The show will take place outside, and there is no seating ready on the spot (grass surface). In case of bad weather, the festival reserves the right to change the program.
The childhood is a period of stories. Of the stories we hear and of the stories we tell. These stories can make people laugh, they sooth the sadness, and they fight the boredom. Believe it or not, sometimes stories can turn an every-day walk to school into an adventure. The AirGym Art Company will try to tell this kind of story. It is called Secrets of the Clouds. Acrobats, performers, and clowns will tell a story without words. Instead, aerial and ground acrobatics, physical theatre and clowning will be used.
Imagine you only live with several creatures. Maybe they’re people, maybe they’re not. Imagine you live in a small, closed group, perhaps it’s a family, and you are going through a dark and not really friendly landscape, maybe it’s a desert, but maybe you can’t know it because it’s not important… What is important is that you respect your rules which are as peculiar as your family. And you’re carrying all you need. You’re basically a nomad, a traveller, an outcast by choice. Some bearded scientist may say you’d probably form up a small vulnerable community cut off from the rest of the world which you make your own ideas about. But what makes you live in isolation? Do you find the world hostile? Or is it all a game? Then something surprising happens. A stranger appears in the space you know. How will you cope? What will happen? Horror or an amazing adventure? And most importantly – who is the stranger anyway?
As one grows old, one stops to dream. However, sometimes one can get back into the fantasy land. For example, when you meet children. It would be lovely to make such encounters happen. So adults and children can discover the Secrets of the Clouds.
Secrets of the Clouds is a performance intended not just to children but also to their guides through life. Serious topics are presented on the background of a fairy tale story line. The show is about small stories compared to the “big historical events”, about the difference between real adventures and pleasing virtual drama, and about the (non)necessity of real experience and human contact.
Screenplay: Jaroslav Dolejší a Bára Bartoňová
Directed in cooperation with: Vojtěch Svoboda
Clowning and gag supervision: Lukáš Houdek
Technical solution and rigging: Tomáš Pintér
Starring: Bára Bartoňová, Pavlína Podzimková, Jaroslav Dolejší, Tomáš Pintér