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Extreme (the new norm)
June 18 @ 6:00 pm - June 19 @ 8:00 pm
A satirical reflection on the pandemic by the Slovak Theatre in London.
One day you are enjoying your favourite ice cream on a family holiday, the next day you find yourself in a national lockdown. Life is unpredictable and it shapes us to be flexible but over the past two years, we lived through another level of extremes when we couldn’t rely on what would happen even in the next hour, let alone a month. Pandemic rules brought contrasting experiences. Some of us were relieved to finally slow down, the others became frustrated and bored. Some worked even more, others lived in constant fear. Eventually, we all became overwhelmed by it all. And with the most recent world events, it seems that when one crisis passes, another reveals in an endless circle of life.
We find ourselves constantly living beyond norms and extremes become the new norm.
Slovak Theatre in London reflects on the biggest event of the past decade, which globally impacted the life of every individual. In a colourful collage of scenes and characters, the play depicts the contrasting situations born during the pandemic, often based on true events. Through collaborative devising by using physical movements, music and songs, the artists explore the patterns of behaviour of the society and individuals in a time of crisis. Moreover, the performance reaches out to the spectators by direct interaction with the actors, with its desire to serve as a mirror challenging opinions and calling to new perspectives. Ultimately, the show, filled with both seriousness and humour, offers a collective therapy through art.
Both shows are in the Slovak and Czech languages with English subtitles.
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12 noon – 6pm, Saturday)