Heroin West brings together the distinctive figures of the Czech alternative theatre scene – VerTeDance teamed up with a universal artist and author Halka Třešňáková in an attempt to tackle the theme of the American Old Wild West, western movies and different female character – a vamp / a mother / a heroine. The two women behind this project are director-choreographer Halka Třešňáková and interpreter Veronika Knytlová who have drawn inspiration for the Heroin West performance from the images that have appeared in western movies. Today the artists are ready to take the images into physical extremes: square dance in a crowded saloon, lightning draws of weapons, chewing tobacco, polishing skills of a gun-play, alcohol delirium, horseback riding, a hat on the head. The female softness and subtlety stands in opposition to her defensive aggression against the macho world of the Wild West.
MKČR, MHMP, International Visegrad Fund, ALT@RT/Studio ALTA, Centrum choreografického rozvoje SE.S.TA, Truc Sphérique/Stanica Žilina