24 Nov 2024, 7:00 PM
25 Nov 2024, 7:00 PM

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How much is the ticket?

  • early-bird price: CZK 350*

  • standard price: CZK 450

  • students and seniors: CZK 350
  • students of dance and theatre: CZK 200
  • family: CZK 1200

*Applies to tickets bought earlier than 14 days ahead of the show. 

Duration: 85 min

The show is fully accessible to English speakers.

Multifunctional hall DOX+
Poupětova 3, Prague 7
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The unique production combines a physical theatre performance with live music and a film starring child actors to communicate an urgent, yet widely overlooked, topic – the online radicalisation of youth. The performers' dynamic movement, the pulse of live music, and disturbing images together create an unusual insight into the digital darkness that most of us are – perhaps intentionally – unaware of. The work incorporates authentic dialogues taken from real chats of an extremist online group that was run by a thirteen-year-old boy operating under the nickname “Commander.” 

In the film, we see these online dialogues transplanted into a new environment: children are saying them while being in common, everyday situations. This clash allows us to see these children from a new, striking, and highly unsettling point of view. The children’s conversations about sex, death, and hatred have a chilling atmosphere that balances on the border of absurdity, humour, and unease. On the other hand, the performance, by means of physical theatre, depicts a company of immature adults who play their lives like a game, uncovering the hidden patterns that enable radicalisation to occur in the first place.

The production bears the distinctive artistic signature of the Farm in the Cave ensemble. Both parts – the physical and the audiovisual – were created by a team led by Viliam Dočolomanský. The work of the internationally acclaimed physical theatre ensemble Farm in the Cave combines physical theatre, video, film, and live music into a unified work of art and has long been engaged in exploring contemporary and neglected social issues. In 2022, the ensemble celebrated the 20th anniversary of its existence.

The creative team

Research Marie Jun, Markéta Hrehorová, Monika Kaššaiová,
Kristýna Bartošová, Hana Varadzinová, Viliam Dočolomanský

Part I
Concept, Director, Choreographer Viliam Dočolomanský
Dramaturgy Sodja Lotker, Markéta Hrehorová
Music Štěpán Janoušek
Assistant Director Hana Varadzinová, Jan Rajmont
Video Design Erik Bartoš, Sláva Pecháček, Karel Šindelář
Set and Costumes Lucia Škandíková
Light Design Felice Ross
Sound Design Eva Svobodová
Lights Lukáš Jíra, František Fabián
Sound Eva Svobodová, Adam Veselý
Video Operator Jakub Krejčí
Cooperation on movement research Eliška Vavříková
Production Anely Jeromin, Sophia Stoltz, Anna-Maria Zwyrtek,
Ondřej Wald
Technical Production Filip Rohde, Jan Rajmont
Technical Cooperation Leoš Válka, DOX, Stable-Studios
Performers Andrej Štepita, Gioele Coccia, Nicolas Garsault, Barbora Ješutová, Matuš Szegho, Hana Varadzinová, Štěpán Janoušek, Šimon Janák

Part II
Directed by Viliam Dočolomanský
Director of Photography Václav Fronk
Script Viliam Dočolomanský, Marie Jun, Markéta Hrehorová
Dramaturgy Markéta Hrehorová, Sodja Lotker
Film Supervision Radim Špaček
Music Marcel Bárta, Aigel
Architect Lucia Škandíková
Costumes Karolína Koláčková
Editor Karel Šindelář
Executive Producer Jan Horáček
Production Anely Jeromin, Hana Varadzinová,
Markéta Hrehorová
Casting Farm in the Cave and Kristýna Bartošová
Assistant Director Robert Beca, Manlai Erdembileg
Location Manager David Jánský
Postproduction UPP
Sound Jiří Graf, NAPA Records
Starring Julian Hajduk Brown, Heřman Tajovský, František Souček, Tomáš Richard Brenton, Michal Vrubel, Kryštof Brož, Kryštof Koníček, Oliver Vyskočil, Mikuláš Rychetský and more.

Project Commander was created by the Farm in the Cave ensemble in co-production with the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art and with the support of The PPF Foundation, Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, the City of Prague and European Solidarity Corps and in partnership with O2 Chytrá škola, Prague Music Performance and LOFFT – Das Theater.