TALK TO ANIMALS.
THE COUPLES IN THE ARENA (english
version coming soon)
is a painter, a pupil of the famous Zdenek Burian’s. The
iguana Lina is his companion and object of study.
Ota Bareš is an internationally recognised
animal trainer for films; his fox Winnie delivers
the famous line “chaos reigns” in Lars von Trier’s
Jirí Cafourek is a drug centre therapist
and beekeeper who looks after a number of hives,
which he refers to as “my girls”.
Zuzana Daušová trains assistant
dogs and is the cofounder of the Helppes training centre
in Prague. The tiny filly Katrijn v. d. Meier accompanies
her to work, on the metro and after work to bars.
A visual artist from Prague, Jana Kasalová
has carried out many projects on the subject of the relationship
between man and animals. She will appear at Plzen zoo with an African
Lenka Korínková and Ondrej
Pelikán share their personal and professional lives.
They both work at the leby preserve where they will appear
alongside their friends the predators Even
the great horned owl and the steppe eagle Sofie.
Karel Makon is an animal rescuer who heads a rescue
station in Plzen. He will be accompanied by the barn owl
Adéla, who is his girlfriend, colleague and flat-mate.
Meda Mládková and Jirí
Pospíšil share a key position in (arts) politics
in the Czech Republic, engagement in art issues and a love of dogs.
The terriers Bennie, Beata and Leo accompany them
to exhibitions, on walks and to photo sessions.
Tereza Porubová is a Plzen teacher of English.
The hen Pipka is a member of her family and thinks
she is another animal, evidently a dog.
Taxidermist Milan Rácek accompanied by
stuffed female warthog. They met after life.
The actress and director Susanne Sachsse will
appear with her new friend, a Siamese crocodile
from Plzen zoo. They are just getting acquainted.
Petra Soukupová is a novelist (To the Sea,
2007 / Disappear, 2009) and dramaturge. The boxer Pula
is a member of her family.
Lucie Sujová is a forestry worker and an
active member of the Czech Club of Owners of Pigs Reared Domestically.
The pig Pinky watches out for and supports her.
Martin Vobruba loves his job as Plzen zoo spokesman.
Together with the python regius Boena he
lectures to children and young people at schools about the coexistence
of people and animals.
An actor from a famous acting family, Václav Vydra
built the Institute of Holistic Care for Horses on his farm. The
Czech Warmblood Demon and Gustav will accompany