The Eighth Day

The inspiration for the new puppet performance of Continuo Theatre „Eighth  Day“  became the oldest written mention of human history - fragments of myths from the area of ancient Near East, the Sumerian texts, Akkadian, Hittite or Israelis referring not only to the origins of human civilization, but also the eternal foundation, which constitute the essence of the human race, companies and individuals, regardless of time, cultural differences and historical background.

Dramatization and reflow of original mythological motifs created production combining elements of physical acting and puppet theater and live music.

It is a story about the ambiguity of human existence. The human desire for immortality and overcome the earthly destiny on the one hand, on the other hand its permanent inclination to meanness, philistinism, envy, fear, and anger.

About the company

Continuo Theatre is an International professional theatre group led by director and artistic coordinator Pavel Štourač. The founding members of the group began to work together in 1990 at Theatre Academy for the Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic. Later they gained professional status and took the name Continuo Theatre. Since 1995 they have worked out of the village of Malovice in a former farmstead that carries the name The Plum Courtyard.

During its more then twenty years of existence, Divadlo Continuo has created great number of productions, in which one can follow their course of development from their beginnings in puppetry to the inspiration of circus arts and finally on to poetics that theatre critics call “the new Central European dreamy imagery.”

Genre

puppets

Theatre/company

Continuo Theatre / Divadlo Continuo

Czech title

Den osmý

Names of authors

Continuo team

Name of director or choreographer

Pavel Štourač

Length of the performance

70 minutes

Number of travelling persons

8

Awards and special mentions

Skupova Plzen (Czech Republic, 2014) - Pavel Stourac, artistic director was awarded by the price of festival jury for the combination of physical action, puppets and voice

Language

Czech , English

Audience

Children , Adult

Scale of venue

middle

Contact person

Martina Mohlová

E-mail

martina@continuo.cz

Web

www.continuo.cz