Tom – the Jew, highly adaptable Nathan, Dano – the helper, pure and original Knut and the boss Joona – fifty per cent better better than any other. With this group of five very funny guys we will dive into the powerful social phenomenon of the great pleasure human beings: take in killing and participating in violence.
The pleasure of killing gives the perpetrator a strange experience of absolute power and freedom… But for the victims it is hell itself.
And the random observers of violent scenes? They do nothing; suffering from collective loss of memory. They just observe.
The successful co-operation of DOT504 and RootLessRoot tandem Jozef & Linda is based on their former internationally successful projects. Holdin’ Fast received the Total Theatre Award nomination for the Best Young Company at the Fringe Festival Edinburgh in 2008 and launched a series of international success and recognition for authors and for DOT504 Dance Company as well. Following project 100 Wounded Tears was awarded with The Herald Angels Award one-year later (in 2009) at the Fringe Festival Edinburgh.
Blurring of boundaries between theater and dance is one of the main characteristics of the work of DOT504 and Jozef Fruček and Linda Kapetanea.
Collective Loss of Memory project was awarded as the Dance Piece of the Year at the Czech Dance Platform 2015 Festival together with the Audience Award of the same festival.
Concept & choreography: Jozef Fruček & Linda Kapetanea [RootLessRoot Company] SK/GR
Performing: DOT504 – Nathan Jardin (B), Joona Kaakinen (FIN), Knut Vikström Precht (S), Dano Raček (SK), Tom Weksler (IL)
Original music: Vassilis Mantzoukis
Lighting design: David Prokopič
Costumes concept: Linda Kapetanea
Costumes: Lenka Kovaříková
Premiere: October 17 & 18, 2014, Ponec – the dance venue, Prague
DOT504 Artistic director: Mgr. Lenka Ottová
Production manager: Klára Elšíková
Producer: © DOT504 Dance Company 2014
Co-producer: Tanec Praha
Contact: DOT504 o.s., c/o Studio DANCE PERFECT, Národní 25, 110 00 Prague 1, Czech Reublic
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Photography: Petr Otta © 2014
Graphic design: Petr Otta © 2015
This performance is appropriate for people over 18 years old.
This project was created with the support of:
Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, The City of Prague, Municipal District of Prague 3, Embassy of Israel in Prague, Delegation of the Flanders Government in Prague, Ponec Theatre, Dance Perfect Studio and Slovak Institute Prague
Media partner: Expres Radio
Project residency: Isadora and Raymond Duncan Dance Research Center Athens
Special thanks to: artistic director Ms Penelope Iliaskou