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Play: Phantom (best of 2007-2017)
Playwright: Theodor Hoidekr
Director: Theodor Hoidekr
Group: HILT black light theatre Prague
Language: nonverbal
Duration: 1hr

The Play
Phantom black light theatre is the compilation of 15 different short parts. It shows the best of this theatre group HILT in last ten years 2007-2017 (it is the 10th anniversary of HILT). "Black light theatre" is the very special theatre genre based on optical effects of darkness and UV lighting. This genre is the world known originality of The Czech republic since 1955. Costumes and stage props are "shining" in the dark making visual illusions - like for ex. flying dancers on black background. Each part of this show is different style - love, autumn, winter or Africa, India, Czech folklore and more. Each part is different style of music and dance choreography in combination with visual effects of UV lighting and projections. Masked person as "Phantom" is opening each part of the show.

Director's Note
To have 10th anniversary of my theatre group HILT black light theatre Prague is very special moment in my life. I still remember our beginnings 10 years ago and I am grateful to all my actors and dancers for staying in my group still. Especially to Stepanka Pencova, lady who helps me to lead our group all the years. My life is theatre and I can not just imagine to live without that. It gives me many beautiful feelings to use the theatre to "tell something" to the people in the audience. Sure, my work is still changing and with every experience I feel my shows are more advanced. Phantom is the biggest matter of my heart - it shows many different parts of my personality and sure - of each person in the audience.

Theodor Hoidekr was born in 1980 in Czech industrial town "Ostrava" in the poor miner's family. His parents wanted him to study business academy. Next to the business school Theodor was secretly visiting also dance school. He was dancing in musicals West Side Story and Jesus Christ Superstar and later he was interested in new modern dance styles. The most important moment in his life was the year 2001 - decision to move to the capital City Prague. From the first days in Prague his dance life was successful. In many Prague theatre shows he was the main dancer, later he was dancing also in TV shows. His biggest love was black light theatre. Experiences in Prague but also India, Poland, Malta, Greece, Germany, Slovakia and Ecuador brought him to build his own theatre group in 2007 called HILT black light theatre.

The Playwright
Theodor Hoidekr is writing his plays the same as he is directing them, making music and choreographies with help of his team. He has written and directed black light theatre shows The Painted World, JulietĀ“s Dream, History, Cinderella and Phantom (best of 2007-2017). He has directed also many short shows for special events for example Motorola show in New Delhi in 2007 in which Abhishek Bachchan took part with the group HILT.

The Group
HILT black light theatre Prague was founded in 2007. The main idea was to put together experienced black theatre actors and dancers and to use these different experiences in a new theatre group. HILT is the abbreviation of "Hoidekr Interactive Light Theatre" - its founder and director is Theodor Hoidekr - and this group often likes to break barrier between the stage and be in contact with the audience - to be interactive. Their shows are modern, full of dance and visual effect. The mission is to entertain and bring to their audience people who usually do not visit theatres. That's why HILT does not work with classical themes. This group has visited many countries with their show - Malta, Slovakia, Germany, Greece, Poland, Ecuador and India. Their most beloved and successful tour was in 2009 - the Bharat Rang Mahotsav festival in India. HILT plays on its daily permanent stage in Prague.

Cast & Credits
Phantom man Theodor Hoidekr
Phantom lady Stepanka Pencova
Frozen lady Veronika Ehlenova
Romantic lady Sophia Silhankova

Black light effects actors Pavla Mlejnkova, Martin Mackovic, Rene Zounar

Costume designer Blazena Pokorna

Lights and sound Frantisek Penc

Playwright and direction Theodor Hoidekr

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