Monday 8. 2.
We can have anything we want. We can have so much that we want less. And when we have little, we fixate on those who have more. But we forget that we’re all in the same boat.
In his solo performance Collection of Sceptical Pleasures, Filip Zahradnický uses juggling and movement as his primary means of expression. Themes addressed by the show include the desire to “own” things and increase our wealth, while constantly searching for what wealth actually is. Should we strive for cultural, material or emotional wealth? And then there is the fear of losing everything overnight – something we would rather not think about. This sceptical view of the world leads us to do things we would otherwise not try. It forces us to enjoy the little things in life and take note of our surroundings, for in the eyes of nature we are all equal. From time to time the natural world brings us all to our knees and shows us that humans are just a blip in the history of our planet, which isn’t even ours.
Filip Zahradnický creates an abstract collage of images and scenes inspired by both the uselessness and necessity of art. His handling of objects and energetic choreography based on juggling is full of originality and leaves audiences mesmerized.
Duration: 55 minutes Age: 6+ years
Concept, direction, scenography: Filip Zahradnický Supervision: Petter Wadsten Choreography collaboration: Michaela Stará Light design: Karel Šimek Music: Vojtěch Bor Technical collaboration: Olin Procházka
Co-production: CIRQUEON – Center for a New Circus Supported by: The Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic