MUSHROOMS (reservation only in Alt@ studio - Hall 30)

a part of the festival Small Inventory 2009
The mushroom as a fantastic form of life, somewhere between a plant and an animal. Mushroom picking as a typical Czech cultural ritual, with as much as 80% of the population from all layers of society said to do it. Mushrooms as an inspiration for artists, mushroom as a catalyst for the extermination of something old and the birth of something new. The mushroom as a magical symbol.


The performance is primarily a tribute to the beauty and mystery of mushrooms, and following the example of the happenings by John Cage, the composer and mycologist, should take on the form of dance, concert, lecture, performance, laboratory experiment or a movie.

The stage is a space where live music inspired by the sound of the simplest acoustic instruments meets with projection of photographs and online microscopy, minimalist motion and objects made from materials discovered in the forest.

First staging: 20 November 2008, Hall 30 - Address: U výstaviště 11, Holešovice, Praha 7. Tram 5, 12, 14, 15, 17 stop Výstaviště
Supported by: Ministry of Culture CR, City of Prague, . Praha, Alt@rt and MOTUS – producers of ALFREDVEDVOŘE Theatre

HANDA GOTE research & development is a conceptual post-dramatic theatre whose array of instruments merges sound installations, motion and dance theatre, live music, creative theatre and technologies. Their work is influenced by minimalism, eastern philosophy and the DO IT YOURSELF movement. They combine the Czech Do-It-Yourself skills with the recycling of objects and technologies, together with inspiration from the Japanese haiku. The trademark of their work is alternative work with the space itself where, using various common objects and their theatre technique, they create a peculiar version of stage design. The inspiration of the authors often lies beyond the boundaries of theatre and crosses over into the world of science and technoogy. The documentary aspect of the performance is often the base for comtemplative stage images. Handa Gote means a soldering machine in Japanese.