwork that emerges on the scene via a barrage of colours. If you don't run, you will die. Memories of people in danger in Sarajevo and the Maidan in Kyiv, and of people in crisis situations in the Middle East. The threat can come from anywhere and at any time. Spitfire Company is looking for a new language of the body built on running and its variations. The rhythmic structure recalling the choreography of act two of Swan Lake in a piece by American composer Sivan Eldar.

Since the Second World War there have never been so many migrants on the move as there are today. They aren't only running away from something, but to something. Fear and hope. The unseen threat is an inseparable part of our reality. It paralyzes us, but also triggers reactions, where one overcomes oneself.

There are two Czech words for refugee "uprchlík" and "běženec" and they have their roots in verbs meaning to escape or to run. Running becomes the essence of choreography. Just as in our lives. After the acclaimed presentation of the performance One Step Before the Fall examining the themes of exhaustion and Parkinson's disease and Animal Exitus examining the theme of trauma, Spitfire Company again embarks on the thin border of the battle which one must wage with oneself in order to defend one's own dignity.

Credits

direction and choreography:

Miřenka Čechová

concept, dramaturgy and set design:

Petr Boháč

costume design:

Petra Vlachynská

interpretation:

Cécile Da Costa, Markéta Vacovská / Markéta Jandová, Jiří Bartovanec, Amy Margaret Pender, Katja Schia Henriksen, (alternace: Martin Talaga)

music:

Sivan Eldar

music performed by:

Clarinet Factory

light design:

Martin Špetlík

production:

Tereza Havlíčková, Barbora Repická, Marianne Bilger

project management:

Ludmila Vacková

photography:

Vojtěch Brtnický, Martin Mařák

graphic design:

Eva Chudomelová

production:

Bezhlavi z.s. a Baerum Kulturhus

coproduction:

Tanec Praha z.ú. / PONEC - divadlo pro tanec

partners:

DIOD Jihlava, Papírna Plzeň

supported by:

Projekt Sniper's Lake je podporován grantem zemí Evropského hospodářského prostoru (EHP) – Norsko, Island a Lichtenštejnsko (EEA Grants / Program C6/ Kulturní dědictví a současné umění/ programová oblast 17), ve výši 3,2 miliónu Kč. Cílem programu a projektu je podpora rozmanitosti v kultuře a umění v rámci evropského kulturního dědictví. Celoroční kontinuální činnost Spitfire Company v letech 2015 - 2017 je podpořena grantem Hlavního města Prahy ve výši 1,2 milionů Kč ročně. Celoroční činnost Spitfire Company je podpořena Ministerstvem kultury ČR (odb. umění). Rezidence Spitfire Company / Sniper's Lake v Baerum Kulturhus je podpořeno grantem Hlavního města Prahy. Uvedení projektu Sniper's Lake v Norsku je podpořeno grantem Ministerstva kultury ČR (odb. mezinárodních vztahů).

Since the Second World War there have never been so many migrants on the move as there are today. They aren't only running away from something, but to something. Fear and hope. The unseen threat is an inseparable part of our reality. It paralyzes us, but also triggers reactions, where one overcomes oneself.

There are two Czech words for refugee "uprchlík" and "běženec" and they have their roots in verbs meaning to escape or to run. Running becomes the essence of choreography. Just as in our lives. After the acclaimed presentation of the performance One Step Before the Fall examining the themes of exhaustion and Parkinson's disease and Animal Exitus examining the theme of trauma, Spitfire Company again embarks on the thin border of the battle which one must wage with oneself in order to defend one's own dignity.

We do not perform this show anymore, the dates of our current shows are here