Fanciful, disrespectful acting-clownish scenes in 7 languages
The ‘Clowns Crumbs’ show is built around a tradition of traveling comedians from the medieval times, who moved from town to town, bringing news, but also performing theatrical piecess which were sometimes subversive in their content.
Light, funny approach to the subject of spirituality and religion is one layer of presentation, resulting from the text and spoken by actors – clowns. Actors interpret the four piecess of ‘Mistero Buffo’: 1.The birth of wondering comedian, 2. Resurrection of Lazarus, 3.The Blind and the Lame, 4. Boniface VIII. Clowns are working with the spontaneous emotions: here and now, relating to contemporary life and current events.
With the desire to create a direct communication, comedians speak universal language of the Global Babel – Land, where God has mixed all the languages. Czech, English, French, German, Polish… is spoken and translated, or suggested by the audience. Public is not only consuming show.
Actors – clowns turn directly to the audience, in dialogue and invite them on the stage.
The birth of the giullare: Marta Kuczynska (with Lukáš Karásek and Pavol Seriš)
The resurrection of Lazarus: Pavol Seriš (with Lukáš Karásek)
The Blind man and the cripple: Lukáš Karásek and Kristýna Trojanová (with Marta Kuczynska and Pavol Seriš)
Boniface VIII: Filip Teller (with Pavol Seriš and Kristýna Trojanová)
Filip Teller received Premio GEMINI d’ORO Miglior Attore (Prize GEMINI d’ORO for the best actor) for his portrayal of Boniface VIII in the Roma Teatro Festival.
At the festival Kremnické Gagy 2013 (Slovakia), Clown’s Crumbs was nominated in category “The Best street performance”.
Directing and performing: Lukáš Karásek, Marta Kuczynska, Pavol Seriš, Filip Teller, Kristýna Trojanová
Lights: Martin “Čepec” Holoubek, Grigorij Tolkačev, Zuzana Režná
Thanks to: Pierre Nadaud (Capocomico), Pavel Zatloukal, Jan Šuškleb
5th January 2012 – JAMU, Brno