Saturday, June 22, 2019

Milorad Pavić

Početak predstave: 19:30h

Milorad Pavić

Dictionary of the Khazars

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Premiere: 24.05.2018
Large Stage of the Madlenianum


Dictionary of the Khazars
of the writer Milorad Pavic is one of the novels that have marked Serbian literature. A story about the vanished tribe- Khazars, is not told through a typical novel form, but as a scientific paper or a lexicon.

Now, almost 35 years after the book was published, Dictionary of the Khazars gets its own ballet form as well and the interpretation of this cult novel of the contemporary Serbian literature has put great demands on the author and the team of the ballet performance.

The international team of authors - Livija Pandur, Ronald Savkovic, Miroslav Bako, Sven Jonke/Numen, Angelina Atlagic and Jasha Koceli, as well as an international ensemble, have created the ballet that is a world-class.

The ballet Dictionary of the Khazars is also a continuation of the successful collaboration with the National Theatre in Belgrade, which began with a joint staging of Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni in 2017.

What illuminates our dreams, which take place in total darkness, behind our closed eyes?

The memory of light, which no longer exists, or the light of the future, which we take like an advance on tomorrow's day, even though it is not yet daybreak?"

Nothing happens in the flow of time, that the world does not change through the years but inside itself and through space simultaneously-it changes in countless forms, shuffling them like cards and assigning the past of some as lessons to the future or present of others. Here all of a person's recollections, remembrances, and overall present are lived in various places and in various people at one and the same time. One should not consider all those nights around us, as being one and the same night, for they are not: they are thousands upon hundreds of thousands of nights, which, instead of traveling through time, one after another, like birds, calendars, or clocks, evolve simultaneously.

Milorad Pavić

In the province of the sea depths and the sky infinity, we discover the encyclopaedic units of the novel by Milorad Pavic, Dictionary of the Khazars, which depict the dream hunters’ path, their immersion into others’ and their own worlds of dreams and visions. Khazars, the collectors of dreams, the white and black birds in the provinces of love, of fast and slow mirrors of the Khazar Princess Ateh, create their own dystopian alphabet. Through practicing beauty, they immerse into the labyrinth of the past and future, never knowing what piece of time their thought will fall into. There are no more Khazars today, or we do not know for them, they have scattered around the world as thousands and thousands of homeless people, looking for their lost home, for their lost language. We have not revealed the real secret yet, since coming back from the deepest sleep, where, according to Pavic, the God is, know just the ones, who have been pretty deep. 

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Carol Rocamora

Početak predstave: 20:00h

Carol Rocamora

I TAKE YOUR HAND IN MINE

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Premiere: 17.03.2017.
Small Stage of the Madlenianum

In direction of Nebojša Dugalić and by the text I TAKE YOUR HAND IN MINE of Carol Rocamora, the audience will be able to see a stage shaped true story about one of the world’s greatest writer- ANTON CHEKHOV and his wife- a famous actress OLGA KNIPPER.

The inspiration for the play about this unusual love has come from the letters of Chekhov and Olga, 412 of them that were being exchanged during those 6 years of their love. Chekhov died too early, at the age of 44, leaving behind him the numerous narrative works and cult plays that served as a genre model to the play I TAKE YOUR HAND IN MINE and this genre can be characterized as a comedy by Chekhov.

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