Disman's Radio Children's Ensemble
...and the sky hurt
Pictures from the life of children interned during the Second World War in Terezín. A collage of diaries, poems, articles from magazines published by children in Terezín, letters and notes in memorials composes images from the life of children interned in the Terezín ghetto.
The script was created on the basis of authentic texts by children. It was inspired by the books I have no name by Dagmar Hilar, Is my homeland a ghetto wall? Marie Rút Křížková, Kurt Jiří Kotouč and Zdeněk Ornes, Diaries of my brother Chava Pressburger and the poetry collection Right next to the white color of the clouds by Hanuš Hachenburg. The children don't actually play anyone, they are convincingly the specific children whose verses and notes they quote here, because they have the basic thing that is a prerequisite for it: a child's soul, capable of seeing and telling the truth. And so we don't even have to try to believe them, after a few minutes we know that it is so, that the children of Terezín are here with us, that we are not in the theater, but in Terezín and the theater is temporarily what is outside, behind the theater wall.
plays and sings: Disman's radio children's ensemble
screenplay: Jana Franková
director: Jana Franková
movement and directing collaboration: Jan Hnilička
poems by Dagmar Hilarová and Hanuš Hachenburg
composed by: Jakub Sejkora
lyrics of other songs and music: Jakub Sejkora
production: Hana Novenková
The show is suitable for children aged 10 and over.
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