premiere 26.05.2016
closest performance


Vision is discriminating, touch is freeing.

Lessons of Touch is an inner excursion into the topic of intimacy; an exploration of the boundaries of our personal tolerance.

What does it mean to be exposed in front of others while still being intimate towards one's own body and one's own senses? What does it mean to cross from the safe zone and to enter the unknown, foreign body? To touch, smell, lick, bite, sting, slap and hit one's self and the other?

Lessons of Touch explores a world of subliminal, archetypical themes of the human body and its contacts with contemporary voyeuristic society, generously and fearlessly observed and solved, "from animalistic and pagan images, through Egyptian animal mythology and Oedipal antic myth, to the descent from the cross and the Pieta."

The performance is divided into three parts: the first part is a solo Me and My Body, the second part,Me and Him, is a love duet between a young man and a 70 years old woman, and, the third part, Me and the Others, is performed with people chosen from the audience, who, equipped with hidden earphones, are led and manipulated by the director.

Concept, direction: Miřenka Čechová, Choreography: Jiří Bartovanec, Performing: Radim Vizváry, Nina Vangeli and chosen people from the audience, Music: Matouš Hekela, Costume design: Jiří Bartovanec, Set design: Miřenka Čechová, Jiří Bartovanec
Lighting design: David Prokopič

It is not only about contact between bodies and between generations. It speaks about searching, revealing and permeating the mutual mental and physical subliminal experiences which are deeply hidden in each of us… The piece enters into a direct dialogue with its spectator.
Vladimir Hulec, Theater Journal