MICHELANGELO

Michelangelo

The Croatian National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc

Saturday 4. 5. 2019 at 19,30

Co-production: Croatian National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc, Dubrovnik Summer Festival

Horvat i Marković: MICHELANGELO

Director: Sebastijan Horvat

Adaptation and Dramaturgy: Milan Marković Matthis
Set and Video Design: Igor Vasiljev
Costume Design: Belinda Radulović
Music: Karmina Šilec
Lighting Design: Aleksandar Čavlek
Stage Movement: Ivana Kalc
Sound Design: Saša Predovan
Assistant to Director: Ana Dubljević
Stage manager: Edo Kalebić

Cast: Michelangelo Buonarroti: Rakan Rushaidat
With: Olivera Baljak, Jelena Lopatić, Tanja Smoje, Marija Tadić, Aleksandar Cvjetković, Edi Ćelić, Dean Krivačić, Jerko Marčić, Jasmin Mekić, Nikola Nedić, Giuseppe Nicodemo

CHORUS OF FANATICS: Lovro Barišić, Magdalena Kačić Barišić, Jelena Beželj, Mario Bogdanović, Mislav Ćimić, Barbara Horvat, Antun Končić, Barbara Ogresta, Lukrecija Prcela, Dea Qivlaku, Ljubo Radić, Tanja Šimunović, Ivana Tasovac, Antonio Težak, Slobodan Varezić, Petar Vlašić

Chorus Leader: Maja Marušić

Michelangelo Buonarroti is a play from Miroslav Krleža’s Legend cycle written in 1918. Inspired by the poetics of Expressionism and filled with powerful images and meanings, it leads us to the realms of lucid dreams. The theme of the play focuses on the temptations and tragic life of Michelangelo Buonarroti, who – inspired by great ideas and torn by his own quests – remains lonely and in conflict with his immediate social environment. Almost like Nietzsche’s Superhuman, this brilliant painter tries to achieve the unlimited power of artistic creation, but Krleža makes him face money, a miserable wage for his great art. In this way, he raises the eternal but always actual question on the relation between art and money, and thus on art, power and politics, which is today perhaps more important than ever casting doubt on the declarative slogan about artistic freedom without which art becomes merely an administrative kitsch, losing its true criticising power and resoluteness.

Duration: 2 hours and 15 min
Opening night: Dubrovnik Summer Festival 27. July 2018.