The Giant Mountains Pilgrimage

Pouť krkonošská
Musical-artistic composition inspired by a short story by Karel Hynek Mácha
19. 10. 2019
Running time: 
50 minut
Věková kategorie: 
19. 10. 2019
Directed by: 
Set design: 
Kora et le Mechanix

The production, which premiered at the time when the Naive Theatre Liberec was celebrating the 70th anniversary of its foundation, was based on a short story by Karel Hynek Mácha, which is considered one of the first Czech literary horrors. Surreal poetic prose is, on one hand, a record of a vivid dream that Mácha dreamed on his way to the Giant Mountains, and on the other hand a reminiscence of some of Mácha's tragic life experience. The main character is a pilgrim who tries to forget his unhappy love on his way to the peaks of the Giant Mountains. Under the top of Sněžka, he finds an old Gothic monastery. The pilgrim does not remember ever seeing one here. And there is more! After dark, the monastery comes to life with the movement of long-dead monks ...

The experimental production about the search for love, faith and hope, as well as the fight against madness was prepared by actor, musician and director Filip Homola and set designer Kamil Bělohlávek, who are signed in the Naive Theatre under the award-winning production There Are Places Favoured by Darkness Where Never and Nothing on Remote Islands Is Hidden. The music was composed by a respected creative duo in the field of electronic and ambient music, Kora et le Mechanix (whose member is the director Filip Homola himself together with Michal Kořán). A CD with a complete stage music is also a part of the program to the performance.

The production commemorated the approaching 210th anniversary of the birth of one of the greatest Czech poets, the founder of modern Czech poetry and a representative of high romanticism, Karel Hynek Mácha (1810–1836).


Technical requirements:

Stage: width 6 m in portal and 8 m behind the portal, depth 8 m, height 4 m

6 bars evenly situated in arch

Input power: 380/220 V, protection 16/32 A


Photos: Michal Kořán

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