35th / 14th International Festival of Alternative and New Theatre
35 / 14. интернационални фестивал алтернативног и новог театра

Novi Sad, 25th June - 3rd July 2008

Wed, 25th June
play – demonstration of a theatre language
Blue Theatre, Belgrade (Serbia)
| 22:00, SNT, Chamber Stage

Scenario and directing: Nenad Čolić
Performers:Maša Jelić, Ranko Trifković, Jelena Martinović, Marko Potkonjak, Dejan Stojković
Set and costume: Ivana Čolić

The duration of the play is 55 minutes.

A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at, for it leaves out the one country at which Humanity is always landing. And when Humanity lands there, it looks out, and seeing a better country, sets sail! Progress is the realisation of Utopias!
Oscar Wilde

The word ‘ruler’ is destroyed. And the air is cleared. And what do we see in that clearer air? We see men and women working together for the rights of all, all men and women and to respect in their persons of the great principles of Equality, Justice and Freedom.

Virginia Woolf

… I could not adopt the morality of a patriot, no matter how much I love Germany, because in the spirit, I have not seen any tools or means of fighting, and I have not been a general or a president of the Cabinet, but I have been in the service of the spirit.

Hermann Hesse

Nothing in the world has the beginning or the end.
Happiness lies not in happiness but in reaching for it.
Is it possible that independence of thought, at least minimal, is so hard?
I will not and cannot believe that evil is a normal state of man.
The life is beautiful and everything should be done so that it could be confirmed by everyone on earth.
Direction. My direction is in what you cannot get ranks for.
Man lives on a good example.
F. M. Dostoevsky

The Wizard or Harmonic Cacophony”, it is an attempt of transforming time into space with the help of sound. It is an attempt of creating of sound synthesis in the consciousness of actors on the stage, synthesis between vocal activity which produces sound (text, song), musical tone which produces sound, their gradation through time and intention of each performer individually for some kind of musical, sound result. It is an attempt of composing of theatre, an attempt to make scenic, theatre elements in function of orchestration of cacophony and to make spectator’s perception moved from rational into out-of-time, spatial sphere.

The performance is based on a famous fairy tale written by L. Frank Baum The Wizard or Harmonic Cacophony” and texts of F. M. Dostoevsky, Virginia Woolf, Hermann Hesse, Oscar Wilde and Marina Cvetaeva. Actors’ materials and music material from different performances of the Blue Theatre between 1995 and 2006 have been used in this performance.

 Nenad Čolić

Blue Theatre was founded in December of 1995 in Belgrade. We make theatre with the idea to change ourselves. Blue Theatre is a theatre laboratory which ideology is based on principles established by reformers of the 20th century theatre - Constantin Stanislavsky, Antonin Artaud, Jerzy Grotowski, Eugenio Barba and Odin Teatret, as well as Italian director Massimo Giannetti.
Blue theatre is not a modern theatre, the group of people who, cherishing a seed of anarchism in ourselves, use theatre as the place which has credibility and where some serious things about the world that surrounds us could be said.

As a part of its regular activities, Blue theatre maintains education of young theatre creators through workshops and seminaries.

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