The performance Burgán presents a trio of Generation X weary matadors, whom we follow as they vainly strive to re-establish the “normal” order of the world. The characters are spinning in loops of their obsessive rituals, from which they are no longer able and perhaps even unwilling to step out.
At the beginning of the project, inspiration was drawn from real public figures, enriched with certain aspects of pop culture figures, especially from children’s literature or popular music. The inspiration from children’s literature is also a subtle and, in the end, almost invisible tribute to the work of Czech director Jan Kačena.
In the Burgán project, Handa Gote returns to previous more “intimate” works, especially the Rain Dance and Metal Music productions, which can perhaps be described as more “actorly” and less intermedia based. As in the case of Rain Dance, which was created on the basis of Roman Sikora’s critical observation that Czech independent theatre groups do not address current contemporary issues, it unfolds the theme of the new work is based on the hidden neuroses of the contemporary world, manifested in more or less cryptic theatrical images.
BURGÁN (burgunda, burgyne, burkón, burak, burka) – a regional name for fodder beet.
Examples of use:
“We planted burgán so that there would be something for the cows.”
“You youngsters can’t imagine how hard we’ve had it! And we were so poor that we had to eat burgán!”
Autors&performers: Hybler, Dörner, Procházka, Svatoš, Švábová, Havlová, Němec, Skála
Production: Maria Cavina, Jedefrau. org
Handa Gote Research & Development is dedicated to experimenting with dramaturgy, incorporating non-theatrical elements into its work, and developing its own concept of post-dramatic and post-spectacular theater.It has long been inspired by science and technology. The group conducts continuous research into theater speech, laboratory work in the field of sound and light design, while questioning the above disciplines.
Supported by: the City of Prague, Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, State Culture Fund, Prague 7 – Art District