Performance

WAR MAKER, DAFA PUPPET THEATRE, Czechia (for adults)

September 14, 2024
20:00
Cultural Information Centre

Program description:

Saturday, September 14th; 20.00 h; Cultural Information Centre; 50 minutes; for adults; with inscriptions in English

Based on Palestinian artist Karim Shaheen’s true story, War Maker is a voyage into Karim’s dreams and delusions. With the mise-en-scene as a resonance chamber, the audience gets engaged with Karim’s point of view straight from the show’s beginning. War Maker is a multidisciplinary theatre performance that blends visual art and new media with documentary and object theatre. Having lived in exile, Karim’s life is at a crossroads where the performance itself mirrors his broken war memories. When his friend lost his arm during the Gulf War, young Karim, whose life was shaped by three wars, became interested in the silver screen, especially sci-fi movies. Wars broke out in different countries where he arrived as a refugee. Was he a War Maker?

DAFA PUPPET THEATRE, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

Dafa was founded in 2009 to promote and preserve puppetry art. In 2015, two graduates of the prestigious Academy of Performing Arts (DAMU) cofounded the Prague-based theatre company Dafa Theatre. At Dafa Theatre, warmth is not just a word – it is the very essence of their identity. Rooted in the Arabic word Dafa, meaning warmth, their theatre is founded on the principles of inclusivity, hospitality, and the transformative power of human connection. They believe that art has the remarkable ability to bring warmth to people’s hearts, fostering a sense of home, belonging and shared humanity.

Dafa Theatre acts as a vibrant object and physical theatre lab, a touring theatre, a cultural preserver, and a knowledge platform.

They explore the capacities of object theatre in expression, innovation, and communication and its potential to challenge stereotypes, transcend boundaries and foster meaningful dialogue.

dafapuppettheater@gmail.com

www.dafatheater.com

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TIME AND PLACE OF THE PROGRAM

September 14, 2024
20:00
Cultural Information Centre

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