Deep Forest

Handa Gote focuses this time on the world beyond the human world, and reflections on it in performance. Deep Forest provides no surprising solutions. Not so much a theatre performance, it´s more a deep ecology mystery, a clash of culture and nature. 

Created by:

Dörner, Hybler, Procházka, Smolík


60 min

The Premiere:

25. 4. 2012

Production: with support of Motus

Supported by:

the Ministery of Culture for the Czech Republic and the Capital of Prague

Deep Forest as a memory of the wildness that lives in the memory of our cells. Deep Forest as a state of mind. Inspired in part by text of Bohuslav Prokůpek and David Abram.

For a thousand generations, human beings viewed themselves as part of the wider community of nature, and they carried on active relationships not only with other people but with other animals, plants, and natural objects (including mountains, rivers, winds, and weather patterns) that we have only latelyly come to think of as “inanimate”. Weaving together deep experiences with the shamanic elders of Indonesia and Nepal, Abrahms skillfully queries, what will it take for us to recover a sustaining relation with the breathing earth? 

(David Abram, The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-than-Human World; book annotation)