Heart

Author:
Milana Pokorná
Choreography and directing:
Richard Ševčík
Music:
Jan Rejent
& Pavel Lochman
A dance drama
inspired by
a true
story
A gift you would never ask for ...

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.

Zeď života IKEM, Text in the image: "With respect and gratitude to organ donors"

Foto: Jaromír Chalabala

Project Heart

Music

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…



CD with original soundtrack

Price:

  • CD: 200 CZK

You can buy the CD in theaters before and after performance.

Creative team

Jan Rejent
&
Pavel Lochman

Music

Richard Ševčík

Choreography and directing

MUDr. Milana Pokorná, Ph.D.

Screenplay and libretto

Marek Cpin

Stage setting & costumes

Jiří Pokorný

Supervision

Jakub Mareš

Projection

Zuzana Hradilová

Choreography assistant

Igor Staškovič

Light design

Co-production

Professional cooperation

prof. MUDr. Jan Pirk, DrSc.

doc. MUDr. Eva Pokorná, CSc., CETC

col. Pavel Forst

Cast

Erika:

ABIGAIL BAKER / JARMILA HRUŠKOCIOVÁ / KRISTÝNA MIŠKOLCIOVÁ / SARA ANTIKAINEN

Sebastian:

JUSTIN RIMKE / RICHARD ŠEVČÍK

Daniel:

KAREL AUDY / MISCHA HALL / GAËTAN PIRES

Heart:

MAMI HAGIHARA / ANDRONIKA TARKOŠOVÁ / AFRODITI VASILAKOPOULOU

Yan:

MIROSLAV HRADIL / JAROSLAV KOLÁŘ

Yan's wife:

ZUZANA HRADILOVÁ / PETRA BŘEZOVSKÁ

Girls and Boys:

LÝDIE ŠVOJGEROVÁ, ADÉLA KRANDOVÁ, KRISTINA KODEDOVÁ, CORINNE COX (ANDRONIKA TARKOŠOVÁ, VICTORIA ROEMER),
MICHAL LENNER, ONDŘEJ POTUŽNÍK, MIROSLAV SUDA, THIERRY JAQUEMET / MISCHA HALL

Children:

ROSTISLAV ŠEVČÍK, BABETA BŘEZOVSKÁ, KRISTÝNA BALATÁ

Contact

Agentura Srdce s.r.o.
Registered office Kunínova 1721/5, 149 00 Prague 4
IČ: 10707557 DIČ: CZ0707557
Bank connection: 6007263329/0800
Mail: info@agenturasrdce.cz
Phone: +420 602 271 428
Ing. Jiří Pokorný, Executive Officer

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Playing schedule and ticket reservations

Prague - New Stage of the National Theater: 4. 1. 2022 (premiere)

  • 4th January 2022
  • 29th January 2022
  • 30th January 2022
  • 28th February 2022
  • 1st March 2022

Pilsen – New Stage of the J.K.Tyl Theatre: 5. 3. 2022 (premiere)

  • 5th March 2022
  • 21st April 2022
  • 11th May 2022
  • 1st June 2022
  • OTHER DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED

Ticket reservation: info@heartagency.cz