February 2nd, 2012 at 11:07pm brian
A solo dance performance by Pavel Zuštiak & Jaro Viňarský
Archa Theatre – February 7 & 8 / 8:00 p.m.
What does it mean to be in exile? How does exile change a person? What is exile? When does it end? What is the difference between a refugee, an expat, a deportee and an emigrant? Don’t all of us live within some borders?
These and other questions are raised in the solo dance performance Bastard, the first part of a trilogy of projects by Slovak-born New York choreographer Pavel Zuštiak, which explores themes of uprootedness, transformation and otherness, and is inspired by Jerzy Kosiński’s controversial novel The Painted Bird.
“Vinasky is piercing … Frederickson’s score bracing… ‘Bastard’ is searing.”
THE NEW YORK TIMES
“A violent tale, tenderly told: ‘Bastard’ earns its emotional extremity – with tenderness and quiet.”
“A vivid, often anguished imagination shines through in [Zustiak’s] work.”
THE NEW YORKER
Concept and choreography: Pavel Zuštiak
Dancer and co-author: Jaro Viňarský
Music composed and performed by: Christian Frederickson
Produced by: Palissimo Inc. (USA)
Co-produced by: Stanica Žilina-Záriečie (SK), Institut Jerzyho Grotowského (PL), La Mama Etc. (USA)
Tickets: CZK 290 / students and seniors CZK 190