A moment that is my life and the reflection of my world. This duet, inspired by Jung's Red Book, deconstructs the naturalness of humanness through conscious and unconscious binary concepts. We can't reach transcendence only because we are not able to define ourselves in any other way but in contrast to others. Orbis Pictus is an introspective dance journey that plays with images of collective unconsciousness.
“My speech is imperfect. Not because I want to shine with words, but out of the impossibility of finding those words, I speak in images. In no other way am I able to pronounce the words of the depth.“ (C. G. Jung, The Red Book)
“A crown jewel on the repertory of NANOHACH. A crown jewel on the Czech dance scene.“
(Jana Návratová, Mozaika, ČRo Vltava, 5. 12. 2012)
“Orbis pictus is extremely intellectual and carnal at the same time. Individual elements get to the core. This is true also about the music by the Italian composer Carlo Natoli: its trembling sound balances on the verge of unknown patterns. As if it wasn’t music really but rather a philosophy, the music of the soul."
(Markéta Faustová, Dance Zone, 5. 12. 2012)
“(...) An exceptional piece was created, with original taste and shade. This is another triumph of the Czech creative dance scene. (...) There are no compromises, this brand new production is professional in all respects, reaching all of its ambitious goals."
(Nina Vangeli, 28. 11. 2012)
"Strong charisma and individuality of the dancers, both of them mature artists, provided the piece with an essence of their previous individual work in terms of dance, structure and intellect....Orbis pictus will certainly become another part of this ensemble's repertoire which is popular among audiences and critics alike..."
(Zuzana Smugalová, tanecniaktuality.cz, 4. 1. 2013)
“The authors of the piece guarantee a perfect experience in terms of all individual elements of the piece, whether you focus on dance, music or light design. These individual elements are so elaborated that it is hard for them to merge in an organic gesamkunstwerk, on the other hand they appeal to the spectator to read the piece on a deeper level, one that reveals diverse layers of the whole.”
(Tomáš Kladný, Topzine.cz, 4. 1. 2013)