* 1998, stage designer, student of landscape architecture
Anežka Vonášková completed her studies of stage design at the Higher Professional School of Applied Art and Secondary Professional School of Applied Art in Prague in 2017. She currently studies Landscape Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture at the Czech Technical University in Prague. She was raised in theatre environment, where her relation to scenography was built since she was young. Her inspiration was her grandfather Miroslav Melena and his artistic approach to theatre.
„What artwork did you find interesting in the past few months?“
„Recently I’m most interested in the Macbeth movie, by an Australian director Justin Kurzel. I have to say, I was absolutely stunned. The way the film was shot is incredible. The story of Macbeth is old and very dark, but it never happened to me before that I would have goosebumps and would have to think about it so much after seeing it. Beautiful scenography is emphasized by stunning camera shots. Pure, unedited Shakespeare’s text. Those are the feelings that theatre should leave the spectators with! I strongly recommend it – raw, simple ancient story.”
„What does today’s scenography mean to you?“
“Scenography is a field that stunned me. It has all kinds of possibilities – it works with space, materials and above all fantasy. Theatre, unlike film, approaches the spectator directly, not indirectly, and I like that. Media attacks us with so much information, excitations and impulses. Everyone tries to draw attention to himself in any possible way. The fact that theatre also does this is beyond my comprehension. I personally cannot connect to the prevailing aesthetics of provocation and shock. In my opinion, theatre should be beautiful. For me, the most beautiful scenography is landscape. Theatre came out of open air. Maybe I will manage the connect them again one day. “