[WE'VE BEEN TOLD... ]
We‘ve been told: “You are a family. Stick together and you‘ll be the happiest family ever. The happiest family in the world.”
We are a family but never met our father or mother, but we were very fortunate to meet one special man who told us: You are a family. Stick together and you will be the happiest family ever. The happiest family in the world.
English spoken in the performance.
DOT504 is celebrating its 3rd anniversary with a presentation of Collective Loss of Memory (30 November) and you can celebrate with them! Purchase a ticket to the performance and get reduced price admission to encore performances by the same ensemble in PONEC and to You Are Not the One Who Shall Live Long (1 December) and Family Journey [We've been told...] (2 December). Pay CZK 430 for two performances of your choice or CZK 600 for all three.
A conversation with Lenka Ottová, artistic director of DOT504:
Is this a DOT504 production in cooperation with Anton Lachký or the other way around?
We approached Anton Lachký to work together with DOT504, so it's a DOT504 production with Anton Lachký.
Is this your first project together with Anton?
No, it's already the second. The first took place at the inception of DOT504 in 2006. He created for us a short 20-minute piece called Heaven is the place..., which was selected for the Aerowaves Festival in London.
Do you know how many foreign collaborations the ensemble has behind it? Or at least over the last
Family Journey is now the ensemble's seventh foreign co-production since its inception in 2005. What distinguishes this production compared to regular contemporary productions? Mainly that four leading foreign dancers (from Korea, Greece, England and the Czech Republic) collaborated on the production. It is also distinguished by the novel and specific movement vocabulary typical of Anton Lachký's choreography, but also the stage design by the well-known artist Jiří Votruba.
Four dancers will meet on stage. Do I understand correctly that they will portray one family? Will
there be children as well?
Four dancers will meet on stage portraying one family, because someone told them they are a family! Let yourself be surprised! Finally, is the piece more of a comedy or a drama? The performance contains sad as well as humorous themes.