Farm in the Cave: The Theatre, 2010

A game for actors and spectators which can overpower its own players, a game that no one can escape. What happens when people lose their cultural identity, and with it their sources of vitality and meaning of life?

This performance, ironically entitled “The Theatre” is like a black mass, which violates the boundary between those who are watching and those who are giving. Theater is a way of searching for human freedom within a social system. Freedom, however gradually becomes merely a game, theater. For whom and why do we play?

“As well as being a brilliant parody of our historising ideas and clichés about commedia dell`arte, Elizabethian, Spanish, or any other theatre, The Theatre is the ancient and never ending story of man, his love, passion, jealousy, revenge, death and vanity. Under the feet of the dancers, out of the stamping of their steps, the eyes of ancient African gods come alive, the prayers of their Brazilian offspring can be heard, and our innermost thoughts awaken as well.”

 Julie Kočí, Dance Zone

Performed by: 

Roman Horák, Anna Kršiaková, Eliška Vavříková, Jun Wan Kim, Cecilia Ventriglia, Minh-Hieu Nguyen, Hana Varadzinová, Karolína Hejnová, Ivan Jurečka, Cecile Da Costa, Vít Halška, Adrian Ševeček, Kateřina Eva Lanči, Petr Beránek

Duration: 75 min


  • Created by: Viliam Dočolomanský, Roman Horák, Cecile Da Costa, Anna Kršiaková, Zuzana Pavuková, Jun Wan Kim, Patricie Poráková, Hana Varadzinová, Róbert Nižník a Miriam Bayle, Vít Halška, Adrian Ševeček, Kateřina Eva Klimešová, David Jánský
  • Directed by: Viliam Dočolomanský
  • Concept, scenic and musical composition: Viliam Dočolomanský
  • Assistant director: Krystyna Mogilnicka, Hana Varadzinová
  • Movement assistance: Ioana Mona Popovici
  • Musical dramaturgy, arrangement, vocal arrangement: Hana Varadzinová, Miriam Bayle, Viliam Dočolomanský
  • Dramaturgy: Ana Pilátová
  • Scenography: Jana Preková
  • Costume design: Barbora Erniholdová
  • Light design: Pavel Kotlík
  • Production: Šárka Pavelková

Premiere: 10th of February 2010, Preslova 9, Prague