Believe it or not, black-light theater is one big optical illusion (the black cabinet trick), which takes advantage of your imperfect human eye: that you can’t distinguish black-on-black. Puppets and props, controlled by actors dressed in black, seem to move of their own accord right in front of you. Only music, expressive dance, and specific technical tricks communicate the story for the audience, without the use of spoken word.
Ta Fantastika Theater offers this unique experience to both promoters and theater-goers!
This black-light take on a beloved literary classic involves all the best motifs from Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” and reimagines the story in unexpected (or shall we say, mad) ways. Aspects of Alice has been running for over 22 years and has welcomed more than 9,000 international visitors.
As Lewis Carroll makes the acquaintece of a little girl on the verge of losing her life, he helps her—with a touch of imagination—to experience all the wonderful moments of growing up: awakening identity, first loves, and awareness of adult life, which must take in not only laughter and joy but tears and sadness: all the things she has never had a chance to know.
Accompanied by the classical music of Bedřich Smetana (My Fatherland) and Antonín Dvořák (Slavic Dances), the story takes place in Old Prague, a city full of architectural jewels and rich histories. This setting not only revels in a fully Czech backdrop but also shows Prague as the crossroads of Christian and Jewish culture.