Theatre play: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE LIVING
December 9, 19:30h, CZKD, Beograd
December 10, 19:30h, SNP, Novi Sad
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE LIVING:
An Artistic Intervention in Serbia and Kosovo Realities
Encyclopedia of the Living is Serbian – Albanian, Kosovo – Serbian theater lexicon. The matters and persons are named as they are. Its basic doctrine is that the national, nationalist elite is dealing hashish of nationalism, in order that the poor people of Serbian-Albanian societies destroy each other. In this way the elites on both sides of this extermination of the aggrieved can extract the profit and entrenched their power even more. National mantras serve to conceal the essence of the intra- class stratification and to weaken the personal essence of each person.(Director’s Statement)
The premiere of the play will be on 8th November at 8 p.m. at the Center for Cultural Decontamination in Belgrade and on 17th and 18th November at the National Theatre in Pristina.
The subsequent shows will be held on 9th November at the Serbian National Theatre in Novi Sad and 10th of November at the Center for Cultural Decontamination in Belgrade.
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE LIVING:
Writers: Zlatko Paković and Jeton Neziraj
Director: Zlatko Paković
Playwrights: Borka Pavićević and Shkëlzen Maliqi
Composer: Božidar Obradinović
Choreographer: Gjergi Prevazi
Production designer: Krste Džidrov
Costume designer: Marija Pupučevska
Cast: Shengyl Ismaili, Adrian Morina, Shpetim
Selmani, Igor Filipović, Faris Berisha, Zlatko Paković
Musicians: Božidar Obradinović, Vladimir Pejković, Zoran Tegeltija
Encyclopedia of the Living features:
Ágnes Heller, Dimitrije Tucović, Miroslav Krleža, Dobrica Ćosić, Goldfinch, Miloš Crnjanski, Đorđe Martinović, Miodrag Bulatović, Matija Bećković, Danilo Kiš, Fehmi Agani, Mentor Agani, Sadie Agani, Nightshift at the Morgue, A group of Serbian policemen from Kosovo, Nataša Kandić, Stojan Ivanov, Mirtez Brati, White Lamb, Radovan Zogović, Fallow Deer, The Belgrade Boys Choir, Dogs that bark on caravans, Aleksandar Vučić, Hashim Thaçi, Edita Tahiri, Ivica Dačić, Momčilo Bajagić Bajaga, Đorđe Balašević, Tomislav Nikolić in Spiritus as Tomovača, Miroslav Filipović, Bertolt Breht,, Five gays and a lesbian from Kosovo, Walter Benjamin, Elvis Presley, Adem Jashari, Luigi Pirandello, Zlatko Paković, Emina Busuladžić, Adrian Mitchell
Executive Production: Center for Cultural Decontamination (Belgrade) and Qendra Multimedia (Pristina).
This theater play is supported by The Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia, the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia, the Government Office for Cooperation with Civil Society of the Republic of Serbia, Autonomous Province of Vojvodina and the Kosovo Foundation for Open Society.
Zlatko Paković interview:
Photos from CZKD: Srđan Veljović i Blerta Hocia
Photos fron National Theathre, Pristina: Atdhe Mulla