Black Light Theatre of Prague at Megaron Athens Concert Hall
The founder of Prague's Black Light Theatre, Jiří Srnec, is bringing the Flying Bicycle performance to the "Megaron" Athens Concert Hall in Athens, Greece on 9 and 10 April. The work is presented in 10 scenes. It is the love story of an inventor who, during his efforts to build a flying bicycle, discovers love for the time in his life. The work is considered to be an autobiography of Black Theatre developer Jiří Srnec.
It is a performance with retrospective elements, period costumes, romantic music and choreography that combines techniques of silent as well as surreal cinema.
The Black Theatre technique is based on the idea that black is not visible on black. The actors-manipulators of various objects are dressed in black and perform in front of a black backdrop (black velvet), thus becoming invisible to the audience. The colourful objects being manipulated seem to float through the air and to live an independent existence.
The Black Light Theatre of Prague was founded in 1961 and quickly became one of the popular representatives of Czech dramatic arts around the world. It has taken part in countless theatre festivals and international tours and has appeared in more than 40 countries.
Founder and artistic director of the Jiří Srnec Black Theatre of Prague, Srnec was born in 1931 in Zalov, near Prague. Writer, director, composer and artist, but mainly poet, Srnec has been recognised worldwide as one of the representatives of the Czech theatre school that creates transparent images of beauty that transport audiences to the world of poetry, of dreams and of miracles of childhood.
Don't miss the Black Light Theatre of Prague, presenting The Flying Bicycle, on 9 and 10 April at the "Megaron" Athens Concert Hall.