DEEP FOREST / Handa Gote Research & Development

Part of the Small Inventory Festival
performance length: 60 min
Sustainable Living Theatre
no language barrier

Handa Gote focuses this time on the world beyond the human world, and reflections on it in performance. Deep Forest provides no surprising solutions. Not so much a theatre performance, it´s more a deep ecology mystery, a clash of culture and nature.

Deep Forest as a memory of the wildness that lives in the memory of our cells. Deep Forest as a state of mind. Inspired in part by text of Bohuslav Prokůpek and David Abram.

For a thousand generations, human beings viewed themselves as part of the wider community of nature, and they carried on active relationships not only with other people but with other animals, plants, and natural objects (including mountains, rivers, winds, and weather patterns) that we have only latelyly come to think of as “inanimate”. Weaving together deep experiences with the shamanic elders of Indonesia and Nepal, Abrahms skillfully queries, what will it take for us to recover a sustaining relation with the breathing earth?
(David Abram, The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-than-Human World; book annotation)
Production: in cooperation with o.s. Motus - Alfred ve dvoře Theatre Production.

Supported by: Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, City of Prague.

Photo: Vladimír Burian Photo: Vladimír Burian Photo: Vladimír Burian Photo: Vladimír Burian Photo: Vladimír Burian Photo: Vladimír Burian