ETNICKÉ A SOCIÁLNE PREMENY MIKROREGIÓNU TEKOVA ZACHYTENÉ V TVORBE DIVADLA PÔTOŇ
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Ethnic and social transformations of the Tekov micro-region as reflected in the production of the Pôtoň Theatre
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This study briefly outlines the predominantly authorial production of the Pôtoň Theatre. It focuses especially on the performance Terra Granus, which represents the beginning of the theatre’s orientation to the so called theatre of research, besides others. Terra Granus artistically renders the process of repatriation and ethnic and social transformations in the Levice region. It is set in a particular locality, Jur nad Hronom and the former village of Mochovce, and it deals with their inhabitants. Drawing on the personal stories of narrators, who were respondents in a field research conducted by the theatre, and the actors themselves, the authors created a mosaic on the theme of home, family, tradition, attachment to a place and the ability to adapt to new changed conditions in a new environment. The concept of the performance gradually diverts from the essentialist perception of identity and home and leans toward a constructivist approach to them in which identity and home as an individual’s and group’s original relationship to a geographic and social space are not bound only to a fixed territory (geographically and historically delineated or culturally homogeneous). On the contrary, they are presented as an individual’s inner relationship to a “fluid place and social environment” through his social imagination or sense of belonging to a whole system of dynamic relations.
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