Following the success of the Atlas Residency, FAiTH had its world premiere. Have a look! The US premiere of Faith is to be presented in the 2014-2015 season.
Author, director and performer, Miřenka Čechová’s newest work, FAiTH is an exploration of art, faith and the search for essential meaning through art.
In this story of a prima ballerina who lost her art and consequently the will to live, Miřenka Čechová and Andrea Miltnerova offer a docu-dance-graphic production concerning the question of what it means to be deprived of art and a sense for life and, what it means to have daily actions transformed into rituals by their finality. It reckons with the beauty of decay, the crisis of belief turned false and the intersection of past and present in one irrevocably pivotal moment. From this premise, Čechová has created a work of abstract movement theatre informed by nature and the human spirit in all its frailty and power.
Concept, direction: Miřenka Čechová, choreography and performing: Miřenka Čechová, Andrea Miltnerová, music: Bohren und der Club of Gore, sound design: Matouš Hekela, lighting design: Martin Špetlík, set design: Jakub Tauš, Petr Boháč, costume design: Judy Hansen
What the Critics are saying:
"Although the two dancers in FAiTH focus rather on the dark side of the dance, they also in a special way map the strength and the joy that art brings. All negative aspects also simultaneously have their positive side. Sadness at the same time sets out a space for pleasure or carries its potential. Miřenka points out the opposites that attract each other. Life and death. Flowers and fading. The aesthetics and the atmosphere of her Faith reminds us of Japanese calligraphy. It is strong, and even with the use of very little, it scares the audience by its monotony, which they have to overcome themselves."(Taneční zóna, Jana Bohutísnká, February 2014)
"Distinctive and award-winning work with artistic and audiovisual resources is characteristic for Tantehorse, however, I think that this sensitive and delicate, almost bland but, due to that, even more intense screening in this case will transform into a persistent recollection."(Divadelní noviny, Dominik Melichar, February 20, 2014)