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Ballet of Croatian National Theatre of Split - DEATH AND THE DERVISH
Date From:
10.08.2018
9.30 pm, Gradac Park
Ballet of Croatian National Theatre of Split - DEATH AND THE DERVISH
Ballet of Croatian National Theatre of Split
DEATH AND THE DERVISH
after Meša Selimović novel

Using the language of dance Igor Kirov captures the world of the metaphysical and mystical novel by Meša Selimović Death and the Dervish, a final day of reckoning where essential questions and answers always remain unattainable.
Choreographer: Igor Kirov
Music: Goran Bojčevski
Librettist and dramaturgist: Sašo Dimoski (based on eponymous novel by Meša Selimović)
Costume Designer: Aleksandar Nošpal
Set Designer: Slaven Raos
Assistants to Choreographer: Mojca Majcen, Albina Rahmatullina
Light Designer: Srđan Barbarić
Sound Designer: Petar Ivanišević
Although being finite and fragile human beings, we should all be accustomed or susceptible to death, our horizon is regularly blurred or saturated with common and banal. We are awakened only when something essential and fateful happens in us and around us. Miraculous turns and precipitations follow then, front plans and backgrounds are in the vortex formation replacing their places hundreds of times, as we hopelessly stagger off to any solid or permanent support.
This could be written in the summary of the libretto that Saša Dimoski offered to Igor Kirov who used the language of dance to capture the world of the famous Meša Selimović's novel Death and the Dervish. This idea was joined by the music by Goran Bojčevski and the costumes by Aleksandar Noshpal, and of course the soloists and the Croatian National Theatre Split Ballet Ensemble. Perhaps their joint efforts will discourage us to repeat the opening quote of the novel Death and the Dervish: “I call to witness time, the beginning and end of all things - to witness that every man always suffers loss.”
   
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