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THE NARRATOR

Many women hide secrets in their lives, many women cannot talk about them and many conceal their experiences with childbirth, abortion or miscarriage. Is it a social taboo? A French performer Cécile Da Costa dances, sings and undergoes extreme physical strain in order to tell her intimate story. The Narrator is about a desire to express the inexpressible, The Narrator is about the memory of a body which cannot completely forget, The Narrator is about finding a dance language through which we communicate our emotions.

“The experience one gains from The Narrator is physical in its nature. The intensity of the emotions the performer has to cope with is so strong that it allows no discussion.” Kulturissimo

“The energy of the perfomer seems endless.” OperaPlus

performed by: Cécile Da Costa

directed by: Petr Boháč

dramaturgical collaboration: Marc Olivé

music: Jan Šikl and David Kollar

photography: Vojtěch Brtnický

light design: Jiří Šmirk

costume designer: Petra Vlachynská

production: Tereza Havlíčková, Barbora Repická 

production coordination: Ludmila Vacková

producer: Bezhlavi z.s

co-producer: Art frame Palác Akropolis

partners: JOHAN, DW7, o.p.s., Stanica Žilina-Záriečie, Cirqueon

supported by : City of Praha, Ministry of Culture Czech Republic