Blood Hygiene

Blood Hygiene

Statements of murderers and victims. On the stage: metal puppets, scrap iron, barbed wire.

Written and directed by:Pavla Dombrovská and co.
Dramaturgic adviser: Kateřina Slámová Bartošová
Puppets and stage design: Luděk Vémola, Iveta Kalousková
Music: Tomáš Vtípil
Light design and screening: Tomáš Tušer

For adults 15+
Duration: 60 minutes

Technical specification

  • darkness, silence, black background
  • Stage 6x6x4(hight)m
  • elevated seats for audience, no raised stage
  • time for setting up 3 hours.
  • during of performance 60 minutes.
  • time for setting off 2 hours.
  • electricity 400V/16A
  • capacity of the auditorium: 100 maximu

About performance

A play inspired by statements and memories from those who were affected by the Holocaust, and also by documents from that period, speeches made by Nazi leaders, and texts found on current militant neo-Nazi websites.
„A restricted form of propagation is an almost rigid basic law of all the innumerable forms of expression of Nature’s vital urge! Every animal mates only with a member of the same species. The titmouse seeks the titmouse, the field mouse the field mouse, the stork the stork.” (A. Hitler: Mein Kampf)
„Before I go out of this world, I want to leave a few lines to you, my dears. If you ever receive this letter, me and all of us will be already gone…“ (from the letter, which an unknown woman had sewn up into her dress before she was murdered by Nazis)

At Skupa Plzeň Festival 2016 Blood Hygiene was awarded the prize for “stage design and imaginative use and animation of objects”.