Originally inspired by the allegorical transformations of real and imaginary animals in medieval bestiaries, BESTIÁŘ is a movement theater performance that revolves around 150 kg of sculptor's clay, as well as live music, puppetry, and fragments of text, in a dream-like narrative about the human figure confronted by a centuries-old moral crisis.

Concept, puppets: Zuzana Smolová & Peter Gaffney / Music: Peter Gaffney / Light design: Jiří Šmirk / Support: Kredance prostor, Cesta žije, Ministerstvo kultury ČR, Nadace Život umělce, Sladovna Písek, Divadlo na cucky / Premiere: 14 December, 2016

50 min / in Czech, English and Spanish (available in a mostly-English version for international audiences)

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