Bohnice Theatre Company

The BTC was established in 1991 in Bohnice mental hospital in Prague. Since 1996 the theatre group has been settled in the Citadela Studio - a cultural social studio, an experimental meeting point for a wide range of artists, students, youth and children as well as people facing exclusion such as ‘mentally ill’ clients or disadvantaged artists belonging to minority groups, and the general public. The studio is operated by nonprofit association Studio Citadela, z.s. 

First of all, the BTC is a community: open formation of people with a wide range of experiences, opinions and views, people with different degrees and diagnoses of mental ‘illness’. 

The core of the group consists of theatre professionals and psychiatric patients (in-patients, ambulant or occasional psychiatric patients). The group has been accompanied by students, therapists, artistic lecturers, friends, and sympathizers. Everyone can come and join us.
In 2006, the BTC project was given an award by Mental Health Europe.
In 2010-12, Citadela Studio and BTC become partners of Erasmus and Grundtvig projects ACTOR and Through Theatre to Talents (4T) targeted to art rehabilitation techniques for people with specific needs.

The BTC was established in 1991 in Bohnice mental hospital in Prague. Since 1996 the theatre group has been settled in the Citadela Studio a cultural social studio, an experimental meeting point for a wide range of artists, students, youth and children as well as people facing exclusion such as ‘mentally ill’ clients or disadvantaged artists belonging to minority groups, and the general public. The studio is operated by nonprofit association Studio Citadela, z.s.). 

First of all, the BTC is a community: open formation of people with a wide range of experiences, opinions and views, people with different degrees and diagnoses of mental ‘illness’. 

The core of the group consists of theatre professionals and psychiatric patients (in-patients, ambulant or occasional psychiatric patients). The group has been accompanied by students, therapists, artistic lecturers, friends, and sympathizers. Everyone can come and join us.

In 2006, the BTC project was given an award by Mental Health Europe.

In 2010-12, Citadela Studio and BTC become partners of Erasmus and Grundtvig projects ACTOR and Through Theatre to Talents (4T) targeted to art rehabilitation techniques for people with specific needs.

  • Cabaret Artaud

  • Cabaret Artaud

  • Cabaret Artaud

  • Cabaret Artaud

  • Cabaret Artaud

Contact details



Klimentska 16, CZ – 110 00 Prague 1

Naked Life part I 

Further video clips from our staging projects you will find on Youtube - Studio Citadela channel.
https://www.youtube.com/user/studiocitadela

Further video clips from our staging projects you will find on Youtube - Studio Citadela channel.

Productions

Cabaret Artaud

Duration: 50 minutes
Number of people on road: 12-14 people
Freight: Freight necessary

Freight details:

12 pieces of costumes packed separately.

Description

Unconventional theatre production based on life and work of A. Artaud. By the means of physical theatre, grotesque point of view and improvisation the performance seeks to present an exceptional personality of Antonin Artaud, the mad poet and theatre maker, a genius suffering, always mutinous, rebelliously seeking…
As early as 1938 Artaud named his apocalyptic vision of modern, vivid theatre that deeply influenced contemporary performance arts for nearly 80 years. For his whole life he was struggling with mental illness, which affected and somehow predicted his master work and philosophy.
 
"Artaud matters. Even more than to the theater and literature, he contributes to our understanding of madness, of what it is like to be both a paranoid schizophrenic and a genius observing and describing this dementia. We cannot fail to recognize and learn from what these writings evoke." 
John Simon, Saturday Review

Unconventional theatre production based on life and work of A. Artaud. By the means of physical theatre, grotesque point of view and improvisation the performance seeks to present an exceptional personality of Antonin Artaud, the mad poet and theatre maker, a genius suffering, always mutinous, rebelliously seeking…

As early as 1938 Artaud named his apocalyptic vision of modern, vivid theatre that deeply influenced contemporary performance arts for nearly 80 years. For his whole life he was struggling with mental illness, which affected and somehow predicted his master work and philosophy.

Direction: Vendula Kodetová. Choreography: Ivana Hessová. Setting: Andrea Králová.

"Artaud matters. Even more than to the theater and literature, he contributes to our understanding of madness, of what it is like to be both a paranoid schizophrenic and a genius observing and describing this dementia. We cannot fail to recognize and learn from what these writings evoke." 

John Simon, Saturday Review

Extra information

International tours, festivals, eg. THEATERWAHN (2010, 2015, Kassel Germany), Handicap Null (2010, Braunschweig), Madness and Arts World Festival (2006, Münster), Therapy and Theatre (2008, 2010, Lodz Poland), Czech Centre Brussels (2002, Belgium) etc.

Wrap-around work

 

Workshops, post-performance discussions for people with specific needs, students as well as a wider audience.

Workshops, post-performance discussions for people with specific needs, students as well as a wider audience.