The Human Locomotion deals with life and works of famous British photographer and inventor Eadweard Muybridge, whose work had crucial impact on development of (not only) photography.
Human Locomotion was created under the leadership of directors Martin Kukučka and Lukáš Trpišovský (SKUTR) with choreography of Jan Kodet, scenography of Jakub Kopecký and music by Petr Kalab. Contemporary dance, physical theatre and impressive visual art mix together in a project that is a tribute to man whose work has had a great impact on the form of visual media until today.
Laterna magika has a lot in common with Eadweard Muybridge’s work – movement, photography, film; those are interference points that connect us with the versatile photographer who invented modern shutter or zoopraxiscope and thus prefigured the era of film. This theatrical piece draws its inspiration not just from Muybridge’s famous series of photographic studies of human and animal motion but also his life. The team of renowned artists guarantees the quality.
“The dance appears to be an integral part of the visual aspect, delicately underlining the moods and emotions of the lead characters. In plenty of images, Kodet makes use of free imagination and duly unfolds a variety of original choreographic ideas. In the collective scenes in particular, he has brought to bear his talent in work with the movement’s dynamism and stratification, coming across as a magical game of the symphony orchestra.”
(Lucie Burešová, Taneční aktuality.cz)