LEGOrytmus is a production for streets, parks or squares. Through studying the theme of sports, LEGOrytmus shows us how we can think about the current society. The performance draws inspiration from the Olympics, Spartakiades, and aerobics to show through movements familiar to all of us a weird group of sportsmen who are trying really hard to reach their sport goals with unexpected means. The piece balances between order and absurdity. With a strong visual identity due to the costumes, the colours of the flag, the geometrical props used as a replacement of the usual sports equipment, and the sculptural compositions of the bodies, it questions what form, formation, duty, order, convention, submissiveness, conformity, rhythm, and performance are.
For the special occasion of the Prague Quadrennial, LEGOrytmus changes proportions and takes the shape of an event! Expect many sportsmen taking you back in time to better question the present. It starts with a short introduction about the historical context of the Spartakiades during the communist regime in Czechoslovakia. This introduction takes place in the very special Studio ALTA, the unmissable place for contemporary dance and physical theatre in Prague. The event then continues with a walk through the industrial halls surrounding Studio ALTA punctuated by sculptural bodies in architecture. The whole event finishes with the performance itself taking place in front of the Industrial Palace: Výstaviště.
Director, Scenographer, Costumes – Marie Gourdain;
Performers – Lukáš Karásek, Florent Golfier, Štěpána Mancová, Sabina Bočková;
Music – Aid Kid;
Costumes – Martina Steiglerová;
Technical support – Štěpán Hejzlar;
Producer – Lucie Fabišiková;
Artistic support – Lucia Kašiarová
Country/Region Czech Republic
Presenting Organization tYhle & Studio ALTA
11 06 2019 15:00
Where Studio Alta