Mirage

A feature length piece oscillating between humour and poignant questions that strike it right into the hearts of those trying to make the public laugh from the stage. Choreographer Václav Kuneš sought inspiration with big names of stand-up comedy, among them the legendary Robin Williams. Top quality dance meets gags that border on our comfort zone. Original music was composed by the exceptional Canadian Owen Belton. In 2016, the original cast made purely of dancers got bigger with one role for an actress/actor, ideally a local. In the Czech Republic, the role has been taken up by Chantal Poullain, an actress and singer of French origins.


The piece was produced by 420PEOPLE in co-production with the New Stage of the National Theatre and Four Days association and supported by Fondation BNP Paribas, The Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, The City of Prague, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Embassy of Canada, The Czech State Fund for Culture and the Town Brewery in Havlíčkův Brod.

About the company

Seven years after the first show in Prague, 420PEOPLE are an established and sought after label both in the Czech Republic and abroad. To the Czech public they have mediated the work of important names of the international scene, from Kylián to Naharin, from Teshigawara to Van den Broek. The focal point of the company's activities remains the original creation of the founding tandem Václav Kuneš and Nataša Novotná, artists insisting on exceptional level of dance interpretation and professionalism.

Genre

dance

Theatre/company

420PEOPLE

Czech title

Mirage

Names of authors

Václav Kuneš/420PEOPLE

Name of director or choreographer

Václav Kuneš

Length of the performance

70 minutes

Number of travelling persons

1

Language

Czech , English , Subtitles available

Audience

Adult

Scale of venue

middle

Contact person

Marta Lajnerová

E-mail

marta@420people.org

Web

www.420people.org