NORMA is a festival of theatre and contemporary art held in Ostrava. Organised by PLATO Ostrava and by Studio Hrdinů, a Prague-based theatre.



Festival NORMA:

Giuseppe Chico, Barbara Matijevič: Forecasting (I/HR)

  1. PLATO, Porážková 26

Authors: Giuseppe Chico, Barbara Matijevič
Performer: Charlotte Le May
Video: Giuseppe Chico
Sound: Viktor Krasnic
Patch Max: Niccolo Gallio
Production: 1er Stratagème and De facto

The performance is in English with Czech subtitles.



Forecasting is based on a collection of amateur videos taken from the world's largest video-sharing website: YouTube.

On stage, a performer skillfully manipulates a laptop which shows videos selected to correspond to a human scale. The result is a dizzying hybrid experience, blur-ring the lines between the banality of everyday situations and new modes of narration.

Charlotte Le May is an acrobat, dancer and actress from Montreal. She’s been living in France for ten years, where she completed the professional cursus of circus school Le Lido de Toulouse, specializing in handbalancing. She then collaborated in spontaneous creations in Europe with Cirkus Cirkör, Kiaï and Cridacompany. Aside from her work with Giuseppe Chico and Barbara Matijevic, she’s currently working with the Subliminati Corporation.

Giuseppe Chico studied ancient languages and started working in theatre at an early age. After studying theatre in Rome and Milan, he moved to Paris in 2000 and began to train in con-temporary dance with Joao Fiadeiro, Vera Montero, Julyen Hamilton, Mark Tompkins, Vera Orlock, Pooh Kaye, K. J. Holmes, Olivier Besson.

Special thanks for providing subtitles to Tanec Prague festival .

photo Olivier Heinry

Coproduction: Kaaitheater (Bruxelles); UOVO (Milan)
Special Prize of the Jury at the 56th International Theatre Festival MESS in Sarajevo, October 2016
Supported by: DRAC Ile-de-France, Beaumarchais-SACD Association Paris, French Institute Zagreb, Croatian Ministry of Culture, City of Zagreb, PACT Zollverein Essen
Special thanks to the festival TANEC PRAHA for subtitles.