ProART will celebrate Bára Basiková’s 60th birthday with a multi-genre adaptation of her novel

27 February 2023, 14:15
ProART will celebrate Bára Basiková’s 60th birthday with a multi-genre adaptation of her novel

Singer Bára Basiková celebrated her 60th anniversary a few days ago. The director and choreographer Martin Dvořák from the ProART group is preparing a multi-genre stage adaptation of her 1980s novel called Conversations with Escape.

The ProART Company, in one of its dramaturgical lines, is devoted to dramatizing literary subjects. Dramatization in the sense of multi-genre staging – the interconnection of movement, dance, voice, words, music, and visual elements. With this approach, the author of the production Martin Dvořák also took up Bára Basiková’s book from the 1980s. It is a poetic, literary appreciated novel with the theme of lesbian love and a young girl’s search for love. The abstract form of the book was quite unique in its time. A number of filmmakers and theatre artists expressed interest in it and its adaptation, but none of them achieved the desired goal. Now, forty years later, the director, choreographer, and dancer Martin Dvořák has been given permission for a stage version. It is an intimate psychological piece with a poetic perception of the world of the main character Anna. The performance is conceived for 4 characters – the narrator, Anna, her lover Kew, and a man. The creative principle is again the interconnection and search for new forms of movement-dance, words and music, and singing. At the same time, the aim is not to “scandalise” the lesbian theme, which has not shocked anyone for a long time. It is just a story about interpersonal relationships and the emotional search and maturation of an individual.

Bára Basiková

Adaptation, choreography, direction by Martin Dvořák

Music by Jan Hanák Sonority, Igor Paleta

Costumes by Jindra Rychlá

Cast: Lucie Hrochová, Kristýna Křemenáková, Klára Uhlířová and Martin Dvořák

Photography by Jan Mikolášek

Photo archive ProART



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