A story of a naked monk, an emperor, a general and an elephant about life, death and tiny insects. A theatrical retreat from a world of chaos to a company of fragile metal puppets, noises and shadows. The stories in the play come from The Compass of Zen (Seung Sahn) and Les plus beaux contes Zen (Henri Brunel) collections and are thematically related to respect for life.
The play uses natural materials, non-descriptive metal puppets made of wires and coloured plastics. The original visual form is created by a simultaneous use of puppets and shadow play both before and behind a paper screen. The play is accompanied by a narrator and a musician playing a modified double bass and other unique acoustic instruments.
Pavla Dombrovská and Luděk Vémola - founders of the Líšeň Theatre (1998). Pavla and Luďek are married, they have two children and a theater together. They are all-round experimenting theater artists and musicians who enjoy exploring the possibilities of theatrical creation. The theater is named after the part of Brno (Líšeň) where they live, create and stimulate the community development of the village.