A performative act for two and more people.

This project is a personal expedition into the inner space that is stricken by the absence of a close person, one presence and memory. It is an intuitive search for the essence of this experience.

In the depth of the choreographic work, there is the search for the answer, how can such a traumatizing experience influence our body, even though the loss itself is hidden inside us and invisible.

This search creates an imaginary map of the space, where the distance from the experience is the main measuring scale. It is a navigation for the search, where emotions become a return to the lost spaces, where words and bodies can be very close and incredibly distant at the same time.

The title comes from the book Songlines by Bruce Chatwin. It describes experiences of Aboriginals in Australia and records their mythology. It says that our world was “sung out” by our indigenous ancestors.

Singing as an act of creation is the spiritual basis of this piece.

21.10.2019 Czech premiere at Studio ALTA Prague
5.2.2020 Slovak premiere at New Synagogue, Žilina

Concept: Tomáš Janypka
Autor/Performer: Sabina Bočková, Tomáš Janypka (SK/CZ)
Dramaturgy: Marie Gourdain (FR)
Choreographic cooperation: Matthew Rogers (US)
Music consultations: Elia Moretti (IT)
Lighting design, costumes concept: Michal Hor Horáček (CZ)
Costume production: Eva Judová
Produced by: SKOK z.s. a ZDRUHESTRANY z.s.
Co-produced by: Studio ALTA, Stanica Žilina-Záriečie
Thanks to: Dominique Boivin
Produced in cooperation with: Záhrada CNK, Divadlo Pôtoň, Župný dom Púchov a Podivný Barón, Bazaar Festival Praha, Litomyšl ZUŠ, SE.S.TA – centrum choreografického rozvoje, Plzeň – Moving Station, Komařice a Malovice Švestkový dvůr.
Supported by: Fond na podporu umenia

photo: Katarína Baranyai, Karolína Janypková and Dragan Dragin