Interactive visual theatre "The Carpet" calls you for a desert pilgrimage to a rose garden guarded by the Black Women, where roses keep people’s revelations to God in their mind. The four visitors of the play are submerging through visual and mental illusions of the world of the Black Women, leading to the deep layers of reality, which are standing out of the motives of an oriental carpet. Processing the stations - where the viewers are guided in a soft and meditative way by pictures, voices, interactive set elements or apparitions - will gain a personal experience about an initiating journey inspired by the symbols and philosophies of the eastern world, mostly Sufism, filtered through and spinned together with an artistic language.
The performances of Living Picture Theater besides having strong visual and metaphysical aspects work with animated materials, objects, costumes and props with or without philosophical texts. The Living Picture Theatre was established in 2003 with the purpose of creating visual and interdisciplinary theatre. Its creative world is characterized by a novel perspective regarding form and content, the revelation of imagination and how it can be experienced and mediated. Throughout it picture, idea and imagination creates unity with installation and performing art. Founder and leader of the company is Zsofia Berczi.
Creators:Zsófia Bérczi, Barnabás Tankó Desert Temple photographs, texts and voice of the black woman:Zsófia Bérczi Writer of the carpet's tale, inspirator of the carpet motives:Barnabás Tankó Voice of the carpet’s tale:Mark Richards Texts of the roses:Antoine de Saint Exupery / The Wisdom of the Sands (original title: Citadelle) Translator:Adele Eisenstein Voices of the roses:Zsófia Árik, Krisztina Birtalan, Boga Fenyvesi, Adele Eisenstein, Jonas Frei, Anita Gál, Orsolya Gerzson-Lipták, Bernadett Jobbágy, Kata Kántor, Dávid Kara, Árpád Labant, Fedor Guido Szarka, Ágnes Szabó Designer of the Roses:Tóbiás Terebessy Electronic development:Márton Csutorás Music of the carpet’s tale:Anuar Brahem Singing voice:Alaleh Seyedahmadi Whirling music:Mercan Dede Voice recordings:Zsófia Bérczi, Júlia Bársony Bookbinder:Dorottya Kun Feltmaker:Anna Vidák Glass technician:Attila Pataki Fancy tinker:Károly Tankó Light technician:Janka Galkó Software development, stage and electro technician, light manager:Barnabás Tankó Concept, planning, staging:Zsófia Bérczi
Supporters: National Cultural Foundation, Hungarian Eötvös State Scholarship, Ministry of Human Means, WSD2017