In Pocket Cinema of Youth Cultural Center today and tomorrow, 22 and 23rd of May there will be a theater performance "And then What " by female theater director Dragana Gunin, which tells a story of the victims of terrorist attacks and wars, specifically the war in Syria.
As locations for processing the topic there are cities in which there have been an attack: Paris, Berlin, Ankara, Brussels, Istanbul, Nice and Damascus.
The play is entirely voluntary and no budget, processes deep human subject, the prematurely broken lives of the innocent victims of the frequent terrorist attacks that happen worldwide. This performance is in some way a memorial for all the victims that in the news/media are represented by a number, and in "And then What?" they are stories without end, which still someone decided to terminate.
The cast includes actors: Bojan Lazarov, Janka Lefkova, Nina Maximova, Marjan Naumov, Darko Ristovski, Blagojco Stojanov and Emine Hhalil.
On Saturday and Sunday starting from 17:30 the performance “A Letter toAnyone” will be performed in Kino Kultura.
The performance is based on the stories of the Dutch author Toon Tellegen, and contains video materials from the creative workshop “Video Letters” that Buden Teatar conducted simultaneously with the refugee children who are situated at T.C.Tabanovce, and the children from the primary school “Koco Racin”. On the following link, you can view a video taken during some of the workshops we conducted with the children.
This project was a step towards surpassing the isolation in which the refugee children live by finding a creative way to connect them with the Macedonian children and to help them in developing their friendships despite the impossibility for direct meetings.
The project also fought the negative stereotypes about refugees, which unfortunately are evident in Macedonian children due to media misrepresentation of the refugees.
About Buden Teatar: Buden Teatar is an independent theatre collective, based in Skopje, Macedonia, operating since 2008. The main focus of Buden Teatar is on reinforcing the development and growth of the local independent theatre scene, and stimulating inter-cultural exchange. Buden Teatar produces theatre performances, organizes seminars for theatre professionals, creative workshops for children, and is the founder of Fener – International Puppet Theatre Festival.
Tickets can by purchased on the web site kupikartizase.com
Location of Kino Kultura is Luj Paster 3, 1000 Skopje.
The theater play “Symphony of the fall” after the works of Daniil Kharms, will be performed by OS Theater “Chekori” on the occasion of International Theater Day on March 27th. Director of the play is Petko Kostovski. The cast consists of: Viktor Petrovski, Zorica Stoimenovska, Maja Gjurcevska, Kiril Naumoski and Petko Kostovski. Venue - pocket cinema of the Youth cultural center, star 8 pm, tickets at the box office of YCC, price - 150 denars.
After setting the play "Siljan the Stork", Macedonian National Theatre announces another children’s play premiere - "The Adventures of Aladdin" in adaptation, dramatized and directed by Bojan Trifunovski. The premiere is on March 22nd and the first replay on March 29th at 7 pm.
The title character will play actor Aleksandar Mihajlovski, Darja Rizova will play Princess Jasmine, and the cast includes Nikola Acevski (Genie form the lamp); Kamka Tocinovski (The Widow – Aladdin’s mother); Slavisa Kajevski (The Sultan – Jasmine’s father); Dragana Levenska (The Maiden with the ring - Leonora) and Nenad Angjelkovic (The Sscarecrow - Prince Leopold). Participating are also children members of the Children's Drama Studio of Magdalena Rizova Černih.
To capture the magic of the story contribute the scenery by Ilina Angelovska and costumes created by Antonia Guginsks-Jordanoska and Elena Vangelovska. Composer is Dzian Emin and choreographer Aleksandra Kocovska-Natcheva.
The Macedonian National Theatre on Tuesday, December 20th at 8 pm will perform Moliere's "Tartuffe" by Bulgarian director Galin Stoev, which was set pu two years ago in "La Comedie Francaise" in Paris, that has been known as the House of Molière.
The title character is played by Dragan Spasov-Dac, his first role after moving from the Drama Theatre to MNT.
The play was written in the 17th century and is current for dealing with a timeless theme - the hypocrisy of the individual as a metaphor for the hypocrisy in society.
The following performances are scheduled for December 21st and December 24th at 8 pm.
More at www.mnt.mk.