Jul 21 2023


21:45 - 23:00

ARKA (The Ark)

ARKA (The Ark)
– Teatr Ósmego Dnia 

“The Ark” still reminds us that we are living in the age of refugees, vagabonds, and nomads, whotravel across continents, and warm their souls with memories of a home, be it a spiritual or ethical,heavenly or geographical, real or imaginary one.In the performance, the symbol of home is a huge winged ship, a multilevel moving stage, asequence of avatars of Noah’s Ark, which, whenever we close our eyes, can be transformed intoAeneas’ boat, the Mayflower, or a raft made by Cuban boat people off the coastof Florida.For the nomadic characters, the ark is alternately a home where memories come alive, a templewhere everybody addresses their God, or a place of festivity, dance and joy. Enlivened by theactors’ presence, shining with metallic sails, changing shape in the blinking limelight, the shipmoves amidst the audience, only to spread its purple wings and leave behind an enduring imageof unceasing pilgrims on their way to the promised land.