Story of WOW

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October 2020

Enjoy a fascinating spectacle which will absorb you from the very beginning, wake up your inner child, and let you look into the depths of your soul. Our performance is the tale of a man who is searching for his own self, and manages to defeat his fear with the help of magic beings.

When watching the story, every viewer will start dreaming and looking into the corners of their own heart. The visually rich presentation will open a magical dream world before you. Be witness to a spectacle during which our hero saves a child imprisoned in a spiderweb of fear. He overcomes the traps thanks to the power of the gifts he receives during his journey. But don’t worry, not even your children will be afraid – they will be enthused and amazed.

You will find out what it’s like to find yourself in someone else’s dream, and you will enjoy an enchanting world of visual fantasy – WOW! The fascinating performance will literally pull you into the action – giant fluorescent balloons will descend from the ceiling during the show, and it will be snowing and raining in the auditorium – in addition to other effects.

Let us retell you a story in an original way. It will pull you into the action with the help of beautiful colours, astonishing shapes and captivating music. Prepare yourself for a geyser of surprising moments, and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime emotive experience. Our performance combines the amazing techniques of modern black light theatre with 4D effects.

The visually attractive theatre show is designed for the entire family – children will particularly enjoy the magical effect of the black light theatre and the interactivity of the performance, while adults will surely appreciate the beautiful music, 4D effects and interesting insight into the human mind. You will remember the ideas from the performance for a long time, and they may have a positive effect on the everyday reality of your life. The story which you will see is a story about every one of us.

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Black-Light Theatre

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.

The basic black cabinet trick has been around a long time, originating from China where it was being used to amuse Chinese emperors. Due to its success, the trick later spread to Japan in the 18th century, where it was employed in Japanese bunraku puppet theaters. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Georges Méliès, a French illusionist and filmmaker, began to use the black-light trick for his productions. It soon caught on and in the 1950s the trick appeared in a play by avant-garde French puppeteers—George Lafaye is regarded as the father of black-light theater to this day. But let’s not forget that the trick was also employed by other masters of theater, for example Stanislavski in his famous production “The Blue Bird”.

Since its beginning in the 1980s, Ta Fantastika Theater has fostered intensive work with actors and dramatic situations to create the poetry that is black-light theater. It has pioneered the use of unique and patented technical tricks such as actors flying in space, or large-screen projections combining with live action and larger-than-life puppets.

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