Foraging in the Wilderness

Foraging in the Wilderness


Exciting theatre of poetry with poems by Ján Stacho.

The new SND building, The Blue Salon
16. 6. 2019
The poetry by Ján Stacho, one of the most distinctive of concretist poets of the Trnava Group, isan entry into the world of senses. The moving personal fate and exciting collections of poems have given rise to a legend, unseen, merely sensed. Stacho’s poetry hits like lighting.That is also the case of Foraging in the Wilderness – the quest for being in the body and mind of a man. His split, his longings for flight, as well as neck-breaking falls. Stacho presents expressive metaphors, provoking language and exciting imagery. His is a new world that overcomes the set dimensions and pulls us from dailiness. Into extraordinariness.
Foraging in the Wilderness, Stacho’s the core opus takes you to the world of male species, shamans, father, sons, poets, simply into the life of Adam’s offspring.To the place of the thrilling encounter between life and death, passion and sensuality, a woman and man, love and pain, fate and un-faith. Well then, quo vadi homine?
In their wisdom
Trees grow strong
A year a ring,
And man? On the sand plain …
Of oboe woods
He around! Denying
The brilliant poetry by one of Slovakia’s most modern poets, the legend who inspired whole generations, reaches stage in the unique movement and music production by Soňa Ferancová.
The production has been also made possible due to the kind support by the Slovak Arts Council and is brought to you within the framework of adventurous dramaturgy.
Running time: 1 hour, no interval
"We kindly ask our esteemed spectators to respect dress code: business casual."

Production Team

Directed by Soňa Ferancová
Music Kamil Mikulčík (as a guest)