July 2016. Prague ‘Suit Cases of Dis Content’ ( SCDC) and ‘Chamber Cases’
16 participants of Suit Cases of Dis Content left England for Prague.
Armed with their Suit Cases they arrived in Linhart Foundations ‘ venue ‘NOD’.
Together with an equal amount of Czech artists, an exhibition was constructed over the course of a few days.
The situation facilitated;
Work with travel
Giving a ‘voice’
Eight of those from Britain performed an adaptation of the play, ‘Chamber Music’ by Arthur Kopit,
The ‘Sinistra’ theatre company is based in South West England and directed by Gail Sagman from Stray Dog Productions at The Jam Factory on the Dorset/ Devon border.
The new staging had been designed to be performed in non- English speaking countries and to become part of a travelling exhibition entitled ‘ SCDC’
‘Extending from the absurdist genre to experimental characterisation, ‘Chamber Cases’ unfolds as a group of ‘live sculptures’ morphs into a high energy escapade amongst the audience to a chilling and thrilling crescendo on stage.
This is a set, alongside which, personal narratives can thrive and fundamental questions are perceived. Above all, for the viewers the experience is uplifting.’
Filip Fidla Martinek
Jan Peknik Kozak
Roma Van Antwerpen