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The Lešany Crib


Actors: Andrea Opavská, Fanny Barroquére, Branislav Bašista, Ivo Sedláček, Michal Heriban, tvůrci: Vladimír Javorský a Lenka Vagnerová. The last project of LV&C group is inspired in the last long poetical composition of the Czech poet František Hrubín “The Lešany Crib – The Christmas Ballade “. It was created by the actor Vladimír Javorský and the choreographer Lenka Vagnerová.
350 Kč Regular
250 Kč Student
175 Kč AKCE 10 Y. LA FA
Premiere: 2. 11. 2016
Awards and Nominations:
- THALIA AWARD NOMINATION 2016 for Fanny Barrouquére
- Three Nominations - Opera plus Audience Award 2017:
   --the best DANCER: Fanny Barrouquére, Andrea Opavská
   --the best CHOREOGRAPHY: Lenka Vagnerová

The moving story with its beautiful language and the poetry full of images may work as a cure against the world obsessed with production and serve as a reminder of the human dimension in each one of us. We can say that the reader perceives the amazing work with all his senses, feels  the cold, hears the sounds, sees the images,  is fearful, feels responsibility, reads the poem at one sitting. The Lešany Crib impresses by the power of simplicity and humanity emerging from the poetry of Hrubín.
“I believe in Hrubín´s bewitching  text full of emotions (that is inspiring for the dancers) with its rich and intense ancient story (inspiring for the audience), text relating to the pre-Christian and Christian roots of the European culture at the moment of their retrieval and need for their remembering.”  Vladimír Javorský
The Lešany Crib tells us about what is it that holds Marie on the “blue globe” though she has been touching it with one thumb only, it is a performance searching under the shelter of apparitions, a performance about what can be achieved with one poem /one snowflake/.
“Josef Padevět and his wife Marie have been walking. Marie does not want to surrender the bundle made of a quilt and covered with a coat that she has been holding in her arms. In it, blood is running through the darkness of the little body that, with every beat of its heart, has been approaching the moment when it realizes itself and becomes enchanted by the immense and amazing life with the horrors of wars, dreams and love, …“ František Hrubín, Lešanské jesličky
Vladimír Javorský is an actor. In 1986 he terminated his studies at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno. In 1986 – 1991 he was an actor of the Husa na provázku theatre, later on he joined the French Compagnie d` Hassard. From 1993 to 1999 he was a member of the Činoherní klub/The Drama Club, from 1999 to 2012 he was engaged by the drama section of the National Theatre in Prague. From 2012 he has been appearing in the operas Toufar, Enchantia and the dramas The Makropulos Affair, Troilus and Cressida, The Garden Party, The Government Inspector. He is known for his leading roles on the TV series The Greatest of Pierrots, The Three Wise Men etc. We could see him in the movies Landscape with Furniture, Bridge Buds, for which he was awarded the Czech Lion in 2012. He worked with the following directors: Petr Scherhaufer, Eva Tálská, Ctibor Turba, Ladislav Smoczek, Ivo Krobot, Jiří Menzl, Karel Kachyňa, Karel Smyczek, Juraj Herz, Juraj Jakubisko, Robert Wilson.
“I have always been attracted by the physical theatre. My greatest achievement in this field was the cooperation in the triptych Grimm Grimm, work with the Japanese choreographer Mino Tanaka and the dance performance “Don Quijote de Hakushu” with Yasunari Tamaio, another Japanese.”

Concept, dramaturgy: Vladimír Javorský
Concept, choreography: Lenka Vagnerová
Cast: Andrea Opavská, Fanny Barroquére, Branislav Bašista, Ivo Sedláček, Michal Heriban
Music: Ivan Acher
Scenography and costumes: Anna Vránová
Lights: Michal Kříž
Sound: Eva Hamouzová
Repetitor: Lucie Krameriusová
Graphic design and video: Michal Heriban
Production: Andrea Vagnerová
Producer: Lenka Vagnerová & Company
Premiered at: Theatre La Fabrika (Prague)
Rehearsed in: STUDIO ALTA
With a subsidy from: Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, Capital City of Prague
The copyright Lešany Crib Františka Hrubína has been represented by DILIA, divadelní, literární, audiovizuální agentura, z.s., Krátkého 1, Prague.