9

December

Premiere

Direction:

Jaro Viňarský

Choreography / Performers:

Sára Šimek Arnstein, Lukas Blaha, Sabina Bočková, Leonardo Gaipa, Barbora Nechanická, Johana Pocková, Matthew Rogers

Dramaturgy:

Lucia Kašiarová

Lighting design:

Jan Hugo Hejzlar 

Music:

Lukáš Palán

Costumes:

Sára Šimek Arstein 

Scenography, visual dokumantation:

Tomáš Hubinský

Photo:

Vojta Brtnický

Graphic:

Peter “Pyppo” Dlhopolček, Profigrafik.sk

Production:

POCKetART z.s.  - Johana Pocková, Sabina Bočková, Natálie Vacková

Co-production:

Tanec Praha z.ú.

Financially Supported by:

Ministerstvo kultury ČR, Magistrát hl.m. Prahy, Státní fond kultury ČR

Supported by:

REZI.DANCE Komařice

Duration:

60 - 70 min

Premiere:

PONEC - divadlo pro tanec, 9.12. 2022 

       

          

BODIES TOGETHER Through, not against

A performance on the subject of the phenomenon of corporations and their influence on the lives of individuals and the global community. One of the several meanings of the term “corporation” comes from several people / bodies coming together to form one person / body. They unite to become a collective. Abstracted, BODIES TOGETHER.

When creating this slightly immersive performance / journey, we primarily relied on this pleasant sounding thought, which enabled us to discover certain poetics on the corporate issue.

Rather than dealing with a specific case study, analyzing or talking about publicly available facts, we focused on the questions: How do we perceive the influence and impact of corporations on our lives?

Corporations are understood as “legal persons” that have rights similar to “natural persons”. But what kind of persons are they? Who, what is behind the many corporate scandals? Bad people in corporations or bad institutional arrangements?

In general, we tend to mistakenly believe that we, as individuals, have nothing to do with the issues of the corporations upholding the success of the capitalist system in which we live. However, our lives and work are deeply intertwined with this system driven by financial profit. More than we can often imagine, realize or admit. A corporation may be an artificial legal structure, but the people involved in it, whether it be shareholders, executives, employees, or the rest of us as consumers, we all have moral and ethical responsibilities.

7 “natural persons”. 7 performers. 7 characters. Each with their own insight and urgency to express themselves on this topic.

The creative team offers viewers the opportunity to embark together on a fictional journey into a world of human corporation. It is set in a fragmented environment. This can make us feel frustrated. As protection against it, you can use the Through, not against method - the very environment in which you move guides you towards adopting this strategy.

 

Brief Journey Manual:

Through, not against, the key to overcome possible frustration in a fragmented environment. The slogan that guides the performers, the audience, and should even guide The Corporation :) If you need instructions continue reading, if you don't need anything else, stop reading here.

Option 1: POINT OF VIEW - choose one of the characters and follow them throughout the whole journey, look at everything from her/his perspective

Option 2: DIVERSITY – during your journey change the characters you chose as many times as you wish

Option 3: CHAOS - you do not choose either options 1 or 2 and you rely on your own orientation skills and you will move freely in the space and look at everything from your own point of view

 

Journey Equipment:

Bring your own headlamp. If you don't own one, ask your neighbor, but don't buy a new one, we'll lend one to you.

Comfortable clothes and shoes. No high heels. You also have the option to put your shoes aside.

 

www.pocketart.cz

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Tickets

9

December

Bodies Together

PONEC - dance venue
20:00
Buy a ticket
Add to Calendar 09-12-2022 20:00 09-12-2022 20:00 Czech republic/Europe Bodies Together BODIES TOGETHER Through, not against A performance on the subject of the phenomenon of corporations and their influence on the lives of individuals and the global community. One of the several meanings of the term “corporation” comes from several people / bodies coming together to form one person / body. They unite to become a collective. Abstracted, BODIES TOGETHER. When creating this slightly immersive performance / journey, we primarily relied on this pleasant sounding thought, which enabled us to discover certain poetics on the corporate issue. Rather than dealing with a specific case study, analyzing or talking about publicly available facts, we focused on the questions: How do we perceive the influence and impact of corporations on our lives? Corporations are understood as “legal persons” that have rights similar to “natural persons”. But what kind of persons are they? Who, what is behind the many corporate scandals? Bad people in corporations or bad institutional arrangements? In general, we tend to mistakenly believe that we, as individuals, have nothing to do with the issues of the corporations upholding the success of the capitalist system in which we live. However, our lives and work are deeply intertwined with this system driven by financial profit. More than we can often imagine, realize or admit. A corporation may be an artificial legal structure, but the people involved in it, whether it be shareholders, executives, employees, or the rest of us as consumers, we all have moral and ethical responsibilities. 7 “natural persons”. 7 performers. 7 characters. Each with their own insight and urgency to express themselves on this topic. The creative team offers viewers the opportunity to embark together on a fictional journey into a world of human corporation. It is set in a fragmented environment. This can make us feel frustrated. As protection against it, you can use the Through, not against method - the very environment in which you move guides you towards adopting this strategy.   Brief Journey Manual: Through, not against, the key to overcome possible frustration in a fragmented environment. The slogan that guides the performers, the audience, and should even guide The Corporation :) If you need instructions continue reading, if you don't need anything else, stop reading here. Option 1: POINT OF VIEW - choose one of the characters and follow them throughout the whole journey, look at everything from her/his perspective Option 2: DIVERSITY – during your journey change the characters you chose as many times as you wish Option 3: CHAOS - you do not choose either options 1 or 2 and you rely on your own orientation skills and you will move freely in the space and look at everything from your own point of view   Journey Equipment: Bring your own headlamp. If you don't own one, ask your neighbor, but don't buy a new one, we'll lend one to you. Comfortable clothes and shoes. No high heels. You also have the option to put your shoes aside.   www.pocketart.cz ​  ​   Husitská 24A/899 Praha Czech Republic

10

December

Bodies Together

PONEC - dance venue
18:00
Buy a ticket
Add to Calendar 10-12-2022 18:00 10-12-2022 18:00 Czech republic/Europe Bodies Together BODIES TOGETHER Through, not against A performance on the subject of the phenomenon of corporations and their influence on the lives of individuals and the global community. One of the several meanings of the term “corporation” comes from several people / bodies coming together to form one person / body. They unite to become a collective. Abstracted, BODIES TOGETHER. When creating this slightly immersive performance / journey, we primarily relied on this pleasant sounding thought, which enabled us to discover certain poetics on the corporate issue. Rather than dealing with a specific case study, analyzing or talking about publicly available facts, we focused on the questions: How do we perceive the influence and impact of corporations on our lives? Corporations are understood as “legal persons” that have rights similar to “natural persons”. But what kind of persons are they? Who, what is behind the many corporate scandals? Bad people in corporations or bad institutional arrangements? In general, we tend to mistakenly believe that we, as individuals, have nothing to do with the issues of the corporations upholding the success of the capitalist system in which we live. However, our lives and work are deeply intertwined with this system driven by financial profit. More than we can often imagine, realize or admit. A corporation may be an artificial legal structure, but the people involved in it, whether it be shareholders, executives, employees, or the rest of us as consumers, we all have moral and ethical responsibilities. 7 “natural persons”. 7 performers. 7 characters. Each with their own insight and urgency to express themselves on this topic. The creative team offers viewers the opportunity to embark together on a fictional journey into a world of human corporation. It is set in a fragmented environment. This can make us feel frustrated. As protection against it, you can use the Through, not against method - the very environment in which you move guides you towards adopting this strategy.   Brief Journey Manual: Through, not against, the key to overcome possible frustration in a fragmented environment. The slogan that guides the performers, the audience, and should even guide The Corporation :) If you need instructions continue reading, if you don't need anything else, stop reading here. Option 1: POINT OF VIEW - choose one of the characters and follow them throughout the whole journey, look at everything from her/his perspective Option 2: DIVERSITY – during your journey change the characters you chose as many times as you wish Option 3: CHAOS - you do not choose either options 1 or 2 and you rely on your own orientation skills and you will move freely in the space and look at everything from your own point of view   Journey Equipment: Bring your own headlamp. If you don't own one, ask your neighbor, but don't buy a new one, we'll lend one to you. Comfortable clothes and shoes. No high heels. You also have the option to put your shoes aside.   www.pocketart.cz ​  ​   Husitská 24A/899 Praha Czech Republic

10

December

Bodies Together

PONEC - dance venue
20:00
Buy a ticket
Add to Calendar 10-12-2022 20:00 10-12-2022 20:00 Czech republic/Europe Bodies Together BODIES TOGETHER Through, not against A performance on the subject of the phenomenon of corporations and their influence on the lives of individuals and the global community. One of the several meanings of the term “corporation” comes from several people / bodies coming together to form one person / body. They unite to become a collective. Abstracted, BODIES TOGETHER. When creating this slightly immersive performance / journey, we primarily relied on this pleasant sounding thought, which enabled us to discover certain poetics on the corporate issue. Rather than dealing with a specific case study, analyzing or talking about publicly available facts, we focused on the questions: How do we perceive the influence and impact of corporations on our lives? Corporations are understood as “legal persons” that have rights similar to “natural persons”. But what kind of persons are they? Who, what is behind the many corporate scandals? Bad people in corporations or bad institutional arrangements? In general, we tend to mistakenly believe that we, as individuals, have nothing to do with the issues of the corporations upholding the success of the capitalist system in which we live. However, our lives and work are deeply intertwined with this system driven by financial profit. More than we can often imagine, realize or admit. A corporation may be an artificial legal structure, but the people involved in it, whether it be shareholders, executives, employees, or the rest of us as consumers, we all have moral and ethical responsibilities. 7 “natural persons”. 7 performers. 7 characters. Each with their own insight and urgency to express themselves on this topic. The creative team offers viewers the opportunity to embark together on a fictional journey into a world of human corporation. It is set in a fragmented environment. This can make us feel frustrated. As protection against it, you can use the Through, not against method - the very environment in which you move guides you towards adopting this strategy.   Brief Journey Manual: Through, not against, the key to overcome possible frustration in a fragmented environment. The slogan that guides the performers, the audience, and should even guide The Corporation :) If you need instructions continue reading, if you don't need anything else, stop reading here. Option 1: POINT OF VIEW - choose one of the characters and follow them throughout the whole journey, look at everything from her/his perspective Option 2: DIVERSITY – during your journey change the characters you chose as many times as you wish Option 3: CHAOS - you do not choose either options 1 or 2 and you rely on your own orientation skills and you will move freely in the space and look at everything from your own point of view   Journey Equipment: Bring your own headlamp. If you don't own one, ask your neighbor, but don't buy a new one, we'll lend one to you. Comfortable clothes and shoes. No high heels. You also have the option to put your shoes aside.   www.pocketart.cz ​  ​   Husitská 24A/899 Praha Czech Republic
Photo: Vojtěch Brtnický
Photo: Vojtěch Brtnický
Photo: Vojtěch Brtnický
Photo: Vojtěch Brtnický

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