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pamela howard
The Excursion of Mr Broucek to the Moon

Author: pamela howard

Performance space: National Janacek Opera BRNO Czech Republic

Theatre company/company produced for: National Janacek Opera

Month & year of original production: November 2010 ongoing

Description of items intended for exhibition:
Drawing

Project description:
This is the premiere of the 1st version of this opera, that was never performed in Janacek's lifetime. The 3rd act is The Epilogue , and this is its 1st staging. It becomes Broucek's dream that takes place over 24 hours, during which time, in his drunken dream he makes an excursion from Prague to the Temple of the Lunar Arts on the Moon. I am both the Director and Designer, and have used the enormous stage of the Janacek Opera to the maximum, including the back and side stages. The male chorus are all on bicycles in the snow.
I have set the opera in 1920 marking the birth of the 1st Czech Republic with all its innovations. Broucek belongs to a previous generation where a man's love for pork sausages defines his class and status. He is totally at odds with this new world. He discovers that everyone on the moon is a vegetarian, but finds a pork sausage in his pocket and eats it. For this he gets thrown off the moon, and wakes up next day in the back of his Skoda car.

Artform:
Set Design
Costume Design

Designers:
Set designer: Pamela Howard ( also Director )
Costume designer: Pamela Howard ( also Director)
Lighting designer: Daniel Tesar
Sound designer: n/a
Digital video NA: n/a
Director/choreographer: Pamela Howard /Ladislava Kosikova
Other creative collaborators: Tomas Pilar Assistant Director/Monica Bastos Assistant Designer

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pamela howard - The Excursion of Mr Broucek to the Moon

Epilog : Pristi den : Poldne : Pan Broucek procita ze sveho opieckhp snu

pamela howard - The Excursion of Mr Broucek to the Moon

Chram mesicnich umeni : Vecirik

pamela howard - The Excursion of Mr Broucek to the Moon

Pred Vikarkou

pamela howard - The Excursion of Mr Broucek to the Moon

Predehra : Sbor Metaru : Pulnoc. Praha 1920 Prosinec





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