Somewhere Else is a performance with a topic that is usually not easy to speak about. It tells us about a little Girl, who finds herself in the heart of war. Threatening planes are flying over the city, the streets are empty, and there is no food left on the shelves in the store. The school is closed. And every now and then gunshots are heard nearby. Her environment has gradually changed. It became intolerable. The Girl dreams of leaving to the countryside, where she could have a better life. She wants to go somewhere else, far away from the horrors of war. »I woke up this morning, brushed my teeth, as usually, had my breakfast and went to school. Everything was as usual. And only yesterday I was playing in the yard with my friends. Everything is different now. I can't go to the yard any more. It is too dangerous. And when I hear the thunder, my mommy and I have to run to the basement. I even don't see my friends any more. And the school is over. They shut it down.«
do the horrors of war look like through children's eyes? Only through
this perspective can we fully understand the absurdity of the
violence of war and the vulnerability of each individual. Somewhere
a deeply moving story about the absurdity of war and its cruelty.
Therefore it is quite essential to tell all about it to our youngest
viewers. Since the topic of the absurdity of war is quite delicate
and painful, it often remains untold. The staging of Somewhere
be unusual in its means of expression as well. The actress, and
puppeteer in the same person, will create all by herself the
environment in which the little Girl is walking around. She will
depict with her brushes and paints the hilly landscape, high
skyscrapers and the creepy soldiers, increasingly approaching the
city. The video projections will absorb the viewer into the heart of
an exciting story about the horrors of war, which are - fortunately
enough -, happening somewhere else. Or may be not?
Grabnar has finished his studies in directing at the Academy of
Theatre, Radio, Film and Television. He is expanding his field of
interest in both classical and alternative theatre, as well as in
dance and puppet theatre.
PREMIERE: May 2017, Tunnel LGL