A story of desire, travels, paintings and Maori tattoos. A story that wishes to draw you to a meeting of Chod bagpipes with the indigenous haka dance!
An Unusual Story, Or From Pilsen To The End Of The World!
The life of painter Bohumír Lindauer (1839–1926) cannot be described in a few words or sentences. It will fill a novel, a large colourful canvas or an adventurous theatrical expedition, and this is exactly what our production will try to say on stage. The son of a Pilsen gardener went to Vienna to study painting; then his restless heart drove him to Galicia, Poland and the vast Russia. Although he got to know a significant part of Eastern Europe, his destiny eventually led him to New Zealand, where he landed in 1874. There, he gradually headed for a stellar painting career and became a top portraitist. An entire floor, more than just a place of honour, in the National Gallery in Auckland is rightfully dedicated to him.
- Stage JK Tyl Theatre
- Premiere Saturday, 11 December 2021
- Age Category From 10 years