• WHY THINGS GO WRONG

The premiere of 420PEOPLE’s performance entitled Why things go wrong, choreographed by Sylva Šafková and performed by the duo of dancers Michal Heriban and Viktor Konvalinka, was created exclusively for Studio Maiselovka. It raises, through contemporary dance, the unique theme of the (un)moral, ethically challenging nature of human behaviour, which, although often overlooked, seriously affects the lives of everyone around us. Everyone has probably experienced a situation where everything was going right until it all went wrong. Sometimes, it is just a coincidence, but a specific culprit can often be identified. The performance addresses the grave subject of the evil that such people cause.

The show was inspired by Aaron James’ book Assholes: A Theory:

“We consider a person to be an ‘Asshole’ if they systematically claim to benefit from privileges in interpersonal relationships by virtue of an ingrained sense of entitlement immunising them against other people’s complaints.”

 

The piece was produced by 420PEOPLE with financial support from the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, the City of Prague and Prague 1. Thanks to all our partners, supporters and collaborators.

CREDITs

Choreography: Sylva Šafková
Playwright: Jiří Šafka
Cast: Michal Heriban, Viktor Konvalinka
Music: Nummer 2 – Mueller Anne;
Ksycha – Kohlstedt Martin, Meyer Gregor Johannes
Voiceover: Guest of 420PEOPLE
Sound editing: Golden Hive Studio & Amak Golden
Scenography, costumes: Jiří Šafka, Sylva Šafková
Light design: Martin Špetlík
Production: Anna Borovská, David Borovský, Marek Flasch
PR: Agentura PIARISTI
Photo: Pavel Hejný
Graphic design: Marie Holečková
Video: Tomáš Vlček
During: 50 min
Premiere: 11. 3. 2023, Studio Maiselovka

REtUrNS 2024

21. 4. 2024 / 19:30
22. 4. 2024 / 19:30

Venue: Studio Maiselovka

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The premiere of the performance “Why things go wrong”, choreographed by Sylva Šafková and performed by the duo of dancers Michal Heriban and Viktor Konvalinka, was created exclusively for Studio Maiselovka. It raises, through contemporary dance, the unique theme of the (un)moral, ethically challenging nature of human behaviour, which, although often overlooked, seriously affects the lives of everyone around us. 

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