Heart transplant is one of the incredible interventions of contemporary medicine. The fact, that the heart donor always dies, makes this procedure extremely challenging in the area of the faith and emotions of all who are involved. Perhaps the music and dance will express the pleasure, as well as the sadness and pain, which accompany this victory of advanced medical science.
This piece is dedicated to all the people around the word, who donate their hearts to their human neighbors, when they themselves couldn´t go on.
The heart – what an amazing pump! No wonder, that over the centuries it has had such a prominent place in religion, poetry and prose. You love with your heart – not with your kidney or liver – two very essential and much more complex organs. You also hate with your heart and, as many believe, it is the very seat of the soul. I wondered how many times it had contracted and relaxed during its lifetime, and whether it really did respond to every human emotion. Inserting my hand I removed Blaiberg’s heart and placed it in the basin. Had I also removed his soul?
In 2022 it will be exactly 100 years since the birth of South African heart surgeon, professor Christiaan Neethling Barnard, who performed a successful heart transplant in 1967; the very first in the history. Despite the fact it’s been more than 50 years since this astounding surgical intervention, many ethical and religious dilemmas still persists. You can’t donate your heart and still live on…
Brave dance project Heart brings an intense human story about two medical students, Erika and Sebastian. The story starts with their carefree studies at university, but then is full of dramatic moments. Their life journeys separates for a while, and the last time Sebastian sees his beloved Erika, he’s a member of a transplant team. Erika’s fate significantly crossed paths with the author of the story, doctor Milana Pokorná. It took her many years to find the right way how to share this intense experience, and this way was without words. With the realization of her original project she approached Richard Ševčík, a choreographer with the ability to sensitively portray individual characters and the gift of telling the story with movement. She left huge space for realization for the creators of the music, the rock players and composers Jan Rejent and Pavel Lochman. Their musical composition connects the feelings of the main characters with the audience. This creative team collectively created dance drama Heart, which won’t let you rest for a second…
MAMI HAGIHARA / ANDRONIKA TARKOŠOVÁ / AFRODITI VASILAKOPOULOU
MIROSLAV HRADIL / JAROSLAV KOLÁŘ
ZUZANA HRADILOVÁ / PETRA BŘEZOVSKÁ
LÝDIE ŠVOJGEROVÁ, ADÉLA KRANDOVÁ, KRISTINA KODEDOVÁ, CORINNE COX
(ANDRONIKA TARKOŠOVÁ, VICTORIA ROEMER),
MICHAL LENNER, ONDŘEJ POTUŽNÍK, MIROSLAV SUDA, THIERRY JAQUEMET / MISCHA HALL
ROSTISLAV ŠEVČÍK, BABETA BŘEZOVSKÁ, KRISTÝNA BALATÁ
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