Antigone
Bertolt Brecht: Antigona
directed by Ivana Vujic

Premiere: 29. 07.
Reprises: 30. i 31.07.
The Beton Hall Theatre

Antigone"Living Theatre was performing Antigone over the course of twenty years in sixteen countries. Wherever we performed this show it seemed as if it became a symbol of the struggle of that moment and in that place – in Ireland which was bleeding, in Franco’s Spain, in Poland about a month before a state of war was declared in Prague... This play is communicating with any struggle for freedom in an unusual way through the struggle for personal freedom which Antigone demands for herself." (Judith Malina)

"The myth of Antigone gave rise to the most diverse interpretations in modern times – all of them related to the concepts of ancient Greek democracy, the identity of a citizen, and his ethical stance with respect to those in power. In other words, if Oedipus myth has remained a prisoner of the realm of psychoanalysis after Freud, the myth about Antigone has become, by definition, a political myth." (Svetlana Slapšak)

Antigone"Many prominent European writers like Hölderlin, Cocteau, Anouilh, Brecht, Smole, Glovacki and others have delved into the Sophocles’ Antigonesque motif (around 442 BC) originating from the Theban complex of myths about hapless King Oedipus and the curse of his lineage. Even Gabriel García Márquez’ novella Leaf Storm is a reflection of Antigone’s dilemma. The struggle of an individual against the existing order and the transformation of the myth from ancient times to date escalate into modern political connotations (particularly in Brecht’s work) disclosing the character – the principle of Creon as something recognisable in any age and time. In today’s world of the absurd and Orwellian grotesque reality stretching the irony of the unwritten law to extreme limits, the issue of futility of sacrifice or her tragic guilt devoid of concrete transgression is not raised. Instead, this flash of human will is a purpose to itself. Antigone’s NO assumes cosmic proportions. She is there to say NO and die. (Molina Udovički)

 

Directed by Ivana Vujic
Translation: Jelena Kostic
Dramaturge: Slavenka Milovanovic
Set designer: Kosta Bunusevac
Costume designer: Dusica Knezevic
Selection of music: Ivana Vujic
Choreographer: Dunja Mahocic
Lighting designer: Rasa Samolov
Video art: Svetlana Volic
Assistant director and prompter: Bojana Sekicki

Cast:
Antigone – Danica Ristovski
Creon – Zoran Cosic
Ismene – Ivana Jovanovic
Theban elders – Dejan Kolarov, Đorđe Makarevic, Dunja Mahocic, Vidan Bunusevac, Nikola Rakocevic
Haemon – Igor Ilic
Tiresias – Kosta Bunusevac
Guard, herald – Nikola Rakocevic
Woman from audience - Vesna Vojnov

Technical theatre
Lighting: Nebojsa Jokovic
Lighting designer: Rasa Samolov
Make-up artist: Nijaz Memis
Video screening: Dejan Rajic
Set construction and stage management: Svetislav Stankovic
Tailoring: Nevenka Nozinic and Vesna Aleksovski

Coproduction: Beton hala teatar and BELEF - Centre
Bertolt Brecht in Belgrade 2006 project is supported by the German Cultural Centre Goethe Institute Belgrade.

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