Diaries of Touch

mimoOs & ZDRUHESTRANY – Diaries of Touch:
25 & 26 August 2020​ (SK/CZ/HR)​
60 min.

 mimoOs & ZDRUHESTRANY, Lukáš Bobalik, Viktor Černický, Barbora Janáková, Tomáš Janypka, Jazmina Piktorová, Eva Priečková, Silvia Sviteková,  Andrej Štepita
Choreography: Sonja Pregrad
Light design: Martin Polák
Music: Nika Pećarina
Scenography: Dana Tomečková
Production: mimoOs Barbora Janáková, ZDRUHESTRANY Tomáš Janypka

Touch is our primary sense. Touch is dangerous. Touch is what is at stake today.  In making of this work we kept diaries of touches for 9 months, through the time of pandemics. In language, there are only few words for describing touch and even less for describing the experience of being touched, so we invented ways to describe and move our experiences. Rather than through only seeing these, you can allow yourself to be affected viscerally and stay for a while with this way of engagement with your surrounding.
Imagine a group of youngsters in a sports hall, dressed uniform-like. A sports hall is a place of discipline. Discipline creates beautiful shapes. What if in our primary schools we practiced the discipline of sensitivity? They are close to each other, but not yet touching. They are to build together something yet unseen. They are singing an ode to softness.