- 23. 6. 2017
Nowadays, folk dance is very often considered a synonym for tradition and cultural heritage, and so history.
In the performance Prankster, dancers try to rediscover and rehabilitate this indigenous artistic expression, rid it of sediments from museums and experience afresh the pure power of unrestrained folk creation and natural, non-artistic performativity. They create their own original folklore, inspired by the vital and vibrant energy of folk dance – by its real essence. Each dancer brings into the performance his or her own personal experience and personality, therefore the scenes oscillate between comedy and drama, emotions and cynicism. Prankster is the real theatre, but not because it´s “well-choreographed”, but because it invites the audience to share here and now.
“For me the beauty of folk dance is its capacity to bring people together, on a base where while dancing, there is an instinctive face to face exchange on a human and social level. People connect with something that liberates and feeds they spirit and makes them be grounded and deeply connected socially as well.“ Csaba Molnár
The performance is inspired by the show Journey Home by the Les SlovaKs Dance Collective, which was released in Prague during the Hybaj ho! festival in 2010. Every show will be accompanied by a special guest, who will be integrated in the play and will surprise the dancers.
choreography: Csaba Molnár
created and performed by: Lucia Kašiarová, Soňa Ferienčíková, Zdena Svíteková, Martin Talaga, Lukáš Homola and guest