La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita

A dance performance inspired by stories of people experiencing homelessness.

 

Partying till midnight, sleeping till noon, lying around in the park under a clear blue sky and making love by the flickering light of a campfire. Ain’t life sweet!

Come sit awhile, friend, throw us a fiver and listen to our unbelievable stories. We’ve got fragments of slapstick, shards of tragedy, shreds of lives without a past nor a future. Do you know who I was? Do you know where we could be? And where we will be, after we get it going, faster and faster until it flashes before your eyes. It will be great, it will be the best, until finally – razzmatazz!

DEKKADANCERS presents a dance show inspired by stories of people experiencing homelessness. An indomitable band of homeless people go head to head with a severe winter season. They join forces and strive to survive. Can they fish out reason from the sea of alcohol? Can they purchase redemption with empty pockets? And as the winter grows harsher, will they convince us as well as themselves in time, that they are people, just like others, with a fate that can meet anyone, with lives that are worth saving?

Join DEKKADANCERS as we support those experiencing homelessness!

The creativity of DEKKA’s works is boundless, as is our desire to help others. We’ve set aside 8 charity platinum tickets in the first row of each performance of La Dolce Vita – 100% of the box office from the sale of these tickets will be divided equally among The Salvation Army (Armáda spásy), Nový Prostor and Pragulic.

The Salvation Army will use donations to purchase “Nocleženka”, vouchers which allow those experiencing homelessness to sleep in a warm place, because winter without a roof over your head is particularly cold. Nový Prostor plans to employ the funds to support its day centre and programs for social rehabilitation of those experiencing homelessness. Gifts to Pragulic will go toward public transportation passes for their guides Míra, Karel and Karim as well as to support the independent living expenses of other co-workers.

Story, direction & choreography

Štěpán Pechar

Direction & dramaturgy

Štěpán Benyovszký

Music

Jan Šikl

Set design & costumes

Pavel Knolle

Lighting design

Lukáš Brinda

 

Visuals

Pavel Hejný

Dancers

Natalie Metodijeva
Adriana Štefaňáková
Nela Štarková
Florian Garcia
Albert Kaše
Patrik Čermák

More information

70 min. / suitable from 6 years / no language barrier

Premiere: 9. 4. 2024