Species: Homo deus
Height: 178 cm
Weight: ca 63 kg
Genealogy: grandson of Gaia (Earth) and Uranus (Sky) and great-grandson of Chaos
Habitat: usually lives by trash bins or among trees
Scientific name: klaunos aktivistum
Atlas is a subversive chameleon, a multipolar clown with a thousand noses. He is in a constant, massive need for communication and contact with other people, always looking for an opportunity to hold an uncontrolled dialogue. Atlas is just Atlas, a lost myth looking for someone to take their place. He is a dawdling clown searching for meaning in this overloaded world.
The encounter with Atlas is not designed as a performance but rather as a multi-day program consisting of open office hours, walks within small groups and a final performative ritual which will contain traces of all the previous encounters.
Author and performer: Florent Golfier
Co-authors and dramaturgs: Laura Brechmann, Ondřej Holba
Production: tYhle, Ludmila Šindlerová
Partners of the project: Studio ALTA, Rezi.dance Komařice, Moving Station Plzeň, Terén / Field for Performing Arts
With thanks to: Lukáš Karásek, Jana Vaverková, the members of Místní místním (Locals for locals) organisation Filip, Eva a Jirka
In 2021, the project has been financially supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, Prague City Hall, the city of Brno and the State Cultural Fund of the Czech Republic.