Choreographer and director Libor Vaculík frequently chooses seemingly unfeasible dramatic works (Valmont, Miss Julia, The Kerosene Lamps) for his dance creations. This time, he and his ensemble are going to render in the “language” of dance the psychological drama A Streetcar Named Desire. It is based on the 1947 eponymous theatre drama by Tennessee Williams, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize a year later, and made into a film by Elia Kazan in 1951 with Vivien Leigh a Marlon Brando in the main roles. Danced to the music of the world-famous Estonian composer Arvo Pärt and directed by Petr Malásek, this chamber production oscillates between dance theatre and drama. Libor Vaculík does not want to shock his audience with an epic work; on the contrary, and in line with his style, he sketches a delicate and sensitive portrayal of each character. The costumes are designed by the renowned costume designer Roman Šolc, and the stage is created by Radek Honc.
Taking place in the French Quarter of New Orleans, the story follows the deeply spiritual life of Blanche DuBois, a sensitive woman who cherishes illusions, on a visit to her vivacious sister Stella, married to the brute Stanley Kowalski. The moment the woman, who is upset by the death of her homosexual husband, believes to have found good luck in a new relationship, all her illusions are shattered.