ABRAKADABRA

The oldest mystical medieval incantation originated probably from the Mesopotamian phrase AB-BA-TAB-BA-RI or from the Aramaic version of the Hebrew words abra – “create” and k´adabra – “like the word”.

The meaning of the word is approximately “so it shall be”.
When spoken out, things we want to disappear vanish and things we want to be seen become visible.
Abrakadabra can light up the darkness, fill the silence with music, make the lifeless dance and the wingless fly.

Doing magic is a talent, just like the ability to paint, sing or dance.
Living eternally on the road, a family of seasoned cabaret artists has always been using this art to make a living.
However, mixing up even one letter in the magic incantation may render the spell powerless – and that is exactly what sometimes happens to the heroes of our show.

The abrakadabra incantation has the same meaning in all languages, so you will understand without difficulties.
Join us and immerse yourself in the world of comical magic, as practiced by a family of magicians.
Let yourself be carried away by this nonverbal performance filled with suspense, surprise, humour and dancing.

Screenplay
Eva Asterová / Lukáš Šimon / Josef Tichý
Choreography
Eva Asterová
Music and sound effects
Ondřej Soukup, Zdeněk Zdeněk, Petr Malásek
Production
Alexander Čihař

The performance is non-verbal and takes 80-90 minutes without a break.

THE BEST OF IMAGE

This time the above stated common and often used title honestly addresses selection of black theatre dance performances and comedy sketches that came out of creative workshop of Image Theatre. The performance is a compilation of scenes and images of the most successful productions that Image Theatre has offered to viewers within its almost 30 years of existence.

At Image Black Light Theatre, typically Czech features of being inventive and sophisticated are in the service of simple, yet effective tricks, great dance and comedy without words.

Screenplay
Eva Asterová / Josef Tichý / Petr Liška / René Pyš
Choreography
Eva Asterová
Music and sound effects
Zdeněk Zdeněk, Ondřej Soukup
Production
Alexander Čihař

The performance is non-verbal and takes 80-90 minutes without a break.

BLACK BOX

You encounter a number of new elements in the Black box performance. You will be surprised by possibilities of black effects, luminescent lights and their visual effects. Modern dance is supported by perfect black light technique, causing dancers and objects to levitate, rotate and move in defiance of the rules of gravity. Constituent elements are inspired by the contemporary world, time, even dreams, and the transformed fantasy of moving objects. The subconscious mind of each visitor can find its own association and interpretation. A combination of interesting props, original music and projection once again provides our multinational audience with a very unusual experience. Non-verbal sketches, reflecting detective, crime and action stories, are interspersed with scenes in “the black”. They tell us a story of unrevealed and unknown crime, culprits and their hunters. The hero, acting as a brave and indestructible executor of the Law, chases fleeing gangsters with the determination of a hunting dog.

 

The performance is non-verbal and takes 80-90 minutes without a break.

 

GALAXIA

The age-long desire of people to uncover the mysteries and hidden connections among stars was the inspiration for authors of the latest performance of GALAXIA. The authors exchanged plain science for theatre poetics, computer systems for dance, music and unique black light effects.

Let yourself be carried away by humorous story about ordinary human relationships which may be more or less influenced by the stars and horoscope assembled by an astronomer.  Let´s move to an unspecified past and places where we can almost touch the stars.

Story and script
Eva Asterová / Josef Tichý
Choreography and Art direction
Eva Asterová
Music,  recordings, mix, mastering
Zdeněk Zdeněk
Producer
Alexander Čihař

The performance is non-verbal and takes 80-90 minutes without a break.

CABINET of curiosities

CABINET OF CURIOSITIES AND MIRRACLES OF PROFESSOR PRAŽÁK

Please, enter and admire the perfection, beauty and work of genius!
You will see a demonstration of interesting exhibits and an explanation of their principles and functions!
Unique collection of curiosities and miracles of the 20th century! First time in public!
Practical demonstrations!
Enter at your own risk!

Screenplay
Eva Asterová / Josef Tichý / Petr Liška
Choreography
Eva Asterová
Music and sound effects
Zdeněk Zdeněk
Production
Alexander Čihař

The performance is non-verbal and takes 80-90 minutes without a break.

 

AFRIKANIA

The performance Afrikania tells story about a meeting of a married couple during their exotic holiday with a postman who finds himself unexpectedly in the position of a reception clerk of an abandoned hotel. The story blends together with impressive images of the region Afrikania, full of varied animal kinds to which the newest black theatre technique, non-traditional costumes and professional dancing performances breathe in life. Theatre designing inspired by nature and the projection surrounding the spectator put the finishing touches to the atmosphere of this fantasy world, to which we invite you for a non-traditional trip.

Script
Eva Asterová / Josef Tichý / Petr Liška
Choreography
Eva Asterová
Music and sound effects
Zdeněk Zdeněk
Producer
Alexander Čihař

The performance is non-verbal and takes 80-90 minutes without a break.