KEEP CALM, was nominated for Best Alternative Production of the Year in an i-divadlo poll. Sára Arnstein won Best Female Actress in the same poll.
We’re more than #nature. We’re more than #animals. The #world belongs to us – after all, we created the institute of ownership and many other things to go with it. #Heroism, for instance. We have our dreams, our #shadows and our imaginations. We live the lives we created for ourselves. Perhaps that’s why our ideas about the world fall apart, why nobody is willing to accept this reality, and why we take painkillers. #Absurd. Perhaps we’re slowly arriving at a realisation, and so we laugh and reflect on whatever we think needs reflecting. #Likes and #shares are not enough.
Most of our problems come from a single source. We come from a single source. Sometimes, when we look out of our #bubble, the reality we live in, we witness infinity. I am a #human, a wise individual, a family member, a friend, a hero. I am a leader, a component, an agent, a destroyer, I am everything. Who am I? Where do I come from, who do I belong to? Do I belong to the world? At some point, I will die and become the Earth, an animal, the universe. And then what?
“Keep calm and carry on” – a war motto adopted by the internet and turned into a universal piece of advice applicable to any situation. So too this work searches for a universal user’s guide to life. Two performers, alone and yet together, invite the audience to share feelings that are not entirely foreign to them. At times it looks like #chaos, but in the end, it is no more chaotic than our own lives – a tangle of songs, mottos, slogans, and memes. In an alienated world of sharing, in the world of irony, kitsch, joy, and sadness.
Anyway, keep having #fun…
Authors : Ufftenživot / Sára Arnstein, Jiří Šimek
Dramaturgy: Marta Ljubková
Light design: Tomáš Morávek, Štěpán Hejzlar
Scenography: Marie Gourdain
Music: Tomáš Vtípil
Sound design: Jiří Šimek, Sára Arnstein
Poster photography: Marek Bartoš
Production: Marianna Slováková
Trailer: Dominik Žižka, Jiří Šimek
Premier: 28.9. 2017, Theater Alfred ve dvoře