The Dream Meteorite
(The “Meteorit“ case study – If the system cannot be changed, it should be evaded.)
In our ideas of how the things work and what they should look like we often encounter obstacles that are either hard or even impossible to overcome. If this happens while attempting to realize your dreams about the theatre, it´s time to set up your own. Róbert Csontos, the founder and the director of the “Meteorit“ International Theatre, decided to make performances he likes and to make them the way he likes. Its quality should be evaluated by the spectators. However, the fact that the theatre is at the beginning in its third year of existence is a testimony itself.
The Present Situation
The International “Meteorit“
In comparison to other theatres in the Bratislava region, the “Meteorit“ theatre is exceptional because of its subheading “International Theatre“. In other words, it means that many actors from several European countries participate in performing the plays. Their multinational and multilingual nature is enlivened by the frequent use of combinations of drama and dance elements which contributes to the uniqueness of the plays.
The aim of the organizers is to create a place where different views and approaches to the contemporary staging techniques would be used. That would also give rise to a background to make the European cultures blend together.
“Meteorit“ of (various) genres
In our drama classics (e.g. antique authors; W. Shakespeare) and in contemporary drama (e.g. E. Ensler), you can see actors and dancers from Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Estonia or Bosnia and Herzegovina (whose names are often unknown but their talent is indisputable and appreciated). Neither are the child spectators forgotten. They can fully enjoy the staging of the classic well-known tales (e.g. Cinderella, The Snow Queen). The ten-day festival named “Wanderings in a fairy-tale land“ is a paradise especially for children.
“Meteorit“ theatre is not limited to its own production. Its areas are provided to foreign theatre ensembles that perform on the yearly Meteorit Festival, to young Slovak music bands, or to world-renown musicians.