We start telling stories when we feel lonely, when we discover the absence of love.
Experimental singing, extreme dancing, burning rhythms and the personal confession of French dancer, performer and singer Cécile da Costa is reflected in Atiq Rahimi's novel The Patience Stone. It tells the story of a woman who, after many years of silence, decides to tell her husband, who has fallen into a coma, of her own pain and secrets.
The situation is symbolically transferred to the stage, amplified, freed from any context of the story or the environment, and becomes a clean, raw and purely intimate confession by Cécile da Costa herself, whose energy seems endless. This wild emotional spectacle, accompanied by the live music of Jan Šikl and David Kollar, won the 2016 Theatre News Award.