Performances

Visual, non-verbal, abstract and playful. Our visual performance carries no words, everything flows out from viewer’s imagination, his/her experience and brings him/her back his/her own associations.

To observe is an act of choice. We never see an isolated single thing, we always see the relationship between the things and us. The view is ever evolving. The way we see things is affected by what we know and believe.

In our shows you are offered drawing, digital art, music, movement and dance, puppets, masques and shadows combined on the stage. A picture starts moving and “tells” a visual story. It is unusual and thereby fascinating.

We focus on poetic current issues and through our work of art strive to understand the world better. This is our personal experience translated in the language of emotions and aesthetics. We believe that using playful elements theatre has the ability to get under the spectator’s skin and in that way share the common consciousness.

How the Trees are Talking

A narrative that could fit into fantastic stories. Sounds like a "science" fairy tale.

But it's a story about trees, based on scientists' research.

Suzanne, as a little girl, watched life beneath the surface of the earth when her grandfather kicked the hillside and saw stones, layers of soil and her colors, roots, insects, larvae, water ...

The most mysterious thing came to her, why did the roots of the trees touch? Maybe the trees are bumping into each other because they can't see? Maybe something delicate weave? Perhaps the trees are talking?

She studied, recognized and watched. She experimented 20 years of her professional life as a forest engineer.

And she proved the trees were talking.

Thanks to modern technology, she was able to look into the nano-world - a world under the surface of a forest that is invisible to the eye - if you do not have the right microscope. (1 nanometer is one billionth of a meter).

This is all told and painted by Michaela Bartoňová for children, but also for adults.

Michaela draws live on paper or iPad and tells herself or with a team of actors and musicians.

So we get a different look at the trees around us and nature at all.

For larger children and schools equipped with iPads or tablets, an independent workshop can be organized, combining old crafts with modern media. We paint, we produce shadow puppets, and we project everything that is happening in the dark underground and what actually allows us to live on the earth. Without trees, we humans would not survive.

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Performed by: Michaela Bartoňová

Written and directed by: Michaela Bartoňová

Music: Michal Kořán

To Somewhere Else

The performance has been loosely inspired by historical situation of 1737, a harsh journey of exiles from Moravia and Bohemia to Berlin – Rixdorf. We chose a form that feels natural to us – a visual emotional message with live music and two actors/dancers in front of a large screen with live drawing projected on to it in real time.

hen working on the play, we strive to employ our own experience, life situations, emotions that have left a trace and we pass them on.

The performance was part of an opening of Czech-German Cultural Spring 2017 in Regions. Czech-German Cultural Spring 2017 is a cross-border cultural initiative of Prague Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Prague Goethe Institute, Czech-German Future Fund and Czech Centres in Berlin and Munich in association with Czech Ministries of Culture and Foreign Affairs.

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No upcoming performances.

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Performed by: Michaela Bartoňová, Dagmar Spain, Ralf Lücke, Jan Šikl, Roman Zabelov

Written and directed by: Azadeh Kangarani, Michaela Bartoňová

Choreography: Dagmar Spain, Ralf Lücke

Music: Jan Šikl, Roman Zabelov

Drawing in Motion

Michaela Bartoňová makes magic happen on her iPad and consequently also on a large shining screen accompanied in unison with the sharp graphic movements of a shadow of Ralf Lücke, an actor and mime. He plays with projections on his body and holds a conversation with the picture. The technical abilities of iPad make universe, cave, city and creatures appear easily on the stage, then suddenly erased, deformed, and become a bizarre beauty. Nothing stays as it is.

Fascinated by visual riddles you remain glued to the story. It is just as in a dream but at the same time the relationship between men and animals is addressed.

For more information see the official Drawing in Motion website.

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Performed by: Michaela Bartoňová, Ralf Lücke

Written by: Michaela Bartoňová

Directed by: Mark Pitman

Choreography: Tereza Indráková

Music: Ralf Lücke

My Little Eye Pet

A drawn interactive performance on iPad with visual riddles for the youngest children from 3 years of age up. An original live drawing about everything that is born from an egg – butterflies, moths, turtles and snakes, mammals and fish and even fantasy animals.

The drawing communicates with children, the music brings about the ambience and the actor with a masque on or with a puppet cues the children’s imagination. The show makes an impression of a digital magic. Children love to watch live drawing and the inspiration serves as an impulse for them to create. And that is also our goal.

Touch iPad becomes a toy for the youngest ones and serves as an excellent educational tool that the children enjoy.

Suitable for families as well as for schools and pre-schools. Duration – 40 minutes.

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Performed by: Michaela Bartoňová, Ralf Lücke

Written and directed by: Michaela Bartoňová, Azadeh Kangarani

Contact Us

If you are interested in and enjoy non-traditional theatrical forms: visual, non-verbal, poetic, digital, playful or serious with live drawing on stage, please contact us at:
tineola@tineola.cz