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The devised-theatre project entitled ‘I’ve Seen It All’ is inspired by the lives and works of numerous creative women. At the same time, it is informed by the possibilities and limitations of a specific human body, offering insight into the creative process itself which involves euphoria and elation along with a sense of total inaptitude, agony and hopelessness.
Why do some individuals feel such an urge to create, that only death can stop them? What is the role of a woman in today’s society? What are her needs, her expectations – and what is expected of her? What is the body itself? It can become a medium, a tool, a gauge, a friend and an enemy. It is likely that there are no clear answers to these questions. The devised-theatre project entitled ‘I’ve Seen It All’ offers an insight into the creative process itself which involves euphoria and elation along with a sense of total inaptitude, agony and hopelessness. Several women-performers are engaged in the project, of which only one is present onstage at any given moment, thus producing a unique version of the piece. The audience is drawn into the show through every sense: by means of the lighting and sound ambience, and the intimate closeness of the performer.
The project is inspired by the life and works of Adriena Šimotová, Hildegard von Bingen, Virginia Woolf, Adéla Taübelová, Simone Weil, the whole creative team and many other women and men.
Sound for the show is designed by 18 separated channel system, which Michal Cáb started to generate at the residency in Youkubo Gallery, Japan.
Creative team: Jan Beneš, Dora Bouzková, Michal Cáb, Helena Čtyroká, Veronika Knytlová, Barbora Látalová and Kristýna Täubelová
Thanks to Kristýna Bartošová, Bohdan Holomíček and Julien Magnan.
The project is co-produced by UFFO SCT, co-funded by The Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, the State Culture Fund and the Život umělce Foundation.
Contact: Production and PR / Helena Čtyroká email@example.com, tel: +420 721 445 082