NORMA is a festival of theatre and contemporary art held in Ostrava. Organised by PLATO Ostrava and by Studio Hrdinů, a Prague-based theatre.



Festival NORMA:

Zuzana Sceranková, Natálie Rajnišová: A Desert Island Protects 15,000 Inhabitants (CZ)

  • cancelled
  1. PLATO, Porážková 26

concept, directed & acted by: Zuzana Sceranková, Natálie Rajnišová

music: Alfréd Schubert and Ján Mesány, Anders Christopherson, Honza Tomšů, Johannes van Bebber, Matthieu Fuentes, Matyáš Bartoň, Michaela Švédová and Vojtěch Šaroun

production: Emílie Formanová



Inhabitants of Desert Island can never meet because it is desert.

The authors organise a meeting on Desert Island. An island is a piece of land, smaller than a continent and larger than a rock protruding from water. “Desert” can refer to uninhabited, monotonous, bleak, dismal, boring. An island is an independent isolated ecosystem where specific rules apply.

Formally, Desert Island can be viewed as a stylised fashion show whose parameters are questioned in relation to the fleetingness of the past succession of images; evaluation of visual quality lifted out of context; separatedness of models and the concept of mental space of the Desert Island as a conceptual collection.

Zuzana Sceranková and Natálie Rajnišová study Stage Design (Master’s degree) at the Department of Alternative and Puppet Theatre at DAMU in Prague. Stage designer and dancer Zuzana Sceranková dedicates herself to theatre on the borderline between visual art and installation and is an active member of the independent creative group 8lidí. Natálie Rajnišová focusses mostly on theatre on the borderline between fine art and music.



Zuzana Sceranková, Natálie Rajnišová: A Desert Island Protects 15,000 Inhabitants, photo: authors archive
Photo: authors archive