Premiere 28th March 2006
Directing and music selection: Ivana Vujic
Dramaturgy: Slavenka Milovanovic
Mise-en-scene: Kosta Bunusevac
Costume designer: Dusica Knezevic
Choreography: Dunja Mahorcic
Dobrila Stojnic, Vanja Milacic, Slobodan Bestic, Vanja Ejdus, Goran Danicic, Igor Ilic, Mihajlo Jovanovic, Kosta Bunusevac, Jelena Milovanovic, Nikola Velicki
WHY FRIDA KAHLO?
THE PROJECT OF THE PERFORMANCE FRIDA KAHLO
The performance Frida Kahlo by Sanja Domazet, written for the Opera & Theatre MADLENIANUM, is not an ordinary biographic dramatization, but an outstanding feminine text, which depicts the last days in the life of the great painter. The drama can primarily be characterized as lyrical and intimate, though the author also highlights the violent and explosive character of Frida Kahlo. Noticeably electrified, creatively inspirational, this play has served as an ideal basis for an authorial, extravagant and very aesthetically designed performance, signed by Ivana Vujic. The authors team creating this performance includes our greatest actors, the most intriguing artists, who have designed the stage, as well as the costumes, which were delivered from Mexico, thus intensifying the authenticity of the performance. According to the idea of Kosta Bunusevac, the stage includes a movable bed of Frida Kahlo, which has a front and a rear side, where the old Frida Kahlo (Dobrila Stojnic) lies nailed. Together with her appears the young Frida Kahlo (Vanja Milacic), as well as Diego Rivera (Slobodan Bestic), with many associations to various phases of Frida’s life.
It should be mentioned that the performance Frida Kahlo opened a new stage in MADLENIANUM: Bel Etage and this performance is also an introduction into a series of dramas on painters. Frida Kahlo is the fourth drama performance of MADLENIANUM. After the performances Tesla, by Milos Crnjanski, in the directing of Nikita Milivojevic (marking 150th anniversary from the birth of Nikola Tesla), Icy Firefly, by Vladan Radoman and Don Quixote (on the occasion of 400 years from the first Spanish edition), by the performance Frida Kahlo MADLENIANUM turns once again to a modern contemporary dramatic text. In the realization of this performance a significant support was extended by the Embassy of Mexico in Belgrade, that is, H.E. Eduardo Hector Moguel Flores, and the University of Arts and its rector, Mr. Cedomir Vasic.